As the day comes to a close, let's offer a prayer to our friends, relatives and fellowmen fighting to survive in the Philippines. Countless homes are presently submerged in flood water. Thousands of people have no food and shelter. Lives have already been lost. Our bayanihan has been put to the test once more. I believe that we will survive this nationwide tragedy. The rain will stop soon and our land will become dry. In the meantime, let's be safe.