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No flood warning, high tide, darkness

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IMAGES OF WOES. The following photos depict the devastation wrought by the rampaging floods spawned by tropical storm Sendong in Cagayan de Oro and Iligan cities over the weekend and the suffering it brought to residents there. As of Monday, more than 650 people have been confirmed to have died from the tragedy and hundreds more have been reported missing.


WIPEOUT Rampaging waters from the Cagayan de Oro River swept away this entire community of some 400 households in Sitio Kala-Kala, Barangay Macasandig, in Cagayan de Oro City. BOBBY LAGSA/INQUIRER MINDANAO

The absence of a flood warning, high tide, darkness and a false sense of security proved disastrous for people of northern Mindanao when Tropical Storm “Sendong” came over the weekend.

Add illegal logging, rapid urbanization and mining, and the result was deadly for residents of Cagayan de Oro and Iligan cities, government and Red Cross officials said.

Entire villages were washed away, homes flattened, bridges broken and vehicles upended.

The death toll from the flash floods on Sunday rose to at least 711 in Mindanao. Hundreds remained missing.

The Philippine Red Cross (PRC) said it was a combination of factors that led to the tragedy.

“It’s unusual for Mindanao; a month’s worth of rainfall fell in only a few hours; people were already asleep; the storm hit pineapple plantations that don’t absorb water; it was high tide and waterways were heavily silted. It was unprecedented and overwhelming,” said PRC secretary general Gwendolyn Pang.

In Cagayan de Oro, the bodies, many bloated and bluish and frozen in grotesque poses, continued to pile up in funeral homes. Senior Supt. Gerardo Rosales, city police chief, said 474 bodies had been recovered. A total of 482 persons remained missing.

Officials said 214 died in Iligan, 15 in Bukidnon, five in Compostela Valley and three in Zamboanga del Norte.

The government and the Red Cross appealed for help to feed, clothe and house more than 35,000 people huddled in evacuation centers as soldiers battled to recover bodies.

Presidential spokesperson Edwin Lacierda said that President would fly to the devastated areas on Tuesday.

Deforestation

Nereus Acosta, presidential adviser on environment, said the deforestation of watersheds in Lanao del Norte and Bukidnon, which feed into the major rivers of Mindanao, had worsened the effects of heavy rains.

Since there were fewer trees to hold water and prevent erosion, the flow of rain water from upstream to the lowland areas turned to be stronger and more destructive.

“We can really see how vulnerable we are. When you tamper with the watersheds and the forests, we become vulnerable,” Acosta said.

Acosta said small-scale and illegal mining played a role, too, in the tragedy although it was “minor” compared to deforestation.

He noted there was some small-scale mining near the city, which could have contributed to the siltation of the river.

Leo Jasareno, Mines and Geosciences Bureau chief, said the topography of the two cities also rendered them prone to massive flooding. These are low-lying areas with reduced capacity to accommodate rushing water from the deforested upstream rivers.

Urbanization

Jasareno said the two cities’ capacity to hold water had been reduced due to rapid urbanization. This decreased the area for water runoff and caused the siltation of the Cagayan River, he said.

“The tributaries could not hold the load from Cagayan River. It has to go somewhere,” he said.

Acosta also noted that the heavy rains from Sendong caught the local officials unawares. While Mindanao receives rain at this time of the year, typhoons, which often move northward to the Visayas or Luzon, usually do not pose a threat.

Some local officials became “complacent” and it appeared that the Cagayan River did not have a warning system to alert authorities and residents of overspilling, Acosta said.

“They said there had been floods before but nobody died. We’ve had floods for the past two Christmases now,” an exasperated Acosta said.

Less water than Ondoy’s

Northern Mindanao usually experiences some rains at this time of the year but not as much as the downpour dumped by Sendong.

The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) said Sendong carried less rain than Tropical Storm “Ondoy,” which put 80 percent of Manila underwater.

Ondoy poured 300 millimeters of rain in six hours. Sendong, on the other hand, dumped 180 mm on Lumbia Airport in Misamis Oriental in a span of 24 hours starting at 8 a.m. of Dec. 16, according to Pagasa data.

The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) said residents of areas in the path of Sendong had not been warned about the extraordinarily large volume of rainfall expected from the storm.

“There was no (warning) about the amount of rainfall. But Pagasa was accurate about the passage of the storm, about the coverage of areas that could possibly be affected by rains,” said Edgardo Ollet, NDRRMC operations center chief.

He said the agency passed on Pagasa’s storm warning advisory to local disaster management councils of the affected areas in Mindanao and the Visayas.

But the local councils evidently did not expect flash floods of Ondoy-like proportions.

“They did not prepare for this level or intensity of the storm because these places had not experienced the level of typhoons like those felt in Luzon,” Ollet said.

There were reports that local disaster councils had not been convened before Sendong’s arrival, with local officials being quoted as saying that storms don’t usually pass their way.

Educate people

The PRC urged local government units in the area to be prepared for disasters by ensuring that people know how to handle disaster situations.

“The best way to prepare is educate people about the effects of the changing climate in their own language. And to communicate that they can help reduce the risk of disaster and hazards. Community people should be empowered with knowledge and information as well as training,” Pang said.

PRC chair Richard Gordon said lessons had been learned from previous floods “but the storms nowadays are getting stronger and there is insufficiency in the arrival of information about them.”

The flash floods came in the dead of the night and during high tide.

PRC data showed that 20 towns and cities reported damage to life and property due to floods and landslides. A total of 75 villages were affected, including 18 in Compostela Valley; 17 each in Cagayan de Oro and Zamboanga del Norte; 15 in Iligan; and eight in Dumaguete.

Accountability

Deputy presidential spokesperson Abigail Valte said the government would do an assessment, including who should be held accountable for the massive loss of lives.

“At this point, we should not focus first on accountability but rather on helping [the victims],” Valte said.

She acknowledged “conflicting” reports on whether proper warnings had been given on time. But she noted that Malacañang had gotten as early as Dec. 14 Pagasa’s advice for people in areas to be affected by Sendong to prepare.

Despite the warnings, some people did not heed them because they did not want to leave their homes and because their areas were not prone to flooding, Valte said.

Cagayan de Oro Rep. Rufus Rodriguez urged the President to lay down the ground rules for forced evacuation to prevent loss of lives in disaster areas.

Rodriguez said it was about time the government used the military and police to compel residents to leave their homes.

Survivors

In Iligan, 10 survivors floating in the waters for at least 30 hours were rescued eight miles off the coast of Initao, Misamis Oriental, on Sunday morning.

The Philippine Coast Guard, in a report, said the survivors were all from the city’s Barangay Hinaplanon. It added that several bodies were found near the area where the survivors had been plucked.

Employing volunteers among its fisherfolk, the local governments of Kauswagan and Bacolod in Lanao del Norte also deployed sea patrols to scour the waters.

Kauswagan Mayor Rommel Arnado said he organized eight patrols after receiving information some fishermen saw people still floating in the sea.

On Saturday, many of the survivors rescued and bodies recovered were from the waters off the coasts of Lanao del Norte and Misamis Oriental towns near Iligan.

The city social welfare and development office said 447 Iligan residents were still missing.

Bukidnon

In Bukidnon, at least 15 people died and dozens of others, including a  police official, were missing.

Eleven died in Baungon municipality while four others drowned in Libona town as torrential rains swelled rivers and submerged 32 villages until Sunday, according to Arsenio Alagenio, provincial disaster risk reduction management head.

One of those missing was Insp. Charlito Penuliar, leader of a nine-man rescue team from the police regional office in northern Mindanao. He was swept by floodwaters as he crossed the Bubunawan River, which separates Baungon and Libona towns, Alagenio said.

“His head bobbed twice as he was swept by the rampaging river, and moments later he was gone,” the disaster official said.

All the victims died from the flood although minor landslides in the land-locked province were reported. Alagenio said some of the dead were swept out to the sea and found among the bodies recovered in Bonbon, Cagayan de Oro.

Water crisis

An impending water crisis is looming as the Cagayan de Oro Water District (COWD) is yet to reestablish water connection to several affected areas in the city.

COWD chair Joel Baldelovar said the water supply had been reduced to 20 percent of the 300 million cubic liters it used to supply to the city.

Councilor Dante Pajo, chair of the city’s health committee, called on residents to boil their drinking water.

Residents have been lining up at water refilling stations across the city. Fire volunteers have started rationing water.

Valte said the provinces devastated by Sendong were in desperate need of clean and potable water as well as portable toilets.

She said the social welfare department had started to send bottled water to Mindanao. Manila Water sent water tankers and the Local Water Utilities Administration will soon bring “portable potable water canisters to replace the water systems in Cagayan de Oro temporarily,” she said.

Iligan was in need of portalets in evacuation centers, Valte said, noting this was mentioned by Mayor Lawrence Cruz.

She said Maynilad had offered 1,500 500-ml water bottles while the Red Cross had offered collapsible water containers.

Gordon said 1,700 aid parcels containing ready-to-eat food and nonfood items, such as blankets, utensils and drinking cups were on their way to Cagayan de Oro and Iligan from the PRC chapter in Davao City.

Two water sanitation and filtration units, each with a capacity of 3,000 liters an hour, were on their way to Cagayan de Oro and Iligan to provide evacuees with clean drinking water, Gordon said.

Sendong, with gusts of up to 80 km per hour, was hovering about 60 km west of Puerto Princesa, Palawan, and was expected to move out of Philippine waters late on Sunday. Reports from JB R. Deveza, Bobby Lagsa, Ryan D. Rosauro, Richel V. Umel and Frinston L. Lim, Inquirer Mindanao; Kristine L. Alave, Dona Z. Pazzibugan, Jerome Aning, Christine O. Avendaño, Gil Cabacungan Jr. and Jaymee Gamil in Manila; Redempto Anda, Inquirer Southern Luzon; and AFP and Reuters

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In Cagayan de Oro, the bodies, many bloated and bluish and frozen in grotesque poses, continued to pile up in funeral homes. Senior Supt. Gerardo Rosales, city police chief, said 474 bodies had been recovered. A total of 482 persons remained missing.


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  • dodong1

    Deputy presidential spokesperson Abigail Valte said the government would do an assessment, including who should be held accountable for the massive loss of lives. SINO PA NGA BA KUNDI ANG GOBYERNO!!!

    • jesussaints

      Kasalanan ni Arroyo at Corona yan! walang kasalanan si PNoy! Mabuhay si PNoy! Keep up the good job PNoy. Wag mong pagaksayahan ng panahon ang mga ganitong bagay basta ang importante maipakulong si Arroyo at maimpeach si Corona!   

      • pulis

        Oo nga naman Mahal na Hari..Ituloy mo ang Christmas Party, tutal tapos na ang election…Nakuha mo na ba ang corona mo kay CJ Corona?

      • jesussaints

        Isa ka pa brod! ang tawag sa comment ko “sarcastic”. Ibig sabihin mukhang seryoso comment ko pero pinatatamaan ko si PNot. Ok? Sorry ha medyo mahina ka pala pumick up.

      • Jesse_Tangkad

        Baliw ka din kagaya ng presidente mo asan ang utak mo. Try to be objective,  sabagay utak mo nga pala nasa talampakan. Your president could have done a lot….imprison all the illegal loggers, all the tongressman, improve the lives of the people so they will not have to settle along river banks….but all he cares is imprison GMA and Corona. It’s a good start but not enough. But then again, all he cares is vengeance on GMA and Corona. I can site you 100 more things that he needs to work on…if he CARES.

      • jesussaints

        Pareko sayang ang comment mo kasi di mo yata nakuha mensahe ng comment ko. “Sarcastic” po ang tawag sa comment ko. Kung di mo alam meaning ng sarcastic, icheck mo sa dictionary ha!

    • jurbinsky77

      You should continued reading the news item. She mentioned about residents not taking heed of the warning. No amount of finger-pointing will serve any purpose at this pint in time.

      • dodong1

        i read that clearly..i did not point that out.you absolutely correct for that matter but if you also read what i have posted i was only commenting on her remarks in regards who is to be responsible for the calamity and damages that had could have been easily prevented or minimize the loss if only the government/government officials will STOP corrupting, and do some preventive measures. Many years had past where calamities like this happens every year and seems like the government continue to keep their blindfolds on and ignore the warnings. I do not put the blame for those people not wanting to leave due to the fear of theft..keep in mind i am not trying to single out this administration either..This his been a big problem of the Philippines for many years and do not think that it will change in the near future. So sad!

  • http://twitter.com/MarLouWang Marlou Wang

    Urbanization + overpopulation  = illegal loging + erosion + etc.

  • http://twitter.com/MarLouWang Marlou Wang

    Dodong: Kailangan natin ang urbanization, dumarami ang tao (na walang control) at hindi puwedeng pigilan ito kundi hindi magagalit ang simbahan.

