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bajo
09.09.27, 03:17 PM
We pray na sana humupa na ang baha.

2 brothers ko na stranded sa EDSA, 18 hrs. sila sa FX/BUS bago nakauwi sa bulacan.

ernanibaetiong
09.09.27, 03:40 PM
Ito'y isang thread na inumpisahan ko upang ikwento ang aking mga naranasan sa araw ng delubyong ito, Maari rin sigurong mapag-usapan ang mga puna o simpatiya para sa mga biktima o kung ano pa man na may kaugnayan sa di ko malilimutang araw na ito.

Kumanta ang choir ng dati kong estudyante sa Voices in Harmony na ginanap nung umaga ng araw na ito. In fact nakita ko dun sa Lester Delgado, hindi ko na sya nilapitan kasi nahiya ako dahil lukot ang barong ko dahil sa ulan hehe :P.

Binaha ang harapan ng venue ng hanggang tuhod. Wala kaming malay na sa mga lansangan pala sa paligid ng teatro ay hanggang bewang na ang tubig. Around 1 pm nagdesisyon kaming lumabas na sa venue dahil nawalan na ng kuryente doon at tumataas na ang tubig, lumusong kami sa baha.

Nilakad namin ang teatro hanggang sa lumang simbahan ng Pasig upang doon na lamang makipagkita sa sasakyan naming dala. Matapos kumain ang mga estudyante sa isang fastfood doon ay bumiyahe na kami pauwi sa kanilang eskwela sa Caloocan.. At kagulat-gulat man ay inabot ng 6 hrs. (lang?) ang byahe namin. Kung saan saang lansangan lumusot para lamang wag lamunin ng baha ang aming sinasakyan.

Pagdating sa eskwela lumakad ako patungong EDSA Monumento upang dun sumakay pauwi sa amin sa QC malapit sa Muñoz. Guess what, WALANG MASAKYAN. Hayzt, ayun alay lakad ang drama from Monumento hanggang makarating ako sa amin sa Quezon City. At pagdating sa bahay natuwa ako at may kuryente kami, pero nalungkot ako sa mga napanood ko sa TV. Aba eh hamak na mas mapalad pa pala ako, sa kabila ng lahat ng hirap na inabot ko makauwi lamang.

Kayo, anong naranasan nyo?

@Mods-I'm sorry natagalan ako sa pag-encode nito pag publish ko meron nang naipost si kuya bajo, paki merge na lang po sa kanya dito:

Bagyong Ondoy (http://www.bukaspalad.com/board/showthread.php?t=6507)

Thanks :)

Jon2
09.09.27, 06:10 PM
I believe I was lucky enough to go home friday night sa province. Saka ko lang nalaman na may bagyo pala and was surprised to see videos on tv regarding heavy rails and flooded streets. Been receiving text messages from friends and relatives asking for help and all.

Marami talaga nangangailangan ng tulong.

Got this from Oliver's facebook update

Ateneo is accepting donations for the victims of Typhoon Ondoy, preferably cooked or ready-to-eat food, clothes, medicine, blankets & water. Donations may be dropped off at the MVP, University Dorm, or Cervini lobbies. We are also in need of volunteers for relief operations today. Please bring boots, shovels, large vehicles or small watercraft. For donations, inquiries, etc., please contact 0908 887 7166.

Sa mga orgs/individuals na requesting for donations, volunteers or asking for help, you may post it all here.

And to all, stay safe.

nlim
09.09.27, 08:18 PM
I beleive I am still lucky to reach home with my family.
I was stranded at the NAIA from 6pm to around 2 am. Our flight from Singapore was diverted to Hong Kong after an hour of going in circles in Mindoro due to airport problems that we didn't know at the time. Finally went back to Manila after refueling in Hong Kong and eating a snack on the plane. I called while the plane is refueling using my roaming and finally learned of the flood that lead my family stranded in Banaue QC since 11am.
I thought I was done on my ordeal for that day when we reach NLEX 5am the next day. I fell asleep and when I woke up we never moved from the same place when I slept. There is still flood on the other side of NLEX whch slows everyone coming out from Manila. I saw the billboards structures damaged with bent steel some of them very near the Meralco transmission lines. Rice crop is now useless for the expected harvest in October and the cyclone fence are all littered wih plastic acting as a strainer for the flood that just pass through.
Finally reached home at 10am and have to ride a "bangka" due to my flooded street. Ah... Home Sweet Home at last. Take a shower and finally have my dream come true- to eat and sleep. Aren't we blessed, at least we make it that ordeal without a scratch.
Think of it as a blessing at walang nangyari sa pamilya mo habang naghihintay na masundo ka.:)

LesterM
09.09.27, 09:57 PM
Guys, if you're living within the Diocese of Novaliches and you want to offer help, please send donations at St. Peter Parish Program Office in Commonwealth(Relief Goods are centralized here) until tomorrow noon. If you live in Bayan, Novaliches The Shrine of Our Lady of Mercy can also be a place to drop off donations. A large part of our Diocese was also affected by the flashfloods. Malaki din ang casualty.

_gitaraboy_
09.09.27, 10:03 PM
Grabe talaga ang bagyong Ondoy, This morning nalaman ko na brownout sa Caloocan kaya kelangang gumamit ng megaphone sa church namin,malaki po ang venue kaya ang choir naman todo ang pagpipilit na mailakas ang boses para lang marinig ng tao, grabe paos na siguro sila bago pa matapos ang misa,kawawa naman,
Pero mas nakakaawa ang mga kababayan nating nasa rooftop lalo na sa marikina,
Yung katrabaho ko, 2 storey na yung house nila inabot pa ring baha, umiiyak nga sya kahapon kasi kagagaling lang sa ospital ng anak nya tapos ganun ang nangyari
Let us all pray for everyone

allen lucas
09.09.27, 10:30 PM
isa rin ako sa nastranded sa Balagtas Bulacan kagabi galing ako sa clark pampanga kaya nung pauwi kami dun ko nabalitaan na isinara na ang NLEX at nag exit ng Pulilan ang sasakyan namin. tapos ang mahigit 2hrs na paikot ikot, ibinababa kami ng driver sa balagatsa at dun nagsimula ang d ko makakalimutan na pangyayari sa buhay ko, nandun ang lumusong kami baha na nung una hanggang tuhod lang tapos nung tumagal tumaas hanggang dibdib na siya, buti na lang may dala akong payong at jacket, pero kahit may jacket at payong ako nanginginig ako sa ginaw, ang lahat ng pangyayari may dahilan, nastranded man ako pero sa gitna ng baha nagkaroon naman ako ng mga bagong kaibigan na sila ang nakasama ko sa gitna ng pagsubok na kinaharap ko kagabi, sila ang naging lakas ko para malagpasan ko ang pagsubok ko sa baha.

sjclc
09.09.27, 11:31 PM
Umuwi ako dito sa gapo nung Friday galing Manila dahil wala naman akong klase ng Saturday. Tsaka ko lang nalaman na grabe pala yung ginawa ng bagyo sa Manila habang nagtatampisaw pa kami ng mga kaibigan ko sa hanggang talampakang baha. Pero, Metro Manila... Bihirang masalanta 'yang parte na 'yan. Pero tingnan niyo kung ga'no karami ang tumulong. Samantalang 'pag sa malayong probinsya 'yan hanggang balita sa tv/radyo lang. Hindi sa sinisira ko ang mood ng trahedyang ito, pero sana ganito 'din nangyayari kapag hindi MM ang nangangailangan. Parang ganito kasi tayo eh, "Kapag hindi na kayang abutin ng LRT, 'wag na lang", aminin man natin o hindi.

manoiskee
09.09.27, 11:59 PM
from another forum:
The Aftermath...

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J. RUIZ VMAPA STATION...
BEFORE and AFTER
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manoiskee
09.09.28, 12:01 AM
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allen lucas
09.09.28, 12:30 AM
grabe yung nangyari sa UERM, at yung mga sasakyan nagmistulang mga Matchbox toys dahil sa baha.

kasparov23
09.09.28, 06:45 AM
I saw and experienced the actual storm whip houses and cars from my own eyes... Grabe... We were in Quiapo the morning prior to the storm. Around 10am all the stores in the area decided to close due to lack of shoppers and storeowners worrying about their families at home... Even the tinderas in the middle of Quiapo were gathering their goods because roads are starting to get flooded. We decided to go home that time. We left from Quiapo around 11am and finally got home at 8 in the evening. Its like Waterworld outside and people don't care anymore on their state of being as long as they got homewith their families... Sobra talaga... Wake-up call nga naman... Everybody experienced the same thing. Mayaman, mahirap, lahat ng tao from all walks of life eh nagkaisa in survivng this calamity... I pray for all those families that got affected and hope that everyone is ok...

Godspeed everyone... :)

jeffoy
09.09.28, 09:29 AM
Grabe naaawa ako sa mga kababayan nating nasalanta ng bagyo at baha naiinis ako sa mga taong nagtatawa pa sa mga nakikita nila.. tsk tsk tsk

ernanibaetiong
09.09.28, 09:42 AM
Nakalimutan kong banggitin, nakakatuwa ba o nakakainis na nung naglalakad kami sa binabahang bayan ng Pasig at hanggang bewang pa ang baha nun ah, merong ilang grupo ng mga kabataan ang nagkakatuwaan sa tabi ng daan na may dalang gitara at umaawit ng mga sikat na awitin sa radyo.

In the face of disaster (literally even) we Filipinos still find all sorts of silver linings, even if those are covered in mud or flood water. Dito lang sa tin yan :)

Coolwaters
09.09.28, 10:18 AM
Prof Nani, I believe this is a God given capacity of the Filipino - to be always optimistic...

And through this, I know we can weather any storm or any flood...

I am happy that this board is alive again and it seems parang walang masyadong naapektuhan dito sa mga kapatid natin sa board...

or baka naman hindi pa natin alam...:(

Sana okay na ang lahat...

Nakalimutan kong banggitin, nakakatuwa ba o nakakainis na nung naglalakad kami sa binabahang bayan ng Pasig at hanggang bewang pa ang baha nun ah, merong ilang grupo ng mga kabataan ang nagkakatuwaan sa tabi ng daan na may dalang gitara at umaawit ng mga sikat na awitin sa radyo.

In the face of disaster (literally even) we Filipinos still find all sorts of silver linings, even if those are covered in mud or flood water. Dito lang sa tin yan :)

bajo
09.09.28, 11:36 AM
Gusto ko lang pasalamatan ang Diyos at ligtas ang aking pamilya after ng bagyong Ondoy.

Ang lesson namin, wag na umalis ng bahay pag may bagyo...

Noon sabado, nakuha pa naming magswimming sa 8 Waves sa kabila ng panahon. Matagal na kaseng sched yun at Bday ng pamangakin ko. Wala kaming ka-alam-alam sa mga nangyayari. Lahat kami naliligo habang bumabayo si Ondoy. Actually hindi lang kami ang nandun hehehe, may iba pang eng eng na nadun hahaha. Hindi kami nakauwi ng bahay kase sarado ang NLEX. Sa bahay ng parents kami nakitulog at kinabukasan na kami nakauwi.

manoiskee
09.09.28, 11:47 AM
sure ba kayong sa 8 waves na kayo lumalangoy nun? baka sa baha na kayo nun, akala nyo lang sa 8 waves, ehehehe.

kasparov23
09.09.28, 11:52 AM
It's raining hard again here at Fort Bonifacio as i'm typing this post... Let's all pray na sana dumaan lang ito...

