Ruru Madrid went back home to the neighborhood he grew up in Marikina after the onslaught of Typhoon Ulysses.
On Instagram, the Kapuso artist featured Malanday, Marikina City. He said the area is one of the first places to be hit by the typhoon in Metro Manila.
“Dito rin po ako lumaki, natuto at tumatag pag dating sa buhay. Sapagkat nasanay na kami sa kahirapan na maaari naming sapitin sa tuwing nagkakaroon ng mga sakuna,” he shared.
Despite the many typhoons that struck Marikina, he said his fellow Marikeños have learned how to get back on their feet again.
“Lahat tayo ay sama-samang babangon sa pinsala na ating naranasan! Manalig lamang tayo sa Panginoon, na ito ay isang matinding pagsubong lamang para sa ating lahat at malalampasan din po natin ito,” he said.
The recent typhoon left many areas in Marikina submerged in flood. Following the onslaught of Ulysses, the city has declared a state of calamity.
Marikina’s Mayor Marcelino Teodoro announced this week that classes in the city will be suspended for a month.