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Friday, November 8, 2013

Updates on Yolanda Typhoon in Philippines

To all my readers, please bear with me, I need to update the OFWs who are eager to have the recent information about the Yolanda Typhoon that hits the Philippines Territory.

I will try to update this post as quickly as I can, please bear with me.  Be reminded that these information are taken from the news agencies, FB, tweets and other media and is not made or created by Ben Alagnam. 

I will only act as an aggregator for the Typhoon Yolanda Update.  I believe that each minute update will be important to my OFW readers because I also feel what you are feeling right now because my sister, nephews, niece and some of my relatives are also affected in the areas of Leyte.

There is no way to contact them because the communication lines are down.

Updates (Bottom to Top)

Nov 14 (11:57am) PhilStar: Japan announced that it will send 1,000 of its servicemen to join relief efforts for the victims of super typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) in Visayas

Nov 14 (11:19am) - Qatar sending two planeloads of relief to Philippines

Nov 14 (11:00am) - ABS-CBN News: There are 2,357 confirmed casualties in Tacloban, Samar, Leyte

Nov 14 (10:49am) - What UK is doing to help the survivors in Philippines...

Nov 13 (9:58pm) - MANILA (Reuters) - The Asian Development Bank (ADB) announced on Wednesday $523 million in disaster assistance for Philippine communities ravaged by super typhoon Haiyan, as authorities continued to struggle to bring relief to millions of victims.

Nov 13 (9:39pm) - Kim Atienza: Lists of Dontions

PhP 432,270,100.00 from U.A.E.
PhP 432,270,100.00 from Australia
PhP 416,151,845.00 from U.K.
PhP 205,900,000.00 from Canada
PhP 173,776,459.00 from European Commission
PhP 141,442,026.00 from Norway
PhP 131,381,261.00 from Sweden
PhP 115,850,973.00 from Netherlands...
PhP 86,454,020.00 from New Zealand
PhP 78,104,056.00 from Denmark (plus 66 tons of emergency supplies)
PhP 57,925,486.00 from Ireland
PhP 43,227,010.00 from Queensland
PhP 10,806,752.00 from NBA and NBA Players Association
PhP 8,645,402.00 from Taiwan
PhP 4,322,701.00 from USA (initial)
PhP 4,322,701.00 from Saudi Arabia
PhP 4,322,701.00 from Arab Gulf Program for Development (AGFUND)

Nov 13 (2:36pm) - 5 U.S Marine C130 Plane landing in Samar may mga pagkain na dala (brought food) from U.N , the Politicians are not allowed to touch the relief goods.

Nov 13 (2:24pm) - 2nd Leyte Gulf Landing... "I shall return". USS George Washington (CVN 73) Aircraft Carrier Together With Cruisers USS Antietam and USS Cowpens And Destroyer USS Mustin Heading to the Philippines to Bolster Aid Relief Efforts..

Nov 12 (7:52pm) - The Philippine Department of Tourism's Official Statement:
Boracay and other areas in the Philippines remain safe and fun destinations for all tourists.

Nov 12 (7:50pm) - TV Patrol: Isabel, Leyte declared State of Emergency.

Nov 12 (7:47pm) - BBC: UK Prime Minister David Cameron: "Britain is contributing £10m and HMS Daring, currently deployed near Singapore, will shortly be heading at full speed towards the disaster zone with further support from an RAF C-17 which will be a powerful help to the relief operation."

Nov 12 (7:41pm) - Roads connecting Tacloban to Catbalogan to Manila are already passable to vehicular traffic, according to former Tacloban City Administrator Bobby Muñoz.

Nov 12 (7:38pm) - Inquirer: They never forgot, Japan returns favor to PH, sends teams to Yolanda-hit areas

Nov 12 (7:30pm) - Big businesses join relief drive; SM gives P100M

Nov 12 (4:39pm) - Tearful Speech By Philippines Man After Super-Typhoon Yolanda

Nov 12 (12:01pm) - The largest aircraft in the world, the Antonov AN-225 Mriya, lands in Zagreb, Croatia to ship a 140m ton power generator to the Philippines. Currently now in Cebu.

Nov 12 (11:50am) - Mayor Rody Duterte after a visit to Leyte.  He speaks in his native language (Cebuano). 

Nov 12 (11:45am) -  US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has ordered the aircraft carrier USS George Washington and other American ships to head to the typhoon-stricken Philippines.