  • respectruleoflaw

    Mali ang weather forecast it should be signal#3 in Mis. Or. & Lanao del norte not signal #1.. sana marami ang nakalikas

  • PinoyAko2012

    Yan po ay tadhana ng buhay .. ang dapat na gawin ngayon.. ay sa maisaayos ang mga labi ng mga pumanaw sa ating buhay…wala pong sisihan dahil ito  ay weatherweather lamang po. 

    • Boy_08

      Maling katwiran yan…dapat pro-active tayo unang una dahil sa ang ating bansa ay prone to natural calamities. Ang tawag sa attitude mong yan eh re-active. Kapag ganyan ang attitude natin hindi malayong mangyari na marami na namng buhay ang masasawi sa mga susunod pang kalamidad.

      • PinoyAko2012

        Tama ka dyan pareng Boy_08…pareho kayo ni mirriam ang sinabi. Peru huli na ang lahat.. sana noon pa parating ang bagyo  naaplay yong pro-active mong yan.. at sinabihan mo sana si kuya kim para sabihin sa mga apektado ng bagyo na pro-active sila. Dahil kong saakin mong sabihin yan eh grade 1 lang naabot ko sir professor. Sa susunod siguro punta kayo ni mirriam doon at sabihin sa mga tao roon na pro-active sila. Ngayon tapos na ang bagyo at ng dulot nitoy kamatayan ng daan daan na tao..Biruin mo 15 ft na kataong tubig dahil sa natural na kalamidad.. hindi lang dito sa atin kundi sa ibang bansa rin.. tulad nga japan (lindol at tsunami), sa america.. huricane naman, sa (slave lake ng canada forest fire.. isang town ang boung sunog pati munisipyo at police and fire department ang mga tao doon wala ding naisalba na kagamitan dahil sunog lahat pati bahay nila). Yan first world na yan hi-tech ang gamit di pa makayanang ang mga natural na kalamidad dito pa kaya sa atin. Peru iba ang pinoy… lindol man, umulan , bumagyo o kahit anong trahedyang parating sa ating buhay, kayang kayang lampasan ni pinoy yan. At Dahil dyan, dito mo makikita ang bayanihan ng mga pilipino. Kaya salamat po sa lahat ng tumulong at tumutulong parin hanggang sa nga ngayon sa mga nasalanta ng bagyong sendong  maraming salamat po. At para sa mga nasalanta at namatayan ng dahil bagyo sendong… ako po ay taos pusong  nakikiramay sa inyong lahat at huwag po kayong mawalan ng pag-asa. At ako po ay naniniwala na walang trahedya na hindi kayang lampasan ni pinoy…  

  • jay zi

    until now the great president is still directing  the concern agencies of planning,mapping hazard areas in the country while our brothers and sisters are dying. mr president kilos naman po.matagal ka na po  sa Malacanang. your people wants result not your “concern” lng

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_FVBPRR4NKZ2DFURBCD5I4Q5GN4 Leg

    Ay naku, sinisisi pa yong mga biktima!

    Ito yata ang napagsundoan nila sa “review”: Sisihin nyo kung sino-sinu, basta huwag lang ma-mention ang mga MINAHAN namin (Cojuancos) jan sa Mindanao!

    Dihins magka-FLASH FLOODS jan kung walang mining operations ni Cojuanco jan sa Mindanao! Eh, China lang naman nakinabang nyan eh! Nakalbo na nga yang mga bundok jan sa mining at logging.

    May proposal pa nga magtayo ng coal-powered Power Plants (para yata to sa full scale mining nila)…sakit sa respiratoy na naman ito.

    see blog…
    theprwcblogs[dot]blogspot[dot]com/2011/04/no-to-kamag-anak-incs-destructive[dot]html

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_FVBPRR4NKZ2DFURBCD5I4Q5GN4 Leg

    ..patalsikin si Enrile, demonize the anti-RH Bill senators, para macontrol ang Senate at maipasa na agad ang RH Bill! …gaya ng pag-impeach ni Corona…too furious (si PNoy) too fast!  yehey!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_FVBPRR4NKZ2DFURBCD5I4Q5GN4 Leg

    ..kailangan ng planning yan, para hindi magalaw yong mining operations nila sa Mindanao….baka mag-Declare yan ng Martial Law pag-nagalaw yon sige ka.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_OLGKV6Y6NIA7RUCO5PSHIXWSPY Sami Lao

    Deputy presidential spokesperson Abigail Valte said the government would do an assessment, including who should be held accountable for the massive loss of lives.
    —————————————————————
    Sino nga kaya ang dapat pang managot?  

  • sagdat

    This is the real problem of this SICK President!

    Puro kasi laban DAW sa corruption! Pweeeeeeee!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_S2UQGGNN35EUOBNX4N5OBIBDUM Kromuel

    Ondoy kasalanan daw ni Gloria eh wala daw management etc etc. Eto na si magaling, nanalasa bagyo sa kanya, ang me sala ngayun? yung namatay, tatanga-tanga daw kasi kayo.

  • sagdat

    NO TO DICTATORSHIP!

    Itaboy an ABNOY!

  • sagdat

    NO TO DICTATORSHIP!

    Itaboy an ABNOY!

  • sagdat

    NO TO DICTATORSHIP!

    Itaboy an ABNOY!

  • sagdat

    NO TO DICTATORSHIP!

    Itaboy an ABNOY!

  • sagdat

    NO TO DICTATORSHIP!

    Itaboy an ABNOY!

  • sagdat

    NO TO DICTATORSHIP!

    Itaboy an ABNOY!

  • sagdat

    NO TO DICTATORSHIP!

    Itaboy an ABNOY!

  • sagdat

    NO TO DICTATORSHIP!

    Itaboy an ABNOY!

  • sagdat

    NO TO DICTATORSHIP!

    Itaboy an ABNOY!

  • sagdat

    NO TO DICTATORSHIP!

    Itaboy an ABNOY!

    • http://twitter.com/migs_abarintos Miguel Abarintos Jr.

      ganito na nangyari, iyan pa pinagpo-post mo, pulitika pa rin?! makunsensya ka naman.

  • msantosphil

    nasaan ang mga hinayupak na congressmen na may mga pork barrel ni PNoy, sa oras ng mga sakuna ay walang maasahan sa kanila pero sa oras ng pabuya (pork barrel) ay singbilis ng kidlat ang aksyon,
    mga kababayan sayang ang mga buwis na binabayad sa gobyerno kung ang mga basic na programa ay hindi naipapatupad,
    we deserve the right and qualified leaders in our country and not amateur and trainees after almost 2 years wala pa din nakikitang konkretong programa na naipatupad ang gobyerno ni PNoy,
    karapatan natin na magkaroon ng mga qualified na namumuno sa gobyerno at hindi mga trainees,
    mahiya na naman kayo sa mga filipino at puro misinformation ang ginagawa nyo para makuha ang loob ng nakararami, propaganda, palakasan, siraan, paid bloggers, paghihiganti, ito ba ang nararapat sa mga filipino, kung may delicadeza ka PNoy ay mag resign ka na lng para may makitang pag-asa ang mga filipino!!!
    dapat tayong umaksyon kung kailangan para maramdaman ng gobyerno na kailangan ng pagbabago, halos 2 years na sa pwesto ay walang nakikitang pag-asa, puro partymates, kamag-anak, kabarilan ang mga nakikinabang at nakalimutan si Juan de la Cruz!!!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_FVBPRR4NKZ2DFURBCD5I4Q5GN4 Leg

    ..ganito rin yata gusto nila PNoy mangyari sa Palawan….sa mga Cojuanco ba MINAHAN doon??

  • boywoodbridge

    To all Cagayan de Oro, I just wish that all of you are in safe places with all your love ones.
    Don’t lost hope and have faith in God

    I am blaming this government for this calamity and no proper warning to you people. Instead of taking care of its citizens the president is pre occupied for his vested interest to retake hacienda luisita either by crook or by hook instead of looking into your needs

    So people wake up and think for a minute what kind of president we have in this country?

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_EXFI4EUGM23PQ4FMQKLVH36OXI Jose

      A.) Using a tragedy like this to score political points is simply out of order.

      B.) P-Noy’s been in power a year and a half. I’d assume the warning systems have been around for longer than that.  Also, I doubt it’s his personal responsibility to actually be calling people up to warn them about the weather.  I’m not too big a fan of P-Noy, but blaming him for this is absolutely ridiculous.

      • missaya

        @joe,  where are the promised reforms at the DENR local level when he started 18 months ago ???  another river (iponan river) over there is contaminated due to illegal mining , but did DENR did something ??? where are the reforms PNOY promised … go to DENR for land titling, it will take you forever ??? does it need GMA imprisonment for reforms to be realized??

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_EXFI4EUGM23PQ4FMQKLVH36OXI Jose

        Reforms don’t happen overnight.

        Who do you consider the greatest politician ever in terms of effectiveness?  Whoever it is, he would not be able to enact all of the reforms that are necessary in the country in 18 months.  There’s a lot of ingrained corruption, and frankly it’s the nature of a democracy that reforms don’t happen too quickly.

        Note that I’m not saying democracy is a bad thing there, I’m saying that when P-Noy showed up people had unrealistic expectations for what he could achieve in his term.  Six years isn’t long enough to stamp out corruption in a government that is so corrupt.

        As for the DENR’s inaction, the logical people to blame there would be the DENR.  P-Noy has overall responsibility, but he has to effectively oversee every single facet of government.  He deserves some of the blame, obviously, but putting the entire fiasco at his feet is an over reaction.

      • missaya

        @JOSE, can he not start the needed reforms by passing the Freedom of Information Bill ???? the congress just need his certification as urgent bill… do you know that until now nasa malakanyang pa rin under review daw ??? what took him so long ??? baka hindi mo alam ano ang FOI, research na lang before ka mag comment about reforms and corruption , ok??? 

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_EXFI4EUGM23PQ4FMQKLVH36OXI Jose

        … how on Earth did the FoI come into the discussion?  Where did I actually mention the FoI bill?

        Regardless, being classified as urgent doesn’t actually guarantee passage of a bill.  For an easy example of that, see the RH Bill.  Again, this is a democracy, and the president saying something should happen doesn’t necessarily mean it will happen.

        For the record, I support the FoI Bill wholeheartedly, and I agree with you that it should be a priority bill.  I just don’t understand why on Earth you’ve decided to bring that up in a completely unrelated topic.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_HAPVKXTXRCDFHP3X26Y5KQTU7I Mellow

        Sendong hit Saturday early morning. Reports said Noynoy was in a mall
        in Metro Manila Sunday morning shopping for a sound system. Then there
        was a news report that he plans to go to the site 10 days after the
        calamity. Then this actress tweeted Sunday evening that she performed in
        Malacanang for a party and she was so happy that NoyNoy was laughing at
        her jokes and seemed entertained (at least someone was happy; I wonder
        if the victims’ families were happy).
        All this while his “BOSSES” were suffering or dead. We are so lucky
        we have such a hard-working, dedicated president who is so caring and
        sensitive to the needs of his BOSSES. Good job, King Noynoy.

      • lucidlynx

        Ano ba ang magagawa ng Presidente kung pupunta siya doon? The immediate thing to do are rescue efforts, medical assistance, provide food and relief goods, clean up including letting floodwaters go down and clearing roads and waterways, which are all being done by our government agencies.

        Ang hirap sa mga Pilipinong katulad mo walang utak. Hind trained ang Presidente for rescue efforts or distributing goods. You don’t put the life of the President in peril like putting him in a calamity zone.

        Bakit hindi kaya ikaw ang pumunta doon para mag-magandang loob at maging mas mahusay sa Presidente? Anyone can help if they really want to.

      • missaya

        hehehe … you are clueless on what a true leader is … clueless like your idol… that is why mas magulo pinas ngayon hangang 2016 … poor Philippines

      • ALEX GONZALES

        More than 700 dead  and hehehe ka pa? Hindot mo!

      • http://twitter.com/hurricanemunch run

        hindi naman kelangan na president na ung gagawa ng lahat… kaya meron ibat ibang departamento na dapat mangasiwa sa ibat ibat pangyayari at situation.

      • alfred_derfla

        hey run, yang pnoy mo tulad ng mga pulis sa action films dito sa pinas.  palaging ang dating nasa huli…..ano ba yan….mag sama-sama kayo sa pnoy mo.. kung gma pa yang bagyo sigurado mas ,mabilis pa ang takbo niya….kaya valte, sabihan mo yang pnoy nyo wag nang mag abala ppupuntang cdo kasi pa pogi lang yan……hindi siya ang kelangan, yang agarang tulong nyo ang kelangan…wag nyong unahin yang review-review ng polisiyang sinsabi nyo……mga wala kayong isip…..ilang bagyo na ang dumaan dito sa pinas, pati kayo ugok parin pala..mag sama-sama kayong dadaan sa daang matuwid na baluktot nyo….

