Girl Braves Flood To Save Philippines Flag

Girl Braves Flood To Save Philippines Flag

Legazpi : Philippines | Aug 02, 2011 at 5:47 PM PDT
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Perhaps she was in a bit of a hurry to take it home, but 12-year-old school girl Janella Lelis took a Philippines Flag from school and brazenly bore down flooded street to save it from ruin by the onslaught of Tropical Storm ‘Juaning’ that battered the province of Albay, last week leaving at least 52 people dead.

Storm ‘Juaning’ was followed by another Typhoon named ‘Kabayan’ threatening western Luzon with another flooding and landslides leaving at least 7 dead before it moved west-northwest in the direction of China on Tuesday.

Metropolitan Manila Development Authority said the flooding in most cities were caused mainly by clogged waterways the local government has discarded to rehabilitate through sheer neglect.

The Department of Public Works and Highways were identifying clogged rivers and waterways in flood-prone areas in the country, especially in the province of Albay, most hard-hit by the recent calamities.

The little schoolgirl has shown us, that with her limited capacity, we could contribute in our own small ways, to save the country from further devastation.

(Photo: Francisco Pena Lozano/ GMA News)

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Girl Braves Flood To Save Philippines Flag
Little Janella Lelis, 12-year-old school girl saves Philippines flag from storm 'Juaning' in Albay.
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