Filipino Bloggers Vigilant with Typhoon Ondoy Floods

Filed as News on September 26, 2009 8:28 pm

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UPDATE IV: Splashpress Media is conducting a network-wide fund drive to help the Philippine National Red Cross. We have badges and banners which you can embed into your blogs.

UPDATE III: This video will help give perspective on how ‘Ondoy’ affected the Philippines. Thanks to Carlos Celdran. Here is some information on the International donation efforts.

UPDATE II: Google Philippines has joined the efforts by helping large TV networks contextualize the disaster areas. The link to the team and the maps can be found here. If there are others missing, please contribute to this page.

UPDATE: You can proceed to Philippine Aid for donations and more information about the Ondoy aftermath. So far, the site has raised USD $6,000.00 in donations from the International community. Thank you very much!

Hi, this is Jayvee Fernandez, chief editor of Splashpress Media. As you may have witnessed in mainstream media, the blogs, and Twitter (we are trending), the Philippines (where I’m from) has been hit by the worst flood in recent history because of typhoon ‘Ketsana’ / ‘Ondoy.’ The media has labeled this an epic flood since 1967. One month’s worth of rainfall in the span of 6 hours. It is so epic, it has its own Tumblr account.

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As I write this entry from a safe refuge, I cannot say the same for many other citizens and blogger friends who have had their material possessions, including cars, washed away. A detailed account can be read here, courtesy of Manolo Quezon.

The local blogging community has been adamant and vigilant disseminating information about relief centers, hotline numbers, donations and other such efforts through Facebook, Twitter, and our other local social networks (we’re glad that most still have Internet, despite cellular networks conking out). it is during times like these when we realize how powerful social media can be in the absence of conventional networks.

Details on how to help after the jump.

How to help

If you are not from the Philippines and wish to send donations you can do so through the TXTPower PayPal address.

You can also donate directly to the Philippine National Red Cross in various ways.

Donations are of course purely voluntary but I feel the need to post this here as it would be against my conscience to sit back and do nothing. Thank you. Your donations, big or small, will be greatly appreciated. If not for the blogs and social media, we would suffer bigger losses.

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  1. By sandy posted on September 26, 2009 at 10:17 pm
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    Rest assure that NDCC Chairman GILBERT “GIBO” TEODORO is doing his best to help the Filipino people…..as a matter of fact GIBO IS OUT THERE GETTING HIS FEET WET AND PERSONALLY TAKING CHARGE OF ALL THE RESCUE OPERATIONS!

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  2. By Weng Antonio posted on September 27, 2009 at 8:29 am
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    You don’t have to emphasize what your “GIBO” is doing. It is his JOB. No need to highlight. My parents are stranded in Metrogreen Vill. Sta. Lucia Pasig and I am only seeing 2 rubber boats in the Rosario-Junction Area. Very, very limitted help being sent to the area. Eusebio what are you doing?!!????

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  3. By garsey posted on September 27, 2009 at 5:08 pm
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    Luzon is being flooded, the best you need to do is help – not campaign for some presidential candidate. Everyone should help everyone. I am praying for the victims of Ondoy, and for the safety of everyone.

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  4. By vesta22 posted on September 27, 2009 at 11:13 pm
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    to the people who have the courage to help those who are in need whether in the class A families, are really hero’s..those people who tried to rescue those trap victims of the calamity are also hero’s…keep up the good heart…for us who can’t go there and help them all we have to do is pray for those who are grieved for their lost.. and not to critisize each other…Being good is commendable, but only when it is combined with doing good is it useful. If we could all hear one another’s prayers, God might be relieved of some of his burdens. What we have done for ourselves alone dies with us; what we have done for others and the world remains and is immortal

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  5. By clyde posted on September 28, 2009 at 3:14 am
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    This disaster is so unbelievable that it hit METRO MANILA itself. I almost cried when I watched that old lady on a chopper rescued from her roof top, drenched in rain, filthy flood water and I bet, she endured the gruesome smell of the raging water*** SHe shivered so hard that her eyeballs sinked into the eyeball socket; her lips was so dry. She was so skinny and cold but the rescuers has nothing to give her to keep her warm. They plunge her into the ambulance. I thought “hope she’s safe now.’ Other than that, I bet she wasn’t able to eat nor drink for several hours already…I’m 21 and I love old people and it grips my heart so tight watching them in pain. I am currently residing in Mandaluyong, not far enough from CAINTA and PASIG; two of the most affected cities in MM. I want to help. … Just shoot me an email… My friends and I are willing to give a hand… You are not alone…

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  6. By sheryl posted on September 28, 2009 at 8:33 am
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    i hope that the government will really help and give financial support to the victims of ondoy.