Godspeed Everyone... :(

deathkill00008
09.09.28, 11:54 AM
Let's thank God na buhay pa tayo, at let us pray for those who are still suffering.. Binaha rin kasi loob ng bahay namin, at grabe, nakakatakot, kala ko nga aabutin kami hanggang bubong, pero sa ibang places pala, mas malala.. at this moment umuulan ng malakas sa amin, dito sa Sta Mesa, at nakakatakot na naman... baka magbaha ulit...

Nabasa yung ibang papel sa bahay including mga gamit ko sa school, pati mga pyesa... huhuhu... Pero at least we are all okay, as of this moment. Grabe itong bagyo na ito, at nakakatakot dahil amy namumuo pa daw na low pressure area papunta sa atin...

Emerald
09.09.28, 11:58 AM
mga kuya il include you in my prayers mamaya

Coolwaters
09.09.28, 12:01 PM
@ kasparov23, ulan na lang siguro talaga yan... pero kailangang magmatyag pa rin...

dito sa Cebu, sumikat ang araw... a few minutes ago, umalan nang malakas pero panandalian... ngayon sumisikat na naman ang araw...

@ DK08, glad to know you are fine.. At tama ka, may namumuo ngang LPA... Kailangang maghanda...

@ bajo, musta naman ang bahay nyo nang dinatnan nyo kinabukasan?

The whole Saturday I was touring a Japanese friend in the culinary and historical sites of Cebu... Merong panaka-nakang pag-ambon at medyo panaka-naka rin ang malakas na hangin, pero it was relatively a fine weather (with no sun that came out)...

I was shocked when I went home at around 10PM and saw the news on TV....

ka Paul
09.09.28, 12:18 PM
relay ko lang...

apat na area ng parokya namin ang lumubog sa baha at marami ang na washout na tirahan...

as of the moment, naging evacuation center muna ang parokya namin at kanselado ang mga misa...

Location:
Divine Savior Parish
North Fairview

Monching
09.09.28, 12:20 PM
Grabe po yung nangyari sa marikina at ibang parte ng metro manila eto po yung mga pictures sa multiply site.

http://zbarokz.multiply.com/photos/album/74/Aftermath_Typhoon_Ondoy

http://botomoipatrolmo.multiply.com/photos/album/101/Typhoon_Ondoy

http://ashcastro.multiply.com/photos/album/501/TYPHOON_ONDOY

Pakipost na lang po yung mga pictures kung meron po kayong kuha...

sana di na maulit itong mga pangyayari...

bajo
09.09.28, 01:41 PM
thanks coolwaters sa concern, Wala namang masamang nangyari sa bahay namin. Laking pasasalamat nga na min ng asawa ko, kahit nangungupahan lang kami, safe naman family ko. Aanhin namin ang sariling bahay kung hindi naman safe.

Ang nakakakilabot lang ay noong pauwi na kami, kahit ang NLEX hindi pinatawad ng baha. makikita mo yun gmga kalat nasa ibabaw ng concrete barriers. at yung mga concrete walls nila, nag bagsakan.

Kanina pag pasok ko, na doble ang travel time ko. At hindi ako makapaniwala sa mga nakita kong kalagayan. Mga bakas ng baha sa Meycauayan, Marilao, Bocaue at Sta. Maria. Mga dating hindi binabaha, ngayon ay binaha.



@ bajo, musta naman ang bahay nyo nang dinatnan nyo kinabukasan?

michaela
09.09.28, 02:04 PM
From Fr. Manoling Francisco SJ: Send goods to Ateneo de Manila covered courts. Issue checks to Tanging Yaman Foundation and deliver to Loyola House of Studies, Ateneo de Manila, or deposit @:1) any LBC branch or 2) MBTC CA#007-613-00046-8 (peso) or S...A#448-2-448-00265-3 (US$). Let us continue to pray for the typhoon victims.

manoiskee
09.09.28, 02:20 PM
UST Campus - Aftermath of Ondoy (Kestana) - Sept 27 - by Mr. Alfie Laririt on Twitpic
http://twitpic.com/show/thumb/jf92z.jpg (http://twitpic.com/jf92z)

Bonnie
09.09.28, 03:52 PM
Terible nga talaga itong flash flood na to, bigla lang kasi, im planning pa naman to go to Manila this week, route ko ay Manila, Cubao and Balagtas, Mahirap pa bang bumiyahe this week, advice naman, para di ako mapasubo, salamat po.

bajo
09.09.28, 04:08 PM
pics from GMA 7's facebook: http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=8459&id=1813893465&l=3fc0a5c25a

louie
09.09.28, 04:09 PM
fellow BPO members,

lets continue praying for the typhoon victims.ü

God bless us everyone!

titopao
09.09.28, 07:10 PM
Nabiktima kami ng baha...as in, pinasok yung loob ng bahay namin. Hanggang baywang ang inabot ng baha sa amin. Took a leave at work today and cleaned up the house. Awa ng Diyos, it's back to normal, at wala gaanong naging pinsala :)

Others weren't as lucky...marami akong kakilala na lampas-tao ang inabot ng baha (as in, sa kabilang block lang namin). What's worse, may news na may isang matandang mama (father or uncle ng isang dati kong nakasama sa music ministry) ay nalunod sa loob mismo ng kanilang tahanan :( May isang news naman na isang empleyado ng SM Marilao ang nagtangkang umuwi galing sa trabaho sa kasagsagan ng baha...namatay sa pagkalunod yung kawawang empleyado :(

Wag po nating kalimutang ipagdasal ang mga namatay sa pabaha, gayundin ang mga nangangailangan ng pangginaw, pagkain, tubig at masisilungan...

Will post pictures ng itsura ng baha sa amin in due time, took a good number of them...

allen lucas
09.09.28, 07:45 PM
Mga bakas ng baha sa Meycauayan, Marilao, Bocaue at Sta. Maria. Mga dating hindi binabaha, ngayon ay binaha.

tama ka dyan kuya bajo, normally d na binabaha ang mga lugar na ito, kasabihan nga mga taga dito sa amin na pag ang sta.maria ay lumubog sa baha ang metro manila daw lubog na din, at nagkatotoo nga. sana d na ito maulit.

Coolwaters
09.09.28, 10:39 PM
Glad to know you and your family are okay titopao...


Nabiktima kami ng baha...as in, pinasok yung loob ng bahay namin. Hanggang baywang ang inabot ng baha sa amin. Took a leave at work today and cleaned up the house. Awa ng Diyos, it's back to normal, at wala gaanong naging pinsala :)

michaela
09.09.29, 02:04 AM
LOCATION BREAKDOWN FOR VOLUNTEERS AND DONATIONS FOR VICTIMS OF TYPHOON ONDOY. - collated by bianca gonzales - yabang pinoy advocate :) MARAMING SALAMAT bianca !!!

QUEZON CITY.

- go to ateneo de manila university, katipunan avenue, and proceed to the college covered courts to volunteer. shifts are in three hour cycles. you can go as early as 6AM but it goes on the whole day.

- please bring packed/cooked food to 12 Denmark, Loyola Grand Villas, QC, and help @patriciahizon whose group was the only one helping the victims in tumana today.

- TULONG BAYAN, to volunteer, just go to Balay Expo Center in Cubao, Edsa cor McArthur, 8AM onwards. contact (02) 9137122 and look for Mary, May or Cam

- donations accepted in MIRIAM COLLEGE insa office.

- donations also accepted in UP DILIMAN student council office at vinzons hall.

- for the GMA Kapuso Foundation, you can drop your donations at Samar St. cor GMA Network drive, QC. Behind GMA complex. Beside Malayan Bank. Tel # 9284299, 9289351, 9827777.

- for those who want to volunteer for sagip kapamilya: call 4132667/4160387, or go to #13 examiner st., west triangle, QC

- the other address for sagip kapamilya is sct. bayoran corner tomas morato. look for Girlie Aragon or Jet at 0916-7227806 or 0929-5348176

- this is the REAL SAGIP KAPAMILYA ACCOUNT for your donations: banco de oro #56 300 20111 under abs-cbn foundation. to all those spreading fake accounts, please naman..



MANILA:

- DLSU along taft avenue will be accepting any and all kinds of donations starting 830AM.

- csb alumni also accepting donations at 9/f dls-csb school of design and arts building, along pablo ocampo street, vito cruz.

- UST is also accepting your donations, proceed to the Tan Yan Kee Student Center.

- donations can be dropped off at victory church in malate, call 5221212 or visit the victory website.



PASIG:

- MEGATENT, Meralco Ave, Ortigas beside Renaissance: need more volunteers and donations! Very big space! Open 24 hrs til Friday!

- according to @margaga, poveda school (beside galleria) opens 9AM tomorrow and is open to all volunteers and any kind of donations.

- according to @angel21kawaii, CFC Center in Ortigas is receiving donations in cash or in kind. Call (02)7270682-87 or 09195359036.

- donations can be dropped off at victory church in ortigas, contact 6311212 or visit the victory website.




MANDALUYONG:

- GAWAD KALINGA is accepting volunteers and donations, base is RFM gym in pioneer. Contact Raul Dizon 09178888109 and Felice Caringal 09178888304.



MAKATI:

- White Space in Pasong Tamo ext. / Chino Roces is in need of volunteers to pack goods

- you can drop of your donations at Assumption College, San Lorenzo Village, Makati

- you can drop off your donations at the following stores in rockwell powerplant mall: aranaz, luca, greyone social.



TAGUIG or FORT area:

- donations can be dropped off at victory church in the fort, you can call 8171212 or visit the victory website.

- you can drop off your donations in embassy superclub in the fort.



PASAY:

- @elizabacud shares that Manila Doctors College will also be accepting donations. Bring anything that can help at Speech Lab., Macapagal Blvd, PasayCity



SAN JUAN:

- La Salle Greenhills, Xavier School, and ICA (right beside Xavier) are also accepting donations. Xavier will be accepting goods till 12midnight.



FAIRVIEW area:

- Help needed in Fairview and Novaliches. Please send clothes, food, water, meds & blankets to the Divine Savior Parish in North Fairview.



SOUTH (alabang, las pinas, paranaque):

- drop donations or volunteer at DE LA SALLE ZOBEL. Contact Ms. Angie Brazan at the Social Action Office 0917-8597602

- you can drop donations at the ATC concierge, call 8422782 or 7721860

- san beda alabang in alabang hills village is also accepting donations

- you can help pack donations 10AM at st. james church, ayala alabang village

- you may volunteer at Red Cross Alabang - ATC along Zapote Road fronting National Bookstore call 8097131 for info

- CFC center in Las Pinas City is accepting donations. it is near Verdant and in front of the construction of SM Center Las Pinas. Contact 09174493154 / 8460809



BAGUIO:

- donations can be dropped off at the ABSCBN Baguio Office

- donations are also accepted at the Baguio Convention Center Executive Room from 10am til 4pm starting tomorrow til Friday. Volunteers are urged to come.

- Organizing a soup kitchen. Baguio donating vegetables to arrive via Victory Liner. Contact Dave at 09178396179.



BULACAN:

- RedCross bulacan accepts donations. It is located in Malolos Bulacan, near bulacan capitol :)



CAGAYAN:

- send your donations to the kkp office in xavier university, ATENEO DE CAGAYAN.



CAVITE:

- DLSU-Dasmarinas is also accepting donations, pls proceed to the 2nd floor of SBC Building



BATANGAS:

- DE LA SALLE LIPA is now accepting your donations, drop off point is at the college lobby.



