- A bus was submerged in the crossing of Araneta-Erodriguez where only the roof can be seen.
- Kariton houses were floating from nowhere.
- A man and his dog on a roof floating on the river of flood. We never knew whatever happened to him afterwards.
- In a nearby place, people died in electrocution while their houses are burning in fire.
- Trailer trucks were used to transport stranded passengers. It was literally filled.
- People and starving and dehydrated on the of the roofs. Kids crying of hunger. Old people who can do nothing but sit still in their spots.
- No electricity. No food. No potable water.
- Tons of mud, dirt and garbage were the residue of the flood
- Almost all belongings were damaged and submerged in flood.
- Oil spills everywhere.
- Some people got wounded while walking on the roofs
- My uncle experienced several attacks of hypertension
- One sari-sari store was robbed with cigarettes and rum.
Gladly, nobody died out of drowning, hypothermia, heart attacks, asthma or whatever. I am really glad we survived.
Some people started to gather scraps for them to sell. Most helped each other to fix their roofs, floors and moved back their belongings.
Diskarteng pinoy and bayanihan, two of the noblest traits of pinoy. Need to survive. Need to be alive.
There are a lot of kind hearts who are voluntarily lending their helping hands. For donations, I could suggest to give out
- Mineral water
- Canned goods
- Milk (especially for babies)
- Coffee (especially for the cold nights)
- Non-cook food. Some victims don’t have stoves
- Dry clothes and blankets… jackets
- Alcohol and medicines
- Agree or disagree -> cigarettes
Please follow twitter peeps @iyavillania and @iamsuperbianca for donations and volunteering.
Philippine National Red Cross (@PhilRedCross) also needs our help. They accept donations through RED<space>AMOUNT to 2899 (Globe) or 4483 (Smart) .
Maybe. Just maybe, now, this is an eye-opener for everyone.