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  7. By jen posted on September 28, 2009 at 11:08 am
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    @sandy, rest assured ka jan. wala siyang kwenta.

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  8. By tasaday posted on September 28, 2009 at 11:25 am
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    This may elections, the Filipino people will remember Gilbert Teodoro, Head of NDCC and his 6 Rubber Boats they used during typhoon Ondoy’s rescue operations as well as the alleged php800M contingency fund diverted to travel expenses of his boss.

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  9. By myla posted on September 28, 2009 at 1:21 pm
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    this is not the time to talk about politicians. it’s the time for “bayanihan”. try to help those who need help.

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  10. By georgia posted on September 28, 2009 at 1:40 pm
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    Sana bilang tao ay huwag tayong magsalita ng laban sa ating kapwa…JEN sana ay ating intindihan na ang nangyayari sa atin ay HAGUPIT NG TADHANA…wala tayong dapat sisihin at wala tayong dapat tawaging walang kuwenta ..dahil sa panahong ito ay dapat tayong magtulongtulong..kung silang nasa gobyerno ay ginagawa ang lahat para mailigtas ang mamamayang pilipino..tayo bilang ordinaryong mamamayan ay dapat na magdasal para sa kaligtasan ng lahat,ilagay mo ang sarili sa kanila, di ba masakit isipin na ginagawa mo na ang lahat ng bagay at sakripisyo,munting pasasalamat lang ang hinihingi mo ay hindi mo pa makamtan?instead, what you are hearing and or reading are bad comments?or minsan masasakit na salita?..ALAM NATING LAHAT ANG PULITIKA SA ATING BANSA….kaya sana kung wala tayong masabing maganda ay huwag na lang tayong magsalita pa…ipagpasadiyos na lang natin ang lahat…bayaan mo na silang lahat..MAGDASAL NA LANG TAYO PARA SA KALIGTASAN NG MAMAMAYANG PILIPINO….

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  11. By Purple lady posted on September 28, 2009 at 1:56 pm
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    Hi, lets remain as calm as possible kahit na mahirap. We all have our own stories & our own relatives, friends devastated by this storm. I really have very little amor for the government but i would rather spend my time doing what we Filipinos do best & that’s bayanihan. Go through your closets & your pantries & give what you can. For every 1 person who sits & watches or complains about everything instead of helping, that’s x other people doing the same thing…& that we CANNOT afford.

    Thanks.

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  12. By madison posted on September 28, 2009 at 5:28 pm
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    MADAMI DIN PONG NAAPEKTUHANG BAYAN SA DULO NG RIZAL TULAD NG BARAS, TANAY AT PILILLA…MALAPIT ITO SA LAGUNA LAKE…SUBALIT, HINDI MASYADONG NAABOT NG TULONG…

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  13. By czarleen posted on September 28, 2009 at 6:22 pm
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    Alam niyo po, gustong-gusto kung tumulong sa mga nangangailangan kaya lang walang wala po ako. Ang kaya ko lang po maitulong ay ang magdasal na sana hindi na maulit ito at yung mga nawawalang pamilya ng mga nasalanta ay sana mahanap na po. Taga Pangasinan province po ako.

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  14. By Bisayang Barok posted on September 28, 2009 at 6:49 pm
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    This country is hit by a natural calamity time after time. I know that the Filipino spirit of helping each other is great and a lot of people admire the resilient Filipino spirit. Manga tsong, we need your help what ever centavo or dime or nickel there is, we plead for a helping hand.

    More than the help that you will contribute, we need you to tell your friends out there that politics in the Philippines need to stop and we need change….real change to set in so that the next time mother nature is going to be harsh to the Filipino people, the Philippine goverment is ready, capable and willing to respond positively at a cost of zero single Filipino life lost.

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  15. By kabayan posted on September 28, 2009 at 6:49 pm
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    thank you sa mga nagmagandang-loob na tumulong sa mga kababayan natin na nasalanta ng bagyo…we should all learned from what happened, otherwise it could only be a start of something worst :-(

    it’s time to wake up! our government should be more strict in implementing laws against illegal logging and waste segregation..kung napansin nyo, maraming putik na nadala coming from highlands of Rizal province…indication po ito na nkakalbo n ung mga forests dahil sa pag-uuling and tremendous logging..I’m from Laguna and malapit kami sa mt. banahaw, good thing may group na nangangalaga sa forest dun, kaya nmn nde kami binabaha…

    as concerned individuals, we should also take our part by conserving our resources, mga simpleng bagay (i.e. tissue, papers, etc) and promote waste segregation and recycling,,,sana marami po tayong natutunnan sa nangyari para nde na maulit ung nangyari…

    Mabuhay Philippines!!!

