If you are outside the Philippines, what was your impression about the typhoon and why it was happened. Even our subdivision which was practically flood-proof had ankle deep waters. It had enough fury to submerge entire houses. Benjamin Nillo, Las Piñas City: I experienced the longest and heaviest downpour ever. Tacloban. His family takes comfort in knowing he did not die in vain. Ondoy was different. ( Log Out /  “, Ang kunswelo ko lang, namatay siya na nagse-serbisyo. So, that’s when we started searching and, like many people, we used social media like Twitter, Facebook, Blogs, and YouTube to keep updated on the situation. Twitter provided a lot of real-time news updates. On September 26, in the space of 6 hours, typhoon Ondoy (Ketsana) dumped 42cm (16in or 210mm) of rain on the Philippines, the most the country had suffered in a single storm in 40 years. But I pity those who experienced the raging floods and strong rains. Is there any fault from the citizens of the Philippines or from the government itself? There were sections for about 40 different cameras from five decades and for about 50 wines from Europe, about 70 different kinds of wristwatches, many of which are signature ones; a section for antique jars, ashtrays from many countries and other artifacts; many different kinds of rosaries, many rare, and other religious items; live stones which I personally picked up in all the cities we visited here and abroad, the Americas and Europe especially; and many, many items, like gifts and souvenirs. Jim Veneracion, Naga City: For a change, perennial typhoon “whipping boy” Bicol didn’t suffer the brunt of Typhoon Ondoy. Just the same, it gave me great stress to find out that some kin could not go home from their workplaces due to impassable roads; other kin and friends could not be reached so we couldn’t find out how they were faring, because of dead landlines or blank cell sites. Some blogs and news sites I’ve read concerning the poor government response to Ondoy are calling for a Senate review, similar to what happened in the US after Katrina, to analyze and improve obviously defective emergency response systems and institutions. My mother led us to pray for them. I woke up to news about the many dead people found and were still missing.

Relevance. Though he was able to save 30 of them, including young mother Menchie Penalosa and her six-month-old baby, he was too weak to save himself and perished in the floodwaters. Then yung makikita mo sa news saka facebook grabe. There were scandals like Jaque Bermejo telling the world through Facebook that the victims must have deserved it, as a punishment from God and nature. Arthur Saquilayan, Pateros: I just want to share what happened to Pateros last September 26, 2009 during the height of heavy rains in Metro Manila. This program has been very successful and we have observed that our city has been spared from floods for many years now. It also illustrates the usefulness of social media in spreading information and requesting help during national emergencies.

Change ), You are commenting using your Google account. It would be an even bigger disaster for the destruction Ondoy left in its wake to be followed by even more tragedy. Change ), You are commenting using your Twitter account. Filipinos didn’t receive proper warning before the storm, but on top of that they received an inadequate emergency response as well. Civilian Armed Forces Geographical Unit (CAFGU) member Florencio Dequino also died in his brave efforts to bring others to safety. "Business establishments are enjoined to adopt multiple and staggered work shifts (workers are to be allowed to adopt work shift schedule starting at e.g., 7 a.m., 8 a.m., 9 a.m., and so on) to allow more workers to report to work but still maintaining the physical distancing requirements, to spread out the congestion on our roads, and to ease the demand for public transportation.".

We didn't know how worse the flood/typhoon was. Sendong.

I just hope that they will overcome the crisis. Very amazing from start to finish, it will show you what might be about to happen with this if it stays as is, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3ZhItkcs9qw. For me, I was really worried about all the persons affected and how they could survive this catastrophe. But, there were stories of bravery and heroism too, where people gave their lives to save their fellow Filipinos. In Famy, Laguna, PFC Venancio Ancheta had already rescued 20 flood victims, but was unable to save himself due to a blow from a log. Dumping heavy rains over most of Luzon, which resulted in fast-rising floodwaters that submerged cities and towns, Typhoon Ondoy took the lives of 464 Filipinos and left countless homeless or scrambling to the roofs of their homes for safety. Good thing some courageous jeepney drivers were still around to take us back to inner Mandaluyong, where there was deep flooding. TC-2009-000214-PHL) (September 24-27 and September 30-October 10, 2009) We had to walk from San Carlos back to Boni Avenue after we were dismissed just before 6pm. Having to replace everything is worse still. At the onslaught of Typhoon Ondoy, 18-year-old construction worker Muelmar Magallanes secured his family to higher grounds—then went back to rescue the rest of his neighbors. Surely the military has some. It also made me worried, watching TV showing people, including babies, on rooftops, waiting for succor and people wading in waist-deep, chest-deep, neck-deep waters (some raging) to reach safe ground. Yung mga lalaki kinover na lang sila ng tarapal pero sa sobra lakas hangin basa pa rin. Here, we had slight rains and a little thunderstorm.

You may also email your views to: inbox@philstar.com.ph. I would parrot people in this thread that yep, Ondoy(Ketsana, 2009) was wack because of the flooding, our kitchen's ceiling is dripping water and it was during the time that we are having construction in out house. Is there any purpose why is it happened? Army Corporal Adriano Regua, whose team was one of the first to respond to a call for help in Mabitac, Laguna, died while rescuing a fellow soldier who was overpowered by raging floodwater. By continuing to browse the site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. More posts from the Philippines community. Where were the boats? What was reported to be Signal N°1 developed into heavy showers, an inclement downpour, and then an all out fury of nature. Dandrei Gazmen, Ilocos Sur: How I thank God that we were not affected by tropical storm Ondoy. Despite having more transportation options resuming, they still don’t go out as much," Año said in an interview aired over ABS-CBN's TeleRadyo. On September 26, in the space of 6 hours, typhoon Ondoy (Ketsana) dumped 42cm (16in or 210mm) of rain on the Philippines, the most the country had suffered in a single storm in 40 years. These Saints Are Just Mystical, A Look Into the Most Vibrant Candle Traditions Around the World, Quiapo Church to Replace ‘Pahalik’ Tradition With ‘Pagtanaw’, Smells Delish! Ricardo Tolentino, Laoag City: We were not directly hit by Typhoon Ondoy, but we also felt the suffering of those affected as we watched the news. I also had a hard time getting in touch with friends for a few days that you're worried what happened to them (ala New Orleans).