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Tropical storm Maring pummels San Pedro, La Laguna

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Habagat and tropical storm Maring. A terrible combination.

This is probably the worst flooding I’ve ever witnessed in the Sampaguita Capital of Filipinas since we moved here in 2004. So when the torrential rains weakened late this morning, I decided to take a walk (or should I say, wade) around the young city. It was a detestable sight.

San Vicente Road underneath San Pedro bridge.

Floodwaters entered many homes.

Calle Mabini at the Población.

Futile dredging.

¡Sigue, lañgóy pá!

National highway. Right goes to Población; left goes towards the San Pedro bridge leading to Muntinlupà City.

The murky waters of the San Isidro River (upstream) taken on top of San Pedro bridge.

Boundary.

San Pedro’s public information officer and local historian Gaudencio “Sonny” Ordoña (white cap) leading a team of rescuers.

Cameraman from GMA News.

The railway below San Pedro bridge. It was engulfed by the rampaging waters of the San Isidro River twice this morning, destroying the shanties of these people.

A variety of filth is impeding the flow of the San Isidro River!

:-(

And now my feet and legs are itching like mad.

CLICK HERE for more photos. In the meantime…

‘Maring’ may turn into typhoon before heading to Taiwan — PAGASA

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4:31 pm | Monday, August 19th, 2013

MANILA, Philippines — Tropical storm “Maring” (international name Trami) may still intensify into a typhoon before it leaves the country’s area of responsibility on Thursday morning and heads for Taiwan, according to the country’s weather bureau.

Luzon would continue to feel the effects of the habagat (southwest monsoon) being enhanced by Maring, until Wednesday, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said on Monday.

The weather bureau said the habagat dumped the most rain from Sunday morning to Monday on Cavite Province and on Manila in the National Capital Region.

Read more: http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/469103/maring-may-turn-into-typhoon-before-heading-to-taiwan-pagasa#ixzz2cP9vUwbU

There you go.

2011 Filipino Of The Year — The Filipino People!

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For the second time, FILIPINO eSCRIBBLES and ALAS FILIPINAS have unanimously chosen the Filipino People to win the 2011 FILIPINO OF THE YEAR! The decision is very simple: because once again, the Filipino people has joined hands in helping out their fellow Filipinos in Northern Mindanáo (Cagayán de Oro and nearby towns such as Iligan) who were victimized by the flash floods caused by Typhoon Sendong (and deforestation) last December 16. Thousands of people lost their lives. Countless more lost their homes and properties. Northern Mindanáo was almost an apocalyptic scene right after the typhoon left. Hopelessness seemed to reign supreme.

But like what happened two years ago, almost the whole country immediately came to rescue their southern brothers through various donations online as well as online petitions and campaigns seeking for more assistance. This is a proud moment for the Filipino, known for its bayanihan spirit.

Nevertheless, more help is still needed. Northern Mindanáo is still reeling from the devastation of the flash floods. More help should pour in. Can we revive the region? Yes we can! And we are already working on it!

Please click here on how to help the typhoon/flash floods victims.

Congratulations to the Filipino people! May we all have a happy and prosperous new year!

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2010 FILIPINO OF THE YEAR
2009 FILIPINO OF THE YEAR

Help Cagayán de Oro (YouTube)

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More help is needed. Please.

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Fifteen ways to help the victims of Typhoon Sendong

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Once more, it is time for Filipino netizens to unite in this time of crisis.

A few nights ago, Typhoon Sendong wreaked havoc in Northern Mindanáo. It brought so much destruction particularly in Cagayán de Oro and Iligan. Aside from the typhoon, a deadly mix of gigantic timbers/driftwood (swept by the rainwater from the nearby mountains due to illegal logging), high tide, and darkness (the tempest occurred during the night) contributed to the catastrophe that destroyed so many lives around the Río de Cagayán and elsewhere. As of this writing, the death toll has risen above 1,000. And it is feared to rise even more. :-( The chaos caused by Typhoon Sendong proved to be more terrifying than Typhoon Ondoy.

Now it’s time to clean up. No political bickerings for now. This is the time that we all help our fellow Filipinos down south. We should not allow ourselves to be mere spectators of this tragedy, especially since Christmas is just around the corner. We are all part of this…

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Here are 15 Different ways you can help the Victims of Sendong:

HERE’S HOW YOU CAN HELP:

A. VOLUNTEER

1. DSWD

Volunteers are needed at DSWD Cagayán de Oro ( located at Masterson Road, Upper Carmen) to repack and deliver relief goods. Contact number: 09066150095.