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  16. By bulokilong posted on September 28, 2009 at 6:57 pm
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    Re: Marikina (typhoon Ondoy) Flood 26 Sept. 2009,
    death toll in Provident Village alone:
    Official( according to MCF)= 16 dead
    unofficial = 58 dead

    A SENATE INVESTIGATION IS IN ORDER!!!

    The recent flood is very unfortunate result of both natural and man made calamities. The release of excess dam waters was done without thinking of the consequences. it is both a criminal and insane act.

    “The Angat Lake created by the Angat dam is the main potable water supply source of the Metro Manila Area. However this water when in over abundance, due to very heavy rainfall, is also the cause of widespread flooding, deaths, and accompanying misery affecting not only the provinces of Bulacan and Pampanga but also the Metro Manila Area. This happens everytime the dam water reaches its maximum height and the spilled water races down through the gullies and streams to the east of the dam and this rampaging water joins the water of the Marikina river system multiplying the floodwater volume of the Marikina River system thereby causing rapid increase in the volume of floodwater in the Marikina Valley. This happens everytime very heavy rains overfills the Angat water reservoir. The solution to this problem is the construction of water diversion/power generation tunnels to divert excess water towards the east emptying into the Pacific Ocean. It will also generate power. It is not enough that the excess water is emptied into the heavily populated areas, i.e, Bulacan, Pampanga area,Marikina Valley, as it definitely will cause multiple death and destruction downstream. Diverting the excess water to the east will save so many lives as the east side is relatively sparsely populated and at the same time generate power for electricity. The Government of the Republic of the Philippines must consider this as a permanent solution to the recurring problem of flooding in the central Luzon area and Metro Manila.”

    I’m sorry for encroaching into your space but I do not know where to start. Please think about the opinion I expressed above. You may freely share this thought with your friends, hoping that someday, the people criminally responsible for the release of Angat dam water, on the morning of 26 September 2009,shall face the bar of justice. An in-depth study and analysis of google maps and wikimapia maps will prove my point. Better, a short helicopter trip tracing the path of the floodwaters will verify this matter. The evidence left by the rampaging flood water will trace it back to its source and is difficult, impossible to erase.

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  17. By Ezra posted on September 28, 2009 at 7:18 pm
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    I was really heartbroken seeing the aftermath of our previous deeds. Admit it or not, WE started this tragedy. But let’s not blame one another. Let us just thank that Typhoon Ondoy has finally left our country. Yet, we must also expect to see a worse scenario after the flood subsides. It’s just so painful to see families torn apart. Death entered our doors without us knowing what will happen to our loved ones.
    Now, Philippines seems to be the cradle of mourning and grieving families. The total cost of damages cannot be measured in thousands and millions of pesos, but in the amount of tears and sobs that linger in our surrounding. How I badly hope that those tears will just vanish as flood subsides, but it’s not as easy as that.
    Now more than ever, is the right time to show our inner concern and support to our fellow Filipinos, especially those who were directly being hit by Ondoy. More than clothes, medicines, food and shelter, we can donate our LOVE and SYMPATHY to the victims of this tragedy.
    I am really grateful that we are saved from this harm. May this remind us to always appreciate and take care of everything that He has bestowed us. We don’t want to feel His revenge again, do we?
    This tragedy taught us many lessons, and it’s up to us how we’re going to instill them in our hearts.
    Let us all pray for all those who perished, especially to their loved ones who are mourning to their loss. Prayers, material things and love are all they need to get over this agony and start a new chapter in their lives.

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  18. By pepesan posted on September 28, 2009 at 7:31 pm
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    Typhoon Ondoy made me realize that anyone, even those with seemingly all the wealth and luxury as compared to the most ordinary of Filipinos can become victims. I feel sorry for those people who have worked their lives and now lost so much of what they have.

    (But if I could just say this: for those “kurakot” officials who have made their richness through graft, well whoever they may be and if they have also become victims of typhoon Ondoy, serves them right for losing their possessions).

    It’s during these times when we should realize that there are better things in life than luxuries and that the people’s money should be used to protect and save them from these kinds of crises.

