PSA: #YolandaPH Affected Areas

These are the areas that are NOT mentioned in the media but were also badly affected.

Friends. Please repost. I-repost hangggang dumating sa media. Billiong piso na ang nakalaan para sa pagtulong at pagsalba sa ating mga kababayan. Bantayan natin ito mabuti.

ZONE A: SAMAR AND EASTERN SAMAR

Zone A.1 SOUTHERN EASTERN SAMAR
1.) Guiuan, Eastern Samar – 47,037
2.) Mercedes, Eastern Samar – 5,369
3.) Salcedo, Eastern Samar – 19,970
4.) Giporlos, Eastern Samar – 12,040
5.) Balangiga, Eastern Samar – 12,756
6.) Hernani, Eastern Sasmar – 8,070
7.) Balangkayan, Eastern Samar – 12,756
8.) Llorente, Eastern Samar – 19,101
9.) Lawaan, Eastern Samar – 11,612

Zone A.2 CENTRAL EASTERN SAMAR
1.) Borongan, Eastern Samar – 64,457
2.) Taft, Eastern Samar – 11,343
3.) Maydolong, Eastern Samar – 13,614
4.) San Policarpio, Eastern Samar – 13,836

Zone A.3 SAMAR
1.) Sta. Rita, Samar
2.) Basey, Samar – 50,423
3.) Marabut, Samar – 15,115
4.) Catbalogan, Samar – 94,317
5.) Lawaan, Eastern Samar – 11,612

Relief Efforts
- Volunteer group Bangon Guiuan was able to collect 100 tons of relief items to be sent to Guiuan, Mercedes, and Salcedo.

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ZONE B: LEYTE, SAMAR AND BILIRAN ISLAND

Zone B1. NORTHERN LEYTE
1.) Tacloban, Leyte – 221,174
2.) Tolosa, Leyte – 17,921
3.) Tanuan, Leyte – 50,119
4.) Babatngon, Leyte – 25,575

Zone B2. SOUTH AND SOUTHWEST LEYTE
1.) Ormoc, Leyte – 191,200
2.) Isabel, Leyte – 43,593
3.) Merida, Leyte – 27,224
4.) Baybay, Leyte – 102,841

Zone B4. WESTERN LEYTE AND BILIRAN
1.) Palompon, Leyte – 54,163
2.) Calubian, Leyte – 29,619
3.) Biliran Island – 81,958
4.) Villaba, Leyte – 38,819

Zone B4. CENTRAL LEYTE
1.) Jaro, Leyte – 39,577
2.) Burauen, Leyte – 48,853
3.) Dagami, Leyte – 31,490
4.) Tunga, Leyte – 6,516

- Team Bangon Isabel was able to collect a total PhP 536,899.66 (12,000 USD) in 5 days from all over the world.

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ZONE C: NORTHERN CEBU

Zone C1: Camotes Group of Islands

1.) San Francisco, Camotes Islandia, Cebu – 47,357
2.) Pilar, Camotes Island, Cebu – 11,564

Zone C2: Bantayan Island
1.) Bantayan, Cebu – 74,785
2.) San Remegio, Cebu – 51,394

Zone C3: Northern Cebu
1.) Daanbantayan and Malapascua, Cebu – 74,897
2.) Medellin, Cebu – 50,047
3.) Bogo City, Cebu – 69,911
4.) Tabogon, Cebu – 33,024
5.) Borbon, Cebu – 31,598
6.) Tabuelan, Cebu – 22,292
7.) Madridejos, Cebu – 34,905

Relief Efforts:
- Ramon Aboitiz Foundation, Inc: 5 trucks just left RAFI bound for Northern Cebu with 6,181 bags packed by 848 volunteers; another 5,000 bags will be repacked.
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ZONE D: NEGROS OCCIDENTAL
1.) Escalante, Negros Occidental – 93,005
2.) Toboso, Negros Occidental – 41,658
3.) Cadiz, Negro Occidental – 151,500
4.) Calatrava, Negros Occidental – 79,009
5.) San Carlos, Negros Occidental – 129,981
6.) Sagay, Negros Occidental – 140,740

