Category Archives: Natural Disasters

Inspiring stories about disaster preparedness from the CDRC podcast

Para sa isang bansang palaging dinedelubyo ng mga bagyo at matinding pag-ulan, napapanahon ang muling pagbabalik ng radio show ng CDRC sa form ng isang monthly podcast.

Kakaiba ang kanilang podcast dahil ito’y hindi lang talakayan tungkol sa paghahanda bago maganap, mga dapat gawin kapag nirayan na, at mga kinakailangang pagtulong pagkatapos ang delubyo. Laman din ang nakaka-inspire na kwento ng mga komunidad sa pagkakaisa, pagsusumikap, at pagharap sa disaster situations.

Maari nating mapakinggan ang CDRC podcasts sa Podomatic, YouTube, at sa CDRC website. Tara, makinig na kay Kuya Caloy at Ate Dabet!


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Help Typhoon Sendong Victims! Help Northern Mindanao!

Help Northern Mindanao

What to donate? Drinking water, ready-to-eat food in easy-to-open containers, medicine, toiletries, sanitary pads, soap, shampoo, infant needs, baby bottles, milk, diapers, clothes, mats to sleep on, blankets.

Where and how to donate? Bayan Muna Partylist partnered with LBC Foundation so we can send our relief goods to Typhoon Sending affected areas for free. Do the following:

  1. Pack your goods properly.
  2. Bring to LBC TIMOG Branch (in front of GMA 7).
  3. Look for the manager, MS. Gina Torre.
  4. Fill in the form with the following info: Consignee: PANDAY BULIG, Cagayan De Oro City

Let’s all make our holidays more meaningful, help Mindanao! Tell your friends, spread the word!

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Agham’s 10.10.10 #350pinoy campaign to save the Marikina watershed

Advocates of Science and Technology for the People or AGHAM is an organization scientists, technologists, and engineers founded in 1999. A tree planting activity in partnership with Kalingap Marikina Watershed aimed at raising awareness and protecting a significant water source was AGHAM‘s contribution to‘s global action day for the environment on 10.10.10. For more information about AGHAM visit

Video footage by Natalie Pulvinar, photos by Lito Ocampo, and editing by Karl Ramirez. ‘Pangarap kong mundo”, the song used in this short video was performed by Lady High for the environmental album Rapu-Rapu.

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Blogging a song 10/10/10 action day #350pinoy

Alagaan ang Kalikasan (Care for the Environment) was written and first recorded August last year, a month before the onslaught of Ondoy and Pepeng. To celebrate the song’s timely message, a better version was produced this year. Have fun listening! Climate justice now! Lyrics after the jump.

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Angel Locsin initiates online auction to support relief drive for Typhoon victims

ShopAndShareAngel Locsin and fellow celebrities launched Shop&Share – an online auction of items owned by celebrities, and with the proceeds to be used for the relief efforts for the victims of typhoons Ondoy and Pepeng that ravaged the country recently. As of posting, the website is up but still a work in progress. In the about page you can read the following:

When typhoon “Ondoy” clobbered Metro Manila and its sorrounding areas, hundreds of lives were lost, almost half a million people were displaced and millions of pesos in properties were damaged. Five days later, typhoon “Pepeng” came and delivered what was like a knock out punch to Northern Luzon and to other already damaged areas. Leaving hundreds dead and billions of crops destroyed, once again the Philippines is faced with a crisis that would seemingly take forever to resolve. Help would come as early as the day “Ondoy” hit Manila and it came from different sectors of society and even from unexpected places. Assistance in any shape or form was welcomed. But no matter how much support was being taken in, the destruction of two typhoons was enormous. To rebuild people’s lives and livelihood is a long journey. We hope to join in this journey.

Shop and Share is here to assist in rebuilding the lives of those who were affected by typhoons “Ondoy” and “Pepeng”. The items being auctioned were pledged by the celebrity supporters as their own committment to the rebuilding process.

Be a part of our way. Be a part of this auction.

Angel was one of the first celebrities to join and help in the relief efforts for the victims of typhoon Ondoy. She was with the Gabriela Women’s Partylist immediately after the onslaught of the floods and helped in distributing relief goods to the community of Brgy. Bagong Silangan. (Photo by Raymund Villanueva)



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Rico Blanco boost Filipinos’ moral in facing disasters with a new song “Bangon”

In the aftermath of typhoon Ondoy and Pepeng, Rico Blanco writes a song to boost the moral of the Filipinos and raise additional funds for the relief efforts. Former Rivermaya band member posted the announcement a while ago in Facebook including a link to free downloads of the song.

Countless Filipinos have heroically gone out of their way to help our brothers and sisters in this time of need. This is just my humble contribution as a singer and musician. I hope, in my own little way, I can …help raise additional funds for our countrymen affected by the typhoons, and perhaps give a little boost to their morale to help them get back on their feet again. Continue reading

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Urgent Appeal for Support for Typhoon Pepeng Victims in Cordillera, Philippines


Photo from the Serve the People Brigade of the Cordillera People's Alliance

Barely two weeks after Typhoon Ondoy (Ketsana), Typhoon Pepeng (Parma) ravages Northern Philippines leaving more than 200 deaths. People’s organizations in the Cordilleras are asking for help in providing immediate relief to the victims of mudslides and flood brought about by Pepeng.


Photo from the Serve the People Brigade of the Cordillera People's Alliance

Oct. 9, 2009

BAGUIO CITY—The Cordillera Region in Northern Luzon, homeland of indigenous peoples collectively known as Igorots, is one of the areas hit most with Typhoon Pepeng, after the supertyphoon Ondoy. This mountainous region may not have been as victimized by the flood, but the very nature of the land and terrain has resulted in massive, disastrous landslides that claimed both properties and lives, especially in the mining-ravaged areas of Itogon and Mankayan in Benguet province. Continue reading


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