I was jolted awake at around 1 this morning by a panicked call on Facebook from my sister, a dealer at Resorts World Manila. Thinking that it was a terror attack, she checked on us and her exact words were: “kumusta kayo? Ta&*^/ nagpuputukan dito. May isis!”
Could anyone blame her for thinking that it was a terror attack? Hearing news about Marawi everyday, the situation in Syria and the attacks on Europe – that was the first thing that popped into her head. The gunman was only a few feet away from her, imagine the terror!
She was able to run to the nearest exit and the rest is not my story to tell. Thank God for Facebook because we were immediately informed that she was safe.
What I’m trying to say is believe what you want but do not trivialize the fear of people esp those WHO WERE ON THE SCENE.
She lost one of her friends by the way. Let us pray for those innocent lives. Now more than ever we need the protection of God against all kinds of evil.