I heard that some of my batchmates from Ateneo have died in CDO. :( I pray for everyone who’s been affected by Typhoon Sendong, and am very proud of all the help pouring into CDO and Iligan.
While the country’s leading TV stations are showing me a Christmas party and a gag show, the city of my birth still does not have running water; some areas still without electricity; and people still needing food, clothing and water.
I must say though, the international press is doing a better job at covering the disaster. Below are some links:
- Storms pound Philippines in the thick of night, kill at least 436 (msnbc)
- Philippines Flooding Kills At Least 436 (TIME)
- Philippines storm kills hundreds in Mindanao flash floods (BBC)
- Philippines Typhoon Floods ‘Kill Up To 440’ (skynews)
- Philippines tropical storm kills hundreds (Guardian)
For those willing to help out, as the picture above suggests, please click through the pic. The Xavier University - Ateneo de Cagayan is collecting relief goods and donations for the victims of the flood.
From my end, I can now rest, after finally being able to communicate with my family. They evacuated our house as soon as they observed the waters of the Iponan River (which is just few meters from our house) rise.
My brother told me that things happened fast. So fast they weren’t even able to wear their slippers when they left. But at least they are now all safe and accounted for. Thank God!
Please help us find our cousin Rhian J. Garcia. She has been missing since the devastating flood caused by Sendong hit their home in Balulang Cagayan De Oro.
She got separated from her Mom and Dad while they were trying to evacuate. Sadly, our Aunt Mimi did not make it. But our Uncle Reynold luckily survived and is now restless trying to find Rhian.
Just last year, our Aunt and Uncle lost their elder son, Andrei, to Dengue. Rhian was just a few months old then. Our Aunt and Uncle survived the loss of their elder son with the help of their adorable and cheerful young Rhian.
Now with Aunt Mimi gone, we are asking for your kind assistance to help our Uncle locate their little angel. With God’s mercy, we are praying that someone has her or knows where to find her.
If it is not too much to ask, we are kindly asking you to repost this note on the hope that someone might recognize her. If you have friends or family helping out in the evacuation centers, kindly share this post with them.
If you know Rhian’s whereabouts, kindly contact my Uncle at 09068830049. Their relatives have temporarily relocated at the Sabal Residence in Villa Ernesto Phase 2 Gusa Cagayan de Oro.
Thank you!That number is a legit Philippines number, I know cuz that’s just how the numbers started off on my sim card this summer. Reblog please
I found this in Facebook. Please share/reblog to help the Father. I feel for him.
Its the least I could do.
If you can reblog useless stuff, then why can’t you reblog something useful and help other people?
just in case
this girl is my friend Ralston’s cousin.
Hi guys please help us find our friend Noemi Lagman (21, 4’10, mid-heavy build, morena) who’s been missing since yesterday.. she’s a student of Asia Pacific College, Magallanes she left her house at Multinational Village, Paranaque yesterday (January 6) around 9am-10am to enroll carrying P33K. She was last seen at the entrance of Multinational Village near Duty Free, Paranaque. Her usual route going to school is from Multinational Village (Paranaque) to Heritage Hotel EDSA (Pasay) and to Asia Pacific College, Magallanes (Makati). Her classmates told us that she never reached school. Her mobile phone couldn’t be reached.
Please pass, please help. Thank you.
Person to notify:
Noel Lagman (Father) 0921-500-1468
‘It’s like Waterworld’: Monsoon rains swamp Manila, force 270,000 to flee
Noel Celis / AFP - Getty Images
Deadly torrential rains submerged much of the Philippine capital and surrounding areas on Tuesday, forcing nearly 270,000 people to flee their homes with more flooding expected in the north of the country as a tropical storm passes through the region, officials said.
The Philippines is currently suffering from damage due to heavy rain and floods. Here is an updated list of memos from different groups offering rescue operations within the Metro Manila area.
Please check this list to know what you can do to help!
The Ateneo de Manila DReaM team is now accepting donations at the Cervini Lobby. Please donate food (canned goods, those we can cook), water, and blankets. No clothes for now please.
The following schools are currently accepting donations and volunteers: Poveda, Ateneo High School, St. Paul College Pasig, Miriam College, LSGH, University of Asia Pacific
FOR RESCUE OPS:
On twitter, check the tag #rescuePH for news on people who might need help need your area. If you are in need of help, tweet location and tag with #rescuePH
You may also update this document if you have any info about people who need help. State location, contact info, and type of assistance needed. When rescue has been made, change status to green to give priority to emergencies.
Red Cross is also holding rescue operations. If you need to be rescued, call 143 and 527-0000. Put a white blanket outside your house so rescuers can locate where you are.
For rescue operations of the Philippine Coast Guard, please call this number : 09177243682
GMA News has compiled a list of people in need of rescue. Please check this list if there are any people near your area who you can help.
Philippine Coast Guard - 527-8481 (loc. 6290, 6292), 328-1098
Philippine National Red Cross - 527-0000
National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council - 911-1406, 912-2665
MMDA - 136 (hotline), 882-4154 to 74 (trunk line), 09175618711 (duty officer)
Meralco - 16210
- Home remedies for flooded or stranded people - contains health and safety tips as well as additional links to government and non-government institutions that can help
- Quick ways to donate - everything you need to know about donating
- Updated list - evacuation centers and relief operations all over Metro Manila
Please help spread the word. If you have additional information, feel free to contribute. May you and your families be safe and sound through these rains.