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sp★rkle

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Don't stop giving

Good morning. Me and my friends were able to set up an account to receive monetary donations across the world thru PayPal, so this one we can directly monitor, the PayPal ID is: [email protected] Do send me a private or visitor message when you've deposited your money so I can monitor it.

Also, these people are still in need of clothes, towels, blankets, underwear (seriously) or relief goods especially water and toiletries (napkin and diapers) so if you have spares please hand them over to any LBC branch in your country (so far I only know these countries to be involved in the relief operations: Singapore, KSA, UAE, HK, Brunei, Malaysia, Taiwan, UK, Spain, Italy). The addresses of the LBC Branches in your country could be found here: http://www.lbcexpress.com/

Guys, more than a thousand people died because of the typhoon and most of the people from Cagayan de Oro and Iligan spent their Christmas mourning over their passed and missing loved ones with no Christmas feast to eat or even a house to live in. Let's give love on Christmas day.

We need your prayers, let's pray for the Philippines...
 

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Also, I heard from the news today that the mayors of those two places affected (Cagayan de Oro and Iligan) are starting to rebuild infrastructures and already have places where they can relocate the displaced families. The president of our country was suggesting to turn the flooded area which is considered as the catch basin now to turn into a park or something.

For once, maybe I need to say this just to express my feelings towards this calamity: I am so pissed that the 'logging ban' in our country has not been passed still amidst the many flashfloods that has been happening. Not only that, some big companies are digging our rivers (which is very near my place). My dad being a government official is totally against it but he's part of the minority and there are more people in the government that is greedy with money and could not stand for what is right. I will show pictures soon. This one, is about the recent calamity that struck our country: http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10150556652711340.437720.694386339&type=3
 

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I've encouraged my classmates to donate something for the victims of the typhoon. We have collected a total of P 7,000. Hope that our little donation will help the victims of the recent typhoon 'sendong'. CDO is really devastated. :(
 

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DEADLY LANDSLIDE IN THE PHILLIPINES

At least 25 have lost their lives and 100 are missing after a landslide in the southern part of the Philippines. The affected area is mainly inhabited by golddiggers according to the authorities.

The landslide occurred in a remote mountain village close to the town of Pantukan on the island of Mindanao. A unit from the military is rescuing people out of collapsed buildings - according to the authorities.

The area has attracted thousands of golddiggers for decades. There have been numerous deadly accidents due to unorganized digging.
 

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On 6.2.12 there was a magnitude 6.7 (other media says 6.8 or 6.9) earthquake.

Local reports talk about as many as 43+ dead people, and many were injured. Some school children on their way to school died.

There were landslides - and several aftershocks (one of them powerful - magnitude 6.2.


I posted about it in the thread: News in relation to natural disasters - copied the text to post it here as well, but in that second my internet connection was cut for hours.


Latest on yesterday's earthquake from BBC World News:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-16920797

7 February 2012 Last updated at 04:39 GMT

Teams search for Philippine earthquake survivors

Rescue efforts are continuing after Monday's powerful earthquake in the central Philippines that left dozens of people dead or missing.

Army teams were carrying out search operations, said Ver Neil Balaba, operations officer at the regional Office of Civil Defence, and police had been deployed to prevent looting.

''The most urgent needs now are water, tents and food,'' he said.

The quake hit 70km north of Dumaguete city on Negros island.


The 6.7 magnitude earthquake struck at 11:49 (03:49 GMT) at a depth of 20km, according to the US Geological Survey.

As of 08:00 local time, an official report put the death toll at 15 confirmed dead, 44 reported missing and 52 injured.

The death toll includes two children
, according to the government's National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC).

One local report on Monday put the number of dead at 43, including many people killed in a landslide in the badly-hit coastal area of Guihulngan.

But this report has not yet been confirmed by the central authorities. Telecommunications have been cut in many areas.

A series of aftershocks followed the initial quake, one of them registered a magnitude of 6.2 at the epicentre.

The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology issued a tsunami alert for the area, but had lifted it by 14:30.

'Trapped inside'

On Tuesday, public schools and two universities in Negros Oriental province were closed.

Regional officials and an administrator from Manila had also arrived in the area and were assessing damage and needs, said Mr Balaba, who is based in Cebu.