Nov 11 (8:44pm) - Australia pledges $10M to Philippines after Typhoon Yolanda

Nov 11 (8:37pm) - Storm Photographer Shares Experience With Deadly Typhoon Yolanda In Tacloban

Nov 11 (8:19pm) - Norway donated NOK 20 Million (P140M)

Nov 11 (2:31pm) - COMELEC releasing 700 generator sets & 80,000 standby batteries to NDRRMC for relief & rehab efforts in Visayas

Nov 11 (10:21am) - Ormoc City after Yolanda

Nov 11 (10:00am) - Gov't: Security situation back to normal in Tacloban

Nov 11 (4:00am) - PAGASA: At 4:00 am today, the center of Tropical Depression ZORAYDA was estimated based on all available data at at 950 km Southeast of Hinatuan, Surigao Del Sur (5.0°N, 135.0°E) with maximum sustained winds of 55 kph. It is forecast to move Northwest at 28 kph.
Nov 10 - Cabinet Secretary Jose Rene Almendras : “Please let people know that they can now go to Tacloban from the north. San Juanico bridge is now open,”

Nov 10 (10:39pm) - from PAGASA website: Low Pressure Area spotted but not yet in the Philippine Area of Responsibility

Nov 10 (9:00pm) Yahoo: £6m UK aid for Philippines victims

Nov 10 (7:48pm) GMA News: Northern Cebu towns severely battered by Yolanda. Up to 95% of structures either totally or partially damaged

Nov 10 (6:16pm) DSWD: 2.1M families affected by

Nov 10 (6:15pm) Bacolod City, under state of calamity.

Nov 10 (6:12pm) Spokesman Commander Armand Balilo says Tacloban port is now operational

Nov 10 (5:27pm) News5 Aksyon: The president with some of his cabinet members are here in Capiz.

Nov 10 (5:21pm) Malacanang: President Noynoy's Interview with the FOCAP

Nov 10 (5:15pm) GMA News: Smart Satellite Services link Tacloban, network restoration in full swing

Nov 10 (5:10pm) ABS-CBN: DTI prepares price freeze in Samar, Leyte

Nov 10 (5:00pm) - AFP Central Command:
AFP Appeals to Civilians; Cooperate in Peace and Order Efforts
On its part, the AFP deployed 100 more soldiers to help police and existing military forces in their efforts to restore peace and order in the typhoon-struck Tacloban City following the devastation caused by the recent super typhoon.
As we firmly establish command and control in affected areas, we appeal to the public to be patient. We understand your emotion and frustration due to the lack of information coming out.
The AFP assures our people that we are working round the clock together with the DILG, DSWD and PNP to be able to reach every citizen that needs our help.... All we ask is patience from our fellow citizens.
Meanwhile, technicians from Smart Communications, three personnel from the United Nations, twenty-two foreign medical volunteers of the Mammoth Medical Mission, and an air traffic controller from the Air Traffic Organization have been sent to Tacloban City today, via special flight aboard a Philippine Air Force Fokker aircraft.
Yesterday, the AFP deployed communications systems in three cities in Visayas to address shortages in communication facilities following the devastation caused by Super Typhoon Yolanda.
A communication cell was also established in Tacloban City Police Station and the Base Ops, Villamore Air Base to augment communication requirements for Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Response operations. Two more in Roxas City, Capiz and Mactan City, Cebu were sent to monitor rescue and relief efforts.

Nov 10 (3:50) - Major PHL telcos: Restoration of mobile services in Leyte problematic

Nov 10 (3:36pm) - ABS-CBN: 2 months to fully restore power in Tacloban

Nov 10 (3:00pm) - Gordon, PRC: Relief goods mobbed in Tanauan, Leyte could have fed 5,000 families.

Nov 10 (1:22pm) - GMA News: Super Typhoon Yolanda is believed to have killed 10,000 people in Leyte alone, a Visayas police official said Sunday after conferring with the provincial governor.

N'ov 10 (1:00pm) - ABS-CBN: PNoy walks out of disaster meeting out of frustration

Nov 10 (12:51pm) - A message from SuperCat (Trasnpor vessel from Cebu to Ormoc):
Greetings! Please be informed of our schedule today, November 10, 2013:
Cebu to Ormoc/Ormoc to Cebu
05:30 am, 01:45 pm.
04:30 pm, 07:15 pm.
Should you need further assistance, do not hesitate to contact us through our website, or through our Customer Interaction Center Hotline +63 32 2337000. Thank you.
Nov 10 (12:48pm) - GMA News: NDRRMC, nagpadala ng mga Information Technology groups sa mga lugar na sinalanta ng bagyo (Sent IT personnel to places affected by typhoon)

Nov 10 (12:47pm) - At least 46 dead in Iloilo

Nov 10-  NEWS 5: Teams from Globe and Smart telcos are working to restore cellular service in affected areas by tomorrow

Nov 10 - RTV Malacanang: Aftermat of Typhoon Yolanda in Roxas City.

Nov 10 (12:20pm) - ABS-CBN: Road leading to Tacloban airport reopened.

