Of Great Typhoons

Typhoons are beings of the air element; they are so much alive just like you and me. They too are composed of  molecules and atoms.  But they are bigger than life, and they have god-like powers.  Man is always at their mercy and never conversely.

There is a theory nowadays that super typhoons are creations of the superpowers through their Tesla technology.  In that case, they have this genie in the bottle ready to be unleashed just for the heck of it.

We don’t support or subscribe to that theory because in Leyte, Philippines, we have had big and lesser typhoons since we were kids. It is just how the cookie crumbles:  For as long as we have air, we will have typhoons.  In Leyte, the measure of a typhoon’s strength is when it is able to topple, nay blow away a half coconut that lies face down on the ground.  Hence the super typhoon of 1930:

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Half coconuts. A super typhoon is when it can blow away a half coconut lying face down on the ground.

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Aftermath of a 1963 typhoon in Guinarona, Philippines. Photo credit: Fred Marinello

On April 30, 1930, a big typhoon hit Leyte, totally destroying the (Guinarona) church and the convent. It was so strong that the entire church was blown to a distance of about six meters from the original site. The altar was also destroyed, but the image of SAN PASCUAL BAYLON was well intact as though nailed to the floor.  After the disaster, the Parish Priest of Dagami, Fr. Pedro Aruta, enjoined the people of Guinarona to build a temporary chapel for SAN PASCUAL BAYLON’s image.

For two years in a row now, we we have had super typhoons, Category 5 in 2013, and Category 3 as of this writing (December 6, 2014). Since typhoons are living entities, why are they so choosy about Leyte? Have the gods sent them as retribution?

Retribution for the the loss of the century old Guinarona San Pascual Baylon icon?

2 thoughts on “Of Great Typhoons

  1. The key is in ocean current and weather patterns and the shape of the land. I do not think it is retaliation. In Hawaii when the Queen, Tai Tai, dies there is Typhoon, regardless. But perhaps the last is gone. Now it is Wind. I live in Florida, USA, we also have such storms.

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