8 Ways to Help in Your Own Personal Way…

I just arrived back home and every Filipino Family based in Manila is affected in one way or another. Here are things you can do to help in your Own Personal Way…

1. Just Help Anonymously

Manuel L. Quezon III has a complete and up-to-date list on how to help Typhoon Ondoy victims. He has been on top of the digital space ever since the typhoon started. Good job, sir! 🙂

This Google Spreadsheet is also very helpful on How / Where to Help Out The Ondoy Victims.

2. Support your socio-civic organization’s efforts like Oplan Damayan from Manila Jaycees
Every Jaycees and Rotary organization (or other similar groups) has its own aid efforts. The Manila Jaycees (MJC) were in the middle of elections for the JCI Board for next year, and they were flexible enough to adjust their schedules to organize the relief efforts for the people of Marikina last night. I admire that; I might be more active with Jaycees next year…

[Oplan Damayan] “Junior Chamber International – Manila will continue to accept donations for the victims of Typhoon Ondoy from 9am – 9pm up to Tuesday Sept 29/at the Baypark Tent, Roxas Blvd, Manila, which is near Malate Church/ Max’s and Rajah Soliman Park. Volunteers are welcome to join the packing of goods (Canned Goods, Ready-to-drink Milk, Bottled Water, Blankets and Clothes).

MJCs are still in awe at the amount of devastation we saw last night in Marikina. We were able to deliver relief packs straight to the families taking refuge in 2 schools in lower Marikina. Up to 12 families sleeping in one classroom. The whole city is rea…lly a mess and many families still in need. Pls keep the donations coming to JCI Manila’s Oplan Damayan at the Baypark Tent, Roxas Blvd. thanks

3. Support your Alma Mater’s relief efforts
All the education institutions — U.P., Ateneo and La Salle have set up their own relief operations. U.P. is the closest to the affected areas and the people there have helped a lot with the victims, especially in providing the basic needs — shelter, food and clothing.

[My Alma Mater’s Relief Operations]

De La Salle University-Manila – The Sagip Metro relief operation will start to accept donations for Ondoy victims starting Monday @ 8:30 am. Please bring goods to the South Gate of DLSU-Manila.

De La Salle Zobel will be accepting donations tomorrow at Gym 5 (Near Gate 7 in Molave St.)

DLSU Medical Center will accept canned goods, blankets, clothes, water. Location is at Congressional Avenue, Dasmarinas, Cavite. Telephone lines are at(02) 844-7832 and (046) 416-4531

La Salle Greenhills for Greenhills/Mandaluyong/San Juan Area, if you want to help out with the rescue and relief operations, you can drop off your donations (clothes, food, etc..) at LSGH Gate 2 or volunteer from 9am to receive, sort, repack the donations.
 

4. For Corporations, please donate your products, especially the consumer goods companies.

Relief centers need the basic necessities — food, medicine and protection. You can support your companies’ relief efforts by donating in cash or in kind.

There is an appeal from Anne Castro: “If anyone knows the distributor of OFF in the Philippines, please appeal for a CORPORATE DONATION for all the relief centers. Heard mosquito population is rising. DENGUE is a very difficult thing to deal with. All of the survivors out there know.

[P&G Relief Efforts]

This is on top of P&G’s immediate donation of Php 3.8M worth of products to ABS CBN Foundation and the Philippine National Red Cross. But we can still do MORE as we are slowly finding out that more and more people – P&G and non-P&G – are seriously affected by the typhoon.

For those who would like to donate to the central P&G Typhoon Ondoy Donation Drive, you may do so in cash or in kind (see details below). All employee cash donations will be equally matched by the company to provide more aid to more people. This will benefit typhoon victims – both P&G & non-P&G employees.

Cash Donations over the next 2 weeks:
•       Company has opened a BPI peso checking account specifically for immediate typhoon relief & aid purposes only.
•       Please deposit to BPI 6750 – Checking Account No.: 3200-0128-35; Account Name: Anna Lourdes L. Legarda (pls address checks to the account name).
•       If you cannot deposit to BPI, you may give cash or checks to Donation Drive Site SPOCs, who will take note of who donated, amount, and check number.
o       GO – Anna Legarda (21/F), Liza Ong (20/F)
o       GBS – Reuben “Benny” Nuval (24/F)
o       Cabuyao – Dhemz Perez

•       For employees in our international office who would like to donate to the central typhoon aid fund, please follow details above and include the BPI Swiftcode “BOPIPHMM” which will allow you to wire money to the peso account. Note that your bank may charge you a minimal transfer fee of ~$5.  Please advise Anna Legarda of Philippines ER upon wiring your donation so it can be tracked.

