About 150 kilometers to and back, the road to Jalajala was unexpectedly long. I thought it would just be a short drive from Quezon City, thinking it must not be too far away from Antipolo, Rizal.
Clueless as to where and how far exactly Jalajala was (because I didn’t care to find out since I wasn’t driving), I left it all to another lady who was behind the wheel, Gorgeous Gaea, to go with the flow—we were third in the convoy.
We were to visit two locations in the town’s first barangay, Bagumbong, to bring some relief goods to those affected by the monsoon rains a few weeks back. Some homes were waist-deep in flood still.
Roberto was happy about the day as it unfolded. He didn’t know some help was coming. For his brood of five who were still in an evacuation center, he lined up for some relief goods together with his neighbors.
Grateful for the opportunity to be in their midst. Thank you to ADZUMMAA.