Damaged roads and bridges added to challenges faced by rescue workers and the transport of aid and supplies.

In the town of Guihulngan, about 90 km north of Dumaguete, reports said some houses had been completely buried by landslides, and the market and court house were also damaged.

The town's 42-strong police force, joined by army personnel and volunteers, had been searching for survivors and clearing debris, said Inspector Alvin Futalan, police chief of Guihulngan.

"The army (troops) had to walk about 50 km from the last stop reachable by vehicle to reach us," he told the Agence France Presse news agency.

Nine bridges were damaged in Negros Oriental, with four no longer passable, said Governor Roel Degamo.

The quake also caused a landslide in the mountain village of Solongon in La Libertad town, in the same province.

"We're now getting shovels and chain saws to start a rescue because there were people trapped inside. Some of them were yelling for help earlier," La Libertad police chief inspector Eric Arrol Besario told the Associated Press by phone.
 

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News in relation to natural disasters on the Philippines on 27 October 2012

24 DEATHS IN THE PHILIPPINES AFTER TROPICAL STORM / TYPHOON SON-TINH

A tropical storm / typhoon by the name of Son-Tinh has cost at least 24 human lives on the Philippines. The victims were washed away by watermasses, drowned or were buried in mud or have frozen to death according to the Filipino authorities.

More than 15,000 people are now in emergency shelters.

Additional 40,000 have received provisions (food and beverage) and other assistance at home.


8 fishermen from the central and southern part of the Philippines are missing.

On Friday the authorities had mentioned a death toll of 6, but this has risen to 24.

Every year the Philippines are hit by an average of 20 powerful storms or typhoons.

Source: German ARDtext + Norwegian NRK News + Swedish SVT Text
 

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NEWS IN RELATION TO THE PHILIPPINES ON 3 DECEMBER 2012

THE PHILIPPINES: FEAR OF TYPHOON "BOPHA"


Due to the approaching typhoon "Bopha", almost 8,000 people in the Philippines have left their houses. People living in the coastal and low-lying areas have sought safer places according to the authorities.

The typhoon BOPHA is expected to make landfall on the east coast of the island of MINDANAO with wind gusts / speeds of up to 210 km per hour and heavy/torrential rain (skyfall).

The authorities are reported to have stored food and rescue equipment in the areas where the typhoon might pass. The wind speed has been measured at 175 km per hour.

According to the head of the Civil Defence in the capital Manila, Edgardo Ollet, it would be the strongest typhoon in the Philippines this year.

In december 2011 a typhoon destroyed the towns / cities of Cagayan de Oro and Iligan City. More than 1,200 people died.

Sources: German ARDtext + Swedish SVT Text
 

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Sometimes we forget how small we are compared to nature. I hope those people will find peace wherever they are now.
 

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News in relation to natural disasters on 4 + 5 December 2012

Up to 230 DEATHS IN THE PHILIPPINES CAUSED BY TYPHOON BOPHAS

The death toll following typhoon BOPHAS in the Philippines has risen to 230.

The typhoon that mainly hit the island of MINDANAO and particularly the southern island's east coast - triggered floodings and landslides.

Worst hit was the Compostela Valley with at least 151 deaths - according to government spokes(wo)man Fe Maestre - including 66 inhabitants and soldiers who were washed away by a FLASH FLOOD that had flooded 2 emergency shelters and a field camp near the city of New Bataan on the island of MINDANAO yesterday / Tuesday. Hundred other people are missing in the province of Davao Oriental according to spokesmen for the government today / Wednesday.

An unknown number of fishermen at sea are also missing.

More than 50,000 people have sought refuge in evacuation shelters.

Many flights were and ferries were cancelled.

This is the strongest storm in the Philippines for 41 years with wind gusts of up to 210 km per hour.

Sources: German ZDFtext, Swedish SVT Text, Norwegian NRK News + Danish dr.dk/news and TV2 News
 

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UPDATE WEDNESDAY NIGHT AT 10PM aka. 22 o'clock


AT LEAST 300 CONFIRMED DEATHS IN THE PHILIPPINES CAUSED BY TYPHOON BOPHA

The death toll following typhoon BOPHA in the Philippines has risen to 300. The typhoon has left a devastated landscape in the southern part of the Philippines.

The typhoon that mainly hit the island of MINDANAO and particularly the southern island's east coast - triggered floodings and landslides.