Donations in Kind:
•       You may drop off donations until Friday at the assigned locations: GO – 21F Pantry; GBS – 10F Marketplace; Cabuyao – 2F Cafeteria.
•       Priority items for donation are: clean water, food (rice, canned goods, ready-to-eat, non-perishables, etc.), blankets/jackets, clothing (shirts, shoes, etc.), other relief/aid needs (flashlights, batteries, toiletries, etc).

We enjoin all employees to participate in the donation drive. Thank you to the many employees who have already done efforts and expressed willingness to help. You may also do personal donation efforts to other organizations that are more easily accessible to you. The objective is to HELP P&G and non-P&G victims as much as we can at the soonest possible time.

Let’s bring out the true P&G spirit of touching and improving as many lives as possible in this time of urgent need.
 

5. Support TULONG KABATAAN

Tulong Kabataan is a donation and relief drive of major national youth groups* to mobilize youth power to help victims of Typhoon Ondoy.

I want to volunteer. What do I do?

The main thing is to collect donations and to encourage people to donate. Priorities are food items like potable water, canned goods, rice, cooking utensils. Blankets, banigs and medicines are also needed. Donations in cash are also good (it’s a lot easier to just buy sacks of rice than to transport, sort and collect).

Mobilize your community, barkadas and family to help out. Convince friends to chip in and donate. A couple of hundreds could go a long way. Go house to house and collect donations.

Bring your donations to your nearest Tulong Kabataan donation centers listed below or donate directly to online and bank facilities (list below).

You can also help out in repacking and distribution activities. Contact us at 09186106275 or 09266677163.

I want to donate electronically. What’s the quickest way to help?

Send donations via the following:
Paypal: https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=8526313

Smart Money: +639289526973

GCash: +639266677163

Bank Account:

Account name: Student Christian Movement of the Philippines 
Branch:  Bank of the Philippine Islands (BPI), Kamias-Anonas Branch, Quezon City Philippines.
US Dollar Account No: 3324-0048-06
Peso Checking Account No: 3321-0176-64 

For other means contact tulongkabataan@gmail.com.

Tulong Kabataan donation drop-off points:

Kabataan Partylist Headquarters
118-B Scout Rallos, Brgy. Sacred Heart, Quezon City (near Timog Avenue, EDSA and Kamuning)

Quezon City Schools 
UP Diliman USC, Trinity University of Asia, Southeast Asian College 
University Belt Schools 
College of Holy Spirit 

Taft Avenue Schools
St. Scholastica’s College-Manila, St. Paul University- Manila, UP Manila-CAS SC 
Sta. Mesa Schools
Eulogio Amang Rodriguez Institute for Science and Technology (EARIST),
Polytechnic University of the Philippines 

CAMANAVA Schools
De La Salle Araneta University 
Metro South
PUP- Taguig

Schedule of repacking and distribution:

Kabataan Partylist Headquarters

118-B Scout Rallos, Brgy. Sacred Heart, Quezon City (near Timog Avenue, EDSA and Kamuning)

October 2, Friday – Initial Centralization of all contributions and repacking

October 3-4, Sat-Sun – Relief Missions in Priority Areas  

*The campaign is led by Kabataan Partylist, National Union of Students of the Phils (NUSP), College Editors Guild of the Phils (CEGP), League of Filipino Students (LFS), Anakbayan, Student Christian Mov’t of the Phils (SCMP) in coordination with Citizen’s Disaster Response Center (CDRC).
 

