Farm of Wil Dasovich's mom was destroyed by typhoon Ursula


Posted at Dec 29 2019 05:47 PM | Updated as of Dec 29 2019 06:36 PM

MANILA -- In his latest video, vlogger Wil Dasovich paid tribute to the Filipino people's resilience as he shared how typhoon Ursula destroyed houses and crops in San Jose town in Occidental Mindoro.

In a short video posted Saturday, Dasovich recalled how, in the past, his mother would take advantage of sales in the US to fill boxes to bring home and distribute to people in her hometown.

This year, however, a lot has changed as his mother's farm was among those destroyed by the recent typhoon.

"Decades old trees destroyed, crops, buildings, lives, no electricity, etc. etc. but everywhere we walked around the people are smiling and carrying along like nothing happened," Dasovich wrote.

"It’s already cliche at this point to say how admiring the Filipino 'resilience' is, but it is simply the truth. It’s the main reason I, along with most others not from this country have decided to live here due to the uplifting attitude and positive mindset of the people to keep going," he added.


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The town of San Jose is under a state of calamity due to the destruction caused by the typhoon.

It was among worst hit towns in the province, along with Magsaysay, Calintaan and Rizal, said Governor Eduardo Gadiano. The typhoon killed 16 people according to an Agence France-Presse count.