if you want to help this Villamor Air Base activity, here are concrete things you can do:
1. Sign up for a shift at the mother-baby friendly space
2. Volunteer transportation by contacting the coordinator Golda Benjamin 09178117007
3. Donate hot food - good for 150 people at least. Pool your resources with your friends. I’m actually looking for manangs/manongs who cook and sell hot food on the street. Perhaps we can buy their entire day’s sales and ask them to distribute their food in Villamor.
4. Donate usable clothes for the infants and the children.
This is a place I call home.
Malapascua is an island in Northern Cebu, best known for its world-class dive sites and the thresher sharks. It was not spared from the wrath of Yolanda (Haiyan).
Photo by Edmund Porter
As of 9AM today, November 10, there is still no signal on the island. All we have are aerial photos of…
Relief goods from the Office of the Vice President @VPJojoBinay via Jesse Siason
Originally sent to Carlos Celdran in Facebook: I know your anti-epal campaign was mainly for the elections. But this is just too incredulous to ignore - such an opportunist, this Binay. My fellow Zamboangeños suffering from the armed conflict deserve so much better than a VP who 1) probably acted alone and had a confusing role during the conflict by announcing a ceasefire was in effect when this was inaccurate, and 2) donated ‘loot bags’ to the evacuees with his full name very nicely printed on all of them. The gall. Great if you can share, so people will not forget. We appreciate all help we can get. But not from opportunists.
Stay informed. Stay up-to-date. Stay vigilant and positive.
For Government, weather, transport information:
For the weather, follow @PAGASA-DOST
How to make sense of flood alerts.
Under the heavy rainfall warning system, a yellow warning is raised when the expected rainfall amount is between 7.5 mm to 15 mm within one hour and likely to continue.
Communities given this advisory are advised to be aware of the weather condition and warned that flooding may be possible in low-lying areas.
The orange alert is raised in areas where rainfall is between 15 mm to 30 mm within one hour. Flooding is a definite threat in communities under the green alert.
A red alert is issued when downpours constitute an emergency. This is raised when observed rainfall is more than 30 mm within one hour or if rainfall has continued for the past three hours and is more than 65 mm.
When Pagasa raises a Red warning, communities should be prepared to respond. It means serious flooding is seen and that residents should be ready to evacuate to safety.
How it works:
Based on the alert level, find out if your area is affected. For example, if you live in Marikina, go to Project Noah. The real time flood reference for Marikina can be seen if you click flood maps and go to flood inundation. PAGASA generate flood scenario for Marikina river every 10 min.
In cases of alerts, it’s the LGU in charge:
MMDA Flood Control - 882-4177, 882-0925
Parañaque DPOS - 829-2056
Manila Traffic Hotline - 527-3087
Cainta Traffic Hotline - 646-0044, 655-7368 loc. 164
Las Piñas Traffic - 874-5756, 874-3957, 874-3927
Mandaluyong Hotline - 534-2993
Taguig Traffic - 838-4301 loc. 7112
Marikina STOC - 646-1651
Pasig Traffic - 643-0000, 724-5813
Makati Public Safety Dept - 844-3146, 819-3270
all LGUs have identified evacuation areas to be used in case of flooding. These are the Bgy. Multi-purpose ctrs., selected bgy. halls, and public schools- Elementary and H.S.
For more see Government Information During National Disasters.
Yesterday I posted an op-ed at Wired called “Why You Should Think Twice Before Shaming Someone on Social Media,” about considering the power of your online voice before you share or call someone out online. One of the examples I used was Adria Richards, a prominent tech developer who…