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  19. By Don Edwards posted on September 28, 2009 at 8:51 pm
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    Our power was only restored yesterday afternoon so I only saw the magnitude of typhoon Ondoy yesterday. We were even enjoying our bonding time with our daughter, we were playing shadow puppets with her Saturday evening, and we did not even realize that a lot of our kababayans are in deep danger already.

    They say that Typhoon Ondoy is the same as Hurricane Katrina that cause great damages to lives and property in the US. But according to Pag-asa, Hurricane Katrina is no match to typhoon Ondoy as it dumped a total of 455 millimeters of rain in Quezon City alone in 24 hours, compared to the 250 millimeters of rain of Hurricane Katrina. No wonder areas that are not affected by flood before, suddenly experienced knee deep or waist deep flood.

    I was watching the news yesterday and there are already more than 70 people who died because of the typhoon (I hope they have return of premium life insurance so at least their families are covered).

    I remember the last time I experienced the same intensity of typhoon was a few years ago, with Typhoon Milenyo. Milenyo just passed Manila for a few hours but it caused terrible amount of damages. After watching the effects of Typhoon Ondoy, I can’t help but feel scared as we can really see the effects of Global Warming.

    Let us pray that all of us will be safe and let us all pray for all the victims of typhoon Ondoy.

    Edward

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  20. By Markus posted on September 28, 2009 at 8:53 pm
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    “Mga kapatid, at this point, lending a hand will be more appreciated than pointing fingers. God bless the Philippines.”

    - Rico Blanco (via Twitter)

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  21. By jee posted on September 28, 2009 at 10:28 pm
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    just for everyone’s information, fairlane and twinville subdivision residents (marikina) are also all badly damaged. hindi po nakakarating ang media and government support, even until now. thanks to some good samaritans who helped in rescuing my family and others who were trapped on the roofs. lagpas tao talaga ang tubig. people there need help. hindi po noodles and canned goods ang kailangan. kailangan po ng trucks para hakutin ang lahat ng nasirang gamit. shovels para mahakot ang sobrang kapal na putik. firetrucks para mabombahan ng tubig ang loob ng mga bahay, di talaga kaya nang manu-mano ang pagtanggal ng putik. calling sa lahat ng junk shops, kung pwde na meron kayong trucks to go around the villages para makuha ung mga junk na pwde for some amounts para makatulong na rin sa mga residents. government officials, provision for relocation not just evacuation. DepEd and NDCC, please lang hindi kaya ng two days lang ang cleaning and restoration, make it a week. and it’s for NCR hindi lang for some areas. what if like me, im in marikina but i work in san juan, we’re badly affected but since hindi naman declared na walang pasok in san juan, i need to go to work leaving my family with this condition. if i absent myself naman from work, that’s salary deduction and effeciency rating debit. is it fair? by the way, yung mga umiikot na coast guard, army, firetrucks and rescue ambulances kuno, umiikot lang talaga sila. they will just pass by you, sabay busina pa at nakaharang daw sa daan. do they even bother to ask how are you, seeing what has happened? NAH! one more thing, those private individuals with their latest XUV/SUV/sedan model, kapag dumadaan kayo sa twinville or fairlane, at medyo mabagal ang flow ng traffic, pwede ba wag kayong busina nang busina? kita nyo naman ang sitwasyon d b? everything is wrecked! so marami naglalakad na tao, other vehicles are gathering what were left in their properties, so mabagal talaga, wag kayong mayabang na businahan ang mga tao dun, besides, nakikiraan lang kayo! darating din ang panahon, makakaranas din kayo ng sobrang pagbagsak…

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  22. By Maria Z posted on September 29, 2009 at 3:44 am
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    I’m just making some candid observations on the incompetence of Phil TV (or entertainment) media at such critical moments like yesterday’s typhoon Ondoy. It’s a reality in our Phil media and TV broadcasting – it should adapt in times of emergency. The coverage is more on the celebrities who got stranded — not the local folks.

    Emergency responders make a difference after disaster hits. Precious air time minutes should be focused on emergency preparedness, on what the public should know or do to avoid or minimize casualties, which areas is high risk, and use this opportune time as impromptu communication hub to alert various govt units (NDCC) or volunteers where people need help. Looking at the way they present the news, it looks like just another storm hits Manila.

    In times like this, the whole world doesn’t really care if the lamed TV host can’t make it to his WOWOWEE show and why. Or that some movie actors houses sank under water and so and so. That’s my point.