6. Donate CASH personally to people you know who are affected, especially your friends, clients, or co-workers.

One of my Maven Secrets clients, Patrick (of Comedy Cartel) was severely hit. Here is the latest update from him and his family:

“Good am sir Anton. We’re ok na po. Doing major clean-up & retrieval of whatever items which could still be salvaged. We’ve already went down napo yesterday. Damage assessment of our place was really depressing, as all our property is gone. Same with my cousin’s house in Pasig, Greenpark Villas & Titas in Cainta po. Trying to Raise funds to help them start over. Staying strong for my parents who were really traumatized, as we stayed in our almost submerged bungalow for hours before walking through two houses’ roofs to transfer to a higher place at the peak of the storm’s strong winds last Saturday. My mom even fell from the roof as she stepped in a weak part of the yero, plunging her back to her room. Good thing she remained conscious, as the doors were already locked and water was gushing in, so she was able to open the door before we almost broke it. Adrenaline rush po ako with no sleep from Saturday to Sunday to watch the water level, which almost reached us din sa 2nd floor of the place where we transferred. Felt the pain of my cuts & bruises just yesterday. God is good as he stopped the rains Saturday night, but the waiting for the water level to go down from 10pm Saturday night to 6am Sunday Morning was excruciatingly slow. We’re just thankful we’re all alive & mom only had a bruised eye & some scratches. Thank you sir for the concern. Any help will be greatly appreciated. I know God will return it to you and your family a hundred fold. Hope you had no relatives po who were affected too. Thank you again and see you soon po.”

You can help Patrick by donating to his BPI Loyola Katipunan Branch Account # 3089-0541-91.
 

7. Donate your OLD Clothes!

We have some old clothes that we were planning to put up on a garage sale for some time now. We will just be donating them to people directly. It is also touching to receive messages like these…

Maria

hi Anton! i’m currently here in FT Labuan, a small island adjacent to Sabah. some of my friends here, mostly chinese and malays, would want to donate old clothes. If I send it ba like a package, is it taxable?

Good sana kung may PAL office dito sa amin, maybe I can coordinate with them kaso the PAL office yata is in KL pa which like 2-hour plane ride from our place.

Nanghihinayang kasi ako dun sa clothes kasi I know everybody needs clothes right now apart from the basic food stuffs.

5:07pm

8. Launch your own project like “Philippines Survival Guide (to the End of the World)”!

I’ve been thinking of launching my PhilippineSurvivalGuide.com project in 2010 to have a collective and proactive effort to plan for all possible catastrophic scenarios. I believe that Typhoon Ondoy is just the start and we will experience even worse events in the future.

We need to prepare. Let me know what you think about this idea…

Live an Awesome Life,  

Anton 

Text and Photos by Anton Diaz. Copyright 2009. 
blog: www.OurAwesomePlanet.com
mobile: +63917-LOVEOAP (5683627) 
email: anton@diaz.ph

20 thoughts on “8 Ways to Help in Your Own Personal Way…

  1. Anton, thank you for the private citizens for coming to the aid of our Filipino brothers and sisters devastated by this calamity of epic proportions. For those who have lost loved ones, we commiserate with you and your families. For those who have lost material possessions, you can always bring those back. It’s our spirit that we cannot ever lose, or else everything is in vain. The private citizens of this country helping through their schools, churches, organizations, charities and ngo’s make me truly proud to be Filipino.