      • missaya

        merry xmas PNOY !!! clueless as ever …

      • Gerry_T

        Maligayang Pasko rin sa iyo Missaya! Binasa koi ang mga sinulat mo at ang mga sagot ni lucidlynx sa mga sulat mo. Tama ang sinasabi ni lucidlynx hinggil sa iwasan nating ibaling lahat sa gobyerno ng Pilipinas ang mga pangyayari. Nasabi ko ito dahil sangayon ako sa sinabi ng Inquirer na i-educate ang mga tao. Kasama sa problema ang mga tao pati na ang local government. Ayaw mo mang marinig ito ay ito ang problema kung di ka nakalalabas sa mga kabundukan ng Pilipinas.

        Matagal na akong umaakyat ng mga bundok sa Pilipinas at nadaanan ang mga nasusunog (kaingin) at kalbong mga bundok. Ang illegal logging ay kagagawan ng mga taong nakatira sa isang lugar, mga negosyante at ng mga mayor at local government o mga mayor na sugapa’t abusado. Patago lahat ng operation na ito. Madalas ang kahoy ay hiinihila ng kalabaw at ibinibenta ang kahoy. Small scale ito. May big scale din na kung saan may nakita kaming mayor na nagpaparenta ng chainsaw sa ilalim ng bahay niya.

        Marahil ay di alam ni Noynoy ito. Di ako sang-ayon sa gobyerno niya. Ang DENR ay nagsusumikap din pero may corruption pa rin. Ang isang problema sa ating mga Pinoy ay mahilig tayong magsisihan pero di nating tingnan kung saan natin tinatapon ang basura natin – sa ibabaw ba ng bakod, sa ilog o sa labas ng bintana ng kotse. Ah! Basta malinis ang aking bakuran okay na! Maliit ito pero ipinapakita nito ang ating pagwawalang bahala sa kapaligiran sa maliit na bagay. Kung isang libong tao ang ganito ang pag-iisip at katuwiran ay madalas tayong makakita ng ganitong mga sakuna.

        Ang problema ay sa tao, pati na rin sa gobyerno. Pero anong gagawin natin. Magtype na lang at magsisihan at mamilosopo sa computer? Ako’y hindi. Kikilos ako at ang aking mga kaibigan para tumulong. Madaling salita ito pero mahirap gawin. ‘Yan ang challenge sa atin kung gusto nating tumulong at umurong ang ating bansa.

        May isa pa akong tanong. Kailan ba bumuti ang Pilipinas sa mula nang nabuhay tayo? Pero di dapat tayo mabahala. Kung talagang disente tayo’t makabayan ay di rin tayo dapat nagmumurahan sa diskusyon dito.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_EXFI4EUGM23PQ4FMQKLVH36OXI Jose

        I had a Christmas party on Saturday night, and I went to it and had fun.  Does that make me a horrible person?  The bars were packed on Saturday night.  Does that make everyone who went out and had fun horrible people?

        What exactly did you want P-Noy to do?  Go straight to the site, blowing off whatever important engagements he had, to make what would essentially amount to a PR appearance?  Is P-Noy some kind of superman, who’s mere presence alone would save dozens of lives?  Or would his appearance there essentially amount to nothing besides avoiding negative comments from internet commentators and radio hosts?

        I’ll agree that his going out shopping and such is bad PR, but would you prefer that he pretend he was sad for the next 10 days, and cry fake tears whenever he’s on camera?  Because I feel sympathy for people, and I feel sad for the people suffering, but not enough that I’m going to spend the next 10 days afraid to show any happy emotions.

        We elected P-Noy to be a president, not a bloody saint.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_Q3QGG5QHBLRMZTIYWUFURY6J2E Night

        yes we expect the leader of the country, the chief executive, the commander in chief to drop everything to aid stricken and in tragedy countrymen…….

        If you don’t want that responsibility, DO NOT BECOME THE PRESIDENT………. ANOTHER STUPID FILIPINO RIGHT HERE

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_EXFI4EUGM23PQ4FMQKLVH36OXI Jose

        What would P-Noy’s going there overnight have accomplished, beyond scoring him PR points?

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_Q3QGG5QHBLRMZTIYWUFURY6J2E Night

        who told you we want him there overnight……….. we want him there until distress is resolved (maybe a week, 3 days, depende na sa galing niya)……… what a genius

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_EXFI4EUGM23PQ4FMQKLVH36OXI Jose

        By overnight, I meant his getting there the next night.

        And honestly, that would score him PR points, but it wouldn’t really help much.  The best leaders know when to delegate for a reason.

        His physical presence there would only result in using money that could be going to relief efforts on lodging, transportation, and security for him and his entourage, and it’s not like we don’t have cellphones that he can use to run the operations from Malacanang.

        And if he did spend the next week or so over there?  It’d mean meetings get pushed back, deals don’t get made, the economy suffers, reforms get delayed, and people like you start bashing him anyway when the next problem comes up.

        Expectations are just unrealistic.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_OHUBB2WRLOBX72LHFS72GH5WHY 1st Gate

        correct ka dyan jose kaya nga meron po tayong mga local executives…

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_Q3QGG5QHBLRMZTIYWUFURY6J2E Night

        isa kang bobingski 1st gate……… SA TINGIN MO AT THIS STAGE KAYA PA I RESOLVE YAN NG LOCAL EXECUTIVE???

        KELANGAN ANG NATIONAL GOVERNMENT DIYAN, DEFENSE UNITS, PNP, AFP. 

        TARANTADO… UNDERSTAND THE CONTEXT BETTER MORON… WALANG CAPACITY ANG LGU TO RESOLVE SUCH HUMANITARIAN DISASTER STUPID

      • Alalyah

        jose seeing first hand is a must so he can feel the anguish and sufferings of the devastated areas, it would also be a sign of good leadership to make first hand assessment of the destruction and help needed base on his own view. It’s like putting himself on the scene of tragedy and see how it feels, so he will learn and experience the real thing and not just on films like in the movies.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_EXFI4EUGM23PQ4FMQKLVH36OXI Jose

        I disagree.  It’s good PR, but that aside he’s not trained in disaster relief and prevention, as I’d assume his people there are.  I don’t see him being able to come up with better ideas than trained experts, and given his past history I don’t think he’s got much experience in this kind of thing anyway.  Way I see it, he’s likely sent in experts on disaster relief, let them do their job.  Then send in experts on the geography of the area, have them write up a plan on how to prevent this happening again.

        Honestly I think his main role here is following up on this and making sure progress is being made.

        And really, if he has to actually be there to have empathy for the victims of the tragedy, he’s not human.

        I’m not saying he shouldn’t go there first hand, for the record.  I’m just saying attacking him for not rushing there ASAP doesn’t really make much sense.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_SC4WK5S4VGP6ZV2GZHGYFK73GU Antonio Luna

        are you and Pnoy tantamount to being a public figure?

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_EXFI4EUGM23PQ4FMQKLVH36OXI Jose

        Why do we expect our public figures to essentially be saints?

        And again, what would P-Noy’s going there the next day have accomplished beyond scoring him PR points?

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_Q3QGG5QHBLRMZTIYWUFURY6J2E Night

        ah he is the chief executive……….. he can bark orders and make things happen like a miracle???????????? 

        what a joke…. can you dig deeper and find more intelligence in your brain

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_EXFI4EUGM23PQ4FMQKLVH36OXI Jose

        No, if that were true GMA would be in jail right now and Corona wouldn’t be Chief Justice.

        You’re thinking of a dictator, not a chief executive.

    • MariaVaerewyck

      boywoodbridge, will you stop the politicking for a while? sinisisi mo ang present administrasyon na parang yung administrasyon ni GMa ay walang mga disaster na nangyari eh samantalang mas masahol at mas marami pang mga namatay sa mga disaster na nangyari noong panahon ni GMA. Sinabi na nga na dahil nasanay na yung mga taga Iligan at CDO na walang nangyayaring ganito kagrabeng typhoon doon kaya medyo naging complascent sila or comfortable sila na di mangyayari itong nangyari ngayon doon at karamihan ay ayaw ngang mag-evacuate, ayaw nilang iwanan ang bahay nila dahil akala nga nila ay di ganito kagrabe ang mangyayari. This is a natural disaster, the people were warned and it’s not anybody’s fault this happened, each individuals should just take responsibilities for their actions and not blame it on anyone. Instead of blaming why don’t you try helping them first, you can help in your own small way. You can try asking anyone you know who may want to donate old clothes, blankets and other things which they no longer use which the victims can still use, you can send it to the PRC or other NGO that are helping the disaster victims in those areas.

      • missaya

        just like your idol, you blame it to the people ???? where are the promised reforms sa DENR local level ??? i  would not have blame him if reforms are evident in the denr local level ??? go to cdo and look at the Iponan River, contaminated ito of waste from illegal mining …  palibhasa DOJ lang palagi ka meeting

      • Diablo_III

        pareho rin eto kung hindi sa kagagohan at kapabayaan ng past administrasyon buhay pa sana ang tiyohin ko na nasa media na naging biktima ng Ampatuan massacre. 

  • WAJ

    Philippines must invest for Advance Weather Warning and Disaster Preparedness Technologies. It has been recurring problems year after year, that many of the rural areas have been devastated by disastrous calamities. There should have been some kind of prevention/warnings to the residences for preparedness to prevent loss of life/property.

    Philippines has an average of 20 or more of tropical storms a year. This is a weather forecast data that the government must be prepared for.

  • renato_dangal

    the illegal loggers have done it again! countless people they have killed already. how can they repay those who are dead now?

  • batangpaslit

    GOD have a way of cleaning up whoever abused His creation. He would permit the strong winds to topple down arrogant buildings built against the path of wind or where the rivers flow, and to sweep away other man made structures that destroys the beauty of the land.
    The high tide, the overflowing river, and heavy rainful washes away the dregs, the debris, the dirt spread by humankind that stains GOD’s beautiful creation.
    Nature has a way of cleansing itself and take revenge for the abuse of humankind that Nature could no longer take, e.g., uncontrolled logging, clogging the rivers, and many more.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_ON7MXCCKWYJLCJFHIU2JGE2EAE lancemontoya

    As rescuers are having a hard time searching for still missing bodies . . .As relief goods are hard to come by and arrive in trickle amount . . .As Mindanaoans affected by Sendong are trying to pick up the pieces of their ravaged lives . . .As many Iliganons and Cagayanons are mourning the loss of family members . . .Noynoy Aquino was having a great time last night at the PSG Christmas Party in Malacanang!http://abnoychronicles.blogspo

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_HAPVKXTXRCDFHP3X26Y5KQTU7I Mellow

    Wow, I think the victims’ families should apologize to King Noynoy for ruining his Christmas plans.
    Sendong hit Saturday early morning. Reports said Noynoy was in a mall
    in Metro Manila Sunday morning shopping for a sound system. Then there
    was a news report that he plans to go to the site 10 days after the
    calamity. Then this actress tweeted Sunday evening that she performed in
    Malacanang for a party and she was so happy that NoyNoy was laughing at
    her jokes and seemed entertained (at least someone was happy; I wonder
    if the victims’ families were happy).
    All this while his “BOSSES” were suffering or dead. We are so lucky
    we have such a hard-working, dedicated president who is so caring and
    sensitive to the needs of his BOSSES. Good job, King Noynoy.

    • Diablo_III

      ang babaw ng utak mo. Utak bolinao…

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_HOBNUPUJSZVZX2CWCCEN63BKNA Ron

    let’s help our kababayan. don’t blame the government. stop politicking.

    • Random_Acts_of_Bedtime_Stories

      I agree, Ron…but ownership has to be made as to whom and what division is responsible for inadequate and incapable weather reports and older or/and general equipment which cannot decipher and analyze proper incoming weather.  From the Government, PAGASA, the politicians who are involved nationwide in illegal logging, deforestation and mining…yes…the government is to blame.  Let’s call the spade a spade.

      • Gerry_T

        Don’t be too quick to blame the government alone. It’s both the people and the government. Inquirer even mentioned it “Educate the People”. Why? As a climber, I have seen this type of deforestation of Philippine mountains by both the local people. large scale illegal logging permitted by local governments/mayors in the Philippines. They cut down trees and haul them off down the mountains via small rivers, and water buffalos (carabao logging). The wood cut down by local people is used for their homes, firewood and sold too. They go for the nearest mountain – which makes sense. It’s true that politicians are involved and so are the local people. This very prevalent in the Philippines in far flung areas where people subsist on the land very much.

        A flash flood is not a regular flood. It’s a rushing wall of water, mud, trees, rocks, even boulders, debris and if runs into a village, like it did here, it comes with houses, cars, garbage. PAGASA is a weather bureau incapable of flash flood detection. Knowing one requires a lot of physical surveys of potential areas. This would involve other government agencies like the DENR and local government. PAGASA works with other international agencies like NOAA too. It’s doing what it can do.