B. DONATE (Old clothes, Blankets & Towels. Toiletries, Water, Canned Goods, Or Money)

2. Iligan City Government
Please address all monetary donations to:
Account Name: City Treasurer’s Office Iligan City
Trust Fund # 0820-016201-030
Bank Name: DBP (Development Bank of the Philippines), Iligan City

3. ROCK ED ILIGAN.
Running a soup kitchen in Iligan now. Donate any amount so they can continue to serve hot meals for homeless families in the neighborhood to BPI Loyola 3080.0073.44. Tweet @rockedradio for help

4. UA&P Student Executive Board-H.O.P.E.S. and Serve Life CDO, Inc.
Ready to accept donations for the flood victims of Cagayán de Oro / Misamis Oriental / Iligan. You may deposit thru Banco de Oro, CDO-Cogon Branch Acct#: 001918010567 (Acct Name: Serve Life CDO Inc). God bless you for your kindness! Please pass!

5. ABOITIZ/NEGROS NAVIGATION

Emergency/Relief goods and equipment bound for Cagayán de Oro/Iligan- we have ships ready to transport them asap. For bulk items, bring directly to Abotiz/Negros Navigation, Pier 2, Manila. Call +63 2 211 5484 for more information.

6. Xavier University, Cagayán de Oro
Needs donations in CASH, FOOD (noodles, canned goods, etc.), BOTTLED WATER, and CLEAN CLOTHES. Details here: http://www.xu.edu.ph/index.php/other-news/642-bagyong-sendong-relief-operations-in-xavier-university/

7. Iligan Bloggers Society
Cash donations, canned goods, noodles, bath and laundry soaps, toothpaste, rice, used clothings, slippers will be very much appreciated. Details here: http://iliganbloggers.com/food/one-for-iligan-help-the-typhoon-sendong-victims/

8. ABS-CBN SAGIP KAPAMILYA. Donations accepted in cash and in kind.

-> Peso Account

Account name: ABS-CBN Foundation Inc.-Sagip Kapamilya
Account Number: 39301-14199
Swift Code: BNORPHMM

-> BDO Dollar Account

Account name: ABS-CBN Foundation Inc.-Sagip Kapamilya
Account Number: 39300-81622
Swift Code: BNORPHMM

-> PNB Peso Account

Account name: ABS-CBN Foundation Inc.-Sagip Kapamilya
Account Number: 419-539-5000-13
Swift Code: PNBMPHMM

-> BPI Peso Account

Account name: ABS-CBN Foundation Inc.-Sagip Kapamilya
Account Number: 3051-1127-75
Branch: West Triangle, Quezon City
Swift Code: BOPIPHMM

->BPI Dollar Account

Account name: ABS-CBN Foundation Inc.-Sagip Kapamilya
Account Number: 3054-0270-35
Branch: West Triangle, Quezon City
Swift Code: BOPIPHMM

In Kind – SAGIP KAPAMILYA
ABS-CBN Foundation Inc.
Mother Ignacia cor. Eugenio Lopez St.
Diliman, Quezon City
*You may send rice, canned gods, noodles, biscuits, coffee, sugar, clothes, blankets, mats, medicines

9. GMA KAPUSO FOUNDATION

You may go to GMA Kapuso Foundation, 2nd floor, Kapuso Center, GMA 7, EDSA Diliman, Quezon City or call 9284299/9289351.

-> via METROBANK

Peso Savings

Account Name: GMA Kapuso Foundation, Inc.
Account Number: 3-098-51034-7

Dollar Savings

Account Name:GMA Kapuso Foundation, Inc.
Account Number:2-098-00244-2
Code: MBTC PH MM

-> via UNITED COCONUT PLANTERS BANK (UCPB)

Peso Savings

Account Name: GMA Kapuso Foundation, Inc.
Account Number:115-184777-2 or 160-111277-7

Dollar Savings

Account Name: GMA Kapuso Foundation, Inc.
Account Number: 01-115-301177-9 or 01-160-300427-6

10. Cebuana Lhuillier Pawnshops Nationwide.

For your donations to be properly acknowledged, please fax the bank transaction slip at nos. +63.2.527.0575 or +63.2.404.0979 with your name, address and contact number.