CEBU:

- details on how you can donate are on noelle's blog or the living for a cause blog.



BACOLOD:

- For your donations, drop off center is at the Coliseum in the University of St. La Salle. 435-3857

- CAFE BREIZH wil be a drop off center for donations. text 09193651101 for details.



DAVAO:

- ATENEO DE DAVAO is accepting in kind donations for ondoy. drop off at the samahan office in jacinto campus.

- BANTAY BATA 163 davao located at matina,davao city is also a drop off point for any in-kind donations.



ZAMBOANGA:

- ATENEO DE ZAMBOANGA is accepting donations. You may bring them to the SACSI office. Look for Alma Curesma, 991-0871, loc 2224 or 2225.



for PETS in need of aid:

- @kimmydeleon is announcing that PARC is open for animals. Click this site for info of PAWS for helping from the flood. for the official website of paws, click here



for those in SINGAPORE:

- pinoys are mobilizing and gathering donations, visit this forum for more details.



for those in SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA:

- you can deliver relief goods to 303/5 Stromboli Strait, Homebush Bay 2127. you can also contact through twitter at @allorange if you want to arrange for a pick up in the city



for those in TORONTO, CANADA:

- pinoys in toronto are spearheading efforts to help, visit this website for details.



for anyone in the UNITED STATES:

- visit the abs-cbn foundation website for details.

- you can also call 1-800-5272820



for anyone else ABROAD who wants to help:

- you can donate through the paypal account link on this site.

- the ayala foundation is also accepting your donations through their website.

- you can donate through the kapuso foundation site.

- you can use your credit card to donate via the the abs-cbn foundation.

- donate rice through the UN's World Food Programme through their official website.



OTHER FORMS OF HELP FOR YOU:

PAL IS OFFERING FREE AIRLIFT FOR DONATIONS. for details, click on the pal website.

TO REPORT MISSING LOVED ONES OR AREAS IN NEED OF HELP: call the SAGIP KAPAMILYA HOTLINES at 4110011, 4110012, 4110013.

HOTLINES FOR MISSING PERSONS:
marikina - 09209389914
qc - 09216555262
pasig - 09189356318
cainta - 09175606241.

DATABASE OF ONDOY VICTIMS AND EVACUATION CENTERS: click on the ateneotaskforceondoy website.

FOR CAR TOWING NEEDS: HONDA and NISSAN offer free towing! call 09228504452, 09224452242, and 09228997959.

DONATIONS ON WHEELS!! if you have donations to give but no means to transport, contact 09189791229, 09177974098, 09326991794. don't worry guys, this is not a scam! its by friends of @jiggycruz!

michaela
09.09.29, 08:03 AM
CAINTA could use more food donations if you could help. Please coordinate with Leonor from City Hall at 0928-786-3752. If you live near the area, this is your chance to help out. They will be visiting the most affected barangays today now that the floods have gone down. thanks!


If possible...please donate:
1. 'ready to eat' food that do not spoil easily
2. various medications
3. baby food / milk
4. sando plastic bag or paper bag.

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it's overwhelming to see a lot of volunteers, so good job everyone! However, some areas are overmanned so let's try to spread out tomorrow so we can pack and distribute more efficiently. Check out your local parishes and schools as well.

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i've been out of the loop for a while... anyways, sharing with you guys,kami naman we are residents of Pasig (pero wala ako doon nung nangyari ung baha).Nasa Linden Suites sa ortigas ng mga hapon ng sabado. I found out that my grandfather’s house in Pasig had water in it that was waist-deep, and I’m sure a lot of other people experienced the same thing.nakakatakot ito si ondoy. There are at least 26 provinces that placed under a state of calamity, these are Aurora, Quirino, Nueva Viscaya, Nueva Ecija, Pangasinan, Tarlac, Zambales, Pampanga, Bulacan, Rizal, Quezon, Isabela, Mountain Province, Ifugao, Benguet, La Union, Ilocos Sur, Cavite, Batangas, Mindoro Occidental, Mindoro Oriental, Marinduque, Camarines Norte, Bataan and Metro Manila. I'm glad my family is safe, and prays for everyone in the Philippines, particularly those who have lost loved ones, homes or important items during the storm. May all the missing people be found safe, and may there be enough food and supplies for everyone.

titopao
09.09.29, 09:37 AM
For something different: this is where your taxes go. Habang ang libo-libo nating mga kababayan ay nagkukumahog na iligtas ang kanilang mga gamit at ang kanilang mga sarili, itong pulitikong ito ay nakunan na abala sa paghahanap ng maiinom sa gabi.

Clue: may bagong bahay sya sa San Francisco :P

Congressman, di sana rubbing alcohol na lang yung binili mo, mas kelangan yan pang-disinfect ng mga nababad sa baha kesa sa yo >:(

herald
09.09.29, 10:06 AM
first time ko naranasan ang ganitong baha, sa bahay ng Nanay ko, lagpas tao ang tubig, ang tagal kong tumira doon, 30 years, never kong naranasang bumaha. sa apartment namin pinasok ng tubig din... buhay pa naman kaming lahat, nakapaglinis na ng bahay pero hanggang ngayon walang kuryente, ang tubig sa umaga at gabi lang...

sigh!!!, sana di na maulit...ayoko na...

may asawa ng senador (na congressman din) ang pumunta sa lugar namin para mamigay ng relief goods, mas malaki pa ang mga tarpouline ng asawa nyang senador na tatakbong presidente kesa sa dami ng pinamigay na relief goods, papogi points lang naman...

titopao
09.09.29, 10:18 AM
Eto pa isang pampainit ng ulo. Napeperwisyo na nga mga Pilipino dito, nang-aasar pa 'tong ************ng Koreanang ito >:(

Pag napunta dito ang Koreanang yan, talian ng bato sa paa at ihulog sa dagat ang **********ng 'yan! :rage:

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Okay, for something different :P eto pa mga listahan ng kung saan kayo pupwedeng magbigay ng tulong. Please pass on these links, para mas marami pa ang makapagpaabot ng tulong sa mga kababayan natin :)

http://www.quezon.ph/2009/09/26/how-to-help/

http://spreadsheets.google.com/lv?key=tBMVeBvbdAtYRaRB6ErFWnA&f=true&gid=14 (sorted by city/province/country, kaya mas convenient)

silveryellow
09.09.29, 10:40 AM
With the overwhelming number of aids that our country is receiving right now, racists like that one #$%&# Kore*n cannot even destroy the current Pinoy spirit. Karma could be... digital :P

I have my own experience last Saturday, but would rather tell it later. (May trauma pa? :P)

Lighten up, everyone. Sharing what I saw on tv yesterday:

TV Host: Hindi na po kami tumatanggap ng volunteers sa ngayon, dahil sa sobrang dami, di na maaccommodate... Para sa mga nais mag volunteer, tumawag sa numerong... ??? ... LOL

manoiskee
09.09.29, 11:30 AM
@titopao mukhang pang-asar na account yan para ke yubin kim. hate account lang, pang-troll. ala rin mangyayari pag nag-react mga pinoy dyan, matutuwa lang yan lalo pag nag-react tayo sa kanila.

baka fan sya ng 2ne1, ehehehe.

Coolwaters
09.09.29, 11:58 AM
I agree silveryellow...

We may be led to ask why this suffering and pain happened, but indeed the hand of the Divine is in all of these, for only God can make good things come out of the bad.

We have again shown our resiliency, our innate caring spirit and our ability to be always optimistic...

I smiled last night when a footage of muddied and overthrown cars were shown, some people still managed to smile and they waved to the camera... :) That's so positively Filipino! LOL

And I was also happy when I saw kids helping in the volunteer centers... :)

In an ironic way, all these made me proud once again that I am a Filipino... :)


With the overwhelming number of aids that our country is receiving right now, racists like that one #$%&# Kore*n cannot even destroy the current Pinoy spirit. Karma could be... digital :P

I have my own experience last Saturday, but would rather tell it later. (May trauma pa? :P)

Lighten up, everyone. Sharing what I saw on tv yesterday:

TV Host: Hindi na po kami tumatanggap ng volunteers sa ngayon, dahil sa sobrang dami, di na maaccommodate... Para sa mga nais mag volunteer, tumawag sa numerong... ??? ... LOL

markjeff
09.09.29, 12:41 PM
let us continue to pray and share whatever we can to those in need. dito sa diocese of kalookan meron crisis center where you can donate (cash or in kind) sa tabi ng chancery San Roque Cathedral. Salamat sa mga nag donate na.

i for one am not happy about this. kasi i feel this is preventable. i remember there was a mega flood project (erap's government). meaning they have foreseen that such flood will happen soon. what happened is nagawa nga siya pero nasira din at hindi na ni repair. word has it that over 500m in repair money is unaccounted for for the repairs of pumping stations in malabon.

when those pumping stations in malabon was active, wala halos baha kahit sa mababang places like malabon, navotas and caloocan. now that the pumping stations are not working, kahit high tide lang meron na baha sa mga areas na yan. would you believe even the church na pinakamalapit dito sa amin e may tubig sa loob during high tides. can you imagine kung sumabay yung high tide sa ulan.

let us continue to follow up on these projects. we are a typhoon frequented country. and problema din kasi sa government natin kelangan muna meron mamatay, masira, maperwisyo at ma abala bago gagawa ng aksyon.

ernanibaetiong
09.09.29, 01:00 PM
Yung parish din namin lumubog sa baha, it almost reached the choir loft, ganun kataas ang tubig. Di ko pa alam kung nai-salba yung mga imahen. Blessing lang ay wala ni isang gamit ng choir ang nabasa.

AFAIK also may 3 patay din dito sa area namin although dito sa street namin mismo wala namang ganong naipong tubig-ni hindi lalagpas sa tsinelas ang taas ng tubig. Yung mga area na may namatay lagpas tao raw ang tubig dun:(

Sabi-sabi "Things happen for a reason." Sana maintindihan ko na kung ano yung reason na yun kung talagang meron man...

Coolwaters
09.09.29, 03:03 PM
I just would like to share this... True heroes respond bravely to the situation at hand, even if it will cost them their lives...


Judge on Jet Ski saves 100; teener dies after rescuing baby, 30 others

By Julie M. Aurelio
Philippine Daily Inquirer
First Posted 03:45:00 09/29/2009

MANILA, Philippines—For the people of Sta. Monica in Novaliches, this Quezon City judge on a Jet Ski who plucked dozens of residents from swirling flood waters on Saturday is “Superman.”

“I was so shocked by the situation when I heard that around 150 houses were already flooded,” said Judge Ralph Lee of Regional Trial Court Branch 83.

“I heard that so many families were already stranded on their rooftops because water from the Tullahan River was already overflowing,” Lee, 49, told the Inquirer.

Lee drove from his Fairview home for the stricken community 30 minutes away with his personal water craft, life vests and two rubber boats he used on weekend wakeboarding sorties and mobilized a rescue effort that saved 100 lives.

There were other super heroes, like Muelmar Magallanes, a powerful swimmer who braved rampaging floods to save more than 30 people, but ended up sacrificing his life in a last trip to rescue a baby girl who was being swept away on a styrofoam box.

Family members and people whom Magallanes saved hailed on Monday the 18-year-old construction worker a hero, as his body lay in a coffin at a makeshift evacuation center near their destroyed riverside village in Quezon City.

“I am going to be forever grateful to Muelmar. He gave his life for my baby. I will never forget his sacrifice,” said Menchie Peñalosa, the mother of the 6-month-old girl whom he carried to safety before being swept away himself.

