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Monday, September 28, 2009

Storm Ondoy death increased to 100 but Donations pour

Tropical storm Ondoy death toll increased to 100, as reported by National Disaster Coordinating Council (NDCC) this Monday morning. However, it is expected to increase more as search and rescue operation continues.

Meanwhile, 32 people are still missing and there may have been others not yet reported. So far, there are places not yet being reached due to high waters. Most of them are from Marikina and Rizal, although some areas in Bulacan and Pampanga are still flooded.

Meanwhile, Provident Village is one area where residents were greatly affected. It was reported that even artists and actors suffered from Ondoy. Actress Christine Reyes was said to be on the rooftop of their house for more than 6 hrs, together with other relatives. She was later rescued through the help of fellow actor Richard Guttierez.

Damage to property was initially reported at P60 million, including P41.1 million in damage to infrastructure, P19.2 million in damage to schools, and P212,000 in damage to agriculture. But the good news is donations are pouring from the government and elsewhere.

GMA 7 and ABS CBN are only some top media companies that are using their manpower and resources to gather help and donation from concerned citizens and groups as well. Although different government agencies are doing their best to serve the helpless, Filipinos from different walks of life also share whatever they can. This includes clothing, food, drinking water, and medicine. Donations are expected to continue as long as there are people in need.

If you would like to donate or help in other ways, you can check out Help for Typhoon Ondoy Victims in the Philippines.

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