Filipino-American YouTuber Bretman Rock took to Twitter to raise awareness.
Concerning the massive flood that engulfed Cagayan Valley.
“Praying for my Home Town in the Philippines, we were struck with 4 typh00ns and childhood home is literally submerged underwater,” he said
He also went on Instagram stories on November 14 to talk about the situation in the province.
“I grew up there and so the past couple of days, they have been struck by many typhoons and I know there’s more on the way and my town is literally submerged underwater… I’ve been seeing a lot of videos on Twitter literally crying and begging for help and it’s just so crazy to me because those are literally my people, people I grew up around, and people from my town,” he said.
“Before I went on set today I was crying and crying because I just couldn’t fathom how crazy it must be at home,” he shared.
He told his followers that he wasn’t asking for donations, but just wants to raise awareness.
He added: “I don’t think that I should be praised for something that I should be doing. I mean, I grew up there and I really would not be the person that I am today without being from there.”
Bretman then called out the government’s response to the disaster, saying, “What’s really interesting about that is that the government in the Philippines is not doing anything about it.”
“I don’t wanna get in trouble but the government is really just acting like nothing is going on and it’s just so crazy to me, honestly. That’s all I’m gonna say ‘cos I don’t wanna get in trouble,” he said.
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