  2. ATTETION TO ALL FILIPINOS VIETNAM ASIA AMERICAS OR ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD WITH FLOODS & VOLUNTEERS & ALL THOSE AFFECTED AREAS: {gmmahoney SAID since there is no philippines government ZTE-NBN broadband system to do the one SINGLE JOB just read OUR AWESOME PLANET as much as possible for more extra ‘foresights’..
    URGENT & VERY IMPORTANT..PHILIPPINES VIETNAM ATLANTA GEORGIA{U.S{ ETC. ETC. ETC.}..YOU MUST NOW START TO .. ‘ TIE ‘.. ‘ITALI’ ALL THOSE SAME MATERIALS{TIE WITH ANYTHING FIRST THEN RE’TIE’ THEM BETTER LATER W/BETTER WIRES-ROPES-CONTAINERS ETC.}FILIPINOS MUST GO TO THEIR HOMES-DAMAGES STREETS COMMUNITIES NEIGHBORHOODS AND ‘ TIE’ ALL SIMILAR MATERIALS ALL THE SAME ITEMS POSSIBLE SAY METAL ROOFS{TIE THEM ALL TOGETHER-IN AS LARGE AS YOU CAN BY GROUPS}IT IS EVEN BETTER TO PUT YOUR LOOSE DAMAGES-ITEMS IN CLOSED-LOCKED CONTAINERS AND LEAVE THEM TIED IN A TREE OR POSTS OR INSIDE STRONGER HOMES-BUILDINGS..EACH FAMILY MEMBERS PREPARE A PLASTIC BAG-CONTAINER OF EMERGENCY FOODS LIKE BOTTLED JUICES-WATERS CANDIES CRACKERS-CANNED GOODS-ALCOHOL-FLASHLIGHTS-BLANKETS-CANDLES-LIGHTERS AND MOST OF ALL PLASTIC OR ANY ROPES TP HOLD ON TO AS GROUPS LATER..REMOVED-CLEAN ALL POSSIBLE MUD-DEBRIS INSIDE YOUR STURDY-STRONG INFRASTRUCTURES-HOMES HAVE A HANDY EXTRA SQUEEZED MATERIALS TO HELP STOP WATER BREACHES..REMEMBER..ROPES ROPES ROPES PREPARED BACKPACK OF FOOD JUICES AND ROPE ROPES IF YOU HAVE NO INTERIOR TIRES OR ANY FLOATING DEVICES AVAILABLE..HOPEFULLY THE PHILIPPINE MILITARY{AFP} ARE BUILDING THOSE BAMBOO HOUSES IN THOSE HILLY PART OF TANAY-PILILIA TO DRY UP NEW TENANTS PLUS A PLACE THERE WHERE LARGE PUBLIC WASHING MACHINES & DRYERS ARE ALREADY SET UP SOONER sm robinsons stores etc. has them..also some of those big sturdy tents that some in the philippine military projects be used be available would be great..ATTENTION FILIPINOS-VIETNAMESE ETC.: DO NOT JUST CRY IN CORNERS YOU CAN CRY LATER BUT I WANT YOU TO CRY ANGRY WEAK COLD SAD AFRAID ETC. ETC. ‘ BUT’ KEEP CLEARING KEEP CLEANING KEEP ‘TYING’-TIE ANYTHING YOU SEE LOOSE ANYWHERE LIKE TIE ALL WOODS ALL PAPERS ALL PLASTICS{PUT INSIDE LIKE PILLOW CASES}..WHY?.. SO YOU WILL HAVE REALLY THAT ‘TIME’ TO CRY AND LAUGHED LOUD LATER LOL!..GO NOW START CLEARING START ‘TYING’ TIE ANYTHING LOOSE..HAVE FAITH ‘LISTEN’ TO ME IF YOU WANT ‘NO MORE’ HEAVY RAINS LATER SO HURRY DO IT NOW..

  3. tired-crying-angry-deptesse-afraid-feeling insecure-overwhelmed-feeling alone & helpless etc.etc.:{they are natural human ’emotions’ in dangers in calamities in hardships etc.}..
    BUT EMERGENCY FOOD-JUICES-WATER INSIBE A PLASTIC BAG-BACKPACKS W/EMERGENCY ROPE ROPES ROPES ROPES WILL KEEP YOU SAFER THAN MOST O ANY FLOOD VICTIMS..A VERY CLEAR VERY CLEAN AREAS OF SHELTERS WHERE MOST LOOSE ITEMS-DEBRIS ARE ALL TIED UP OR INSIDE A LOCK CLOSETS DRAWERS CABINETS ‘WILL’ EVEN PUT YOUR FAMILIES SAFER THAN OTHERS..A FLOATING DEVICES SUCH AS SWIMMING SPORTS GADGETS RUBBER TIRESW/AIR ‘STYRO FOAMS’ PLASTIC CONTAINERS THAT CAN FLOATS{TO HOLD ON TO}THINK OF MATERIALS THAT FLOAT IN EMERGENCY SITUATIONS LIKE BAMBOO HOUSES..THINK OF STRONGER TREES WHERE YOU CAN HOLD ONTO LARGE STEELS OR ANY STRONG STONE FOUNDATIONS BUT NO GUARANTEE IT WILL STAY.. COZ OTHER LARGE DEBRIS-GROUPS OF DEBRIS ADD MORE STRENGHT TO WATER CURRENTS SO WHEN IT HITS YOU ‘NO ONE’ CAN HELPED YOU..BUT A CLEAR A CLEAN SHELTERS-AREAS MEANING A ‘FREE DEBRIS’ STRONG SHELTER FOUNDATIONS MORE LIKELY GIVES ANYONE A 90% SURVIVAL 90% CHANCE TO SAFETY..REMEMBER THAT..do not wait ..IT IS BETTER TIRED WORN OUT BUT ALIVE COZ YOU ARE PREPARED.. SO GOOD LUCK FILIPINOS VIETNAMESE AMERICANS anywhere floods calamities maybe..i want you all safe for the next time coz i do not want to miss you i want you to stay calm & strong..the rest of the world loves you just ‘ listen ‘ coz i will not let you down if you ‘ just listen ‘ to things i say ETC ETC..