Reported organizations and persons involved: The Dream Project

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ZONE E: PANAY ISLAND (Capiz, Antique, Iloilo)

ZONE E.1 ILOILO
1.) Sara, Iloilo – 46,889 (14,872 affected persons, 3,887 totally damaged houses)
2.) Estancia, Iloilo – 42,666 (39,900 affected persons, 5,273 totally damaged houses)
3.) Batad, Iloilo – 19,385 (20,845 affected persons, 3,752 totally damaged houses)
4.) Calinog, Iloilo – 54,430 (6,000 affected persons, 4,400 totally damaged houses)
5.) Anilao, Iloilo – 27,486 (22,640 affected persons, 1,600 totally damaged houses)
6.) Balasan, Iloilo – 29,724 (33,942 affected persons, 3,799 totally damaged houses)
7.) San Rafael, Iloilo – 14,655 (13,960 affected persons, 2,792 totally damaged houses)
8.) Banate, Iloilo – 29,543 (26,320, affected persons, 2,528 totally damaged houses)
9.) Dingle, Iloilo – 43,290 (5,921 affected persons, 1,320 totally damaged houses)
10.) Concepcion, Iloilo
11.) Ajuy, Iloilo
12.) Passi City, Iloilo

ZONE E.2 ANTIQUE
1.) Tibiao, Antique – 24,513
2.) Culasi, Antique – 39,086
3.) Aras-Asan (Sebaste), Antique – 17,270

ZONE E.3 AKLAN
1.) Banga, Aklan – 38,063
2.) Batan, Aklan – 30,312
3.) Numancia, Aklan – 29,862

ZONE E.4 CAPIZ
1.) Roxas City, Capiz – 156,197 (under state of calamity)
2.) Dumalag, Capiz – 29,298
3.) Mambusao, Capiz – 37,672
4.) Panitan, Capiz – 37,895
5.) Pilar, Capiz – 41,572
6.) Mianay, Sigma, Capiz – 29,138
7.) Jamindan, Capiz – 35,002

(Iloilo source from: Iloilo Metropolitan Times News Break)

Reported organizations and persons involved: Gawad Kalinga – Iloilo Regional Branch

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ZONE F: PALAWAN
1.) Coron, Palawan – 42,941
2.) Culion, Palawan – 19,543

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These areas have only been in the loop due to the efforts of volunteers posting and reposting online until it reached us.

We badly need individuals in many of these places who should be on the loop so we can also inform volunteers and relief groups to also consider other areas affected by Yolanda.

These are crowd-sourced data gathered from news, volunteers, and organizations. For inaccuracies as to the name of the location or if your area is not severely decimated, please comment below.

Original Source

Of Cancelled Flights and Assholes

It’s been a long while since I’ve written a proper blog post, and it doesn’t necessarily mean that I’m back, but I felt I had to post my recent experience of a flight home getting cancelled.

Through no fault of their own, PAL had to cancel the 3:40pm flight from Dumaguete to Manila. The cause wasn’t clearly explained, and it really doesn’t matter. What irked me is that the people concerned didn’t convey the information as soon as it was available to them. However, I absolutely understand the situation, and I never felt the need to lash out on the people that were simply messengers.

Then, this asshole came along and tried very, VERY hard to make sure that the people behind the counter is as miserable as he is. He even felt the need to call someone and tell them that the PAL people deserve to be berated as harshly as possible.

I thought his behavior is uncalled for, and these are people who are simply trying to earn their keep. I would have gave them a piece of my mind, but it doesn’t really help the situation, nor will it get me home sooner.

Chill, asshole. The behavior you displayed is what is expected from a millenial, not a baby-boomer. And yes, you are old. With age, maturity is expected. And empathy. Lots of it.

PAL offered accommodations, and thankfully, scheduled a special flight for everyone affected. Kudos to the people behind the PAL counter for not losing their cool with customers from hell.

As for contingencies, PAL really needs to have a better plan than scheduling a special flight the next day. But as they say, it is what it is, and we can only work with what we have.

P. S.
I’m still not taking a CebuPac flight, though.