Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Typhoon Sendong

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Saturday, November 17, 2011 I woke up late and saw in Facebook different disaster photos. I thought it is from somewhere else, or just a photo took way back before and just came up now.

Then more and more people and my friends have shared different and more disaster photos. So I read the caption and was shocked that it is what was going on that day in Cagayan de Oro and Iligan City.

Mindanao was hit by Typhoon Sendong that day, a typhoon that gone up to signal #2 to some areas where the residents in the areas who have been hit by Sendong.

I was born and grow up in Bukidnon and have been to Cagayan de Oro a numerous times and been to Iligan City too. I have never heard or imagine this happening to these areas and was shocked with this.

What happened?
It was a non-stop rain in the northern area of Mindanao on Friday but around 12:40 in the morning of November 17 when most of the people are asleep, some of them woke up hearing their neighbors screaming for help. Thinking it was just fight between neighbors but when they came out and see, the residents was shocked that it was already flooding in their house and within seconds the flood goes up and higher and higher.

The flood said to be as deep as 15 feet high that happened early in the morning. Due to this there were a lot of children, mothers and elders who died because of this tragedy. When the sun have gone up, the residents then saw cars thrown away like a toy on the street and dead bodies everywhere.

The residents were aware that there will be a typhoon coming but did not expect that the typhoon would cause a great flood and would take several life.


As of today there are 627 dead bodies found and around 400 are missing persons because of the typhoon Sendong. The forensic experts have also helped in identifying and gathering DNA in each body to match for any possible family or relative of the bodies that have been found. The bodies that have not been identified yet have numbers on them and not their names. And so the government is calling out to the families of these people who lost their lives to come over and help in identifying them for tomorrow they’ll be forced to burry these bodies because it is starting to produce an unpleasing odor.

How to HELP?
If you wish to help the victims of Typhoon Sendong you can choose any of the following methods:

SAGIP KAPAMILYA HOTLINES
(02) 411-4995
(02) 394-9272
0917-887-4411

SAGIP KAPAMILYA
ABS-CBN Foundation Inc.
Mother Ignacia cor. Eugenio Lopez St.
Diliman, Quezon City

*you may send rice, canned gods, noodles, biscuits, coffee, sugar, clothes, blankets, mats, medicines

ABS-CBN Regional Stations:

ABS-CBN Cagayan De Oro
Barangay Bulua, Cagayan De Oro City

ABS-CBN Davao
Shrine Hills, Matina, Davao City 

FOR CASH DONATIONS

BDO Peso Account
Account name: ABS-CBN Foundation Inc.-Sagip Kapamilya
Account Number: 39301-14199
Swift Code: BNORPHMM

BDO Dollar Account
Account name: ABS-CBN Foundation Inc.-Sagip Kapamilya
Account Number: 39300-81622
Swift Code: BNORPHMM

PNB Peso Account
Account name: ABS-CBN Foundation Inc.-Sagip Kapamilya
Account Number: 419-539-5000-13
Swift Code: PNBMPHMM

BPI Peso Account
Account name: ABS-CBN Foundation Inc.-Sagip Kapamilya
Account Number: 3051-1127-75
Branch: West Triangle, Quezon City
Swift Code: BOPIPHMM

BPI Dollar Account
Account name: ABS-CBN Foundation Inc.-Sagip Kapamilya
Account Number: 3054-0270-35
Branch: West Triangle, Quezon City
Swift Code: BOPIPHMM


If you know any other way to help the victims of Typhoon sending you can leave it as a comment below. I do hope that through this I could also help the victims of this tragedy…

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Gay Aida Dumaguing (a.k.a Gigi) is a 27 years old part-time SEO expert, part-time programmer, part-time traveler, part-time blogger and part-time Ambasador from Cebu, Philippines. The founder and blogger of Exotic Philippines who loves to travel, discover, go for an adventure, experience the best things in life and of course, EAT!

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