Anderson Cooper salutes Filipino spirit amidst crisis
by FFE Entertainment News staff
Cable News Network (CNN) anchor Anderson Cooper expressed his admiration of the strength and spirit of Filipinos despite the tragedy that left millions homeless and thousands dead.
“The Philippines is an awesome country. I’m in awe of the strength and spirit of the people I’ve met. Mabuhay Philippines! Maraming salamat!” Cooper said in a tweet last Saturday.
Cooper is in Tacloban covering the aftermath of Yolanda in the Philippines for his show in CNN “Anderson Cooper 360”.
During his reports in the disaster zone, Cooper has shared unbiased accounts on of the difficult conditions in Leyte. In a tweet last 13 November, Cooper observed the government’s lack of organized relief operation in Tacloban, five days after Yolanda hit the city.
His in-depth reports also gave voice to the devastated families immediately after the typhoon hit the Visayas. Cooper interviews Tacloban residents who lost their home and loved ones to typhoon Yolanda:
Because of Cooper’s live-from-the-scene reports, the world saw the full extent of the physical and emotional damage brought by Yolanda to the residents of Tacloban and other affected areas.
Yolanda’s enormous destruction in the Philippines has drawn worldwide media attention, becoming one of the biggest stories of the year and consequently helping bring in more aid badly needed by the victims of the typhoon.