      • Random_Acts_of_Bedtime_Stories

        Thanks, “Gerry_T”, but I know all too well about the illegal logging run and operated by the local mayors and others, with the blessings of the governor; they all have a heavy hand. But even if the people are “educated”, government; too big as it already is and so powerful in local communities nationwide, is too powerful a culture to fight. If the people had situated communities, the politicians still do what they please, and as always, flooding and washes occur all the time. Loss of life is nothing to these politicians. PAGASA cannot predict flash flooding predictions, you are right, but it can predict when Strong and heavy rains are coming, they could do a 100% better job at forecasting this with proper electronic and satellite methodologies and the intellectual capabilities in the weather meteorologists; which is non-existent right now. We own our own aircraft and get to see first-hand what you are talking about and take videos whenever we are in the country. Although we are in the Philippines at the moment checking on our home and businesses in Cagayan Province, we return to Europe (France) in a few days. But we see what you are describing. Why the government cannot handle this issue is beyond imagination. Maybe it takes some dramatics to get this country under some control, and as it is now…it is way flung-out into outer space if you ask me.

  • Jesse_Tangkad

    Good point Mellow!!

    • lucidlynx

      What is good about fault-finding instead of giving out constructive advice? Is having no brains the in thing nowadays?

      The report says that the government is addressing the situation already. What more can you ask for?

  • lucidlynx

    Although blaming others for this calamity is not the right thing to do now, we should still take note that all of our disasters are because of the incompetence of local governments in all of the Philippines. Deforestation, lack of urban planning, accumulating garbage, squatting, are all concerns that should be addressed by individual local governments. A lot of our governors, mayors and local councils are in it just for the money and power. They are all idiots when it comes to running a city or a province. Even Metro Manila is included in this observation.

    • Pinoy_sa_Saudi

      Isama mo na rin ang katigasan ng mga ulo ng ilang Filipino at ang makasariling kaisipan ng iba.  

  • Francis Abat

    We have an uncommon typhoons during December because we are in the period
    of El Viejo (the old man in Spanish) it is called the El Nino Southern
    Oscillation it occurs when there is a rising ocean temperature off the
    coast of Australia down to Tahiti and the effect would be a strong flood
    and typhoons coming to Asia. This weather phenomenon is now being investigated and being studied which our PAGASA refused to
    acknowledge that we are( last year 2010 and this year 2011) in the
    period
    of El viejo (usually comes in the period of October-December) or
    refused to recognized its effect in Asia. El Viejo is not the same as
    the common
    El nino (the boy – drought) and the La nina (little girl).
    It has a more devastating effect and more cruel than La nina. It is surprising also
    to know that based from the research of scientists, El viejo do
    not only bring misery on flood and strong typhoons but also bring and
    trigger the increase of dengue and other infectious diseases probably
    SARS and bird flu. The weather may have a strong effect on the
    appearance of vectoborne diseases. Remember that the Spanish flu that
    killed 50-100 million people worldwide in 1918 was triggered by the El
    Nino.

    Before El Viejo comes once every 10 years, its visit is now
    regular and abnormal. In fact Australian television when they
    report about their weather talk about the oscillation index that have a
    big impact on Australian weather. The cause of ENSO or El Viejo is now
    thorougly being investigated scientist assume that the cause of rising
    temperature off the coast of Australia maybe be due to the toxic
    green
    gas emission that destroying their coral reefs.I think it is high time
    now for PAGASA to acknowledge these weather phenomenon El Viejo and
    should contribute to our awareness in how to protect our environment.

    • jimtec

      Very impressive comments/observations Francis.This is the 1st time I have read or heard about this new(?) weather phenomenon called El Viejo, thanks to you I learned something new again. Maybe that’s also the reason why Pag-asa does not know or refuses to acknowledge it? Because there is no mention of it from other independent sources aside from Australia like US, Japan & EU countries.  EV seems to be the opposite of El Nino (EN) i.e., based on the nomenclature alone. The old man (EV) from the down under, while the child (EN) starts when the Pacific Ocean near the coastlines of Peru experiences abnormal and prolonged warming of the ocean waters lining that country. EN starts around Christmas Season that is why it s named El Nino, named after the Child Jesus. Peruvian fishermen who gave the name El Nino know when EN is around.  Anchovies usually in abundance during normal weather conditions (cold waters during Christmas season because of winter, warm during summers), become scarcer because ocean greens e.g. algae, etc.  on which anchovies feed become scarcer also as the ocean surface becomes abnormally warm despite the cold winter months.  Global warming is indeed here, there’s no denying it. I’m surprised that many still do not believe this weather phenomenon. But come to think of it, everything boils down to man’s insatiable GREED that brought this scourge to mankind. Other factors like high tide altho it aggravates the situation is purely coincidental. Bald forest covers because of illegal logging which the gov’t seems to be helpless to stop up to now is one of the main causes here exceeded only by the carbon emissions from fossil fuels. Do you also know that methane from cattle-producing countries like New Zealand, Australia, Brazil, etc. are also some of the main contributors?  Widespread global warming is mostly man-made and  is here to stay and is expected to get worst if something is not done now to stop it. Right now, what I see around me is mostly never-ending debates rather than formulations and implementations of concrete measures to stop it.    

      By all means lets do some finger-pointing and blaming here if it will bring out the desired results. Once, the causes/culprits have been identified, let’s make sure that something concrete is done by the authorities to stop the nefarious criminal activities whose results are becoming  more and more frequent & deadlier every year. Write  letters to your local gov’t officials (some of whom are illegal loggers themselves) to make them do something about it. If letters do not bring out results,  demonstrate or whatever peaceful means are needed. If not,  hundreds of our countrymen & kins will continue to die every year because of unmitigated and unmoderated GREED.

  • pinoy_abno

    Penoy, I’m your BOSS. I’m telling you now to move your a** and start helping the people of Northern Mindanao or else I’m going to fire you!

  • Random_Acts_of_Bedtime_Stories

    First, as PAGASA held one more of their storm warning “barangay meetings” on television, which seems to be their style of weather forecasting, they failed miserably once again!

    Someone is responsible, and if the mis-reading of the weather charts, radar model reports and the phases this storm carried, as well as getting US military and other reports compiled to abe able to more accurately predict and analyze the size and culture of this particular storm, things would have at least been somewhat better for the residents in the Philippines who were affected.

    Combine this with the allowance by the Philippine government not to prevent and stop these politicians and business connection people from their money-making illegally mining, logging, and deforestation practices, which make millionaire’s out of these people, leaving their very population and communities at such a high risk; right now there are over 1,000 people probably dead as a result.  Some government entity and people must take responsibility here and ownership for this problem.  Those people must lose their positions, nevermore to enter public service again…and jailed and fined too.

    Emergency services did not have warning adequate enough to kick-in their services either.  The PRC (Philippine Red Cross) and other emergency services could have at least been more ready to perform.  But no…all PAGASA said was a Signal 1…then upgraded to a Signal 2 in some areas, with heavy rains “in some places”…this ended up a more extreme event than if a typhoon actually struck. 

    We get our weather from “The Weather Channel”.  Why cannot the Philippine satellite and cable services connect with this weather channel and add this to their list of channels?  Why cannot even the local television stations do much better rather than to have 50-year old television weather technology for people to have to sit there and believe this menusha from grown men broadcasting in “hippy professor nerd-ware” and “Serengeti African hunter clothes”, the weather that PAGASA feeds them?  Get real, Philippines…what you have is nothing short of ridiculous! 

    There could be a better way at least, by getting people in who have experience in weather forecasting and the educational background to be able to analyze the technicals of the weather.  Hook-up a link to the Guam US military weather network and see if they could assist.  The US has weather satellites!   Unfortunately, the equipment used right now is antique (or non-existent by PAGASA) and the PAGASA people are inexperienced and unfortunately compromised. 

    Last but not least, the government is not taking steps to eradicate illegal mining, deforestation, land-clearing and illegal logging operations at all.  This is a growing corruption issue right here and now.  One life lost to corruption is too much…not over a thousand!  I would not want to assume the risks that could come in the aftermath of this storm if I were the President of the Philippines.   

  • http://twitter.com/toothpastesales be honest

    FLOODS  KILL  MORE  PEOPLE  THAN  TYPHOON.
    When will they ever learn ? Every year since 2009.
    The government, LGUs, governor, mayor.
    And I am sure the pointing-of-fingers happen again.
    Dont be reactive.
    BE  PRO-ACTIVE.

    • Gerry_T

      A flood almost always is a byproduct of a typhoon.

  • BatangSingapore

    deadly mix of alcohol and leadership, party party tau sa PSG. – Valerie Concepcion on President Abnoy.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_PJTH3SHQU3B4TCUVRH2UXZCJDY Balahura

      ayun nakakita ka na naman ng butas . pero sa mabuting nagawa wala kang papuri… hek hek hek

  • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/S5YO3T26LBZDDZHAFXHZ6DGAWE dequis

    baka si lolong napasama sa baha.

  • wehd1nga

    Pnoy and his men caught with their pants down again, looks like quirino hostage crisis all over again but this time on a much larger scale, PAGASA, NDRRMC DSWD PNRC PNP AFP and all the letters in Pnoy’s arsenal reduced to begging for bodybags and coffins, looks like Pnoy need to look a liitle closer and MAN-UP and WALK the TALK in BANning  logging and mining raping our forrest cutting trees in the mountains, if more than 600 dead and hundreds more missing, aint proof enough to act against mining and logging, i don’t know what is

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_MJNTX7T6WXPHBUXJ3COQ4V6BAE Marlyn De vera

    Similar to the infamous Luneta hostage crisis we expected PNoy to go to the flooded areas for photo-ops with the famous mona lisa smile of his.
    After the flood in Bulacan and Pampanga PNoy told us to study the disaster management or ano pa man yung pag-aaralan nila but sad to say that his administration has focused too much in oust Corona while disaster prevention and economy of the country is not in his priority.
    Ano na namang smoke screen kaya ang maisip ng Student Council Government of the yellow ribbon? Abangan baka SWS survey or Pulse Asia survey saying PNoy’s approval rating is very high, or ipabilanggo na si dating FG or si CJ, haaay naku palpak talaga puro pulitika kasi at ka-showbizsan lang kayo magaling.

  • Pulis Na Pogi

    so will pnoy fire somebody this time, just like he did to the poor pag asa head before?

  • http://twitter.com/EsmeraldoC Charlie Prince

    I am ashamed and disgusted with ANYONE WHO DEFENDS Malacanang who already went on record defending “pagasa” and blames the people for this disaster.. 700 dead bodies and rising cannot all be “Pasaway”! WAKE UP PHILIPPINES #Unacceptable

  • BatangSingapore

    INAMIN NA NI VALERIE CONCEPCION NA SOBRANG PARTY SILA NI NOYNOY ABNOY KAGABI SA PSG PARTY.  KAYA NO CARE SA MALACANANG ANG MGA NAMATAY NA ITO.  WELL! TUESDAY PA PLANO NI ABNOY PUMUNTA SA MINDANAO PARA BOLAHIN ANG MGA NAMATAYAN. HAHAHHAHAHHAHA

    KAPAG POLITICAL WAR ANG SIPAG SIPAG, E PANO HACIENDA LUISITA NA ANG APEKTADO.  ANG DAMI DAMI PA PONDO PATI TERORISTANG MNLF AT NPA MAY PONDO AT MAY TRUCE PA HAHAHAHHAHA.

    SIGE KAYO NA MAG SABI KUNG ABNORMAL ANG PANGULO NINYO HAHAHHAHAHA.NO TO DICTATOR NOYNOY ABNOY COJUANGCO AQUINO III…. NO TO MARTIAL LAW !!!.

  • BatangSingapore

    MATAGAL KO NA SINASABI SA INYO NA WALANG PAKEELAM ANG ABNOY NA PANGULO PARA SA PILIPINAS.  ALAM LANG NIYAN AY HACIENDA LUISITA.  SIGE IPAGTANGOL NINYO ANG ABNOY NA PANGULO PANG KAMAG ANAK LANG ANG ALAM. HAHAHAHHA.

    PAGKATANDAAN PWEDENG MATULOY ANG PSG PARTY KAHIT WALA UON SI ABNYO.  ANO BA ANG ILANG ORAS NA ILAAN SA MINDANAO AT SIGURADONG HINDI NAMAN SIYA UUBOS NG 24HRS.