From 4 p.m. to midnight, Judge Lee combed the neighborhood 10 feet under water for trapped residents, each time loading at least three people on his machine and taking them to a bakery on high ground at the Palmera 4 subdivision, where his rescue effort was centered.

He personally took 32 people, mostly women and children, to safety.

“It probably took me around 20 plus trips to do that,” Judge Lee said.

“In the evening, the residents were able to help me rescue more people when the rubber boats came … We had no light except a flashlight provided by a homeowner,” he added.

With his son Ram and other homeowners, the effort brought some 100 people to safer ground.

Hero in his own right

Judge Lee recalled that at one point, the current was so strong that the Jet Ski flipped over, sending him and his passengers into the water.

“Luckily, I was able to get on my feet and turn it over again. Sometimes debris and trash would jam the Jet Ski and it would stop functioning,” Lee said, adding that he had to clean it out several times.

“They applauded later. One even called me ‘Superman,’” he said. “I was so carried away by the very sad situation. I could have probably saved more if the Jet Ski’s propeller didn’t get clogged, but I’m happy that I’ve done something.”

Mayor Feliciano Belmonte Jr. called the judge “a hero in his own right.”

“He really sprang into action and got the residents moving to save their neighbors,” said the Quezon City mayor.

Trapped on rooftops

Magallanes was at home in Barangay Bagong Silangan on Saturday with his family when the heaviest rains in more than 40 years hit Metro Manila.

At first the family, long used to heavy rains, paid little attention to the storm.

But Magallanes and his father quickly decided to evacuate the family once they realized the river 800 meters away had burst its banks.

With the help of an older brother, Magallanes tied a string around his waist and attached it one-by-one to his three younger siblings, whom he took to higher ground. Then he came back for his parents.

But Magallanes, a strong swimmer, decided to go back for neighbors trapped on rooftops.

He ended up making many trips, and eventually saved more than 30 people from drowning, witnesses and survivors said.

One last rescue

Tired and shivering, Magallanes was back on higher ground with his family when he heard Peñalosa screaming as she and her baby were being swept away on the styrofoam box they were using in an attempt to cross the swift currents.

He dived back in after the mother and daughter, who were already a few meters away and bobbing precariously among the debris floating on the brown water.

“I didn’t know that the current was so strong. In an instant, I was under water. We were going to die,” Peñalosa said, her eyes welling with tears and voice choking with emotion.

“Then this man came from nowhere and grabbed us. He took us to where the other neighbors were, and then he was gone,” Peñalosa said.

She and other witnesses said an exhausted Magallanes was simply washed away amid the torrent of water.

Incredibly brave

Neighbors found his body on Sunday, along with 28 others who perished in the flooding.

Standing next to his coffin, Magallanes’ parents paid tribute to their son.

“He always had a good heart,” said his father, Samuel.

His mother, Maria Luz, wept as she described her son as incredibly brave.

“He saved so many people, but ended up not being able to save himself.” With a report from Agence France-Presse

source: http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/inquirerheadlines/nation/view/20090929-227426/Judge-on-Jet-Ski-saves-100-teener-dies-after-rescuing-baby-30-others

rolandp43
09.09.29, 03:14 PM
napanood niyo po ba yung balita sa TV patrol kagabi, habang naghahanap po ng mare-rescue yung mga pulis na ang priority ay mga maysakit...

yung buntis na dinaanan nila lumulusong kahit hanggang beywang, pero nung nadaan nila yung isang mayor, hinarang nung mayor yung rubber boat, kahit hanggang binti lang ang tubig, tapos buong pamilya niya sumakay...

wow, parang nakakagigil po...

titopao
09.09.29, 03:51 PM
Meron pang isang nakakapanggigil na balita. Sa Marikina daw, dumating na yung mga relief goods. Pero hindi pa ito nakakarating sa mga residente ng Provident Village. Ang dahilan? Kasi gusto ng mga lintik at hinayupak na mga opisyales na makunan muna sila ng media habang namimigay ng mga relief goods :rage:

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Anyway, isang heads up lang po:

Sa mga bumibili o nagbabalak bumili ng doxycyclene (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Doxycycline) (yung gamot na nirerecommend inumin pagkatapos lumusong sa baha, para iwas sa leptospirosis), paki-check po ang inyong mga resibo at isumbong kung nabentahan kayo nito ng mahal.

Supposedly, P2 lang ang generic na doxycyclene, pero dahil kay Ondoy, may mga botikan nagbebenta daw nito kasingmahal ng P20 per tablet! ???

Humihingi ang DTI ng mga sumbong, mangyaring itawag lang sa kanila sa numerong 751-3330.

Kung nasa Twitter naman kayo, paki-sumbong din kay Manolo Quezon III (http://www.twitter.ph) ang botikang nagtinda sa inyo ng mahal na doxycyclene. Kino-compile kasi n'ya lahat ng mga sumbong.

rolandp43
09.09.29, 04:08 PM
bakit po noong walang kalamidad, ang daming pulitiko na pumaparada sa mga lansangan, kumakaway-kaway pa,pero ngayon po nasaaan na po sila, kung kelan kelangan tulong nila ng mga mamayan...lalo na po yung mga bumabatikos sa pangulo na walang ginagawa...pero sila ba may ginagawa?

yung iba nga nandiyan, pero parang farmbuddy...pagkatapos mo itanim, sila lang kukuha ng mga dapat na ikaw ang magha-harvest.

pacensiya na po...

silveryellow
09.09.29, 04:18 PM
Ang sardinas nga din daw binebenta ng P30 each. At baka naman ang nagbibenta pa ay yong mismong mga biktima na nakakuha ng relief goods? ???

Yong mga nasakyan ko na nagcharge ng medyo mahal, tulad ng bangka-bangkaan, hindi ko na inisip na nagsamantala sila, kasi naman nakababad din sila sa tubig baha at sa patuloy na pag-ulan, maliban pa sa sakit na maaaring maidulot ng dumi ng tubig. Paano na ang mga stranded kung wala ang mga tulad nila, eh di lalo lang naipon ang mga naistranded. Pwede na din siguro silang tawaging hero... ok semi-hero... or paid semi-hero LOL

manoiskee
09.09.29, 06:17 PM
Pwede na din siguro silang tawaging hero... ok semi-hero... or paid semi-hero LOL
parang si Mang Jose, ang superhero na pwedeng arkilahin.

jeffoy
09.09.30, 07:38 AM
Saludo ako sa mga taong may puso na hindi nagdalawang isip para tumulong at mismong sariling buhay ay kayang isakripisyo para mailigtas lamang ang mga nangangailangan..
Sila yung hindi na kailangan ng media para ipakita na tumutulong sila.

Boo! sa ibang mga opisyales ng gobyerno!

ernanibaetiong
09.09.30, 11:19 AM
From SM Niknok's FB Shoutout:

...experienced for the first time standing on the house roof, waiving hands and waiting for the rescue helicopters to drop some piece of goods for survival. (God the Provider!)

Glad their family is safe and I hope everything returns to normalcy soon.

Coolwaters
09.09.30, 12:17 PM
We from the Visayas are also doing our share...

Ngayong hapon luluwas ang first batch of buses full of donations from Cebu to Manila... :) I think five buses yata ang luluwas mamaya...

Gaya ng sinabi ko sa isang thread, inspiring ang nangyari dito kasi the local government units of different towns and cities tied up with the regional ABS-CBN station, as well as the local business firms here to consolidate their efforts for the victims of Ondoy...

And this morning, they were saying that the main donation drop-off point here (in Fuente Osmeña) was supposed to be closed on time last night but they had to extend the opening hours sa sobrang dami ng mga nagpupuntahang magdonate... And the volunteers willingly extended too...

So Manila pips, we from the Visayas are with you on this!!!

titopao
09.09.30, 12:35 PM
Inspiring din yung mga efforts ng mga kababayan natin from abroad na makakalap ng mga pantulong na ihahatid sa mga kapwa Pilipinong nasalanta ni Ondoy. Bukod sa pera ang kinakalap, kahit relief goods sinosolicit din sa iba-ibang panig ng daigdig :)

I just wonder kung kailan magkakaroon ng magsosolicit galing Africa at South America, para makumpleto na ang six continents ;)

prinze
09.10.01, 01:02 AM
Sino ang hindi makakakilala kay Muelmar Magallanes?

An 18-year-old construction worker braved rampaging floods in the Philippines to save more than 30 people, but ended up sacrificing his life in a last trip to rescue a baby girl and her mother who were being swept away on a styrofoam box.

michaela
09.10.01, 03:53 AM
Congressman, di sana rubbing alcohol na lang yung binili mo, mas kelangan yan pang-disinfect ng mga nababad sa baha kesa sa yo >:(

http://abs-cbnnews.com/nation/09/30/09/mikey-denies-buying-liquor-while-storm-raged

After all, if the story about him buying liquor while many are suffering were true, then people would really view it as the height of insensitivity. If it weren’t true, then he should just gracefully correct it. He shouldn’t be pikon, and more importantly, he should not haphazardly suggest that we should curb freedom of expression simply because he felt personally offended. Public officials should always be open to and patient with criticisms."I'm not scared to post status updates in facebook, plurk ,twitter or Internet in general naming people . ang dapat matakot ay si Mikey! Yikes!>:(

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Nagkararoon ko ng masamang panaginip kagabi being in an evacuation center and sleeping in a stone cold floor sends sadness and discomfort to my senses. There were kids, as young as my nephews and nieces and they were all there, lying on the chilly floor, clothes wet, unable to express their emotions, defenseless. I couldn’t sleep much so what I did kumain ako ng yellow cab's pizza for dinner/midnight snack... yum yum. I missed eating pizza...naubos yung pera ko kse nagpakain ako ng maraming tao.I laughed so hard I had to leave the evacuation center, so they wouldn’t know that I was still laughing, even after that d pa rin daw tumitigil ung pagtawa ko hanggang nakarating na ko ng DLSU para ituloy ko ung exam hehehe na mukhang kong pulubi..........??? Tapos, padating ko ng dlsu “hanggang ankle lang yung tubig,” :)Doon na natapos ung panaginip ko.

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Many people lost everything because of ondoy, worse many people died. I have friends who lost everything-clothes, books, appliances, etc. I wish I can be a superhero :) for them, to give them what they need, but all I can do for now are my prayers and little of my time in relief centers and donate money.

Then one of my ICA friends texted me that they were affected by the flood and they're house was gone already. We were so worried about her but thank God she and her family is now safe. I'm gonna meet her later to give her clothes and grocery items.Thank God most of our relatives are tolerable. But four of my friends are still missing, we don't know if they and they family are safe. Were just gonna pray for them.