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  23. By clyde posted on September 29, 2009 at 4:23 am
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    ***ONDOY***This is a horrible circumstance Filipino are facing today and I commend those who extend their hands and pockets to help our fellow KABABAYANs deeply suffering from this calamity…. Politicians are making their move, TV shows for one, and famous brands like COCA COLA, NESTLE, LUCKY ME, etc etc etc are on toll to build up millions of pledges and money to help those in dire need…. *** But the story does not end up all of us helping each other as thieves make their move as well; taking every bit of oppurtunity to steal things from abandoned houses.. I mean what the #%&$! …On the other side of the coin, this disaster captured the brows of international journalists also as we are being featured in BBC news and others. But you know what? It appears that we are so strong and callous that those that are featured on TV are not crying nor wailing…They could not believe it but what else they could do. It happened already and there’s no turning back..ONDOY is now a famous name we will never forget…BUT the TRUTH is THE WORSE and THE WORST is yet to come.. We just have to keep ourselves ready….

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  24. By lerma rabinovitz posted on September 29, 2009 at 5:50 am
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    kawawa naman ung mga nasalanta sana this time magicing na philippine goverment lalo n nasa mga matataas n puwesto sa dami ng binahang bahay mga stranded ang tagal bago dumating ang rescue……kailan kaya mababago ang sistema sa pilipinas????????

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  25. By rose posted on September 29, 2009 at 8:40 am
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    it is indeed painful reading blogs that blames rescuer for their late rescue of the flood victims… my father is of the Philippine Army, and when typhoon frank hit our province his troops were asked to report to work and assist in the rescue activities of the civil defense office… our place wasn’t flooded yet when he left us but after an hour the rushing water made us to climb in our rooftop… I was with my mom, my two younger sisters (7 months and the two years old) and my ill grandma… It was sad, dad was there sacrificing his life rescuing other people while his own family was too in danger…

    Now, i want to ask the typhoon ondoy victims this question: Do we really need to blame the rescue group when they come late? Should we not consider what they feel at times like this?

    Unless if you haven’t and never ever did litter even a single trash in the street, then we should blame the government and we are free of the blame…

    This disaster didn’t happen for us to point who has all the mistakes… Since mother nature cannot speak, she made it trough her actions…

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  26. By Markus posted on September 29, 2009 at 9:31 am
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    I agree with Rose. Lets remember that the rescuers themselves have their own families and are victims too. We should salute them for going the extra mile and helping people. They can not do everything, of course. They’re humans not superheroes.

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  27. By alvin posted on September 29, 2009 at 10:23 am
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    let us all pray for the victims of ondoy….

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  28. By boyg posted on September 29, 2009 at 11:03 am
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    Trained rescuers always adhere to the principle of “safety first” before engaging in any rescue operation or work. Many times, to an untrained bystander, this principle may come as an inaction or delayed reaction on the part of a rescuer in the face of an emergency situation. Lest we forget, a rescuer is also a human being whose self-preservation is a paramount concern. Before a trained rescuer could jump into an emergency situation, he must first assess the situation (the hazards involve, the obstacles along the way and his personal capability). It is also important for the rescuer to exhaust the least risky means of rescue. For instance, in Water Rescue, there is such thing as the TTrG or “Toe, Throw, Go” principle. In layman’s term, a rescuer must try first extending a stick to a drowning victim or throw a line if a stick cannot reach the victim, before contemplating going for a dive towards the victim.
    Sadly, many “rescuers” die because they probably lack the training or they have overestimated their capability. A rescuer has a limit to his endurance. Of what use is a good intention if you are a dead hero.

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  29. By jayson posted on September 29, 2009 at 11:31 am
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    sana magawan ng paraan kung panu maiwasan ang ganito sakuna dahil maari pa rin maulit ito kung hindi susulosyonan

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  30. By ordinaryongmamamayan posted on September 29, 2009 at 11:36 am
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    It’s fairly clear that the flooding was caused not by heavy rainfall but by the simultaneous release of dam water. A month’s worth of water volume due to “heavy” rainfall within 6 hours? A mere cover-up by people not wanting to take the blame, purely B.S.

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  31. By DpenZ posted on September 29, 2009 at 4:00 pm
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    grabe yung nangyari..kawawa talaga ang mga tao…Well, napakita talaga natin ang ating pagkabusilak sa ating mga pusong Pinoy na tumulong sa mga nangangailangan…talagang napakamatulungin ng mga Pilipino at ako’y saludo sa mga Pinoy..!!