  4. Hi Anton, FYI lang for your readers based in SG, almost all remittance centers in Lucky Plaza are waiving their fees for donations to several foundations (GMA ABS etc) Please help out in any way you can.
    At magdasal po tayo. Sana makabangon yung mga naapektuhan.

  5. Count me in # 8. Go for it!
    Also,wish DepEd,Ched or whoever has the authority etc.. ADD Swimming lesson as one subject or part of Physical Education (from kinder to grade 6, or HS maybe)esp in public schools. We are living in an island but only few knows how to swim properly!

  6. Thank you Sir Anton for your help. God bless you and all who have extended their hand in these dire times of need. Let’s all pray for a quick recovery for everyone who was affected. See you soon and advanced happy birthday to Mam Rache.

  7. ………PHILIPPINES MILITARY-ARMED FORCES OF THE PHILIPPINES MUST MAKE SURE FIRST GROUP OF THEIR ‘ DRY CENTERS ‘ COMPLETE WITH DRY CENTER AREA FOR ‘ WASHING MACHINES-DRYER MACHINES ‘ IN THOSE HILLY STURDY PARTS OF TANAY-PILILIA RIZAL AREAS READY BY THIS WEEK END
    BARANGAYS CAN CONTACT ALL THEIR LOCAL CARPENTERS AND PLUMBERS TO HELP THE FILIPINO SOLDIERS{IF NEEDED MORE HELP}TO WORK & THEY WILL BE PAID LATER PLUS THEIR FAMILIES WILL BE SUPPLIED FOOD & SHELTERS WHILE THEYRE GONE BUILDING BANBOO HOMES {LAGUNA QUEZON HAS ALSO LOTS OF BAMBOOS TO SPEED UP THE DRY CENTERS-VILLAGES}…..REMEMBER ROPES ROPES ROPES ROPES ROPES AND THOSE ‘ EMERGENCY HANGING FOOT BRIDGES ‘ TO BE USED JUST IN CASE SOME BUILDING QUALITY WORKS CANNOT SUSTAIN THE STRENGHT OF CALAMITIES..BUT THE NEW DRY CENTERS-VILLAGES UP IN THOSE HILLS MOUNTAINS ARE GOOD TEMPORARILY..JUST KEEP READING ‘ RIGHT ‘ THE PPROGRAMS OF PHILIPPINES LADY PRESIDENT GLORIA MACAPAGAL ARROYO ..LESS BAD MOUTHING IN SEVERE EMERGENCY SITUATIONS WILL BE GREATER NEEDED PART OF ‘FOCUS EMERGENCY SOLUTIONS’..REMEMBER PHILIPPINE LADY PRESIDENT IS NOT A GOD
    SHE DOESNT HAVE THE POWER TO TELL ‘NATURE’ DO NOT BRING CALAMITIES TO PHILIPPINES OR ANYWHRE GLORIA ARROYO CANNOT ‘DICTATE’ NATURE’S POWER..SHE CANNOT TELL NATURE PLEASE JUST ONE 1 METER OF RAINS NO MORE..PRESIDENT CANNOT MAKE SOME ‘PASSIVE’ FILIPINOS TO MOVED TO SAFETY IF SOME PEOPLE ARE HARD HEADED BUT EASY TO COMPLAIN AS IF SHE CAN BE A ‘GOD’ TO SOLVE ALL THOSE SOME HARD CORE ‘PASSIVE’ JUST ALWAYS ‘WAITING’ FILIPINOS..INDIVIDUALS FAMLIES GROUPS SHOULD TAKE SOME RESPONSIBILITY OF TAKING CARE OF THEIR LOVE ONES IN ‘EXTREME’ EMERGENCY SITUATIONS THAT HAPPENS GLOBALLY ANNUALLY IF NOT MONTHLY….REMEMBER DRY CENTERS-VILLAGES IN ‘STURDY’ HILLY TANAY PARTS MUST BE RADY SOON NOT LATER..MAGDASAL AT MAGPASALAMAT{COUNT YOUR BLESSINGS INSTEAD OF YOUR MISFORTUNES}WILL DEFINITELY HELP EVERYONE AFFECTED BY ANY CALALMITIES..SALAMAT PO AT SALAMAT PO MULI NG MARAMI AT SIGURADO LATER WE CAN ALL CRY & LAUGHED AGAIN..JUST LISTEN..