Worst hit was the Compostela Valley with at least 151 deaths - according to government spokes(wo)man Fe Maestre - including 66 inhabitants and soldiers who were washed away by a FLASH FLOOD that had flooded 2 emergency shelters and a field camp near the city of New Bataan on the island of MINDANAO yesterday / Tuesday. About 300 people are missing - many of them in the province of Davao Oriental according to Minister of the Interior Manuel Roxas today / Wednesday. Entire families were washed away, he said after a tour in the disaster area.

An unknown number of fishermen at sea are also missing.

Hundreds are injured, and almost 200,000 people have sought refuge in evacuation shelters.

Many flights and ferries were cancelled.

Landslides and floodings made the streets impassable which made it difficult for the rescue teams to reach those in need of help.

This is the strongest storm in the Philippines for 41 years with wind gusts of up to 210 km per hour.

Later BOPHA weakened and headed westward to the South-China Sea.

Sources: German ZDFtext, Swedish SVT Text, Norwegian NRK News + Danish dr.dk/news and TV2 News
 

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NEWS ON 6 + 7 DECEMBER 2012 IN RELATION TO THE PHILIPPINES

AT LEAST 482 DEAD BODIES RECOVERED - HUNDREDS MISSING

2 days after the typhoon BOPHA ravaged the southern Philippines and particularly the island of MINDANAO the death toll has risen to close to 500. Until thursday eve (local time) 482 dead bodies have been recovered. At least 370 remain missing and 250,000 have been made homeless by the typhoon.

The victims include 78 villagers and soldiers who were washed away by a flashflood that submerged / flooded 2 emergency shelters and a field camp.

Many of the deaths occurred in the two mountain villages of New Baatan and Monkayo.

More than 400 were injured as the typhoon mit hurricane-scale windgusts and heavy rain swept over the island of MINDANAO.

Many died in flash floods and in connection with landslides, others were killed by falling trees or debris.

Worst affected was the province Compostela Valley with about 200 deaths. Entire families were killed.

The material damage is huge. According to aid workers and the UN the need for help is insatiable.

The UN is ready with humanitarian help and is ready to mobilize international support, says a spokesman for general-secretary Ban Ki-Moon.

The typhoon moved on.

Each year the Philippines is hit by 20 typhoons.


Sources: ZDFtext + ARDtext + Norwegian NRK News
 

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NEWS IN RELATION TO THE PHILIPPINES AND NATURAL DISASTERS ON SATURDAY, 8 DECEMBER 2012

TYPHOON "BOPHA" RETURNING TO THE PHILIPPINES - HEADING FOR THE NORTHERN TIP OF THE ISLAND OF LUZON


The powerful typhoon BOPHA that ravaged the Philippines 4 days ago = last Tuesday killing almost 500 people has changed its course and is now apparently returning to the Philippines.

The typhoon is expected to make landfall on the northern tip of the island of LUZON - the largest island in the Philippines - in the night between Saturday and Sunday with windgusts up to 160 km per hour / 45 m per second.

Earlier this week, BOPHA hit the southern part of the Philippines - the island of MINDANAO - with devastating force.

500+ people were killed, 500+ are missing, and more than 250,000 have become homeless.

President Benigno Aquino has declared the country in a state of EMERGENCY.


Sources: Danish dr.dk/news + TV2 News (live and text-tv) and Swedish SVT Text
 

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oh dear Lord, help us all!!

I cross my fingers for the Philippines and its citizens.

On the TV2 News the said that the hurricane would return to the Philippines as a category hurricane / typhoon.

But I have not heard or read more about it.

I hope that it has not been so bad as could be expected.
 

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NEWS IN RELATION TO NATURAL DISASTERS / THE PHILIPPINES ON 10 DECEMBER 2012

THE UN ASKS THE WORLD COMMUNITY TO HELP THE PHILIPPINES


The typhoon "Bopha" that ravaged the Philippines last week has claimed more than 600 human lives, and more than 800 people remain missing.

Today the UN pleads for assistance to millions of affected people in the Philippines.

The humanitarian UN coordinator, Luiza Carvalho reports the plans for an acute aid package and a more long-term support to the MINDANAO region in the southern part of the country.

"5 million people are affected and need immediate help".

