I wasn’t aware that Typhoon Sendong ravaged Mindanao from devastating rains, flash floods and landslides that have left a shocking trail of devastation. Yesterday we were in Manila and got back home the following day at 3 am. I wasn’t really aware that our kababayans were badly affected by typhoon Sendong (International name Washi). Just seen the news today on TV Patrol Weekend, I was really shocked because Sendong killed almost 400 lives in almost part of Mindanao especially in Cagayan de Oro and Iligan City. Still there are hundreds of people missing. Many of our kababayans also lost their homes and possessions. Residents said it happened so fast, at a time when people were fast asleep.
I remember last time I was talking to blogger friend Genny from Davao she mentioned that their place especially Mindanao are rarely affected by storm. It is true because number of major storms strike yearly in our country but Luzon is the one that always affected but I seldom heard that Mindanao and even Visayas region are visited with storms annually.
I felt sorry to all the victims especially because Christmas is coming. Wonder how they will celebrate Christmas because of what happened. Well, praying here that typhoon like this will not occur again. Anyway, if you read my post and wanted to help, this is the thing I can do to help the victims. I searched over the net on where to give donations whether in cash or in kind. Feel free to help and let us back smiles to our kababayans in Mindanao. (I got the following informations here – https://www.facebook.com/note.php?note_id=261131883947025)
DSWD – Volunteers needed at DSWD Cagayan de Oro (Masterson rd, Upper Carmen) to repack and deliver relief goods. Call +63906-615-0095 or tweet @DSWDserve.
Iligan Bloggers Society. Meet at RizalPark at8AM onDecember 18, 2011. Look for Erika Cruz 0905-280-2002
Rock Ed Iligan. Running a soup kitchen in Iligan now. Donate any amount so they can continue to serve hot meals for homeless families in the neighborhood to BPI Loyola 3080.0073.44. Tweet @rockedradio or @RockEdIligan for help
Red Cross via credit card & bank deposit. Visit http://www.redcross.org.ph/donatenow
Red Cross via Globe. Text RED < amount > to 2899. You may transfer P5, 25, 50, 100, 300, 500
Red Cross via Smart. Text RED < amount > to 4143. Valid donation amounts 10, 25, 50, 100
Xavier University, Cagayan de Oro needs donations in CASH, FOOD (noodles, canned goods, etc.), BOTTLED WATER, and CLEAN CLOTHES. Details here: http://www.xu.edu.ph/index.php/other-news/642-bagyong-sendong-relief-operations-in-xavier-university/
Iligan Bloggers Society is asking for cash donations, canned goods, noodles, bath and laundry soaps, toothpaste, rice, used clothings, slippers. Details here: http://iliganbloggers.com/food/one-for-iligan-help-the-typhoon-sendong-victims/
ABS-CBN Sagip Kapamilya. Donations accepted in cash and in kind. Details: http://www.facebook.com/notes/anc-247/heres-how-you-can-help-victims-of-sendong-via-sagip-kapamilya/10150529342939122
Globe G-Cash. Text DONATE(space)AMOUNT(space)MPIN(space)SLB and send to 2882
La Salle Greenhills. Donations will be accepted startingDecember 19, 2011 (Monday) — Donations in cash and kind can be received at Gate 2 of La Salle Green Hills at343 Ortigas Avenue, MandaluyongCity 1550. You may also call any of the following telephone numbers for further inquiries:
Aluimni Office — 721-2729, 722-7750, 725-4720
GS Principal — 721-2482
HS Principal — 721-8914
Buildings and Grounds Office — 721-8904 (Telefax)
La SallianMissionOffice — 726-5851 (Telefax)
For two days already classes were suspended here in our place. Though were not really affected by typhoon Juaning still Quezon province was under Signal No. 2. So DepEd suspended classes from preschooler to high school department. But we only experienced some rainy showers but beyond that nothing awful things are happening right now. But I heard in the news that many casualties were already reported in the nearby places that were truly affected by this typhoon. So sorry for those who have been affected I hope our government can do/ready and learned from the past experiences like in Typhoon Ondoy.
Anyway, this typhoon still in our country but another typhoon was predicted by PAGASA. I hope this will not turn into a typhoon I don’t think our kababayan (fellow countrymen) are ready for another one.