I'm inspired by those ordinary people who said they just "did what they needed to do" when they saved lives, and did otherwise extraordinary things.:)

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Several friends from facebook, plurk putting a status saying : Baha sa Pilipinas, 2 Lindol sa Indonesia (1 of w/c felt in singapore and malaysia) , TSUNAMI in Samoa all within 1 week period...May dagdag pang red storm dust sa australia ha! :(



I am afraid nothing we can do that I can think of unless being nice to our mother nature.take good care and be safe.I'm okay! Things are slowly getting back to normal. :) kinda weird though oo nga, thankful pa din ako kahit paano.we just hope the coming Typhoon Peping wont make this worse.Dibdibang prayers na nga ginagawa ng lahat.who can I blame? Hoping and praying now the government will be serious in passing and implementing environmental bills and not be pressured by the big multinationals that blocks these bills will drastically affect them.God has a purpose for all of this..kahit gawa ng tao ay hindi ng Diyos ung calamity na nararanasan ng lahat. We learn again to love and care for others and it keeps us one as human beings and as a nation..The message of God is...LOVE one another!Don’t worry sabi ng nanay ko. mapapalitan din ang gamit. fight fight fight! :) imagine daw sabi ng nanay ko nung college siya,dalawang beses nasunigan sila.. kinalimutan na lang niya kasi, at least masaya't at ligtas lahat ng kanyang family. :)As long as we're all safe, then I think that's really something to be thankful for. :)We need to pray more fervently and help more intensely.Thanks so much and hope everyone's safe and dry.:)

titopao
09.10.01, 09:05 AM
@prinze: I think si Muelmar yung kasama dun sa nai-report dun sa ni-quote ni Coolwaters, yung kasama si Judge "Superman" :) Nakakalungkot nga lang at nasawi siya habang nagliligtas ng ibang buhay, pero I'm sure maraming nagtatanaw ng utang na loob sa kanya sa pagliligtas niya 8)

Kahapon naman, sa TV Patrol, may news feature tungkol sa mga sundalong nagbuwis ng buhay nila para lang makapagligtas ng mga biktima. Yung isa sa mga sundalong, reportedly, tuwang-tuwa pa raw nang mabalitaang magre-rescue daw sila ng mga biktima. Parang nakita n'ya siguro na 'yun yung magiging "finest moment" ng kanyang career.

I'm sure may mga nakabalita na dito ng tungkol sa pagligtas na ginawa nila Richard Gutierrez (gamit ang rescue boat), Jericho Rosales (gamit ang surfing board) at Gerald Anderson (gamit ang kanyang...swimming skills :P ). At least, pinakita nilang hindi lang sila pang-matinee idol, pang-reality TV din sila ;)

Coolwaters
09.10.01, 09:52 AM
@ titopao, idagdag pa daw sa list sina Cesar Montano (gamit ang kanyang natutunan sa "Muro Ami") at si Bayani Agbayani... :)

Magkasama daw silang tatlo ni Gerald Anderson pero hindi nila nakilala ang isa't isa. Nalaman na lang nila nang may nagsabi sa mga nakawitness sa kanila...

titopao
09.10.01, 10:09 AM
Make that four, kasi kasama ni Gerald Anderson ang kanyang kapatid sa pagre-rescue :)

Eto isang pic, si Gerald yung nasa gitna, kapatid n'ya yung nasa kanan:

http://images.eijeico.multiply.com/image/4:botomoipatrolmo/photos/102/1200x1200/2/gerald-anderson-to-the-rescue-1.jpg?et=6sitN9VdmAJkzHp13kzJKQ&nmid=286256411

More pics:
http://botomoipatrolmo.multiply.com/photos/album/102/gerald_anderson_to_the_rescue
http://www.noypitayo.com/2009/09/gerald-anderson-rescues-neighbors-during-typhoon-ondoy/

8)

silveryellow
09.10.01, 01:33 PM
Make that four, kasi kasama ni Gerald Anderson ang kanyang kapatid sa pagre-rescue :)

Nakakatawa't nakuha pang magkodakan habang bumabagyo. Teka, bakit di nalang din tumulong yong kumuha ng picture? :P

Nagamit nya ng husto yong 'training' nya sa PMA :P

Coolwaters
09.10.01, 02:02 PM
Parang yung nagpicture yata ang isa sa mga natulungan nila (female doctor)...

titopao
09.10.01, 02:10 PM
@silveryellow: Ang alam ko, isang middle-aged na babae ang kumuha ng mga litrato. I would give her the benefit of the doubt na, given her age, hindi niya kakayaning lumusong para sumagip ng ibang tao. (In fact, kasama yata s'ya o yung mga kamag-anak niya sa mga na-rescue ng magkakapatid na Anderson :P )

The least she could do, at least, is to document the incident by taking pictures of it; reporting and documenting acts of heroism is just as important as the act of heroism itself, for the same raison d'etre that journalists have in reporting the news and the newsmakers, even at the risk of their own lives and security (and, of course, at the risk of libel by Mike Arroyo :P). At least in this case, hindi na kelangan i-explain o ipagmayabang ni Gerald Anderson na talagang ginawa n'ya yun, the pictures speak for themselves 8)

Hindi katulad ng ibang nagmamagaling d'yan sa telebisyon na kelangan pang i-announce sa publiko na galing sila sa pamimigay ng relief goods, only to be revealed that the relief goods themselves were giving hints of electioneering :P

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Which reminds me...ipapasa ko lang ito:

Manolo Quezon III has a tip to those who are participating in the distribution of relief goods and in rescue operations: take pictures of what's happening in the rescue/relief front lines.

Hindi dahil sa pa-tweetums or pa-pogi or para may memorabilia kayo (although OK lang siguro yun :P), pero to document what really happens during those operations. At least, mave-verify kung totoo nga yung mga bali-balita o tsismis ng pananamantala sa paghahatid ng tulong.

Halimbawa: may mga sundalo nga bang nakatambay lang sa tabi sa halip na mamigay ng relief goods o mag-rescue ng mga naipit sa baha? Take a picture.

May nangyayari nga bang panghaharang sa pamimigay ng mga relief goods? Pinagkakaguluhan nga ba talaga yung mga relief goods? Take a picture.

Matagal na bang hindi kinokolekta ng garbage collection team ng lokal na pamahalaan ang mga naligpit ninyong basura mula sa iniwan ni Ondoy? Take a picture.

May mga pulitiko nga bang nagpapa-cute lang sa camera pero hindi talaga tumutulong sa operasyon, na ginagawa lamang palabas sa camera ang pagtulong sa mga nasalanta? (Like Dick (http://ayladeeyosah.multiply.com/journal/item/290/) Gordon (http://rex84.multiply.com/journal/item/39/") (that's two links, btw.)) Take a picture before, during and after the said politico's dis/appearance, para pwede n'yong ibalik sa mga hinayupak na pulitiko pag ginamit nila si Ondoy sa kanilang panganagmpanya.

manoiskee
09.10.01, 02:21 PM
okay, 1 candidate down, kahit anong posisyon pa takbuhan nya tanggal na siya sa balota ko.

manoiskee
09.10.01, 02:23 PM
Gov't, private developers liable for flood damage (http://ph.news.yahoo.com/abs/20091001/tph-gov-t-private-developers-liable-for-85c5a6c.html)

Coolwaters
09.10.01, 02:50 PM
@ titopao, sayang nga lang at walang nakakuha ng snapshots sa paepek ni Dick... Epal yun... Chairman pa naman ng Red Cross...

:rage: :rage: :rage: :rage: :rage: :rage:

Banned for life na siya sa balota ko...

Edit:

Hihirit lang ako ng isang observation and opinion... Parang si Bayani Fernando lang yata at si Gibo Teodoro ang nakikita ko sa mga candidates na parang back to the usual government work... Although visible sila pero I have not observed any electioneering ploys portrayed in the media... O baka meron din?

titopao
09.10.01, 03:12 PM
Out din sa akin si Manny Villar. Duda ako (hanggang ngayon) sa motives n'ya at sa taktika nya sa publicity.

Si Gibo Teodoro, am giving him the benefit of the doubt. Kasi trabaho talaga n'ya yung pumapel sa NDCC, he's being paid to lead the NDCC ops. He will be in big, BIG trouble kung hindi sya sisipot sa lahat ng operations.

manoiskee
09.10.01, 03:52 PM
2 down.

dun sa linked article private land developers sabit sa palpak na pagplano ng mga siyudad. eh sino ba mahilig gumawa ng mga subdivision na malakas mambraso?

ernanibaetiong
09.10.01, 04:20 PM
Hayzt si Mr. double insertion ba yan? LOL

Dati double insertion din tawag ko kay Erap eh...pero sa ibang larangan naman yun at for another discussion LOL

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React lang ako dun sa booze shopping ni Mikey Arroyo habang kasagsagan ng bagyo, siguro hayaan na lang natin sya. Basta ako mangangarap na lang na pag napatulog sya ng alak na yun ay hindi na sya magising nyahaha LOL

Kudos din siguro naman for Kris Aquino, ginamit nya ang pagiging taklesa para itulak ang mga kaibigan at mga kumpanya na magbigay sa relief efforts. Nakakahiya nga naman masabon ni Kris sa ere so bigay lang hehe. :)

titopao
09.10.01, 04:22 PM
@Coolwaters: I have the same response as that for Gibo. Trabaho nya kasi as MMDA chairman. Between duty and electioneering, I'd rather presume muna na he was doing it because of his job. It's a given ;)

Gaya nga ng sabi ni Gang Badoy (founder ng RockEd Philippines at host ng RockEd Radio sa 88.3 FM), ito yung times na yung mga katulad nila ay kelangang pumapel. Otherwise, they not only blew it, they also lose credibility as public officials. (So far, Gang Badoy is not happy with some actions undertaken even by Malacanang. Kung nakikinig kayo sa radio telecasts n'ya, you'll understand why.)

Hindi kasi ito katulad ng kina Manny Villar, Mar Roxas at Noynoy Aquino na wala naman sa kanilang primary job description ang magbigay ng tulong kapag may calamity, although plus points yun...kung nagawa nila ng tama. (Trabaho talaga 'yun ng mga nasa executive branch ng government, hindi ng legislative branch.)

Sasabihin ko sana'ng yun din ang duty ni Dick Gordon as chairman of Red Cross Philippines...until I read those two eyewitness accounts I cited kung saan "for show" lang daw pala yung ginagawa niyang pagdi-distribute ng mga goods sa Cainta. Nakakapanggigil talaga...san ka ba naman nakakita na may nangangailangan ng medical help, tapos pati ambulansya tinangay nya nung umalis sya dun sa village? And he also wants to run for President? Parang gusto ko tuloy malaman kung may way na mapalitan sya bilang Red Cross chairman :rage: :rage: :rage: :rage: :rage: :rage: :rage: :rage:

At least, sa ganitong sakuna pa lang, lumalabas na yung mga tunay na kulay nila, kahit paunti-unti ;)

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Reminds me...magiging super bagyo daw yung bagong bagyo na si Peping :( Guys, do take extra precautions if you're going out. Wala namang mawawala sa atin kung mag-iingat tayo sa ganitong pagsungit ng panahon.

ernanibaetiong
09.10.01, 04:29 PM
Guys, do take extra precautions if you're going out

Roger that titopao. Aba eh nadala na ko sa naranasan ko sa Pasig nung sabado, kung kasya lang ang rubber raft sa bag ko eh sigurado kasama yan sa arsenal ko LOL

manoiskee
09.10.01, 04:43 PM
Roger that titopao. Aba eh nadala na ko sa naranasan ko sa Pasig nung sabado, kung kasya lang ang rubber raft sa bag ko eh sigurado kasama yan sa arsenal ko LOL
pwedeng deflated salbabida at compact na pambomba ng hangin.ang ilagay mo dyan sa bag mo. ehehehe.

ernanibaetiong
09.10.01, 10:55 PM
Sabi ni Mikey wala daw sya sa Rustan's Katipunan nung time ng bagyo...at bilang ganti he wants Facebook regulated:

http://ph.news.yahoo.com/mb/20090930/tel-mikey-refutes-controversial-pic-on-f-2bf66ac.html

...gue kwento mu sa barangay, masyado kang pa-bibo! >:(

manoiskee
09.10.01, 11:38 PM
nakalayo pa pala si Ondoy...