Source: Swedish SVT Text
 

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DEATH TOLL AFTER TYPHOON "BOPHA" RISING TO MORE THAN 700 IN THE PHILIPPINES

The number of deaths following the tropical storm BOPHA in the Philippines has risen to more than 700.


The chance of finding more survivors is small.

One week ago BOPHA hit the southern part of the Philippines as a typhoon. A few days ago it swept across the northern part of the Philippines.

More than 5 million people were affected by the worst storm in 2012 in the region.

The damage to houses and agricultural areas has been assessed to the equivalent of 130 million Euro.

Sources: Swedish SVT Text and German ARDtext
 

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NEWS IN RELATION TO NATURAL DISASTERS ON 15/16.12.11

DEATH TOLL AFTER THE HURRICANE IN THE PHILIPPINES HAS PASSED 1,000 - MORE THAN 800 REMAIN MISSING

Source: TV2 News
 

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NEWS IN RELATION TO THE PHILIPPINES ON 16.12.11

DEATH TOLL AFTER THE HURRICANE IN THE PHILIPPINES HAS PASSED 1,000. 1,020 DIED. 844 REMAIN MISSING - HALF OF THEM FISHERMEN


After the devastating typhoon "Bopha" in the Philippines on 4 December, the death toll has risen to more than 1,000. So far 1,020 dead bodies have been recovered according to the government. The death toll might rise further as 844 people are regarded as missing. 27,000 remain homeless living in random shelters.

The typhoon triggered landslides and floodings.

Most deaths occurred in the southern island, MINDANAO.

On 4 December, "Bopha" made landfall with wind speeds / wind gusts of about 210 km per hour in the eastern part of Mindanao. A few days later it returned at reduced speed, but with heavy rainfalls.

The citizens were not at all prepared for the strength of the typhoon. This part of the Philippines (Mindanao) had not been hit by a powerful storm since 1912, says Benito Ramos who is the Filipino head of the civil defense.

The typhoon has caused massive damage to infrastructure and agriculture.

Sources: Danish dr.dk/news + TV2 News + German ZDFtext + Swedish SVT Text


Danish newspaper Berlingske Tidende on 15.12.12:

The typhoon has claimed at least 902 human lives and made 80,000 homeless according to the government in Manila.

The death toll is expected to rise further as 934 remain missing.

More than 2,600 were injured during the typhoon that hit particularly the island of MINDANAO on 3.12.12.

11 days after the typhoon hit, 80,000 Filipino remain installed in/at evacuation centres all over the country as Bopha has destroyed about 61,000 homes.
 

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NEWS IN RELATION TO THE TYPHOON BOPHA IN THE PHILIPPINES

TYPHOON "BOPHA" KILLED AROUND 1,500 PEOPLE IN THE PHILIPPINES

The number of deaths caused by the typhoon Bopha that ravaged the Philippines earlier this month (around 4.12.12) is likely to pass 1,500 according to the authorities.

That makes Bopha the second-most deadly typhoon in the south-east Asian country since recording hereof started in 1947.

The worst typhoon since 1947 in the country was "Thelma" in 1991 when more than 5,000 were killed.

The head of the country's Civil Defense, Benito Ramos says that so far 1,067 have been confirmed dead. 800 are missing.

The death toll will rise, but not all missing can be regarded as dead
, he says. He estimates that the death toll will be around 1,500.

Source: Danish dr.dk/news + Norwegian NRK News


300,000 HOMELESS AFTER TYPHOON "BOPHA" - so aid agencies

At least 200,000 are in need of acute humanitarian help after the typhoon that killed more than 1,000 at the beginning of December.

The situation is really desperate, says Gwendolyn Pang, secretary-general of the Filipino Red Cross.

"We must meet people's basic needs such as food and water, but also help them rebuild their homes", says Gwendolyn Pang.

Source: Swedish SVT Text
 

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THE PHILIPPINES ARE PREPARING FOR A NEW TROPICAL STORM "WUKONG"


A new tropical storm - "Wukong" - is expected in the night between 25.12 and 26.12. The authorities warn of risks of LANDSLIDES and FLOODINGS.


The tropical storm is expected to hit the same area that was ravaged 3 weeks ago - 4.12.12 - by the tropical storm / typhoon "Bopha".

Source: Swedish SVT Text
 
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