Archive for the ‘Disaster’ Category

Day 7 Yolanda:thank you note and more appeals for help

The anguish and misery caused by typhoon Yolanda has not at all diminished the wit and sense of humor of Filipinos. d I saw this suggestion, a brilliant solution not only to the breakdown of peace and order in Tacloban, still reeling from the destruction wrought by typhoon Yolanda week ago but also how to […]

November 15, 2013  Tags: ,   Posted in: Disaster, Malaya  22 Comments

Guiuan: first hit, almost leveled, late aid

Text and photos by Jose Bayani D. Baylon Immediately upon landing it became obvious to me that while there was a semblance of order, this was fragile because three days had passed and no relief had been delivered to Guiuan in Eastern Samar. Guiuan was the first to be hit by typhoon Yolanda Friday morning. […]

November 13, 2013  Tags: , ,   Posted in: Disaster, Vera Files  5 Comments

Kailan pa tayo matutoto na huwag abusuhin ang kalikasan?

Nakakabagbag damdamin ang nangyari sa Compostela Valley at Davao Oriental na talagang hinagupit ng bagyong “Pablo.” Habang pinapanood , pinapakinggan at binabasa ko ang mga report galing doon, naisip ko,tayo na hindi tinamaan ng hagupit ng bagyong “Pablo” ay walang karapatang magreklamo at mamaktol sa mga problema natin. Kung ano man ang ating problema – […]

December 8, 2012  Tags: ,   Posted in: Abante, Disaster  6 Comments

Ano ang dapat parusa sa nagti-text habang nagmamaneho?

Wala palang batas na nagbabawal mag-text habang nagda-drive? Sa dami ng ating mga mambabatas, dapat may mag-file na ng ganung batas. Huwag nang hintayin pa ng magbuwis pa ng maraming buhay sa aksidente. Noong Miyerkules, naaksidente ang isang “Don Mariano” bus sa EDSA-Ortigas flyover. Sumampa sa railing. Mabuti lang hindi nahulog . Walong pasahero ang […]

July 8, 2012  Tags: ,   Posted in: Abante, Disaster  32 Comments

Anong gagawin kapag may lindol?

Nakakapanghilakbot ang nangyari sa Negros Oriental at sa ibang parte ng Visayas na tinamaan ng Intensity 6.9 na lindol. Makikita sa mga litrato na bumuka ang lupa. Ayon sa report kahapon, sobra 50 ang namatay at mukhang tataas pa dahil meron pang mga nadaganan na hindi naalis. Patuloy pa rin ang mga aftershocks na nakakatakot […]

February 7, 2012   Posted in: Abante, Disaster  9 Comments

Quake kills 52 in Negros Oriental

From the Philippine Daily Inquirer Many still buried in 10 meters of rubble By Alex Pal, Florence Baesa, Inquirer Visayas DUMAGUETE CITY—At least 52 people were killed when a 6.9-magnitude earthquake hit Negros and Cebu provinces shortly before noon Monday, causing landslides and huge cracks on highways, and violently shaking buildings, officials said. A three-story […]

February 7, 2012  Tags:   Posted in: Disaster  182 Comments

Life after Sendong

By Erwin Mascariñas CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY – After the shock and the tears, people here and in Iligan City are starting to pick up the pieces and rebuild their lives two weeks after tropical storm Sendong ravaged their homes and their land. Lack of sufficient water supply, electricity and other basic necessities, did not […]

January 1, 2012  Tags:   Posted in: Disaster, Human Rights  2 Comments

Making Christmas meaningful

I was talking with Mindanao-based photo-journalist Erwin Mascariñas, who brought us heart-rending images of the tragedy wrought by storm Sendong in Cagayan de Oro and Iligan, the other day and telling him that I felt awkward greeting him “Merry Christmas” when I know that he is surrounded by grief and suffering. Erwin was not spared […]

December 26, 2011  Tags:   Posted in: Disaster, Malaya  5 Comments

Surviving Sendong

BY Erwin Mascariñas, VERA Files CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY – Floodwaters brought by storm “Sendong” swept Cagayan de Oro and Iligan city and other parts of Central Mindanao while people were sleeping Friday night last week. Power went out. In the darkness of the night, people panicked as they tried to flee from the rampaging […]

December 23, 2011  Tags:   Posted in: Disaster  One Comment

An appeal for our media colleagues battered by typhoon ‘Sendong’

The National Union of Journalists of the Philippines (NUJP) appeals to colleagues and the public to extend help to media workers including NUJP members who have been ravaged by typhoon “Sendong.” Hundreds have died and many more have been left homeless and dispossessed due to the calamity that struck the cities of Iligan, Cagayan de […]

December 22, 2011   Posted in: Disaster, Media  3 Comments