    MABUTI PA SI BINAY ANDUN SA MINDANAO AGAD AGAD.  PANAHON NA YATA PARA ILUKLOK SI BINAY SA PAG KA PANGULO NG BANSA. HAHHAHAHAHHAA

    NO TO DICTATOR NOYNOY ABNOY COJUANGCO AQUINO III…. NO TO MARTIAL LAW !!!.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_PJTH3SHQU3B4TCUVRH2UXZCJDY Balahura

      tell that to the marines

      • BatangSingapore

        TELL THAT TO VALERIE CONCEPCION. HAHAHHAHAHAHA

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_PJTH3SHQU3B4TCUVRH2UXZCJDY Balahura

        ha ha ha inggit ka lang di ka na invite

    • boywoodbridge

      This is why people, you have to speak out. What kind of president do we have? It is better to have Mr Binay as president. I really don’t understand why we voted for this stupid president. Speak out before it’s too late. This president does not care

  • waawmali

    One of the easiest ways for people to donate is through the PRC SMS
    donation facility. Donors need only text REDAMOUNT to 2899
    (Globe) or 4143 (Smart), in amounts of 5, 25, 100, 300, 500 or 1000 for
    Globe, and 10, 25, 50, 100, 300, 500 or 1000 for Smart.

  • BatangSingapore

    PUNONG PUNO NG ARTISTA ANG PSG PARTY HABANG PUNONG PUNO NG PATAY ANG NORTHERN MINDANAO.

    KAYO ANG BOSS KO,  ANDIYAN AKO SA TABI NINYO TUWING KAILANGAN NYO AKO. HAHAHHAHAHA ABNOY NA ABNOY AT PANIWALANG PANIWALA NAMAN ANG MGA ABNOY NA NANINIWALA SA KANYA.

    NO TO DICTATOR NOYNOY ABNOY COJUANGCO AQUINO III…. NO TO MARTIAL LAW !!!.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_PJTH3SHQU3B4TCUVRH2UXZCJDY Balahura

      huwag ka nang magmaktol ikaw na ang pumunta sa scene at tumulong…..

    • pretivi

      Ang party naka schedule na yan, ang baha biglang dumating at walang sinumang makapipigil nyan. Naintindihan mo ba ang pinagsasabi mo?

      • missaya

        you are as insensitive as your idol … clueless

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_OHUUEZMSDKFMZLMGHAF6MUB5HI Freddie Mariano

    Now is not a good time to be blaming anybody. Bloggers, have you done your share to HELP the victims of this recent disaster?

    Libre ang ngasngas at reklamo sa tamang pagkakataon. Have we offered our services or donation to the victims?

    • waawmali

      One of the easiest ways for people to donate is through the PRC SMS
      donation facility. Donors need only text REDAMOUNT to 2899
      (Globe) or 4143 (Smart), in amounts of 5, 25, 100, 300, 500 or 1000 for
      Globe, and 10, 25, 50, 100, 300, 500 or 1000 for Smart.

  • BatangSingapore

    NO TO DICTATOR NOYNOY ABNOY COJUANGCO AQUINO III…. NO TO MARTIAL LAW !!!.

    KAYO ANG BOSS KO!!!  PERO WALA AKO SA TABI NINYO HAHAHHAHAHAHHA

    • Gerry_T

      DI ako sangayon kay Noynoy pero kung diktador nga siya sigruo dinampot na ang mag kamag-anak mo tulad ng ginawa ni Marcos sa kapatid ko. Mas-malaya tayo ngayon dahil  nakakapag-protesta tayo ng walang takot.

      • missaya

        @Gerry_T, kasi meron pang judiciary na hindi pa nya hawak… hintayin mo pag control na niya lahat…

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_ZHYMJCA2KQ3YXVKFXPUMZE4VKI Maria Daisy

        happenings in HL is not being reported kaya di nyo alam….. 

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_XGQFIJGAUILEFUKY3YAGZDWMZQ Jhhay

    You can see the devastation in Iligan and cagayan de oro , the thick brown mud. These must have came from the mountains. Illegal logging is the most likely the culprit. I am sure Congress and Senate would call for useless hearing and end up doing nothing positive..For Christ sake.>Stop Logging legal or illegal. Look at the lives it has taken , while rich businessmen feast on their earnings from such logging, plus corrupt government officials who are supposed to be our watchdogs, also ignore and take kickback from the loggers

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_OHUUEZMSDKFMZLMGHAF6MUB5HI Freddie Mariano

    You should put all that energy to better use – volunteer!

  • boywoodbridge

    I am also DISGUSTED and ANGRY against our fellow citizens who depend this government LIES. Don’t you people learn the lessons. It is the media who is creating this monster president and does NOT care about his people. These are all lies. The main motive of this president is to retake the hacienda L. Please educate yourself of what happen in 1989, then GMA decided to implement the DAR rules against this H.L. This is the very reason why this president is angry and vindictive and becoming dictator like Fidel Castro. I am sure he will go down in history as garbage. instead of taking care of his people in Cagayan de Oro, what is he doing? He is very busy in reclaiming the H.L by crook or by hook. people wake up! You deserve much more than have this stupid president we have now. Speak out!!!!

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_PJTH3SHQU3B4TCUVRH2UXZCJDY Balahura

      Why blame all the blames to the government? Why not blame yourself? Are you from a PR firm against the government?

  • http://twitter.com/EsmeraldoC Charlie Prince

    Bottom Line: when there are over 700 dead and it has reached the level of an international disaster where CNN in the USA has reports about the tragedy going on in the Philippines, for your own government (Malacanang) to bluntly say that it is the people’s faults for being “pasaway” is simply WRONG. The death toll will go beyond 1,000.. how can any government condemn its own people for dying because they are “pasaway” ?! Am I the only one who sees this and cannot believe what they are saying?! They basically told the Philippines if you died it’s your own fault.. what? really??

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_PJTH3SHQU3B4TCUVRH2UXZCJDY Balahura

      That’s a part of the cause not the whole reason. One reason for dying is that if you are hard headed and did not vacate earlier, then you will receive the consequences of your actions. ( Don’t just pick one word and grandstand it as a sole reason of the authorities, be reasonable!)

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_XGQFIJGAUILEFUKY3YAGZDWMZQ Jhhay

    Alam ba ninyo SABI SAKapuso  radio . di daw makapunta si Pnoy dahil may PSG xmas party pa, at ibang pang party na dapat daw niya attendan kaya si Binay lang pinapunta…Kayo na mag sabi , Tama ba un. Bilang ama ng bayan .. ano ba mas dapat tunan ng pansin..?

    • missaya

      sa ngayon priority niya psg, baka mag coup hehehe

  • TagaMlang

    The forecast of PAGASA that typhoon Sendong  will hit Visayas and Northern Mindanao was correct.  But the people in Mindanao were complacent because based on experience, there has never been a devastating typhoon that hit them.  I am sure the Cagayan-ons and Iligan-ons knew (we here in Manila even knew it) of the incoming typhoon, but they did not prepare for it.

    The devastation of Northern Mindanao should teach us a lesson that no place on earth is now safe.  The “Climate Change” has made all areas vulnerable, and the illegal miners and loggers have aggravated the situation.

    We may have contributed to global warming resulting to Climate Change, but the biggest culprits are the industrialized countries.  Last year, China dislodge USA as the biggest emitter of C02 and other greenhouse gases. 

    As a third world country, we are very vulnerable to Climate Change, and what should we do?  We just have to be prepared at all times. How? This is my suggestion:

    In each Barangay, create a disaster response teams (DRT) in smaller cells covering about 100 houses.  The 100 households will appoint their own team of about 10-15 rescue personnel (RP). The Barangay is the coordinator of all these smaller DRT’s.  To make the DRT’s responsive, the Barangay, through the assistance of government agencies (and perhaps from private experts) should undertake proper training of the RP’s.  The National government should provide funding directly to each DRT to avoid graft and corruption.   What do you think my fellow citizens, will this work?

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_PJTH3SHQU3B4TCUVRH2UXZCJDY Balahura

      Ganito ang tamang blog….di tulad ng iba dyan sa ilalim…hmmmmmm bakit kaya?

    • waawmali

      I think it will.

  • waawmali

    I lived in Marikina for more than 20 years and these warning systems in Marikina only happened after Ondoy. For 20 plus years, not everyone in Marikina would experience floods ANNUALLY but I did. My family and I LEARNED how to prepare for floods over time and we were able to anticipate Ondoy despite it being devastating. Thank God.

    This is the first time CDO encountered a storm this massive! Even if the CDO local government would “prepare” for it by warning its residents, it is possible that they themselves have no clue HOW BIG this storm would be. How could they possibly convince people to relocate when they have never experienced storms to begin with!? We are not so high-tech!

    All your finger-pointing comments are futile. While thousands are suffering – the best that you could do is share your opinion on WHO IS RIGHT or WHO IS WRONG? WHO IS ACCOUNTABLE? What can it possibly do, really? I know several people who live there and I cannot seem to reach their phones!

    I pray for the best na lang. Tapos na ito. Tapos na ang trahedya. Tutulong na lang ako dahil wala na ako ibang pwede gawin. At kung maninisi man ako, siguro sa tamang panahon. Kaya tumahimik na lang kayo at tumulong!

    One of the easiest ways for people to donate is through the PRC SMS
    donation facility. Donors need only text REDAMOUNT to 2899
    (Globe) or 4143 (Smart), in amounts of 5, 25, 100, 300, 500 or 1000 for
    Globe, and 10, 25, 50, 100, 300, 500 or 1000 for Smart.

  • Batang Asin

    Ang PAGASA ay may geohazard map na ginastosan ng milyon-milyon. Madami din silang expert kuno na malalaki ang sweldo. Itong mga expert na ito ay dapat mag resign dahil hindi sila servicio publiko. Nasasayang lang bayad ng taong bayan sa kanila. Pa-doppler doppler pa sila, e,  sa internet lang kita na kung saan dadaan ang bagyo. In other words, loudspeaker at wang-wang lang pede na sa PAGASA! Public warning/campaign lang talaga. Again may GEOHAZARD map na!!! Dito lang kita na kung babahain ang isang lugar…

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_DI3QGCJEEFK52CT4DTQ7I5SRUE Neil

    Ang paulit-ulit na senaryo ng kawalan ng kakayahan at paghahanda ay resulta lamang ng deka-dekadang “mismanagement, bad governance, dependency at dis-empowerment.”

    Di lang ILLEGAL LOGGING,  pati LEGAL LOGGING at NAGSULPUTANG MINING activities na KINALINGA ng ating mga AHENSYA at LGUs. For the past 20 years,  sa kabila ng pagkapanot ng mga kabundukan, wala tayong nabalitaan may isinagawang massive REFORESTATION PROGRAM sa  3 mga estratehikong mga kabundukan (Mt Kalatungan,  Mt Kitanlad at Mt. Malindang) sa Northern Mindanao.

    TOTOONG NAPABAYAAN ng mga kinaukulan na MAPROTEKTAHAN itong  mga WATERSHED areas sa Northern at Central Mindanao na siya  NGAYONG ITINUTURO dahilan ng  trahedya.

  • Francis Abat

    We have an uncommon typhoons during December because we are in the period of El Viejo (the old man in Spanish) it is called the El Nino Southern Oscillation it occurs when there is a rising ocean temperature off the coast of Australia down to Tahiti and the effect would be a strong flood and typhoons coming to Asia. This weather phenomenon is now being widely investigated and being studied which our PAGASA refused to acknowledge that we are( last year 2010 and this year 2011) in the period of El viejo (usually comes in the period of October-December) . El Viejo is not the same as the common El nino (the boy – drought) and the La nina (little girl- floods). It has a more devastating effect and more cruel than La nina. Areas like Mindanao and Palawan which are not a regular typhoon belt is now being affected. It is surprising also to know that based from the research of scientists, El viejo do not only bring misery on flood and strong typhoons but also bring and trigger the increase of dengue and other infectious diseases probably SARS and bird flu. The weather may have a strong effect on the appearance of vectoborne diaseases. Remember that the Spanish flu that killed 50-100 million people worldwide in 1918 was triggered by the El Nino. Before El Viejo comes once every 10 years, its visit is now regular and very abnormal. In fact Australian television when they report about their weather talk about the oscillation index that have a big impact on Australian weather. The cause of ENSO or El Viejo is now thoroughly being investigated scientist assume that the cause of rising temperature off the coast of Australia maybe be due to the toxic greengas emssion that destroying their coral reefs.It is high time now for PAGASA to acknowledge this weather phenomenon that is affecting our country so that we become wary the effect of climate change and to avert a more disastrous consequences in the future.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_PJTH3SHQU3B4TCUVRH2UXZCJDY Balahura

      Do we need to abolish PAGASA and just form a joint typhoon warning with the navy similar to that in the US ?

