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Mar 13, 2014
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Four months after Super Typhoon Yolanda struck the country and devastated the Visayas region, the survivors are still trying to move on and rebuild their lives with the help of the local government and other international nations.

And though it’s certain that it'll take a while before these broken cities fully recover, we've got a feeling our kababayans are willing to wait and work for it. They're going to persevere, that we're absolutely sure of. After all, aren't we known as one of the happiest people in the world?

We prove this again via a video that recently surfaced on YouTube showing the people of Tacloban happily dancing to Pharrell Williams' super catchy track, "Happy.” Amidst dilapidated houses and less than ideal living conditions, young and old Taclobanos still found a way to bust a groove. Yan ang Noypi!

Press play to watch it:


Our favorites: the dancing trio, manong pulis, the b-boys (because everyone loves breakdancers), and of course, the adorable lola. As the song says, "Clap along if you feel like a room without a roof!" Well, Mr. Pharell, maybe you're not aware of this, but your hit song fits Tacloban's situation like a glove. 

Shout out to YouTube user Quentin Musset, who uploaded the video with the cooperation of the United Nations Development Programme Philippines. As of this writing, Tacloban's version of "Happy" has already generated 71,143 views. Faith in humanity, restored. Good job, guys! And good luck!