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Posted 11/15/13

sweetnchilli wrote:

The problem the Philippines' Government should also be tackling is looting by murder. I saw the news this evening about a person who got killed by some robbers in Tacloban for his relief resources. That someone is a father of two. The daughter went to the police, reporters, and a person in military uniform(relief aid personnel?) on her knees crying "God! Sirs! Please get the person who killed my father!" with tears on her face, her mouth in a downward curve in great grief.

There is a quest of whether the relief fund should be air dropped or given from land.

From land there is considerable order but from air people who are wounded wouldn't have to line up.

P.S. the world knows it as Haiyan bu the Philippines calls it Yolanda


That's why I'd probably donate using the food.
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The reason why Im so sad is because the typhoon has hit one of the poor parts of the philippines . Tacloban is a fishing town where thousands do their living by fishing . And it would take YEARS or even decades to even fullly rebuild everything there.

If the typhoon smashed The richer parts (Which I hope it wont !!) of Metro Manila instead of tacloban then it would be rebuild quickly since its the most important part of the country and one of the main important economic hub of South east asia .

Whats even worse is the philippines is a island scattered country so its way harder to deliver the aid to the people .

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Posted 11/16/13
Thankfully, awareness has spread rather quickly.

but sadly, the relief goods and such isn't distributed quickly , and not all is getting it.

And if ever anyone wants to donate food. It will be harder to deliver.

P.S. Us Filipinos are grateful of the community for helping us
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Posted 11/16/13 , edited 11/16/13
I actually have some family in the Philippines, and thankfully, the ones that I've heard back from, appear to be alright.

Thanks a bunch CR for spreading awareness of this issue and how people can help out!
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Posted 11/16/13 , edited 11/16/13
I wonder what percentage of donations, will actually get to the people of the Philippines.
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Posted 11/16/13
true my friend.they even lied about the death counts and survivors -_-
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Posted 11/16/13

Taiyo_Aki wrote:

true my friend.they even lied about the death counts and survivors -_-


It's an estimation, but there are still many dead unaccounted for. It's not only Filippinos affected but other nationalities, so far: 5 Canadians, 3 British unaccounted yet
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Posted 11/17/13
I donated some to the Philippines through a different charity donation. I hope everything goes well for them.
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Posted 11/17/13
I was wondering when CR is going to do this, just like the Japan Tsunami. Yay! another way to contribute something through CR, something I'm comfy with.

Well I'm all in for shipping actual food rather then money, but question here is would they be able to transport them from one country to the Philippines faster? I think not fast enough, so money is the fastest, even tho we are aware that there will be a possibility that this money we will be giving might fall into the wrong or corrupt hands. I'm just hoping it will not, as its essential on acquiring resources readily available over there would be faster and getting it to the affected areas.

Prayers to those affected.
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Posted 11/17/13 , edited 11/17/13
Thank you CR for this... Many families including mine were affected by the disaster. My Family lives on the backside of Tacloban near Ormoc city. Tacloban being hit the hardest. My family is safe but the citys are destroyed. Food and clean water is scarce there now. So im glad to see CR doing this to help out. I appreciate any and all whom donate. This is helping my family and many others in the Philippines.

The hardest part was in the beginning for me. I live in the US and so does my mother and father but the rest of my family is in Philippines. Hardest part was not being able to contact them for the first 5 days and seeing the death toll rise. Fortunately I was able to contact them by phone on day 6 to hear that they are all okay.

Thank you all for helping


Interview with CARE on relief in Philippines.
http://edition.cnn.com/video/data/2.0/video/world/2013/11/13/intv-solberg-philippines-care.cnn.html
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Posted 11/17/13
If you want to donate relief goods, get a "balikbayan" box from "LBC Express" for locations nearest you, click link below.

They will ship your donation to the Philippines FREE, just mark it "LBC Foundation." They are working with the Red Cross. ^_~

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=615623111827785&set=a.107096702680431.4465.107092956014139&type=1
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Posted 11/17/13
Can't really donate with my current state. But thank you CR for helping my motherland ;w;
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Posted 11/18/13
Most of the goods were purchased from the donors's country of origin then shipped to PH therefore eliminating any chances for gov officials to steal it
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Posted 11/18/13
awesome, ive already donated $50 to walmart since all the registers are doing this
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Posted 11/18/13
no not the estimated death count.the actual one counted with the bodies found.a local reporter saw it with his own eyes.when he check the record files it was around 3k then the other day, it became 1.5k.he asked those recorders what happened and their answer was it was ordered by a gov't official.so lame
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