  8. ATTENTION:…..government can used generators to run all ‘ dry centers-villages ‘{washing machines-clothes dryers}to wash & dry needed ‘ blankets-clothes ‘ or curtains as room dividers….THE GOVERNMENT SHOULD BUY ALL THOSE KINDS OF BICYCLES IN ALL STORES-ALL MALLS PAY THEM LATER JUST PRINT-LISTS ALL INVENTORIES TAKEN OR IF YOU HAVE CASH PAY THEM AND GIVE TO PAY LATER IN 1 YEAR OR MORE BECAUSE BICYCLES CAN HELP MOVED PEOPLE FASTER QUICKER AND PROVIDE THEM WITH ANYONE WITH FAMILIES WHO HAS MANY CHILDREN TO FEED TO ATTEND TO..TELL RADIO-T.V. STATIONS WHERE ARE AVAILABLE ‘PUBLIC WASHING MACHINES-CLOTHES DRYERS ARE LOCATED{RUN BY GENERATORS OR BATTERIES} IT IS TO BE PLACED IN HIGH SCHOOL OR ANY SCHOOL THAT ARE ‘STRONG-STURDY’ BUILDINGS .. SO A MEMBER OF FAMILIES CAN BIKE TO WASH CLOTHES & DRY BLANKETS & RUN ERRAND A LITTLE QUICKER..HOT MEALS CAN BE COOKED OUTSIDE AFFECTED AREAS{ARROZ CALDO-PANCIT-SOPAS ETC}IN A PLASTIC CONTAINERS AND THOSE UNAFFECTED AREAS WITH LOTS OF FRUIT TREES CAN DELIVER THOSE FRUITS BY THOSE WHO ARE GOOD WILLING KIND HEARTED CITIZENS WILLING TO GO DOOR TO DOOR TO HELP FEED THE HUNGRY WHICH ARE MOSTLY IN THOSE SCHOOL BUILDINGS AS PROVIDED ‘SHELTERS’BCOZ SOME OF THESE AREAS DO NOT HAVE THE MEANS TO COOK OR NO FOOD AT ALL TO COOK..REASON WHY DOOR TO DOOR OR SHELTER TO SHELTER DELIVERIES ARE NECESSARIES IN CALAMITIES OR ANY EMERGENCY SITUATIONS THOUGH DANGEROUS ..ONLY HIGHER HILLY AREAS AWAY FROM WATERWAYS W/STRONG BUILDING FOUNDATIONS WITH W/EMERGENCY TRUCK OF WATER AVAILABLE WHERE EVER THE DRY VILLAGES-CENTERS ARE LOCATED keep passing the messages to all builders who are ‘daring’ enough to WANT TO HELP build solid bamboo homes in a distance in an intense situations GOVERNMENT RADIO STATIONS SHOULD BE THE COMMUNICATION CENTERS every minute COUNTS-matters in life ANYWHERE EMERGENCY STRIKES and GOOD LUCK..

