Filipinos really have a way of looking at the bright side of things.
With typhoon Maring in a flurry, the strong rains have brought floods to certain areas around the country, such as España, Manila. It also led to classes being suspended for institutions of affected areas. This is where student athlete Troy Zamora decided to capture the moment, witnessing his teammate Shiloh Bandeling waddling in the waters – not in the lap pools, but in the flood waters.
He took it to his Facebook account how he performed the ‘freestyle’ while swimming in the flood that was about above the ankle deep.
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WHEN IN MANILA has reached out to Zamora for further details.
“[The video was] taken earlier. Usually kasi as varsity players, even masuspend yung pasok, nagtetraining pa din kami tapos parang napagkatuwaan namin na masubukan lumusong sa baha. Dapat talaga maglalakad lakad lang kami in swimsuits kasi swimmers kami. Ayun, nagstart kami picture picture lang tapos one of us suggested na lalangoy daw siya ganun the ayun nagvideo kami.”
“[The video was] taken earlier. Usually kasi as varsity players, even if classes are suspended, we still train. It occured to us that we wanted to try to immerse ourselves in the flood. We were supposed to walk around in swimsuits since we’re swimmers. There, that’s when we started to take photos then one of us suggested that he swims like that (in the video) so there, we captured the moment.”
Stay safe, everyone!
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Disclaimer: WheninManila.com does not own the video. Credits go to Troy Zamora.