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_VIDSUKV6OPQOULNVQINERND2EA mariah

    why blame all these things to pnoy?kaya ba nyang pigilin ang mga unexpected disaster?kung ang mga taong matagal ng nakatira sa lugar ng pinangyarihan di naisip ang possibility ng flash floods si aquino pa na ang daming resposibilidad na binabalikat.wag na natin syang sisihin,dapat magtulungan na lang.manawagan po tayo sa mga bilyonaryo at milyonaryo natin mga kababayan to please give nmn po kayo ng medyo malaking donations.wala po bang may puso kagaya ng boss ng yahoo who donated to the tsunami victims of japan ng halagang sa pera natin ay 6 billion pesos in cash at ung pong sweldo nya as the big boss of yahoo hanggang magretire sya that is estimated to be more or less 560M pesos per year.sana po merun ganon sa ating bansa na handang ishare ang blessings ni Lord.importante rin po ang tulong ng mga maliit pero mas maganda po sana kung merun ganoong kagandang kalooban kasi mas mabilis pong matutulungan ang mga biktima.maraming salamat po.

  • Batang Asin

    DI kaya walang nagwarning kasi may gusto na kumita sa EMEGENCY FUND. In other words, in every crisis, there is oppurtunity…tsk tsk tsk.

  • WeAry_Bat

    I posted some time ago that one only needs to fly a plane from Manila to Mindanao in order to see rapidly denuded mountains.

    Maybe this will be the event where mining and logging gets a big heavy slap in Mindanao.

  • Garote

    I have a friend in Cagayan de Oro who told me the disaster that claimed more than 650 lives, mostly women and children, was due to illegal mining and illegal logging. Though it started with tropical storm Sendong, the huge canal-like excavations caused by years of massive hydraulic mining in the denuded mountains had precipitated a flash flood which was responsible for the drowning of the residents directly below.

    The failure of the city officials to stamp out the illegal mining and illegal logging is because the city mayor and some of the city councilors and local officers are involved in these illegal activities, as claimed by the angry residents. A no-whitewash investigation must be conducted by the President by creating a task force to look into this tragedy and to punish those responsible for these deaths. The residents of Cagayan de Oro will not stop looking for justice until those guilty be put behind bars.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_PJTH3SHQU3B4TCUVRH2UXZCJDY Balahura

      Garote: Don’t say illegal mining and illegal logging, that’s only a fraction of the problem. The lion’s share in the pie goes to……Legal Mining and logging (supported by officials or being owned by them)

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_XGQFIJGAUILEFUKY3YAGZDWMZQ Jhhay

      Mayor Emano knows that I am sure. Illegal mining and logging are main ingredients for such a tragedy . All local government officials should resign..

      • missaya

        @Jhhay, Emano with partnership of  puppet city council. dictatorship sort of … Pnoy with legislative/juduciary = more tragedy

  • Batang Asin

    Mga sir/mam,

    May GEOHAZARD map ang PAGASA…dun palang dapat inukulan na ng time and effort kung anu anong lugar ang babahain!!!! Milyon ginastos yata dito…

  • eagleclaw101

    May this catastrophic wrath of nature that ravaged lives and
    large areas of Cagayan De Oro City serves a strong warning for a all of us
    particularly in the Government to take an earnest commitment to invest more on
    the state-of-the-art weather forecasting equipment that can detail how the weather
    will develop in terms of movements, wind speed, volume of rain, and other weather
    aspect.  Let us abandon the old style of affecting
    something in a wishy-washy manner of merely sending out a nationwide weather forecast…where
    our countrymen from Cagayan De Oro will simply acknowledge this as a phenomenal
    thing of barely importance. How horrible. 
    700 lost lives and still counting.  
        

  • jimiji

    i can sense firing of denr, pag-asa, and other related government officials here. poor unfortunate souls.

  • alexfrommactan

     The absence of high flood warning is not acceptable.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_PJTH3SHQU3B4TCUVRH2UXZCJDY Balahura

      Kaya nga dapat huwag lang sa PAGASA umasa, abolish pagasa, make a joint typhoon warning together with the navy, denr, local government units and far-flung barangays.

      • alexfrommactan

        I would not jump into that suggestion without investigating on how this happened and what is the root cause of this tragedy.

        One issue I could see on that suggestion is the responsibility could not be very clear.

        Typhoon is not a sudden phenomenon. Unlike earthquakes that happens so suddenly, we see typhoons from several hundred miles away. So the absence of flood warning as the news indicated is totally not acceptable.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_ITE4Z5BIUZYXI5S7Q2AKDYOM5I Budoy

    Kelan ba to magbabago? Umihi lang ata ang mga bata ng sabay sabay ay babaha na.  Kelan ba magkakaroon ng pagbabago?  DENR? laging tulog. PAGASA? walang pag asa sa bulok na teknolohiya?  PAMUNUAN?  tulog at lagi sa pasosyalan.  wala talagang COORDINATION sa mga ahensya ng pamahalaan.  Mandudugas pa ng relief yan sa susunod.

  • http://twitter.com/turniphouse530 roly b.bayo-ang

    let us immediately start replanting our denuded forests to prevent future calamities.   

  • TimeTraveller123

    This should have been avoided if only the government and the people prepared in advance. We need to understand that the climate is changing, flooding is now rampant not only in the Philippines but also in other countries. Sana lang nagprepare in advance hindi sana nagkaganito.

  • TimeTraveller123

    Dapat nation wide ban na lang sa mining and dapat talagang ipatigil na ang illegal logging, obvious naman na marami ng nagiging casualty dahil sa mga ito.

  • http://twitter.com/turniphouse530 roly b.bayo-ang

    i just want to add na aside from replanting our forests, dapat din nating pigilan ang mga mining activities sa ating mga probinsya.  

  • Keith_P

    If there’s anything the past few deadly typhoons have taught us, it’s that PAGASA’s weather bulletins should not concentrate so much on which signal number each province is under. The signal number only categorizes the wind speed of the typhoon, which not really a major cause of death.

    What PAGASA should concentrate on is the amount of flooding that is expected in each province. Because for every casualty of a fallen tree trunk or billboard due to strong winds, there are and dozens dozens more who are killed by floods. Eh sa ngayon pag nag-iissue ng advisory ang PAGASA, parang footnote lang yung “mag-ingat ang mga residente sa mga lugar na ito sa flashfloods and landslides”, as if hindi daan-daan yung namamatay sa mga yan.

    Downplay the signal number and emphasize the level of flooding — that is what PAGASA should be doing from now on.

    • jimtec

      To be safe, all should be proactive instead of  reactive, the latter being still the pervasive attitude of most people whenever disaster strikes in these parts. Assume worst case scenarios whenever Pag-asa raises a storm signal. That unlike before,  where some provinces were never visited by typhoons and  thus expectedly complacent,  presume that no place is no longer safe from strong storms and super typhoons w/  abnormal volumes of rainfalls/winds due to the  phenomenon: Global Warming. It is here and it is here to stay, permanently.   

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_AHLSYGURAAX5CHL5WKZBEDY4FE Adam

        agreed. if the likes of ondoy have taught us anything, its that this sh*t can happen basically anywhere in this country. we really have to take these things seriously as quite obviously lives are at stake.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_YFMYUNV3AHTSUGWKLVE5VE3LDU Joseph

    Local government units here in our country are like crocodiles, ready to eat their constituents! Shame on them they should all resign if they cannot fulfill their duties and responsibilities! ! ! !

  • rodrigonase

    Coincidence?

    Dec 18, 2011 – Sendong – most destructive storm to hit the country this year in terms of casualty – now more than 600 and increasing, exceeding even that of Ondoy. President – Noynoy AQUINO

    Dec 20, 1987 – Dona Paz – worst maritime disaster – casualties of 4,375. President – Cory AQUINO

  • i_am_filipino

    A lot of those who died in catostrophe  voted for Pnoy for Pres.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_HOBNUPUJSZVZX2CWCCEN63BKNA Ron

      really?

  • dead_pixel

    While nation mourns Sendong’s dead, Aquino partying with actresses in Palace!

    ANG KAPAL TALAGA NG PRESIDENTE NINYUNG NOYABNOY!

  • andoybarrios

    “Despite the warnings, some people did not heed them because they did not want to leave their homes and because their areas were not prone to flooding.”

    Ondoy, Pedring and now Sendong……..It might not be the last…….unless people that are normally victims, act proactively………..

  • dead_pixel

    While nation mourns Sendong’s dead, Aquino partying with actresses in Palace!

    ANG KAPAL TALAGA NG PRESIDENTE NINYUNG NOYABNOY! 

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_HOBNUPUJSZVZX2CWCCEN63BKNA Ron

      whatever

      • dead_pixel

        yun lang yung comment mo? whatever?
        katulad ng bakla mong presidente, whatever lang ang kayang sabihin!

  • dead_pixel

    While nation mourns Sendong’s dead, Aquino partying with actresses in Palace!

    ANG KAPAL TALAGA NG PRESIDENTE NINYUNG NOYABNOY!  

  • dead_pixel

    While nation mourns Sendong’s dead, Aquino partying with actresses in Palace!

    ANG KAPAL TALAGA NG PRESIDENTE NINYUNG NOYABNOY! 

  • katabay1106

    Sec. Abigael Baltik should look no further in pinpointing responsibility for this disaster that killed hundreds of filipinos in Cagayan De Oro and Iligan City. It is obvious that the blame should be laid squarely on the doorstep of Malacanan and its vengeful occupant who did nothing but persecute his political enemies. He should resign or be impeached.

  • dead_pixel

    While nation mourns Sendong’s dead, Aquino partying with actresses in Palace!

    ANG KAPAL TALAGA NG PRESIDENTE NINYUNG NOYABNOY! 

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_HOBNUPUJSZVZX2CWCCEN63BKNA Ron

      whatever

      • dead_pixel

        yun lang yung comment mo? whatever?
        katulad ng bakla mong presidente, whatever lang ang kayang sabihin!

    • murtson

      Trying to project his amanliness … lol

  • dead_pixel

    While nation mourns Sendong’s dead, Aquino partying with actresses in Palace!

    ANG KAPAL TALAGA NG PRESIDENTE NINYUNG NOYABNOY! 

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_HOBNUPUJSZVZX2CWCCEN63BKNA Ron

      whatever!!

      • dead_pixel

        yun lang yung comment mo? whatever?
        katulad ng bakla mong presidente, whatever lang ang kayang sabihin!

  • dead_pixel

    While nation mourns Sendong’s dead, Aquino partying with actresses in Palace!

    ANG KAPAL TALAGA NG PRESIDENTE NINYUNG NOYABNOY! 

  • domfredrick

    In these kinds of events, I can’t help but blame also the media. They are so focused with more income-generating news here in Metro Manila and in result failed to give importance to an impending disaster like Sendong. I remember this also happened to Bicol when the media is focused on other things than a disaster in the offing. I QUESTION HOW THE MEDIA CHOOSE WHAT TO REPORT.

    • murtson

      Mindanao is discriminated in the impoverished country of the Philippines!

  • respectruleoflaw

    PALPAK ang mga alepores ni PNoy sa PAGASA..   Dapat signal #3 ang babala hindi signal #1.. sana marami ang nakalikas bago rumagasa ang bagyo sa CDO at Iligan

  • respectruleoflaw

    PALPAK ang mga alepores ni PNoy sa PAGASA..   Dapat signal #3 ang babala hindi signal #1.. sana marami ang nakalikas bago rumagasa ang bagyo sa CDO at Iligan

  • respectruleoflaw

    PALPAK ang mga alepores ni PNoy sa PAGASA..   Dapat signal #3 ang babala hindi signal #1.. sana marami ang nakalikas bago rumagasa ang bagyo sa CDO at Iligan

    • Rocky6076

      tinanggal niya ang dating weather bureau head dahil daw sa incompetency tapos ipinalit niya ang Alipores niya ngayon bakit tahimik siya.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_MBTLMT6FG577IDZ66MPJS3TF4Q ace

      FAIL

      alam mo bang wind speed ang basehan ng storm signal?
      isisi daw ba lahat sa presidente, di na kayo nagbago. kahit siguro diyos ng kahit anong relihiyon gawin nating presidente sya pa rin sisisihin nyo.

  • anu12345

    “Deputy presidential spokesperson Abigail Valte said the government would
    do an assessment, including who should be held accountable for the
    massive loss of lives.”

    And they are not kidding?

  • respectruleoflaw

    Direct hit ang CDO at Iligan,  bakit signal #1  lang?   at Bakit  signal #2 ang ibang probensya na hindi naman masyadong nasalanta?  Sino bang sisihin natin?

  • respectruleoflaw

    Magaling lang siyang maghabol sa mga kalaban nya sa politika pero kung sa sa mga KKK nya, naku wal kang marining tuald ngayon… Mabuhay si PNoy Tamad…

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_LWQYLBXNJ4JJS6FZ5FYEYTDXPE Roly Aldo

     wala ng mga puno na sumisipsip ng tubig sa bundok kaya nagbaha ng husto

     isa lang ang solusyong ipadala ang mga sipsip sa malacanang siguradong tuyot na tuyot ang

    kabundukan na yan

  • Myra Patrocenio

    Assessments had been done every time disasters like this happens… what the nation needs now is an ACTION!!!