  9. ATTENTION: ALL SHELTERS YOU MUST DISINFECT ALL YOUR SHELTERS WHILE EATING SUPPERS BY ASKING EVERYONE TO STEP OUTSIDE FOR FEW MINUTES WHILE VOLUNTEERS ‘DISINFECT'{WASH-RINSE-DRY] FLOORS WALLS WINDOWS DOORS-KNOBS EVERY LATE AFTERNOON FOR DESEASE CONTROL..BUY OR HOME LAY AWAY ANY BICYCLES IN ALL STORES MALLS BUT PHILIPPINE GOVERNMENT MUST MADE THAT AGREEMENT WITH ALL MALLS-STORES FOR ALL CITIZENS BUYERS-LISTING SO THEY CAN PAY BACK LATER SAY 1 YEAR AFTER TODAY PRIORITIES FO RALL HOME LAY AWAY ‘BICYCLES’ AGREEMENT ARE FAMILIES W/MORE THAN 1 CHILD..PHILIPPINES GOVERNMENT SHOULD ASKED STORES-MALLS TO ALLOW HOME LAY AWAY FOOD ITEMS BODY-WASHING SOAP TOOTHBRUSHES-PASTES CLOTHES BY THOSE WHO HAS DEBIT-CREDIT CARDS RECORDS BUT LOST CARDS THOSE WHO HAS A VALID WORKING GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES IDENTIFICATION CARDS-RECORDS RETIRED-UNEMPLOYED BUT WAS GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES HOME LAY AWAY CAN BE PAID NO LATER THAN 1 YEAR AFTER TODAY SO ALL THOSE AFFECTED AREAS BUT CANNOT BE REACH CAN HELP THEMSELVES..
    GOVERNMENT CAN DEDUCT ALL THESE HOME LAY AWAY FROM VICTIMS WORKING PAY-WAGES LATER AFTER IF SOME STORES-MALLS WANTED TO WIDENED THE ITEMS THAT CAN BE PUT TO THEIR OWN HOME LAY AWAY PAYABLE NO LATER THAN 1 YEAR STARTING TODAY PLEASE TELL THEM TO DO SO BUT KEEP RECORDS CLEAR-MORE INFOS..ONLY IF SELLERS MALLS-STORES WILL AGREE AND THANK YOU TO THOSE WHO WILL OFFER HOME LAY AWAY SALAMAT PO..

  10. ATTENTION: IN GREEN GRASSY AREAS USE HORSES COWS CARABAOS TO HELP DELIVER ARROZ CALDO-PANCIT-BREADS-WATER ETC. ETC.IN SMALL ICE SIZE PLASTIC BAG TO AFFECTED AREAS OUTSIDE THE CITY CALL ASKED FOR VOLUNTEERS TO T.V. STATIONS OR UNIVERSITIES TO HELP MILK-DELIVER GOATS-COWS-CARABAOS MILKS IN PASTIC BAGS..I ASKED PHILIPPINES IN ADVANCED ABOUT A YEAR OR 2 AGO TO BUILD PUBLIC TOILETS BCOZ 3000,00 VICTIMS TO JUST 1 ONE PIECE OF TOILET IS ANOTHER CATASTROPY FOR DESEASES..TELL ALL STORES-MALLS NOT TO RAISED PRICES BUT RAISED PRICES THIS CHRISTMAS HOLIDAY OR LATER INSTEAD SALAMAT PO..LET ME REMIND BUILDERS BUILD HOMES NOT FAR FROM WATER SOURCES BUT USE COMMON SENSES HOMES MUST BE IN HIGHER LEVELS OR IF IT IS LOWER THEN DESIGN YOUR HOME BUILDINGS W/AT LEAST ONE FLOOR MAIN GRAND FLOOR ENTRANCES-LOBBIES..THE BEST BLANKETS BEST HEAT SOURCES ARE ‘HUMAN HUGS’ ‘HUMAN EMBRACES’ AND TO THOSE IN SHELTERS MOTHERS ADULT CHILDREN WATCH YOUR SMALLER BROTHERS-SISTERS SO YOUR PARENTS CAN HELP YOUR AREAS O NEIGHBORHOOD SORTINGS-CLEARINGS-CLEANINGS-WASHINGS..TIE ROPES
    IN YOUR SPACES SO YOU HAVE SOMETHING TO HOLD ON LATER AS EACH FAMILY GROUP JUST IN CASE SHOCKED VICTIMS DO NOT HELP IN PUBLIC O COMMUNITY CLEARINGS-CLEANINGS-SORTINGS-TYINGS SO GOOD LUCK AND MAKE SURE WE WILL LAUGHED AGAIN LATER O.K. LOL!..