Typhoon Ketsana kills nearly 50 in Vietnam, Cambodia; heads towards Laos (http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/news/world/rest-of-world/Typhoon-Ketsana-kills-nearly-50-in-Vietnam-Cambodia-heads-towards-Laos/articleshow/5070738.cms)

rolandp43
09.10.02, 12:12 AM
nakalayo pa pala si Ondoy...

Typhoon Ketsana kills nearly 50 in Vietnam, Cambodia; heads towards Laos (http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/news/world/rest-of-world/Typhoon-Ketsana-kills-nearly-50-in-Vietnam-Cambodia-heads-towards-Laos/articleshow/5070738.cms)

malayo na si Ondoy, pero papalapit naman po si pepeng, sana naman po, hindi siya destructive...LET US PRAY PO!

manoiskee
09.10.02, 12:53 AM
Philippine Storm Warning Signals (http://www.typhoon2000.ph/signals.htm)

si ondoy nag-average lang daw ng 85kph.
itong si pepeng daw ngayon has max sustained winds of 220kph.

signal no. 4 is given to storms with winds greater than 185kph.
disaster na naman to.

Pagasa: Storm 'Pepeng' threatens RP’s extreme north (http://www.gmanews.tv/story/173440/pagasa-storm-pepeng-threatens-rps-extreme-north)
But Quitlong said there is also a chance the storm, to be code-named "Pepeng" upon entry in the PAR Wednesday afternoon, will veer away without making landfall.

"May posibilidad, kasi ‘di parehas ang model, may chance na gigilid lang at lalayo ito, di na tatama ng kalupaan (Our models also show there is a chance it will just veer away and not make landfall at all)," he said.

hayz, sana nga di na sumayad ng pinas. dasal-dasal.

michaela
09.10.02, 02:58 AM
Sabi ni Mikey wala daw sya sa Rustan's Katipunan nung time ng bagyo...at bilang ganti he wants Facebook regulated:(Instead of heavily regulating facebook, why does he not heavily regulate himself?There will always be another social networking site that will come up. try and regulate the internet... they haven't been successful in china, burma and iran. a freakin strong storm hit our country, floods everywhere. It looks like a war broke out now. So much damage and a lot of people died.Kung hindi totoo, d dapat mapikon. Sa takot nung original nag post nun picture ni mikey sa facebook ay inalis na niya. baka daw kse balikan yung pamilya nag post nung pics. ...God, so many dead this week in Asia. Stay safe to all.

silveryellow
09.10.02, 04:53 PM
Kwento ng isang biktima, may mga pulitikong lokal din na nagpapapicture daw muna sa media bago ipamigay ang mga pagkain. Hmp. Pero at least di naman nila tinangay ang mga pagkain :P

Iyong isang pulitiko naman, dinalaw lang ang mga naistranded noong sabado ng gabi, sinabi lang na lumipat nalang ang mga tao doon sa court para magpalipas ng gabi. Ganon lang. Tinanong ng mga tao kung wala bang pwedeng masakyan na makakatawid lang sa bahaging may baha, wala syang positibong isinagot. At parang lalo pang dinedma ang mga tao nang malamang hindi sila tagaroon sa lungsod ni pulitiko. Tapos maya maya ay umalis na rin. Eh ano pa ipinunta nya don?! Dapat na din ba syang ipagkanulo? Hmp again :P

Coolwaters
09.10.02, 05:44 PM
yes, dapat din siyang ipagkanulo... :rage:

sjclc
09.10.02, 05:49 PM
Daming not-so-blind item ah. Hindi ko masikmura na may mga taong kayang gumawa ng mga ganung bagay kung kailan "walang mayaman o mahirap" na panahon.

allen lucas
09.10.02, 05:59 PM
dapat sa mga taong ito ilubog sa baha, lumalabas na ang tunay nilang kulay, for sure gagamitin nila ang mga picture ng mga biktima sa kampanya sa darating na election.

rolandp43
09.10.02, 06:11 PM
http://photos-g.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc1/hs270.snc1/9716_166895212993_52993642993_3692014_348566_n.jpg

silveryellow
09.10.05, 05:32 PM
yes, dapat din siyang ipagkanulo... :rage:


Daming not-so-blind item ah. Hindi ko masikmura na may mga taong kayang gumawa ng mga ganung bagay kung kailan "walang mayaman o mahirap" na panahon.

LOL

Pang-baranggay lang ata yong isa, ayon sa nagkwento, kaya siguro naman, tumakbo man yon ulit, alam na ng mga residente na hindi siya karapat-dapat iboto. Yong isa naman, wala pa ring opisyal na pahayag ukol sa kanyang pagtakbo, ngunit dating nagpapahiwatig. Ganon talaga, ganon daw kasi sila doon eh :P

Eh paano naman yong evacuation sa Palasyo? Nasusundan ko ang ilang kuwento ng mga nasalanta na naroon, at mukhang enjoy enjoy na sila, lalo na yong mga bata :P Ngunit pagsasamantala at pamumulitika din ba yon?

michaela
09.10.07, 10:48 AM
I got a cousin that near the upper portions of Marikina but they experience patches of flooding in some areas of their village. ung neighbors nila down the street they used to floods, but this is different. First time in 45+ years of residence nila dun that flood reached their gates. Ankle deep in their garage, very negligible damage. Neighbors submerged up ... Worse, wala tao nasa Nasugbu when ondoy came! they got stranded in Tagaytay and they so worried for their home. they got home Sunday afternoon.nakakatuwa lang sabi ng lolo ko ung bahay din nila sa pasig ung lilikas na sila they bitbit the 3dogs in case they gotta evacuate. since Labradors are great at swimming and they can save people.

my best friend naman worried for her kids thou because his husband is with him while they were out of the country.they daughter called to inform us that that their house got flooded knee deep eh yaya yan kasam sa bahay .It has not happened for 6 years they live in Palm Village:( They are ok now Thank God ... :)

A re-post of a status update of a friend in facebook said : The problem is that we don't have many disaster response assets, like rubber boats, helicopters, dinghies etc. But Congress can easily remedy that by fiat. A centralized authority with expanded powers for disaster response for Metro Manila... is needed. While the MMDA has some powers in clearing obstructions in national roads, it surely isn't enough."- environmental scientists from UP


Yes ung bahay namin sa pasig ...the flood waters reached inside our house for the first time ! It took 2 days to clean all the mud...but things are back to normal now...At least, it's good to have 3-floors house. We have a interesting moment in dealing with Christianity during the crisis and disaster. nakakaiyak talaga, both on a sad and happy note. sana naman maka-recover lahat ng affected. let's keep on praying and donating. :)

herald
09.10.07, 12:07 PM
hi. I made this one. nag colate ng mga pictures from different sites aside from the photos from my camera, background song : Still by hillsong

http://travelsandleisures.blogspot.com/2009/10/wrath-typhoon-ondoy.html

michaela
09.10.07, 12:44 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1bk44UnTSsc :)

Coolwaters
09.10.08, 08:21 AM
@ herald, thanks for sharing bro...
It was poignant to see God's reminders of His presence in your video...

Cinderella
09.10.08, 09:13 AM
I'm from San Mateo, grabe for the first time halos lumubog na yung bahay namin, unfortunately too dalawa lang kami ng mother ko nung time na yun kaya halos lahat ng gamit nung maitaas na eh nabasa na. Luckily buo pa rin naman ang bahay namin and I thank God for saving us.

Siguro kaya di rin ako nakapagsave ng mga gamit kasi busy ako kakavideo LOL

Nakaipon din ng sardines at instant noodles dahil sa bahay bahay na relief goods LOL

I salute all the people na nagdonate cash man or in kind para sa mga naapektuhan ng bagyo, also to those volunteer workers. :)

God Bless us all....

Thank you Lord

herald
09.10.08, 12:55 PM
yur welcome colwawters, sigh. kanina ko lang nakita video ng baha sa house ng parents ko, even sa kalye, parang ilog may current (40kph maybe), sigh nakakapang hina.

yeh, thanks to all the men and women who helped in one way or another.

markjeff
09.10.08, 01:19 PM
dito din sa caloocan nagkaroon ng pacific ocean nung sat. mejo mataas ang baha. pero mga 11pm sat lumiit na siya. thank god.

krishtianne
09.10.09, 11:28 AM
Hello po, Thanks God at safe po kayong lahat..... well let us continue to pray na lang, di lang sa ondoy's victims kundi ito9ng si Pepeng at yung paparating pa daw........

grabe talaga, expect the unexpected talaga, kaya tama yung dati kong pari e, dapat sa lahat ng bagay ay maging handa, di k man ang prospect o ikaw man ang target dapat ay pinaghahahandaan.......

buti na lang po safe ang mga family ninyo, unlike the others na still missing pa yung iba naman ay namatayan na nga pinatutubos ang bangkay.... grtabe talaga......
wala ka din asa sa gobyerno, buti na lang madaming volunteers at private individuals na marunong pa ring magshare ng meron sila.....

God bless friends!
:heart:

titopao
09.10.09, 11:33 AM
@krishtianne: Buti nga, ang problema lang nila pinatutubos yung bangkay (although mabigat na problema yun).

Mas nakakatakot pa nga yung nangyari sa Botolan, Zambales. Sa sobrang pagtaas ng baha, pati mga kabaong at puntod sa isang sementeryo lumutang din sa baha. Mga 200 daw lahat ng mga nakitang lumutang. S'yempre, dahil kelangan maibalik sa ayos ang lahat, kelangan ding i-identify ng mga kamag-anak yung mga nagsilutangan :terrified:

Coolwaters
09.10.09, 11:48 AM
nakita ko nga yun titopao...

May mga cases pa na nawash-out literally ang mga sementaryo in some communities na malapit sa dagat... Kaya patay din ang fishing industry nila... Walang gustong kumain ng isda....

Bonnie
09.10.09, 12:42 PM
Saklap naman ng Bagyong ito, patay na nga di pa pinalibre, hay nako, lalong nahirapan ang mga mamamayang Pilipino sa mga pangyayaring ito. Grabe naman.

titopao
09.10.09, 01:46 PM
Alam kong ibang bagyo si Pepeng, pero since essentially kasunod s'ya ni Ondoy...eto ang isang masaklap na balita :(

Landslides Sweep the Philippines, Kill 100 (http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2009/10/09/world/main5373068.shtml?tag=cbsContent;cbsCarousel)

(CBS/AP) A disaster-relief official said Friday dozens of landslides in the rain-soaked mountains of the northern Philippines had killed an estimated 100 people.

Olive Luces, civil defense director for the Cordillera mountain region, said four major mudslides struck late Thursday, burying almost an entire village in La Trinidad town in Benguet province.

Fresh flooding also hit about 30 towns in Pangasinan province, sending residents fleeing to rooftops and scrambling for safety after dams released excess water from recent heavy rains.

Sana'y ligtas pa ang ibang mga kababayan natin. At kung may mga kamag-anak kayo sa mga naapektuhang lugar, sana'y nasa mabuti silang kalagayan :(
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UPDATE: ABS-CBN says the number is 150 (http://abs-cbnnews.com/nation/10/09/09/100-reported-killed-cordillera-landslides) :(

familia singles
09.10.10, 12:19 AM
Ang daming mga pamilya ang affected dito sa amin sa Marikina. May isa kaming nbigyan ng relief na mag-ina. 1month old yung baby at ang masama nito ay nawashout yung bahay nila. wala ng babalikan. wala ng makakain. :(

manoiskee
09.10.10, 08:25 AM
yung sa muntinlupa hanggang ngayon lubog pa rin sa baha tapos kahapon naman nasunog pa mga bahay nila. aray!

silveryellow
09.10.10, 09:48 AM
What's also frustrating is that it already happened a week earlier and yet those provinces affected by the next typhoon Pepeng seemed unprepared. :|

bajo
09.10.10, 09:50 AM
sa bagyong pepeng naman (Mods gawa ba tayo ng another thread?) ..

grabe ang nangyari sa SM City Rosales. halos lubog ang ground floor nila. ang dami pang nagsasamantala o nagnanakaw, kitang kita sa TV.

