FILIPINO OF THE YEAR 2009
Ondoy volunteers, donors: Lifesaver to multitudes
THEY WERE LIFESAVERS TO THE multitudes who struggled to keep their heads and hopes above water, whether against the torrents of destruction or the slow currents of despair.
They were the volunteers and donors who, in countless ways, helped the battered populace—and the nation’s downcast spirit—recover from the devastation wrought by Tropical Storm “Ondoy.”
The Inquirer salutes them as the 2009 Filipino of the Year. (Click Inquirer.net for the rest.)