  • jakeP97

    in the end, blame the victims like what happen to 19 soldiers who lost their lives in the hands of terrorist…

    you deserve a pat on the back mr. Commander-in-MisChief! 

  • Mattino2011

    Deadly mix for disaster…We know thaT..So what are the government people in-charge do now , so as to avoid recurrence.? Make the mayors, governors there and DENR responsible. PNOY shoud fire  DENR secretary.. Since Ondoy,,, since Ormor  Quezon province..lagi ganito sinasabi  ..Illegal mining..illegal logging..But , may nagbago ba? Lahat react pag may disaster na. PNOY if your are serious linisin un governemnt mo Start with DENR..USER Benito Ramos of NDRRC SHOULD be responsible …Was there adequate pro Action done , if yes what were those? Verbal announcement, di ba dapat visibility dapat sa areas na un to initiate pre evacuation ?

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_EU6YSAVT4NB3OCKR4ZS6CN2CGA San Miguel

    Where is PNOY now…. every day we see him on TV making speeches and noise against his political enemies….and now the silence… Pag may trahedya tahimik sya at d makita… If Binay can visit the area why not him…. Ganito na lang ba parati… pag humupa na ang lahat lahat saka sya lilitaw? My goodness…

    • respectruleoflaw

      Nag party kasi kasama si Valerie Concepcion… Very Happy si PNoy  sa party habang marami ang namamatay sa CDO at Iligan

      • murtson

        Disaster and the poor dead are the least of his concern. He will just act if more hurting but true comments are heard.

  • respectruleoflaw

    Nag party kasi kasama si Valerie Concepcion… Very Happy si PNoy  sa party habang marami ang namamatay sa CDO at Iligan

  • respectruleoflaw

    Nag party kasi kasama si Valerie Concepcion… Very Happy si PNoy  sa party habang marami ang namamatay sa CDO at Iligan

  • respectruleoflaw

    Nag party kasi kasama si Valerie Concepcion… Very Happy si PNoy  sa party habang marami ang namamatay sa CDO at Iligan

    • murtson

      Boogie baby… boogie baby… Willie Revillame knows the meaning of this.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_5UTXD7AREVOTMMTTI34VE36XRA Arnold Santos

    Akala ko ba may programa ang ating Pangulo na kapag may paparating na bagyo as much as possible Zero Casualty ang magiging result, asan na iyong ganong paghahanda? Puro bangayan kasi ang nangyayari sa ating lipunan kung kayat wala na atyong kapayapaan sa ating bansa.

    • respectruleoflaw

      Programa sa party kasama si valerie concepcion

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_Q3QGG5QHBLRMZTIYWUFURY6J2E Night

    PNOY BUSY PARTYING WITH VALERIE CONCEPCION

  • warpiglets

    how accurate was the 180mm rainfall reading when u have only 1 dopler radar stationed in whole mindanao? stop comparing calamities vs other calamities what we need to target is minimize or should be no casualties when such disasters like this strikes.

  • rodrigonase

    Mr. Moderator:

    Just wondering why my comments  where I cited confirmed facts and figures re a couple of disasters, have been excluded. Were my comments inconsistent with your “editorial standards”? 

  • richand3838

    Where are those comprehensive nationwide disaster plan that Ex Gen Benito Ramos is boasting about whenever he is interviewed at the media.  Is this plans all AIR? The citizenry is now awaiting his decisiveness in dealing with this problem like what he had shown in persecuting CGMA….

  • pintados01

    I am begining to wonder what BS Aquino’s priorities are.  When it comes Corona and Arroyo, he’s always on the frontline blabbing his mouth like there’s no tomorrow with short cuts on some processes that might compromise the cases.  But when disaster struck his minions are the ones in the frontline.  Power tripping? I’m not sure because I also want GMA to go to jail.  I just don’t know if these popular BS blabber has his priorities straightened up.

    • murtson

      One thing in pNhoy is he doesn’t know how to react to disasters involving poor people. Just think of how he disappeared for so long during the worst typhoon calamity in Luzon that hit Metro Manilaand nearby provinces.

  • murtson

    Now we are seeing government officials blubbering, making all the hype on what to do and what they are doing and, of course, the usual finger pointing on the accountable officials. All these are garbage!

    The Philippines, the no. 2 economy prior to WW II, is in the typhoon belt. These nincompoop officials, especially the national ones, should have laid out typhoon preparedness program for the whole country loooooonnnnnnnnnngggggggg time ago. But they prefer to deal with personal, political matters that would satisfy their cravings for popularity, power and greed.

    Ms. Valte, if I were you I would stop looking for an escape goat in the accountability of the one of the worst catastrophe that resulted in the death of more than 500 people. You are acting like a moron. The people knows who you are putting in your crosshair since this is GMA’s turf. All the bucks stop at the President’s office so think, if ever you have brains, before opening your mouth! Blame game is not needed now!

    Maybe what you can do is ask your pNhoy to chop his pet political doleout program CCT fund of P39B by half and give it to disaster aid and rehabilitation program and for the installation of an state-of-the-art weather forecasting equipments and system.

  • jakeP97

    Ang panghuling tweet ni Valerie Conception ay: “Done w/ work.. Tnx for having me.. :) It was nice to see Pres. P-Noy laughing at my jokes & enjoying my performance..ü #Malacañang #PSGNight” 

    ———————————————————————————————————–

    seriously? while 600 people are dead? 

  • Babyloy

    Mr. Joker Arroyo, bakit noong dinaraya ni Gloria Arroyo ang election noong 2004 at kung ano ano pang anomalya ang kanyang ginagawa ay wala kaming narinig na reklamo galing sa inyo. Ano ka ba talaga at sino ka? Ito ang opinion ko kung sino ka at ano ang iyong pagkatao.
    There was an old saying that, YOU TELL ME WHO YOUR FRIENDS ARE AND I WILL TELL YOU WHO YOU ARE. God bless you and hope you would have a time to repent.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_Q3QGG5QHBLRMZTIYWUFURY6J2E Night

      what the heck are you talking about?

    • jimtec

      Perhaps another one of those  known to be formerly principled man now afflicted with the dreaded Arturo Tolentino Syndrome (ATS)?

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_SC4WK5S4VGP6ZV2GZHGYFK73GU Antonio Luna

      dumb a**

    • modeson58

      Hoy Babyloy! wala kayo sa lugar, hindi si Joker Arroyo and issue rito. 

  • http://twitter.com/knightsarmor23 knightsarmour

    ‘wag naman kayong ganyan. respetohin natin ang ating Presidente cya ang pinili nang bayan. ako nga i didn’t vote for him, i voted Gibo but i do give him the honor and respect for he is our President. Let’s give President Noy the time to think of solutions to the problems. it’s not easy to be a President i guess you all knew that.  kaya kung pwd let’s just be submissive and respectful to the higher authority especially to the one who got the highest position in the REPUBLIC.

    quote: the people here in my hometown (CDO) were alarmed earlier but it just happen swiftly.
             

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_Q3QGG5QHBLRMZTIYWUFURY6J2E Night

      mag isa ka tanga……. inutil na nga submissive ka pa diyan

      Kung magaling at visionary at benevolent sige…. pero kung ganyang istupido at nag party pa habang nag kakanda hirap mag ayos sa Mindanao? seriously

      mag isa ka!

      • http://twitter.com/knightsarmor23 knightsarmour

        being a submissive and respectful individual isn’t a stupid act… stupidity i guess belongs to those who always opposes the higher authority… like i said, i voted Gibo but i give PNOY all my respect and honor for he is our President… have u ever been a leader ones?  kahit sa barangay lang? what had u accomplished then… dakdak ka nang dakdak. ang mabuti pa tumolong ka na lng sa pag solve sa problema. stop blaming!!! gawa it nang kalikasan… kami na nga ang affected dito ikaw pa ang galit di ka na man taga Mindanao i guess.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_Q3QGG5QHBLRMZTIYWUFURY6J2E Night

        i am a leader of a big company….. leadership in many cases is earned like respect not by being annointed by 19 million stupid filipinos like you…. sige go worship the idiot who partied 

      • Babyloy

        Even King David was allowed by God to enjoy his time while doing what is right for his people.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_Q3QGG5QHBLRMZTIYWUFURY6J2E Night

        ALL HAIL PRESIDENT NOY………. DEAR LEADER YOU ARE PERFECT… WE LOVE YOU NOY………… THANK THE HEAVENS FOR BLESSING US WITH YOUR LEADERSHIP AND PRESENCE……. MAY YOUR WISDOM BRING US THRU THE DARKNESS AND INTO THE LIGHT

        Babyloy? is this enough kulto worship for you???? STUPID IDIOT NAKITA MO BA YUNG PATAY 600+?????????????? MORON

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_SC4WK5S4VGP6ZV2GZHGYFK73GU Antonio Luna

        oo. pero siguro maiisip din ni haring david kung may delubyong dumaan sa kaharian nya na, unahin muna yun kesa mag enjoy.

      • http://twitter.com/knightsarmor23 knightsarmour

        i believed this is an awakening for all of us that we will all return back to GOD…

      • respectruleoflaw

        Tulad ka sa amo mo tamad

      • Babyloy

        Thanks for recognizing and differienciates which is good or evil.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_3UBOR6RKG5MJI4GYR5U4UA46KI Banana

    aaaaaaaaaaaaah…. i’m not defending PNOY ah… but i had worked in northern mindanao covering those areas under a non-government organization specializing in watershed areas (thus all environmental related matters included)…. those places ARE ALREADY AT RISK even at the beginning of former president GMA because the number one violator of all laws and environmental regulations is no other than DENR.

    bakit ba marami sa atin dito would LIKE TO BLAME whom AFTER EVERY disaster (di lang sa bagyo, pati sa bagyong politikal)???

    matagal na tayong me problema sa lahat ng bagay sa bansa natin. pero ang responsibilidad na baguhin ‘to, nasa atin pa rin. akala niyo ba, ang mga dakdak ng dakdak dito nakakagawa ng solusyon? gawin niyo nga ang parte niyo. kahit man lang sa pagtanim sa bundok, gawin niyo na. AT TURUAN NIYO RIN ang mga walang alam (di ako galit ah LOL)

    pasalamat nga pala tayo sa karamihan sa non-government organizations, because these are the true workers of progress. tas, kayong may mga idea kung paano maayus at maprevent ang mga ganitong pangyayari, email it to the office of the president or gawin niyo muna tas ipaalam niyo sa mundo kung anu ang ginagawa niyo. bow. LOL

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_Q3QGG5QHBLRMZTIYWUFURY6J2E Night

      pare koy, if we do not blame and seek accountability lalo walang mangyayari…

      dapat me makulong at managot sa mga inutil na politician at lider lideran ng bayan

  • jakeP97

    Ang panghuling tweet ni Valerie Conception ay: “Done w/ work.. Tnx for having me.. :) It was nice to see Pres. P-Noy laughing at my jokes & enjoying my performance..ü #Malacañang #PSGNight” 

    ———————————————————————————————————–

    seriously? while 600 people are dead?

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_OJWHBJLMWPTRUOZMN6JOMHLO2A Banana Na

    yan, kaka-focus ng government kay GMA at TOYOTA CORONA…PATI KAPAKANAN NG MAMAYAN NG PILIPINAS AY KONTI NA LANG ANG PINANSIN, TAPOS, SASABIHIN NG GOVERNMENT AY CLIMATE CHANGE…NASA TAO ANG GAWA, NASA NATURE ANG AWA…

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_5GRTCH676OFEK7ELOJBBA6EMCE Bonifacio Aquino

    SIGURADO AKO NA ISISISI NA NAMAN KAY GMA AT CORONA ANG DISASTER SA MINDANAO! THEY DID NOT EXPECT KASI THAT THE “RESPONSE” OF THIS ADMIN SA DISASTER BROUGHT BY STORM SENDONG IS MORE “DISASTROUS”!    ITO YONG SINASABI NILA ANG “RESPONSE SA DISASTER WAS A DISASTER ITSELF”! MAS MASARAP YATANG X-MAS MAG-PARTY! 

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_HOBNUPUJSZVZX2CWCCEN63BKNA Ron

      SIGURADO AKO NA ISISISI NA NAMAN KAY PRESIDENTE AQUINO ANG DISASTER SA MINDANAO! THEY DID NOT EXPECT KASI THAT THE “RESPONSE” OF THIS ADMIN SA DISASTER BROUGHT BY STORM SENDONG IS MORE “DISASTROUS”! ITO YONG SINASABI NILA ANG “RESPONSE SA  DISASTER WAS A DISASTER ITSELF”! MAS MASARAP YATANG X-MAS MAG-PARTY!—–WHATEVER!!!!!!!!