Bonnie
09.10.10, 12:44 PM
Nakakalungkot naman ang balita mo bajo, lumubog na sa baha, ninakawan pa, grabe talaga ang kahirapan, di na natatakot na gumawa ng masama. Ay yay yay.

NikNoK
09.10.11, 02:48 AM
sa bagyong pepeng naman (Mods gawa ba tayo ng another thread?) ..

grabe ang nangyari sa SM City Rosales. halos lubog ang ground floor nila. ang dami pang nagsasamantala o nagnanakaw, kitang kita sa TV.

Yes, bajo! feel free to make a new thread..

vic_romero
09.10.13, 03:33 AM
GOD, FILIPINOS, ONDOY AND PEPENG
By Vic Romero
10/12/2009

A good friend of mine, Ador, wrote:

“Just wondering. . . . If God is really watching over us, why unleash these back-to-back calamities to our beloved Philippines, the only christianized and the most corrupt country in Asia, claiming hundreds of lives and destroying billion dollars of properties we can ill afford. . . Just wondering . . .”

Salamat, Ador, for wondering aloud about God's watching over us.

First, Pepeng and the landslides in the Cordilleras.

PEPENG AND THE CORDILLERAS

If you love the Philippines you will probably find this interesting. If you don’t care, you may find this boring.

The Cordilleras can handle rain. Lots of rain. Four great rivers drain these 7000-8000 foot highlands. They all begin within a few kilometers of each other on Mount Data (Do a Google search on Mount Data National Park). 1) The Suyoc on the west side flows into the Abra, which drains into the South China Sea. 2) The Chico on the northeast flows into the mighty Cagayan. 3) The Asin on the east flows into the Magat, which flows into the mighty Cagayan. 4) The Agno on the south drains into the Pangasinan plain and Lingayen Gulf. The mighty Cagayan is largest river in the Philippines. It goes north through Tuguegarao and into the Babuyan Channel. The Spaniards called it the Rio Grande de Cagayan because of its size. The Chico is the post popular whitewater rafting and kayaking destination in Luzon. (Do a Google search on Chico River Rafting.) You need a descending river to create whitewater rapids. The Abra is well-known to the people of the Ilocos. Look for videos of it on YouTube. The river is so wide. Pangasinenses know too well about the Agno. It’s also such a wide river. People who have read F. Sionil Jose’s Poón (the Ilocano word for tree) know what a mighty force the Agno can be.

This drainage system works when it’s in equilibrium. It’s God’s creation. It’s beautiful and efficient. It breaks down when we humans cut down the trees on the mountainsides, eliminating the tree roots that keep the soil from eroding and creating landslides. The greed of the loggers created the conditions that caused the landslides that killed people. In other forums on the internet, I have suggested a 100-year moratorium on logging on Philippine mountains. In addition, we need to plant trees to restore the mountain forests to their conditions in 1960.

ONDOY AND RIZAL

People built homes where none should have been built.

UP hydraulics engineer Guillermo Tabios says “certain areas such as Provident Villages were flood plains or low-lying areas where water from the river would overflow.

“You’re not supposed to build anything within six times the width of the river. Instead of fighting the river, you should just let the river run its course,” he said, noting that the floodwater increased its speed as it hit Marikina City.

Tabios cited the presence of obstructions along the Manggahan Floodway, which he said was originally designed to be 260 meters in width and a high water level of 14 meters.” (Julie M. Aurelio, “9 hours would have made the difference ,” Philippine Daily Inquirer, 10/08/2009)

ONDOY AND LAGUNA

The Laguna de Bay drains into Manila Bay by way of the Pasig River. Laguna is the Spanish word for lagoon, a fresh body of water that connects to salty sea water. When unpolluted, a lagoon is typically rich in marine life.

The following is from the “.4M lake squatters must go,” Philippine Daily Inquirer, 10/09/2009:

At least 400,000 squatters block key drainage channels of Laguna Lake on the edge of Metro Manila. The squatters are among a million people living on the shoreline of the country’s biggest lake.

“About 300,000 of the squatters are living in and around an illegal open garbage dump on wetlands that block two connecting rivers that are meant to channel excess water from the lake into Manila Bay to the west.

“The channel is constricted,” Laguna Lake Development Authority chief Edgardo Manda said, adding that clearing the squatters and garbage from the wetlands was key to allowing water to flow more freely.”

PEPENG AND PANGASINAN

The flooding of 38 Pangasinan towns (“never happened before,” says 56-year-old Villasis Mayor Abrenica) was caused by the release of water from the San Roque Dam.

Fatima Rosalin, 32, of Rosales, Pangasinan, and other residents in the area said there was no warning that the San Roque Dam in San Manuel, Pangasinan, had opened all of its six spillway gates that same day, spewing excess water at 2,500 cubic meters per second, inundating Rosales.

Teofilo Salazar, barangay captain of Puelay, said he and other members of the barangay council began sandbagging at least two spots in the eastern part of the dike when rains caused the river to swell. “Before the San Roque Dam was allowed to operate full blast, they should have first attended to the dikes. These are already weak,” Salazar said. (Gabriel Cardinoza, “We did not receive any warning’”, Philippine Daily Inquirer, 10/12/2009)

This from the column of Rina Jimenez-David in the Philippine Daily Inquirer, 10/13/2009:

“And what of those in charge of San Roque Dam in Pangasinan? So the earth dikes were already showing cracks months before Pepeng paid a visit? Why weren’t funds and human resources made available to repair them in time? And why didn’t any official make sure that those living in the path of the rampaging waters were warned and told to evacuate before the dam waters were released? The floods weren’t accidental at all, but the result of a deliberate decision, however well-meaning. What happened to preparing for the worst?”

SO, WHERE IS IT OK TO BUILD A HOME?

No lower than the nearest bridge or church altar, says urban planner Felino Palafox. (Philippine Daily Inquirer, 10/09/2009)

Palafox says homeowners, especially in places ravaged by the flood triggered by Tropical Storm “Ondoy” two weeks ago like Cainta, Pasig and Marikina, should research the “flood line” of their area. “This flood line should be based on the 100-year flood level, or the highest point reached by floods during this period,” he says. Normally, to get this information, builders would contract a “hydrological” study of the area. “But that is too expensive,” says Palafox, who also laments that some developers only get the 25-year flood level. The best bet, he says, is to look at the latest foreign-funded bridge in the neighborhood. “I would not advise bridges built using pork barrel because the specifications might be suspect.”

Palafox recommends a visit to the parish church and take a measurement of the altar. “In the old days, churches made it a point to construct the altar well above any flood line so they can avoid the altar being flooded.”

CONCLUSION

All are to blame, says an editorial of the Philippine Daily Inquirer of 10/12/2009.

“Now that things have settled down somewhat and relief operations are in full swing, it is time for finger-pointing and assigning blame. Some blame Nature for being capricious and ferocious. Most blame government for its unpreparedness, for its lack of a ready system for coping with disasters. Very few people blame themselves for the deluge and for the horrific death and destruction.

“Yes, indeed the enemy, insofar as environmental degradation and climate change are concerned, is us. We are, all of us, to blame.”

Thank you, Ador, for this opportunity for all of us to reflect on what happened. It was not God’s doing. It was humans that did it. God is still with us, watching what we’re doing to ourselves and our fellow humans.

Let’s not cut down trees any more. Let’s plant trees instead. Let’s not build homes in waterways or flood plains. Let’s dredge canals and esteros and keep the riverways clear. Let’s be extra cautious when building dams. Let’s fix and strengthen dikes. Let us respect the land and rivers and seas and our fellow humans.

Reymar Biohon
09.10.13, 06:53 PM
can i shared sumthin... sabi ng boss ko sa company..
kelangan daw ng isang bansa ang isang kalamidad.. prang cleansing daw po..

ernanibaetiong
09.10.13, 08:34 PM
alam mo kapatid may tama yung boss mu, not just calamities though, much more evident ang cleansing through wars, subok yan ng kasaysayan.

pero just the thought of it is creepy at sana wag na maulit.

hindi kasi biro na buhay ang nawawala sa mga ganitong pagkakataon. tulad na lang ng mga head of the family or breadwinners, pag sila ang na-disgrasya, idamay mu na din sa bilang ng casualties ang lahat ng umaasa sa kanila. at kamusta rin naman ang pakiramdam ng namatayan ng anak sa delubyong ito, pag namatay ang anak parang wala nang silbi rin ang buhay mo, walang hanggang kalungkutan. alam kong imposible na hindi na ito maulit pero umaasa pa rin ako.:(

Bok
09.10.14, 03:28 PM
it is in these times that we really cling to our faith. it's amazing how calamities and tragedies can bring people together and ultimately bring us back to God. we continue to pray for those who are suffering and those who are starting to rebuild their lives. it is also a time for serious reflection on how we have been stewards of God's creations. because of ondoy and pepeng, we have been shaken but we continue to find strength and confidence in the Lord's abundant grace and love. this is a great opportunity to be a christ to one another. :)

manoiskee
09.10.15, 01:19 PM
rK_AI3jl430

herald
09.10.19, 03:17 PM
wow!!! :), kahit bagyo susuungin..

Bonnie
09.10.21, 10:38 AM
Walang na nga raw urungan Herald, hehehehe.

titopao
09.10.23, 03:27 PM
Eto, mainit na mainit na topic ngayon. Apparently, iniimbak lang ng DSWD ang mga relief goods, pero hindi naman daw inilalabas ng warehouse. As in, meron na'ng naka-pack, pero hindi naman daw dinidistribute sa mga nangangailangan nito:

http://mabuhaygirl.multiply.com/journal/item/1104/WTF_is_going_on_Blog_Ni_Ella

NB: Wala pang official statement ang DSWD ukol dito.

manoiskee
09.10.23, 04:02 PM
isa lang masasabi ko...

hayz...

Coolwaters
09.10.28, 12:16 PM
@ titopao,
Parang meron na yatang statement ang DSWD... Kasi may inipost silang comment dun sa blog ni ella... hindi ko pa nai-inquire kay Google... LOL

the problem though, they did not totally negated the statements and accusations sa blog ni ella... And so, standing to be clarified pa rin yung "hoarding" nila...

dunno kung ano na ang latest dito...

Bonnie
09.10.29, 12:50 AM
Eto, mainit na mainit na topic ngayon. Apparently, iniimbak lang ng DSWD ang mga relief goods, pero hindi naman daw inilalabas ng warehouse. As in, meron na'ng naka-pack, pero hindi naman daw dinidistribute sa mga nangangailangan nito:

http://mabuhaygirl.multiply.com/journal/item/1104/WTF_is_going_on_Blog_Ni_Ella

NB: Wala pang official statement ang DSWD ukol dito.

