Here are 10 of the many photos on Instagram that hit the heart. Warning: Some photos have strong content.
1. Aldwin (iamaldwinsantos) reposts a tweet by Shekinah (shekinaheden). Attached to the tweet is a photo of children who have set up a lemonade stand to raise funds for the Philippines.
2. The US Embassy of Manila's Facebook post on 80 US Marines arriving at the Villamor Air Base to aid the Philippines is currently going around Instagram. This, along with several photos of headlines from other countries on their aid and donation to the victims of Typhoon Yolanda, gives people hope for quicker recovery. Other netizens cry: "Please make sure that the donations and aid go to those who really need it and not to the pockets of the corrupt!"
3. Jason Gutierrez' photo was posted on the Rappler Instagram account today with the caption:
"Emily Sagalis cried tears of joy after giving birth to a "miracle" girl in Tacloban City today. She named her Bea Joy in honor of her mother who went missing in the storm. The baby was born in a destroyed airport compound that was turned into a makeshift medical center, with her bed a piece of dirty plywood resting amid dirt, broken glass, twisted metal, nails and other debris."
"PANAWAGAN kay Arnel M. Ibo of Doha, Qatar from Shrima Fumar Ibo of Palo, Leyte. Okey kami lahat dito kaya lang walang naisalbang gamit pati na yung bahay. Huwag kang mag-alala, okey lang kami dito!" (Calling Arnel M. Ibo of Doha, Qatar from Shrima Fumar Ibo of Palo, Leyte. We're okay here, but we did not get to save any of our things, even the house. Do not worry, we're okay here.)
8. WARNING: Graphic Content!
Senyor Crissanto de Pedro (senyorcrissanto) shares a photo of a corpse flat on his chest, laying among the debris.
All of us forget how good we've got it and we always seem to want more! In comparison to people who have next to nothing and still manage to smile in some ways and be thankful. Thats how Filipinos live in the Philippines, they suffer everyday but get through it by working hard, being thankful and enjoying the simple things in life. Maybe I should take a lesson or two from my own people."