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Thursday, January 5, 2012

Some of the Effects of Typhoon Sendong

          These pics posted in Facebook caught my eye:
(Source: Naderev SaƱo)

"Based on the account of survivors, this 3-storey house in Calacala saved hundreds of lives, as survivors clung to it for dear life. But inside out, it was badly damaged and will never be again a home."

"About 250 homes in this 4.8 hectare area were reduced to nothing. 6 houses apparently remained standing after Sendong, but really, roofs do not make a home."

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Latest Update from Cagayan de Oro City Water District (Regarding the Water Shortage Due to Typhoon Sendong)


• Production Wells 8, 16, 1, and 9 in Macasandig have already been fed to the Booster Station. This indicates 91% recovery of the operations of our Macasandig Production facilities. Two more wells, PW #s 4 and 7 are undergoing disinfection and flushing and will undergo water quality testing before they will finally be fed to the Booster Station. 

• Production Well # 19 in Balulang is now being energized. Flushing and disinfection will follow. Production Well # 24 is undergoing rehabilitation.

• Rio Verde has officially informed COWD today that supply of treated bulk water to COWD will resume on January 05, 2012 @ 8 AM. This shall address the supply needs of the West Service Area.

Please be guided.



         ( This is good news. For almost 3 weeks now, many areas have been experiencing shortage of water.)

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Xavier University's "Operation: Tabang Sendong"

  A day after I arrived from Metro Manila (went there for the holidays), I dropped by Xavier University with a good friend, Henry, to check out possible volunteering for relief operations. We were amazed with XU's dedication to help the victims of Typhoon Sendong that struck our beloved hometown last December 16-17, 2011. Keep up the good work, XU ! :)  --ARV

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You Can Help Sendong Victims through Golden City Alliance Fellowship (Gusa, Cagayan de Oro City)

If you can you may bring/send directly your donations to Golden City Alliance fellowship (GCAF), National Highway, Gusa, Cagayan de Oro City 9000.(See map below.)

For more info, visit:

CDOBloggers Sendong Project

          I am a member of CDO Bloggers, but I was not able to join this very meaningful project because I was in Metro Manila that time. To my fellow CDOBloggers, keep up the good work! :) --ARV

Monday, January 2, 2012

After Typhoon Sendong: Volunteers Needed

          My alma mater, Xavier University (Ateneo de Cagayan), is very active in helping out numerous victims of  Sendong.

Typhoon Sendong: The Specific Areas Where the Raging Waters Passed (A Bloated Body of Water)

Sendong: The World's Worst Typhoon in 2011?

          I was born and I grew up in Cagayan de Oro City, Philippines, where typhoons have been unheard of, until that fateful December 16, 2011 night.

Happy New Year to Everybody

          I would like to greet everyone a "Happy New Year" despite the typhoon "Sendong" that devastated many parts of my hometown Cagayan de Oro City.

          Bangon CDO...  --ARV

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