Typhoon, Floods in the Philippines: first-person BB report from Audrey N. Carpio of The Philippine Star


15 Responses to “Typhoon, Floods in the Philippines: first-person BB report from Audrey N. Carpio of The Philippine Star”

  1. Patrick Dodds says:

    Covered in the British media: Hundreds Dead AND ONE OF THEM WAS FROM ENGLAND!!!!! – shameful.

  2. Anonymous says:

    Glad to see this posted here, as I submitted an entry with similar content a few days ago. I’m saddened at the loss of life and general ramshackle situation of initial relief efforts, but it really is heartening to find out that a lot of people care about the situation.

    The upside of using Twitter and other social networking websites: updates are real-time and speedy.

    The downside: there’s too much shit to wade through sometimes, and information should not be relied upon without verification. There have been calls for donation and Red Cross gave away its bank account number, but some devilish, enterprising individuals have been substituting their own account numbers.

    Though I think they did get a blurry nighttime shot of the escaped crocs.

    Thanks again, Xeni and the other head happy mutants.

    –adunaphel13 (can’t log in, Websense doesn’t like me logging onto boingboing)

  3. Michael Brown says:

    My parents, Canadian ex-pats in Manila, were in the airport out-bound when their flight was cancelled. It took 9 1/2 hours to get from the airport to a hotel. She documents her ‘trip from hell’ on her blog, http://jeaneb.blogspot.com/2009/09/trip-from-hell.html, but she’s thankful that at least she had a hotel to go to. Not many people were so lucky.

    I’ve been to some baranguays, and I would *NOT* like to be caught in one during this kind of flooding.

  4. YouWishYouWereThere says:

    Craziness all over that area. I was in the Philippines 4 years ago and loved it. Thoughts go out to all people affected.

  5. Anonymous says:

    Today, I volunteered to distribute goods to a critical area in Marikina City. It hurts to know that people can still manage to be happy even if they’ve lost most of the things they had. They were very thankful even if we knew that our provisions weren’t enough to last them a day.

    Homes are literally destroyed – it doesn’t matter if rich or poor people live inside them. And children are getting sick. Please help the Filipinos bring their lives back.

  6. Anonymous says:

    Where in the Boston area can I drop off donations? – clothes, etc.?

  7. Anonymous says:

    i am from metro manila, philippines and i count myself lucky in that i live in relatively higher ground. i think the picture set in the Big Picture blog pretty much captures the feeling here.


  8. britishredcross says:

    The British Red Cross have launched the Asia Pacific Disasters Appeal to respond to the earthquakes in Indonesia, as well as the tsunami in Sumatra and typhoon in south-east Asia. They are urgently looking for donations to help support Red Cross emergency response operations across the region.
    All the info is at:



  9. Anonymous says:

    Thoughts and prayers goes out to everyone in the Philippines that is going through this terrible disaster. I hope and continue to pray that the good Lord will find a way ease things just a little.

  10. Anonymous says:

    Twice the rainfall of Katrina!

  11. Anonymous says:

    An impromptu swim fest at the flooded Recto Subway.
    “A tribute to the resiliency and optimism of the Pinoy spirit in the midst of the harshest adversity.”

  12. Anonymous says:

    that is sad very sad and hurricane season is just around the cornor for america im from florida the #1 hurricane state and im just very shoked i hope and pray for those who have nothing in the philipines. also i hope we dont get nailed by a hurricane this year unlike hurricane fay last year

  13. ondoy says:

    There are two more typhoons in the Pacific now headed toward the Philippines. They really can’t afford another one. The government hasn’t announced any evacuation plan either, it seems.


  14. Anonymous says:

    The Philippine National Red Cross is accepting donations via PayPal


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