It was a tragedy that wreaked havoc on property, livelihood and claimed many lives like no other ever has. Successive and lethal typhoons Ondoy and Pepeng will always draw up images of devastation and pain in Filipinos’ memories. It came so swiftly and unexpectedly but its aftermath has forever altered people’s regard for life, brethren, and the force of nature. It was a shared experience of fear and helplessness among the poor, the rich, the healthy, the ill, the young and the old. But it was also the catalyst that brought each individual out of their comfortable enclaves to come together to bring hope and strength to start the business of rebuilding.