  11. PhilippineSurvivalGuide.com sounds like a great idea! Maybe you can put tips there on how to choose good homes (ex. avoid buying property in flood-prone areas or raise the land of your property a few feet or whatever) or how to ensure the survival of future generations (ex. reforestation).
    Here’s another idea for those who prefer getting cash without withdrawing from the piggy bank: collect recyclable materials and then sell them. Use the cash to donate to Ondoy or to buy relief goods for donation.

  12. the philippines will rise up beautifully as filipinos always withstand calamities-deavastations though ‘traumatic’ to most.. meaning philippines will be even more greener even more beautiful later..nature has a way of cleaning ‘debris’ though sad cruel meaningless ‘meanness’ to human understanding.. meaning nature’s released of mighty powers
    nature’s way of benting ‘angers’ anywhere it strikes mean calmness afterwardsmeans re-organizing lives means KNOW THE VALUE OF LIFE means LOVE YOUR LOVED ONES AS IF EVERYDAY IS THE LAST DAY OF THE WORLD{but it is not the end of the world ‘yet’ lol}planet earth has a few more years to go right now just be strong & you can still have fun with climate changes make sure your children has books komiks magazines pocket books to read at least one small toy stc. for smaller kids to keep them busy instead of just ‘feeling’ afraid in corners also to keep them quiet & busy card games o plastic bingo games for senior citizens or keep a small separate family group plannings as what to do next in all other possible scenarios FAMILY CALAMITY PLANNING O FAMILY EMERGENCY PLANNING ACTS are GREAT GAMES TO DO when stranded in one place lol while middle adults take care of their needs including neighborhood sorting outs clearings cleanings so in calamities devastations filipinos can also find time to enjoy it as if it is JUST a bad vacations ..we love you philippines keep busy just think of your latest hardships as part of a hectic ‘exercises’ you lacked from the past years lol..

  13. in those public emergency shelters i remember i was once in it we are all tired wet cold feeling sore very uncomfortable and people were fighting with each other bcoz of what they did or did not do some balmes their calamity situations bcoz their spouses are having an affairs lol some grandparents were fighting bcoz they forgot to bring coffee with them lol some were fighting bcoz they wewre wearing the wrong clothes bcoz of pressures from their families to hurry lol..so i stand in the center and tell them ‘funny’ stories it is mostly about ‘how stupid i was’ lol!..calamity victims mostly children in the shelters started laughing so i put more ‘stupid acts’ to keep them laughing so grandpa stop scolding grandma over coffee or wives husbands blaming each other on extra marital problems or sieblings discomfort over wrong clothes etc etc so as time passes over my ‘stupid acts’ they each one fall asleep deep..the next morning while still asleep i felt so many hands tucking or touching my blankets well so i stayed sleeping that whole day dreaming-fantasizing i was in a bad but turned out o.k. wet third rate vacations lol!..meaning AATENTION: those filipinos who are NATURAL COMEDIANS you know what to do in times like these in your your cold wet afraid hungry shelters anywhere that maybe

  14. Hi Anton,
    I also felt compelled to start a positive, solution-oriented blog (http://ondoyheroes.blogspot.com) that would gather and harness the Pinoy bayanihan spirit that emerged from Ondoy. I just think we should focus on the good, and work our way towards healing from there.
    The Phil survival project is a great one, maybe we can volt in and work together? 🙂
    hugs,
    Johanna

  15. My heart goes out to all of the beautiful filipinos affected by the devastating floods.
    Its all over the news here in Australia and after spending alot of time in the Philippines this year I have really been touched by how loving and caring filipinos are.
    If there is anyway that we can help please let us know.
    You are in my thoughts
    Stevie Nicholson
    Hi-5

  16. The water level on our street was almost to the 2nd floor of the house, till now we are still cleaning and sorting through the debris..still I am very thankful that all of us are ok and my hear and prayers goes out to all the people who are not as fortunate.
    I really hope that we learn from this experience, that some kind awareness will push forward and that the government will follow through plans in flood preventions such as proper sewerage systems, waterways and garbage cleanups like the one in singapore. We are all at fault because we have neglected our cities, we allowed our rivers to become polluted and waterways to be reclaimed. I hope that the government and private sectors can work together to create awareness that will solve this problem, I also hope that projects like this will push through and not be shelved like the others.

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