In the midst of the onslaught of Typhoon Ulysses in the Philippines, there were many areas in Luzon that were left flooded, and a lot of people were left stranded on the roof of their homes. One of the places that were greatly affected by the flash flood was Marikina.
This happens to be the residence of actor Jericho Rosales. Echo, being a naturally generous person, together with his wife, Kim Jones went out of their way to help the rescuers in their village by riding their surfboards.
According to Jericho, when they woke up on the morning of November 12, the flood was already deep so they no longer had second thoughts and immediately went out to help. Echo even said that flood has always been the problem in their area and also, there was a scarcity of boats or other floating devices.
The actor also shared that thankfully, the residents they were able to ask were all safe but there are also others who still can’t be reached by the rescuers because the current of the flood was really strong and no boat can penetrate the area.
Echo, an avid surfer since 1999, did the same thing when tropical storm Ondoy hit the country and also affected his subdivision in 2009.
This heroic deed that was done by Echo and his wife, of course, did not go unnoticed as there were netizens who managed to capture videos and photos of the couple while they were riding their surfboards in the middle of the flood.
In a post shared by Facebook user Sheena Marie Maravilla Elijan, Jericho and Kim can be seen walking in the middle of the flood, carrying their surfboards with them, and also talking to the authorities.