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  32. By A J Bongat posted on September 29, 2009 at 4:38 pm
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    prayers can move mountains.. it could therefore save the world…. let us all together say a little prayer every 9pm for our brothers and sisters who were in the midst of the Ondoy tragedy.

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  33. By jhane07 posted on September 29, 2009 at 4:53 pm
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    pinapakita lamang ng nagdaang bagyo na lahat ng tao ay pantay pantay. Wala ng magagawa ang pagsisihan natin. Nararapat lang po na ipagdasal na lamang natin ang mga taong lubos na naapektuhan at tulungan kahit sa maliit na bagay.
    Sa paraan naman po ng pagtulong ng gobyerno sa mga nasalanta, Wala na rin namang magagawa ang paghihinanakit natin sa kanila, Napalawak ng naging pinsala ng bagyo at lahat tayo ay naapektuhan siguro maging pamilya din ng nasa gobyerno ay nasalanta din kung kaya’t natagalan ang pagsaklolo din nila. Aminin na din natin na walang sapat na pera ang ahensyang nararapat na tumulong sa mga ganitong sakuna. Sana lamang maging leksyon sa atin ang trahedyang ito na tayo din ang may gawa.

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  34. By MARK ANTHONY posted on September 29, 2009 at 7:52 pm
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    _ayan tuloy ang napala niyo.! kung hindi nyo sana binumbahan ang mosque sa bayan ng sulu hindi iyan mangyayari sa inyo. parusa nayan sa inyo ng diyos, sa dinami-dinaming araw bat ang banal na araw pa kayong mag’bomba ang hari’raya puasa. huwag kayang magtaka kung bakit nangyayari sa inyo ang ganyang klaseng trahedya dahil parusa nayan sa mga kistiyanong tulad niyo. sa totoo lang kahit muslim ako naawa din ako sa mga inosenteng katulad niyo. nanawagan ako sa lahat ng mga muslim na nadamay diyan sa luzon na kaya nag’kakaganyan ang buong luzon ay dahil sa mga ipinag’gagawa nila sa ating mga muslim. madam president kasalanan mo ito kung hindi dahil sa iyo hindi mag’kaka ganito ang bansang pilipinas. sa lahat ng naging presidente ikaw lang ang nag’lakas loob na utusan ang mga philippines army para bumbahan ang bayan ng sulu sa banal na araw namin na hari’raya puasa, kaya tuloy iyan ang nangyari sa inyo. hayaan niyo darating din ang araw na lahat ng mga muslim at kristiyano mag’lalaban laban din. tandaan niyo sana ang sinabi kong ito. sana umabot ito sa lahat ng matataas na opisyal ng ating bansa. . .

    IMAM:
    SECRET!

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  35. By edu albay posted on September 30, 2009 at 7:21 am
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    magandang araw !Mga kababayan gusto ko lang ipaalam sa inyo na meron din nasalanta sa lugar ng caloocan-bulacan boundary marilao river…Gusto kong iparating ito sa pamunuan ng NDCC kay sec. gilbert teodoro na bigyan din ng pansin ang lugar na nabanggit ko…ang mga tao din dun ay nangangailangan ng gamot,pagkain, medicine….hope na mapuntahan din yun ng mga kinauukulan..karamihan sa kanila ay na wash out ang bahay…Salamat sa lahat ng mga taong nagbibigay ng kanilang mga tulong!at nag volunter …Just Pray all of them!

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  36. By santi posted on September 30, 2009 at 10:52 am
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    mr. mark anthony, not all of the people defy muslims.. you are blinded by your own personal belief… in our place, christians out numbered muslims yet we never ever did bash them because of their beliefs and religion… my relative from Sulu also a muslim confirmed to me that bombings in several mosques in your place were done by muslims themselves and not by the philippine army… We don’t want war, we want peace!

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  37. By mcon s. posted on September 30, 2009 at 2:23 pm
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    Its been 5days since ondoy devastated our country. Most of the flooded cities had been subside already, but in our place in pasig, particularly in San Miguel, Rainforest, Lupang Pari flood was still the same we need our local official to do there job. We can no longer ask our National Government, they already doing their job. Hope our Local Government also.. If you can somehow subside the flood please do so. Many people will soon get sick due to stagnant, smelly, and dirty water.Please, PLease PLEASE.. DO YOUR JOB!!