Nov 10 (12: 10pm) -  PDRRMO-Southern Leyte: Sa awa ng Diyos, wala pong casualty dito sa Southern Leyte. Wala kaming kuryente. (Thank God, no casualties in Southern Leyte. We have no electricity)

Nov 10 (12:00nn) - GMA News: President Aquino arrives in typhoon-hit Tacloban

Nov 10 (8:24am) - Red Cross: Typhoon kills at least 1,200 in Philippines

Nov 10 (8:21am) - You can send your donations to these organizations:

Nov 10 (8:00am) - Bangon Isabel, Leyte: Facebook group that posts updates and how to reach the victims on Isabel Leyte. (Bangon Isabel, Leyte)

Nov 10 (7:50am) - ABS-CBN: Watch the aerial footage of Tacloban (Aerial Footage)

Nov 9 (9:25pm) -  GMA News: Typhoon Yolanda Coverage

NOv 9 (1:16pm) Google:  Maps of Typhoon Yolanda Crisis and Relief Locations can be viewed at Google Org.

Nov 9: Philippine National Red Cross: as of 12:16 pm today, PRC Ormoc Team confirmed 12 deaths in Ormoc City

Nov 9 -  Statement of Cabinet Secretary Rene Almendras at the NDRRMC press conference: Hindi po natin hihintayin na maubos ang relief goods. We are accelerating the packing of relief goods. DND Sec. Gazmin is in Tacloban and he'll stay there for a while. We will dispatch C130s and personnel in Roxas City once the airport runway is cleared.

Nov 9: GMA News: Stranded due to Typhoon, 1,435 passengers, 44 vessels as of 8:00AM November 09, 2013.

Nov 9: ABS-CBN: All storm signals lifted except Northern Palawan including Puerto Princesa which is under Signal No 1

Nov 9- ANC (Via DOTC): Closed airports: Tacloban, Kalibo, Roxas, Busuanga. All other airports reopened

Nov 9 - GMA News: 200 local flights still suspended due to Yolanda

Nov 9 - Noynoy Aquino (P-Noy), : there are things called satellite phones and solar chargers. Please send them all to Leyte and other provinces hit by the storm. People are in the dark on the status of their friends and family.. that's the other tragedy!

Nov 9 - Palompon's Finest: See the aftermath of Yolanda in Palompon, Leyte Facebook Page

Nov 9 - Mayor Ondo Codilla: Damage to Ormoc is severe. The roofs of most houses have been blown off, majority of houses in coastal barangays have been wiped out, roads are impassable, power and communication lines are mostly out, and so many are in dire need of relief .
People in Ormoc are now in dire need of the following:
Canned Goods/Noodles...

Nov 9 - PAGASA -  Update on the location of Typhoon Yolanda
Nov 9 - MovePH: Busuanga airport still closed. Puerto Princesa airport already operating

Nov 9 - Richard Gomez (Tweet): roof of our house & garage are gone & 4 cars hit & idestroyed by debris. Roof of the house of lucy's parents r half gone & all glass windows

Nov 9 - Inquirer: Smart, Sun services in eastern Visayas, including eastern Samar, parts of Leyte "adversely affected"

Nov 9 - Cebu Daily News: Ormoc roads are impassable, power communication lines are mostly out, and so many are in dire need of relief

Nov 9 - GMA News: Yolanda on the way out, 56 fatalities reported

Nov 9 - ABS-CBN: Typhoon "Yolanda" has left over 100 people dead in Leyte, according to Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) Deputy Director John Andrews.

Nov 9 - Interaksyon: 3 injured as ceiling collapses at UP Town Center; Ayala Land says mall to stay open

Nov 9 - News5 Aksyon: Philippine coastal city of Tacloban took brunt of storm with water rising up to 50 feet

Nov 9 - PAGASA: the eye of Typhoon "YOLANDA" was located based on all available data at 515 km West of San Jose, Occidental Mindoro (12.6°N, 116.3°E ).

Nov 9 - GMA News: PAGASA: Yolanda to exit PAR Saturday afternoon; potential new cyclone spotted

Nov 9 - Richard Gomez: Ormoc is badly hit by yolanda especially the coastal barangays. Municipality in 4th district Leyte Albuera, Merida, Isabel and Palompon in total disaster
Nov 9 - GMA News' Jiggy Manicad: at least 53 people were dead in Tacloban City and Palo town in Leyte

Nov 9 - Rappler: Typhoon Yolanda weakens as it exits PH

Nov 9 - CAAP deputy chief John Andrews: 100 dead in the streets of Tacloban City

Nov 9: Cebu Daily News: Ormoc roads are impassable, power communication lines are mostly out, and so many are in dire need of relief

Nov 9: Rappler: In Tacloban, barely any houses standing

Nov 9 - ABS-CBN: Around 140,000 families or 700,000 individuals were affected by the typhoon.

Nov 9 - Aksyon5: Bohol reports 0 casualty except 1 missing crew in a cargo vessel battered by big waves yesterday off Guindulman bay

Nov 9 - Video of the Typhoon Yolanda in Roxas, Capiz

Nov 9 - GMA Network: Yolanda Update on  Leyte
Nov. 8 - ABS-CBN: Atom Araullio Live Report in Tacloban, Leyte

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