Kung totoo nga yan, grabe naman, ano ba yan, me pantulong na di pa maipamigay, baka sa christmas pa ipamimigay grabe after 2 or 3 months pa yon...

bajo
09.11.02, 10:19 AM
Pics from GMA website

http://www.gmanews.tv/story/175997/captured-through-stormwatch-ondoy-and-pepeng-remembered

familia singles
09.11.03, 12:26 AM
Maraming salamat po sa lahat ng bukas palad na tumulong sa mga nasalanta ng bagyong Ondoy, Pepeng at Santi. Pagpalain nawa kayo ng Panginoon! :)

adikted1208
10.02.19, 02:25 PM
This is a bit late already.

Kami kasi nakatira sa Provident Village. That day, nung morning noon, pumunta pa kami ng mom ko sa simbahan kasi Anniversary ng Prex. Around 930am umuwi mom ko kasi aayusin daw niya ung mga pinamalengke niya. Pagdating niya sa bahay, dun sa labas hanggang tuhod na ung tubig. Around 10am pumunta ako sa may labasan para kumain (medyo weird lang nung day na un kasi normally hindi ako nagbe-breakfast, but that day andami kong kinain). I was suppose to go back to the chapel kasi meron pa kami sanang mass, kaso lang ung mga tricycle ayaw na magsakay kasi mataas na ung tubig, and since mas malapit ako sa bahay namin, umuwi na ko para tumulong mag-akyat ng mga gamit. Medyo elevated ung bahay namin, but when I got home nakapasok na ung baha. Tinawagan din namin ung dad ko na asa office para tumulong na sa amin. When we were done, we were so exhausted, and the flood inside our home was about neck high already. Kaya pinatay na namin ung kuryente umakyat na kami sa 2nd floor, that was around 12pm. Since medyo madilim, hindi namin makita kung asan na ung tubig, but I was so sure na lagpas tao na ung tubig sa baba ng bahay namin. Ka-text ko pa ung isang ka-choir ko na asa chapel din, sabi niya na-cancel na ung mass at itinago na nya ung songbooks ko sa isang kabinet so akala ko pauwi na sila non. Around 2pm, lo and behold! asa 2nd floor na ung tubig. We were panicking kasi we don't know where to get out. Ang alam lang namin na fire exit namin ay nasa gilid ng bahay at ang babagsakan mo ay puro barb wire. Luckily enough ung kapitbahay namin umakyat sa kisame nila pumunta sa bahay namin (duplex kasi). He helped us out kaya nakalabas kami ng bahay through their fire exit. We need to cross the street, sa bahay na katapat ng amin kasi para makasama kami sa rescue kung dumating, dahil ung bubong namin nahaharangan ng mga linya ng kuryente. Ipinagtali-tali namin ung mga kurtina and bedsheets at kumot para maka-langoy across the street, that time, nasa tuhod na ung tubig sa 2nd floor. I was the last one to cross, at nasa bewang ko na ung tubig non. It was a bit scary kasi tumatawid kami sa baha na malakas ung current. We were stranded sa bubong for 18hrs with no food, no water and nothing to keep us warm during the cold rain and wind. We could see sofa, washing machine, cabinets being drifted away. We could here our neighbor's dogs crying for help, coz their owners weren't home. It was a heartbreaking experience.

The next, the mud was about knee high, cars were on top of each other. dead bodies lying on the streets (almost unnoticeable because of the mud, and the devastated expression on peoples' faces. Tapos, chaka ko lang nalaman na hindi na naka-uwi ung mga kasamahan ko Prex. Some of them were able to go to a house with a third floor. Ung mga matatanda, dahil sa takot nagpa-iwan sa chapel. Kaya nung tumaas ang tubig, nakakapit lang sila dun sa mga kahoy na upuan, sa mga santo na lumutang at sa chandelier. Buti na lang din nagpapagawa kami ng bagong simbahan, kaya meron mga construction workers na nagbutas dun sa bubong ng simbahan namin at tinulungan sila makalabas. Unfortunately, meron namatay kasi hindi na rin kinaya.:(

Nung maglilinis na kami ng bahay, hindi ko alam kung alin ang mas mahirap na naexperience namin, ung baha ba mismo, or ung aftermath. Kasi we have to walk from barangka to our house in provident, maglilinis maghapon, and parang kahit anong gawin mong linis parang hindi nauubos ung baha, plus the fact that the house was a total wreck.

NikNoK
10.02.19, 05:33 PM
Hi, adikted1208!

I'm almost teary eyed upon reading your experience.
I couldn't imagine kung gaano kahirap yung pinag-daanan niyo jan. Nagbalik sa ala-ala ko yung mga nangyari sa akin.. sa Countryside, Pasig kami. First time din ito sa amin yung ganong klase ng baha.

I also experienced the same and mag-isa lang ako sa bahay nung nangyari yun, mabuti nga hindi ako tulog. usually tulog ako sa umaga dahil panggabi ang shift ko.

Tama yung sinabi mo, nakakalito.. hindi mo alam kung ano talaga ang mas mahirap kung yung mismong baha ba or yung aftermath... pero pareho kasing mahirap. Nung baha dahil, hindi mo alam kung mabubuhay ka pa.. hindi ka makatulog kasi pinapakiramdaman mo kung ano ang susunod na mangyayari. Nung aftermath naman, hindi mo alam kung ano ang uunahing linisin.. parang kahit saan ka magpunta puro putik at ang dumi dumi ng pakiramdam mo.. Gutom at uhaw... Wala pang kuryente.

Pero mabuti ang Diyos... salamat sa mga tumulong sa amin at naka-recover din naman kami kaagad, kahit na na-confine ako sa hospital for 3 days.

Ang mahalaga yung ngayon.. at least nakabangon na ulit

Sana ok na rin kayo... Wag mawawalan ng pag-asa at laging magtitiwala sa Diyos.

God bless!

adikted1208
10.02.20, 11:55 AM
Kahit papaano naman po nakakabangon na rin po kami. Mas simple na nga lang ung buhay namin ngayon. unlike dati halos maghapon sa harap ng pc or nanonood ng tv na malaki habang nakahilata sa malambot na sofa. Ngayon, tinatiyaga ung maliit na tv at walang computer sa bahay. Pero ok lang naman kahit ganun, kasi we were given we might never forget, and learned valuable lessons in life..

besides that, we really can't deny the fact na meron talagang miracles na nangyayari before, during and after that calamity.

after nga namin makapaglinis sa bahay namin, tumulong kami mamigay ng mom ko ng relief good from the parish. iniikot namin ung buong village kahit puro putik.. pero masaya namin..:)

Jon2
10.02.22, 02:58 PM
Thanks for sharing, adikted1208. Ako gusto ko rin magkwento kaso di naman dun kay Ondoy kundi kay Pepeng.

I have had yung aakalain mong worst days pero not one was enough to rival this - na malaman mo ang buong pamilya mo sa province e nasa bubong for 12 hours without anything.

Syempre napraning na ako nun. Nareceive kong text sa ate ko e bumaha sa amin. Since it's a normal thing lalo na pag malakas ang bagyo, sinabi ko na mag-ingat sila tapos next thing I know e lagpas tao na. Sigurado ako na alam na nila gagawin dahil sanay na kami sa baha before pero ang last text na natanggap ko e nasa bubong na daw sila at after that di ko na sila makontak.

It took me 2 days to finally go visit them dala dala ang mga gamot, pagkain (yes, even dog food as well), damit. I am very thankful to "onliner" friends who contributed kahit sila e nabaha din. Di ko nga alam kung paano ko nabibit ang 4 na kahon and 2 bag from here to there. Di na mahalaga yun basta ang importante, lahat ng dala ko helped 9 families who were with us during that time plus others na nakausap ko at humingi rin ng tulong.

I wish I could remove them of everything painful. One thing that registered when I got there was for me to talk to my mom and dad. Di mo man makita sa mukha nila na nalulungkot sila sa nagyari, you can sense how hurt they were. Halos lahat ng nakausap ko nung dumating ko, isa lang sinabi sa akin - na akala nila oras na nila. Sabay tanong kung me dala akong pagkain at gutom na sila :)

Di ko na napansin kung gaano kadaming putik ang aking nawalis or ilang kilo ng damit ang aking nalabhan. Napansin ko though e yung collection ko na alam ko na di ko na maibabalik pa ever pero mas higit pa rin na alam ko na kasama ko family ko after this.

Btw, it was my mom's 60th birthday nung baha. We celebrated it with a cake na dala ko. Yun actually ang pinakaimportanteng hawak ko nung pauwi ako dahil alam ko na mapapangiti ko sya when she sees (and eats it).

familia singles
10.02.23, 01:13 PM
Salamat sa mga sharings nyo kuya Jon2 and adikted1208. nakakalungkot mang isipin na nangyari sa atin ito pero its also inspiring kasi in the midst of all the devastation and kawalan ay meron pa ding gaya ninyo na tumulong sa ibang tao kahit ang mga pamilya nyo na mismo ang nasalanta ng baha. Maraming salamat sa pagiging BUKAS PALAD sa gitna ng kalamidad! Kudos to you! :)

fhayeobra
10.02.25, 12:14 AM
ako naman po.. dito sa karangalan pasig.. 1st time mangyari sa'min na bahain kami tapos inabot pa ung loob ng bahay.. elevated na nga pero dahil sa matinding hagupit ni ondoy, talagang pinasok kami.. dun pa lang, sobrang natakot na'ko nun.. ang nangyari pa kasi nun.. ako lang nag-iisang babae nun.. wala si mama.. ung kuya ko namang isa, nasa school nila.. so 'dun sila na-trap.. buti na lang talaga safe sila dun.. buti na lang din po, andito ung iba ko pang mga kapatid nun dito sa bahay.. tulung-tulong po naming inakyat lahat ng mga mahahalagang gamit.. papeles, dokumento, mga masisirang gamit.. kinagabihan nun.. 'di ko rin akalain na halos lumubog na'ko sa tubig.. ang lalim na pala.. 'di na'ko pinalulusong ng mga kapatid ko dahil baka 'di ko raw.. hirap kami nun.. ilan lang stock naming pagkain.. gumawa ng power source ung kuya ko para sa'min.. down ang globe nun, 'di ko makamusta ung mga kaibingan ko.. talagang halos ng gamit namin nun.. sira..

buti na lang po ngayon, sa awa ng Diyos.. nakaraos na kami.. un nga lang, di na talaga un makakalimutan.. isa un sa mga pinakamatitinding bagyong tumama dito sa maynila.. :):):)

bunso16
10.02.25, 10:02 AM
Kakalungkot po talaga yung nangyari sa Ondoy...

May mga kasamahan din po kami dito sa choir namin sa Marikina ang nalubog sa baha. Yung isang kasamahan po namin, talagang iniwan na po nila yung house nila kasi ilog po yung nasa likod bahay nila at hindi na po safe kung dun pa din po sila titira. Nagrerent na lang po sila ngayon sa isang apartment. Ang hirap din po nung tinutulungan namin silang maglinis ng mga gamit nila kasi lahat ng gamit nila ay nalubog sa baha. lampas tao po kasi yung baha at napakabilis dumating. Mabuti na lang po at nakalikas silang lahat nung hanggang beywang pa lang yung tubig.

Di po talaga makakalimutang experience itong baha ni Ondoy... :(

vouluge14
10.03.25, 08:15 AM
haiizzz...nakokonsensya ako..kasi ipinagdasal kong umulan..huhuhuh..buti na lang nakauwi ako ng maaga at nailigtas ko yung family ko.haiz.pero first time ko yung mabaha ng ganun kataas...:(:(:(...1 month ang cleaning time namin.ang sakit sa katawan