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  38. By Perla posted on September 30, 2009 at 8:26 pm
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    I am sooooo mad I had to tell you this. Yesterday we had relief operations in San Mateo. We were asked to stop at the municipal hall and the mayor was trying to convince us to just drop off our goods at the said place. We decided to leave the contents of one of the three trucks we brought. Lo and behold! We found a thousand more relief goods but this time, they were repacked into plastic bags with the mayor’s fu**king name printed on them!

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  39. By xixo posted on September 30, 2009 at 10:08 pm
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    hi sali ako ha.. just wanna add something some bloggers kept blaming and pointing fingers towards the governemnt kesyo ganito kesyo ganyan.. maraming dapat akong narinig..maraming mali akong narinig.. well my friends not all goverment workers are laxed with their responsibilities.me mga families din silang iniwan at the peak of the flood but then mas pinilli nilang gampanan ang trabaho nila iwan ang family nila para tumulong sa mga nasasalanta. di po biro ung pagod na naranasan nila para rin silang victim sa pangyayari.. kelangan din nilang magpuyat para lng am adddress ang mga needs ng mga nasalanta.

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  40. By xixo posted on September 30, 2009 at 10:14 pm
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    what had happened lst september 26, 2009, tumatak sa ting lahat un kahit di po tau nasalanta.nakakaawa ang mga victims begging ng mga damit water as we conduct ground investigation. maaring me dapat sisihin cguro lalo na sa marikina area particularly Marikina River System.dapat di nyo na po kasi pinakialaman ang ilog kung anu anu kasi nilalagay nyo sa gitna ng ilog tatyuan nyo pa ng mga structure without consulting the Flood Experts regarding open waterways.binalik lng ng kalikasan sa atin ang kung anu ang binigay din natin sa kanya.sobra sobra pa ang binigay nya.di ba?hope u get it guys.simple littering candy wrappers would mean killing thousand lives if rain occur and river were encroached.magising na po tau.sabi ni pacman ” YOU KNOW”

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  41. By xixo posted on September 30, 2009 at 10:25 pm
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    ME MGA TAO DIN N GUSTO MAUNA SILA LAGI…MY BOSS TXTED AND CALLED ME NA IRESCUE KO RAW XA USING OUR DUMPTRUCK FOR HE WAS TRAPPED AT TAYTAY AREA..NAISIP KO BKT DI XA GUMAWA NG PARAAN TO CROSS THE FLOOD E NAKITA KO GABEWANG LNG ANG TUBIG GUSTO AKAYIN XA NG TRUCK NAMIN.SA ASAR KO DI KO XA PINASUNDO NG TRUCK NAMIN HE WAITED FOR 12 HOURS LNG SUMUNDO SA KANYA.Y I DIDNT DO THE RESCUE THING WITH MY BOSS?CAUSE I BELIEVE MAS IMPORTANTE ANG IRESCUE ANG MGA HELPLESS TLG ANG MGA BABAE, MATANDA AT BATA AT MGA ME KAPANSANAN.HE HAS ALL THE PRIVILEGE HE HAS POWER AND ENOUGH STRENGTH TO GO THROUGH IT. HE SHOULD KNOW THAT NOT ALL THE TIME I WILL FOLLOW ORDERS FROM HIM.THIS TIME I SHOULD FIRST ADDRESS FIRST THOSE WHO REALLY NEEDS IT.TO MY BOSS PACENXA KANA.

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  42. By masmatarayako posted on September 30, 2009 at 10:26 pm
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    PLEEEAASSSE!!!!!!!!! Stop blaming ANYONE! It’s everbody’s fault. Blame yourselves. Kung marunong sana kayong magtapon ng basura sa tamang lugar, yong ibang nakatira sa mga tabing ilog na nakakabara sa daanan ng tubig, HINDI sana mangyayari ito. Yes, it’s calamity. But most of us Filipinos are stubborn. Yong hindi dapat ginagawa para masira ang kalikasan natin.

    Lahat tayo alam nyo na may bagyo sa atin taon-taon, BAKIT hindi kayo naghahanda? Bkit pag sakuna ibenebentang nyo sa iba? It’s about time to learn from all of this, take action and be prt of the solution. TAMA NA ang kasabihang “BAHALA NA BUKAS!” dahil walang ibang makakatulong sa atin kundi tayo. Wag nating iasa ang buhay natin sa gobyerno.