11. Globe G-Cash.

Text DONATE(space)AMOUNT(space)MPIN(space)SLB and send to 2882

12. GAWAD KALINGA
Please address donations in kind to:

CAGAYÁN DE ORO :
Corpus Christi School, Tomasaco Street, Cagayán de Oro
Contact Harvey Maraguinot : 0917-8888427

ILIGAN :
GK Missionville, Purok 3, Canaway, Tibanga, Iligan City
Contact Judi Bentoy : 09178888745

DUMAGUETE/BACOLOD :
Contact Binsoi Rivera : 09175007092
Silliman University, Dumaguete City
St. Scholastica Academy Gym, La Salle Avenue, Bacolod

Donations Through Bank Deposit
Gawad Kalinga Philippine Peso Current Account
# 3101 0977 56 BPI EDSA Greenhills

Gawad Kalinga US$ Savings Account
# 3104 0162 34 BPI EDSA Greenhills

Swift code: BOPIPHMM

13. LBC Express

Now accepts donations for typhoon Sendong victims. You may drop off your donations in any LBC Express branch. To All Pinoys in Singapore you can drop your donations at LBC AirCargo #04-077 Lucky Plaza, Orchard Rd.

14. DSWD

Donations can be sent to: National Resource Operations Center (NROC) 852-8081(24 hours),Chapel Road, Pásay City (back of Air Transportation Office).

Donations can also be brought at all DSWD Field Offices. For DSWD NCR: San Rafael St., Legarda, Manila

Those living near the South: DSWD FO IV-A:Alabang-Zapote Road, Alabang, Muntinlupà City 1770 Tel. No: (02) 807-4140Fax No: (02) 807-1518.

15. PHILIPPINE RED CROSS
-> Through Mobile
-Globe. Text RED to 2899. You may transfer P5, 25, 50, 100, 300, 500
-Smart. Text RED to 4143. Valid donation amounts 10, 25, 50, 100

-> In-Kind Donation

Local

Please send in-kind local donations to Philippine Red Cross – National Headquarters in Manila. We could also arrange for donation pick-up

International

Step 1. Send a letter of intent to donate to the PRC.

Step 2. A letter of acceptance from PRC shall be sent back to the donor.

Step 3. Immediately after shipping the goods, please send the (a) original Deed of Donation, (b) copy of packing list and (c) original Airway Bill for air shipments or Bill of Lading for sea shipments to Philippine Red Cross – National Headquarters c/o Secretary General Gwendolyn Pang, Bonifacio Drive, Port Area, Manila 1018, Philippines.

The PRC does not accept rotten, damaged, expired or decayed goods. Though we appreciate your generosity, PRC also discourages donations of old clothes as we have more than enough to go around.

->Through Cebuana Lhuillier

We can now accept donations in any of the 1,500 Cebuana Lhuillier pawnshops nationwide.

For your donations to be properly acknowledged, please fax the bank transaction slip at nos. +63.2.527.0575 or +63.2.404.0979 with your name, address and contact number.

-> Bank accounts for Donations

Banco De Oro
Peso: 00-453-0018647
Dollar: 10-453-0039482

Bank of the Philippine Islands
Peso: 4991-0036-52
Dollar: 004994-0103-15

Metrobank
Peso: 151-3-041631228
Dollar: 151-2-15100218-2

Philippine National Bank
Peso: 3752 8350 0034
Dollar: 3752 8350 0042

Unionbank of the Philippines
Peso: 1015 4000 0201
Dollar: 1315 4000 0090

All Check/Cash for the account of Philippine Red Cross (Swift Codes):

Banco De Oro – BNORPHMM
Bank of the Philippine Islands – BOPIPHMM
Metrobank – MBTCPHMM
Philippine National Bank – PNBMPHMM
Unionbank of the Philippines – UNPHPHMM

-> For Online Donations:

Please fill up the form at http://www.redcross.org.ph/donate
Payment method: Credit Card, Online Banking, Megalink
Accepts: GreenPeso, PayPal, Bancnet, and GCash

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Special thanks to my cousin Jam Alas for the above info. I’m proud of you for doing this! :D

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