Wrath of Ondoy (September 26, 2009)

September 26, 2009. There is now another reason to remember the date. Aside from being my parents’ 22nd anniversary, this was the day the Philippines became like a major body of water.

As of now, the number of dead people rose to 70plus. More than 700,000 people were displaced.

People are angry. In fear. Shocked. People never thought this would happen.

We live in a middle class subdivision in Parañaque City. We’ve encountered several storms but not many floods. The highest flood I’ve observed in my 21 years of existence was probably mid-calf. And that was when I was in elementary.

I have never imagined (for the life of me) and thought that there will come a time that water level will rise so high as to even reach our home. 😦

This is a far cry from what happened in other areas. And so I am not complaining. The major reason I felt sad last Saturday was because I had to suspend presswork for our last issue this semester. We cannot suspend it any longer for then we will be too busy to even think about Kule. As a student myself, I do not want to pester the other members with reminders and updates and to even add to their burden come exam week. 😛

Since I had no choice but to stay at home, I had somehow at least the initiative to actually document our experience at home.

Just look at the pictures and see how fast the water level rose.

Anyway, I encourage all of you to participate in relief drives especially the ones organized in your areas so that we could be able to help the needy.

Here’s something where we can all participate: Tulong KABATAAN (for the benefit of Typhoon Ondoy’s victims). This is a cause dedicated for the youth’s efforts to help the victims of Typhoon Ondoy.

Drop off for donations (food, clothes and other basic necessities) is at the following Tulong KABATAAN relief centers and partner organizations:
1. Kabataan Party-list Headquarters – 118-B Scout. Rallos, QC
2. Citizens’ Disaster Response Center (CDRC) – 72-A Times Street, West Triangle Homes, QC
3. UP Diliman University Student Council Office – 2/F, Vinzons Hall
4. PUP Sentral na Konseho ng Mag-aaral Office – 2/F Charlie del Rosario Student Center
5. UP Diliman College of Social Work and Community Development Student Council Office
6. UP Manila College of Arts and Sciences Student Council Office
7.UP Diliman Office of the College of Mass Communications Dean
8. St. Scholastica’ s College Student Council Office
9. Trinity University of Asia Student Council Office
* some school-based relief centers will open when classes resume Wednesday.

You can also make donations via Paypal. You may also donate via SmartMoney (5577- 5144-1866-7103) or GCash 09266677163 or 09179751092 c/o TxtPower.

Facebook user? Join this cause for the victims of typhoon Ondoy.

Tulong KABATAAN is spearheaded by Kabataan Party-list and the National Union of Students of the Philippines (NUSP).

Thanks everyone!


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13 thoughts on “Wrath of Ondoy (September 26, 2009)

  1. good to hear that your safe and blogging ^_^

  2. KIKAY KATITAY September 28, 2009 at 11:52 am Reply

    scary. :-ss my heart sank for those who lost their homes, livelihood, and lives… :(good to know u & ur family are safe. 🙂

  3. Jean Monique Sanchez September 28, 2009 at 6:41 pm Reply

    Thanks Kev! 🙂 How are you?

  4. Jean Monique Sanchez September 28, 2009 at 6:43 pm Reply

    Yeah Kate… So sad. 😦 I'm glad things are a bit better now. Pero ayon… daming relief operations ngayon. :)Kamusta kayo dyan Kate?

  5. KIKAY KATITAY September 28, 2009 at 10:37 pm Reply

    Ok kame dito, Moe. We only experience heavy rains pero sa ibang barangays baha hanggang bewang. 😦 Houses along the shores were also wrecked. 😦 Pero thank God walang casualty.I want to help, super! Kaya lang zero ang gcash ko now. I want to go on super sale then proceeds will be donated to the victims. Pero mahirap pa rin kasi diba most can't pay pa dahil sa mga nangyayari & all. Waaa! I really want to help!

  6. La Via :* September 28, 2009 at 10:39 pm Reply

    WOW Oh my.

  7. La Via :* September 28, 2009 at 10:41 pm Reply

    Ate Moe, yung bahay nyo yan katapat kila Ian?

  8. drew ty September 30, 2009 at 8:23 am Reply

    Well-documented ang flooding? Hehe. Safe naman na 😀

  9. Jean Monique Sanchez September 30, 2009 at 4:24 pm Reply

    Yeah. Musta sa inyo Via? Binaha ba kayo?

  10. Jean Monique Sanchez September 30, 2009 at 4:24 pm Reply

    Yup. 😀

  11. Jean Monique Sanchez September 30, 2009 at 4:26 pm Reply

    Yeah. At least safe na ngayon. Kaw, kamusta? 🙂

  12. La Via :* September 30, 2009 at 9:26 pm Reply

    Salamat naman sa Diyos hindi kami binaha. Kamusta naman kayo ngayon? 🙂

  13. Jean Monique Sanchez October 1, 2009 at 8:13 am Reply

    Wow. Buti hindi kayo binaha. 🙂 Ayon, okay na kami ngayon. Saturday night naglilinis… Sunday morning, parang walang nangyari… Back to normal lahat. Hehe. 😀

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