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  43. By xixo posted on September 30, 2009 at 10:30 pm
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    SA MGA POLITICAL ASPIRANTS.. ANG GAGALING NYO HA.BELIEVE AKO SA SOBRANG KAKAPALAN NG MUKHA NYO.ILALAGAY NYO PA ANG MUKHA NYO SA BOTTLED WATER THEN TELLING NA MINERAL WATER UN..CORRECTION MAHAL PO ANG MINERAL WATER BK PO BOTTLED WATER ANG NAKALAGAY DUN TUBIG GRIPO O TANGKE NA ME LATAK PA.HIRAP NA UNG TAO PAPATAYIN NYO PA SA AMOEBA GRABE KAYO SALUDO AKO SA INYO.SANA MANALO KAU PARA IPLOT KO NA AGAD ANG DOWN FALL NYO.DO NOT USE THIS SITUATION SA MGA PERSONAL NYONG INTEREST KONTING RESPETO PO. SAGAD NA PO MGA KAWALNG HIYAAN NYO TAMA NA

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  44. By xixo posted on September 30, 2009 at 10:38 pm
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    DURING THAT TIME ONE RESCUER DIVED IN MANGAHAN FLOODWAY..DI NAKABAWI NAKITA KO KUMAKAWAY XA INITSAHAN KO XA NG LUBID TO MISFORTUNE DI NYA NAHAWAKAN HE THEN DISAPPEAR NILAMON NA NG ILOG I WAS VERY FRUSTRATED TILL NOW KITA KO PA MUKHA NG RESCUER DI AKO MAKATULOG.AFTER A SEVERAL MINUTE ANOTHER OLD WOMAN CARRYING A CHILD WAS BEGGING FOR HELP] INITSHAN KO ULI NG LUBID DI XA NAKAABOT LUMAGPAS NA XA SA FLOODWAY GOING SA LAGUNA LAKE NAASAR AKO SA SARILI KO DI KO SILA NALIGTAS.

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  45. By xixo posted on September 30, 2009 at 10:46 pm
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    KAHIT ILANG BESES AKO MAG PUBLIC INFORMATION DRIVE REGARDING ENCHROACHMENT, WASTE SEGRAGATION, GRABE PARATAUNG MGA TANGA NA DI NAKAKAINTINDI.TAPON PA RIN TAU NG TAPON SA ILOG LALO PAG LANG NAKAKITANG IBANG TAO.UNG CIGARETTE BUTT SMOKERS PLEASE LAMUNIN NYO NA MUNA UNG OPOS LUGI KASI KAU PAG ITAPON NYO E.DAGDAG PA KAU SA PAGBARA NG MGA DRAINAGE.SORRY PO.

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  46. By xixo posted on September 30, 2009 at 10:52 pm
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    CLIMATE CHANGE IS A NATURAL PHENOMENA.. WE SHOULD LEARN TO RESPECT THE NATURE THE ENVIRONMENT.PARANG TAO RIN YAN PAG INAPI MO NG SOBRA AT INAPAKAN MO DI BA LALABAN SAU?ANUNG MAGAGAWA NG SORRY BABAWI TLG SAU UN. GANUN LNG KASIMPLE UN MGA IGAN. MAGING SENSITIVE TAU I KNOW WE CAN FACE IT IN A POSITIVE WAY AND APPROACH.

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  47. By شات الشله posted on September 30, 2009 at 11:11 pm
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  48. By claire limbohan-baclay posted on October 1, 2009 at 5:37 am
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    from a 61 years old woman from Mindanao, Carmen, Davao del Norte; to the department that is in charged of road constructions…please take note that on your next jobs putting up new roads, make it water proof and reinforced steel especially in the construction of reinforced steel river wall along all the rivers around Manila and neighboring cities and municipalities be sure to construct water river walls made of a water proof materials with reinforced steel along all the rivers high and strong enough to withstand any forms of devastation from mother nature… to all the people also be sure you have personal needs to survive for three days…until the government and private sectors have the opportunity giving assistance for all the people regardless of their status of life…give help/assistance to children, adults and disable alike; thank you (p.s. please people when constructing your new houses be sure that it’s made of stilt…ground floor only for walking and doing odd jobs but on the second floor and so forth…will be your living room/kitchen/laundry, etc. and third/fourth floors will be the bedrooms; be sure that all materials are water proof and use reinforced steels just to be safe next time…

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  49. By ivan posted on October 1, 2009 at 6:47 am
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    Donate Now! Have a Heart for Bagyong Ondoy (Ketsana) Flood Victims. Watch these videos to check the extent of damages caused by Bagyong Ondoy. We need to help people rebuild their lives – for the long term.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cydQKayTucE
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XA8U9-8WRpoeo

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