  • ricelander

    There are more highly reliable scientific data culled through supersophisticated instruments that include satellites which PAGASA could only dream of, analyzed by very competent scientific experts that we do not have, available free via the internet in real time.  May I suggest that PAGASA include these data in their forecast analysis or better yet just discard their own and simply rely on these information.  Mas tipid na, mas maaasahan pa.

    Is it true the head of PAGASA is a geologist?

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_3UBOR6RKG5MJI4GYR5U4UA46KI Banana

    the same happened sa iloilo city noong bagyong frank. nobody expected a disaster. syempre, mga pinoy pa, everybody thought it’s just another bagyo and it will go away. but pinoys are resilient. babagon at babangon pa rin.

    people who simply blame someone when they are a part of a solution are losers, we all know that. too bad it seems like we are in a society full of blamers, right knightsarmour?  LOL

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_AHLSYGURAAX5CHL5WKZBEDY4FE Adam

      babangon pa ba yung over 600 na namatay?

      get it through your thick skull: these losses could have been prevented. the people responsible for warning and evacuating those that could have been saved rightly should have their heads roll.

      • Babyloy

        Adam kaya ka pinarusahan ng diyos dahil ang sinusunod mo ay ang mga ipinagbawal nya.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_SC4WK5S4VGP6ZV2GZHGYFK73GU Antonio Luna

        is that the best you can do? wala din ata masabi. aminado din ata na may pagkukulang ang mahal nyang PANGGULO.

      • http://twitter.com/knightsarmor23 knightsarmour

        babyloy, wag mo nang patulan… i agree with you…  “the word of God is foolishness to those who dont want to seek the truth”. the worst thing if God would harden the hearts of those who always opposes. TO GOD BE THE GLORY!

  • Mattino2011

    WHAT IS NEXT?

    • murtson

      massive brown-outs and power shortage…

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_3UBOR6RKG5MJI4GYR5U4UA46KI Banana

    bakit ba sa ibang bansa, alam nila ang gagawin nila pag may bagyo at mga expected disasters at dito satin, ang mga tao alam nila ang gagawin pagkatapos ng disaster, ang magsisihan ng kapalpakan at iba pa? LOL

  • GKLer

    it says  “false sense of security”, gee if only people knew how true that is on so many different levels. ie.  those living on fault lines, the “security” at the malls and the airports comes to mind.

    Once again, people, when it comes to your own safety, don’t rely on the government or any other instititution.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_46AO3OHTIRIFPLHRH7QC3S3IKY taga_sanpascual

    I don’t think any amount of preparation can spare the lives of people. Being prepared in not the message that this misfortune  is telling us. It’s telling us to STOP abusing our environment and natural resources. That when nature hatches its fury, no one can be spared from it, not even those places who are not prone to disasters like this.

    • murtson

      Caring for the environment is also a preparation, I guess.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_AHLSYGURAAX5CHL5WKZBEDY4FE Adam

    absolutely tragic.

    but whats even worse is that a lot of the deaths could’ve been prevented. the complacency and ill-preparedness should have no place in a country where only recently typhoons have wreaked havoc in no less than the capital city itself. why does no one take these lessons seriously and always think that this stuff only happens on tv?

  • Vincent Maldia

    this should be investigated. If its true na only illegal logging and and mining is to blame, then makikita sa records na its normal for a typhoon to hit this far south at this late time (mid december) and the amount of rainfall is within normal for this time. If however makikita sa records na hindi normal for a typhoon to hit this far south and at this late a date plus above normal ang rainfall, well, can illegal logging and illegal mining do that? I dont think so, but climate change can.

    My hypothesis is that climate change caused increased rainfall and illegal logging and illegal mining simply made the area more vulnerable to floods

    Plus we might also blame overpopulation if its true that the areas were already low lying river valley areas and still, people made their houses there

  • richand3838

    There is an unfortunate pararellism here with history, NERO was insanely enjoying his lif e WHILE ROME IS BURNING! If PNoy and other government agencies are responsible enough, they should have monitored the situation in an hourly basis so that they can swiftly REACT. This is one of the reason why he relieved former PAGASA Director FRISCO NILO on the reason that Nilo is not on top of the situation on an hourly basis. Based on these, it is now PNoy’s call!

  • FOXTROT7001

    AYAN TATAAS NAMAN ANG RATING NI ABNOY SUPPORTERS SA KAPABAYAAN NYA AT SA PAGMONITOR NETO..

    PANAY KC DAL DAL PARANG BABAE AT ABNOY PA AYUN NAKIKIPARTY SA MALACANANG HABANG DAMING NAMATAY SA TRAHEDYA MGA IDOLO NG BAYAN C ABNOY AYAN PALA ANG GUSTO NINYONG IDOL…

    PRAYING FOR THE SOUL FROM THE TRAGIC ONE.

    WALA NA ETONG PAG ASA NATEN PANAY SABLAY NA LANG…

    • Babyloy

      Gloria’s lover, magbali ka na lang mga dalire.

      • respectruleoflaw

        Babyboy kawawa ka naman itinuring mong Dios  si Noynoy mong tamad

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Fred-Mil/100002160424509 Fred Mil

    pigilan na kasi ang paglalapastangan sa ating kagubatan at pagtatapon ng basura kung saan-saan!!!!!

    at yung mga pulitkong at kawani ng gobyerno na hindi ginagawa ang kanilang tungkulin, at tumatanggap pa ng lagay sa mga sumisira sa ating kalikasan upang sila ay makapera, bitayan nyo na ang mga yan.

    kahit anong pagtatalo ang gagawin nyo, kung patuloy na nakakalbo ang kagubatan, paulit-ulit mangyayari ang mga ganitong trahedya!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_KLXFCBL6OG5USSGM6QXRLR6AIE Jem

    Nasa party si Abnoy noong oras na yon.  Nagpaparty sa Malacanang habang maraming namamatay sa Mindanao.  Wla talagang kwenta presidente natin.  Abnoy talaga!

    • Babyloy

      May God forgive your soul wicked lover.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_5STEU22AD7YRHQSB6RE56ZDSYA J

    Ilegal Logging!

    – Tuwing may pag-baha at land-slide sinisisi ang illegal logging. Bakit hindi sila nahuhuli? Politiko ba sila, Intsik na may lumber o taga-DENR mismo?
    Bigyan ng kapangyarihan ang mga tao sa lugar upang hulihin o isumbong ang illegal loggers. Bigyan sila ng pabuya.
    Maliban doon pagtanimin sila (siempre suwelduhan ng gobierno) ng punung kahoy at mga tanim (vetiver o kawayan) na panlaban sa land-slides.

    – Illegal loggers pero sanhi ng mga kamatayan ng marami. Dapat sa firing squad mamatay o bigtiin sa punu ang mga ito.

    – Ito ang emergency problema dapat pagtuunan ng pansin ngayon na at hindi ang impeachment!

    – Hulihin at bitayin ang mga illegal loggers kasama na ang mga bumibili o nagbibili ng produktong lumbers nito.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_SC4WK5S4VGP6ZV2GZHGYFK73GU Antonio Luna

    ano nga ba ang plataporma ng ating mahal na PANGGULO, di ba ACCOUNTABILITY lang. kaya kahit may namatay ng mga pilipino, ang prioridad pa din ng MALACANAN eh ACCOUNTABILITY..

    hindi masamang magparty, ang masama public figure ka mahal naming PANGGULO, at inaasahan ka ng lahat, lalo na pag may mga trahedyang ganito na ikaw ang kaunaunahang makikiramay.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_XPOQSENMHB44YNW6UILQOM6SJQ deleonrikkie

    Ang mga tao na nagsisisi lagi ng kapwa para sa mga kasalanan totoo man o gawa-gawa ay mga tao mahilig mang-apak ng kapwa para lamang maiangat ang sarili niya.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_XPOQSENMHB44YNW6UILQOM6SJQ deleonrikkie

    This disaster should merit more study by meteorologists and climatologists.
    It seems that isolated, weak storms are deadlier than regular storms because they are able to squeeze more water out of the hot air while on land. Stronger storms may squeeze out most of their water as rain while still over ocean. At any rate people in low-lying areas everywhere should be informed that
    if it rains torrentially for 6 hrs or more, they should not wait for the government. They should evacuate and get to higher ground ASAP.

     

  • Babyloy

    To the followers of Gloria M. Arroyo
    A reminder to all my fellow filipinos,
    There was an old saying that,
    TELL ME WHO YOUR FRIENDS ARE & I WILL TELL YOU WHO YOU ARE!!!
    Specially to you Mr. Joker Arroyo.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_EU6YSAVT4NB3OCKR4ZS6CN2CGA San Miguel

    Wala atang interview sa Presidente… news blackout kay PNOY tong PDI at ABS CBN… Could u confirm kung talagang nag party si PNOY while Sendong devastates Mindanao…. Why no report is being made on this…. Bakit kung impeachment ni Corona at kaso ni Gloria- lahat na ata ng page ng Inquirer at news time ng ABS CBN – yun ang puro laman…. mahiya naman kayo… bias ata kau..

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_3TWVIBNBHJIBKXLUC5IT2JYM5E Harry

    If there is illegal logging, mining, urban living developments and/or lack of adequate storm warnings — the government is responsible for all those.

  • JosephNess

    …what really make this a devastating catastrophe was the forest with no trees standing…no roots to sip in waters and hold the ground from sliding…who’s to blame then ?…look around, see and know who are these people making our forest bare…that’s mother nature talking…the rain said, ‘look, if you naivete people continue to make your forest bare…i will come, again and again to clean it up for you…” …then very sad the forest will lament…’ look wise people, rain is threatening…please, i beg you, don’t make me and my forest brothers bare…plant trees while there’s time…before the raging rain come to us and ravage us again…’ 
    indeed, many more of this kind will come,  if we continue to be naive…blaming, finger pointing, playing dirty politics, taking  no action, in fighting among ourselves instead of being one, etc…
    then, again, the people will remain naive, hard headed, disobedient, not involve, careless, reckless, disrespectful, etc…mother nature will say…’you people are never wise and never learned…  …now is the time to rise, now is the time to act…be involved…be one.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_EU6YSAVT4NB3OCKR4ZS6CN2CGA San Miguel

    Wala atang interview sa Presidente… news blackout kay PNOY tong PDI at ABS CBN… Could u confirm kung talagang nag party si PNOY while Sendong devastates Mindanao…. Why no report is being made on this…. Bakit kung impeachment ni Corona at kaso ni Gloria- lahat na ata ng page ng Inquirer at news time ng ABS CBN – yun ang puro laman…. mahiya naman kayo… bias ata kau..

    Mas mabuti pa cguro magbasa ng twitter may makukuha ka pang balita…

    • jakeP97

      San Miguel

       
      Valerie Concepcion : sa kanyang Twitter timeline ang kanyang tweet kahapon, December 18 

      Ang panghuling tweet ni Valerie Concepcion ay: “Done w/ work.. Tnx for having me.. :) It was nice to see Pres. P-Noy laughing at my jokes & enjoying my performance..ü #Malacañang #PSGNight” 

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_EU6YSAVT4NB3OCKR4ZS6CN2CGA San Miguel

        oh Really… he did partying while his countrymen is devastated by typhon Sendong…. how insensitive he is… 

        HE is really ……A DEADLY MIX FOR DISASTER

      • jakeP97

        its like wearing a RED avant garde dress with a ginormous sun glasses while walking in a   funeral procession…

        feel sick to my stomach…

  • yousef

    one word; NEGLIGENCE! duh

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_Q3QGG5QHBLRMZTIYWUFURY6J2E Night

    kayong mga bulaang propeta dito………… pag isipan ninyo mga sinasabi ninyo…..

  • PobrengBata

    Mukhang nawalan yata ng silbi yung doppler radars ng PAG-ASA.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_SC4WK5S4VGP6ZV2GZHGYFK73GU Antonio Luna

    bakit hindi nya idelegate na lang yung pag attend sa party sa mga
    kapatid nya. he had done it before, in june 2011. in the Asian
    Conference on Clinical Pharmacy, he was due to do a speech before the plenary hall of PICC, but unfortunately a strong typhoon was raging at that time, if i
    can recall correctly, it was her sister balsy, who read the speech of our
    “PANGGULO”, and she asked for forgiveness for the president was not able to come due to his presence is much more demanded elsewhere.

    bakit hindi nya dinelegate na lang sa ibang tao? takot mawalan ng regalo sa kris kringle?

  • JosephNess

    Residents warned about ‘Sendong’, says Region 10 exec »
    Director Ana Caneda of the Regional Disaster Coordinating Council for Region 10 told Radyo Inquirer 990AM Monday that residents in Mindanao, particularly in Cagayan de Oro, were warned about Tropical Storm “Sendong” and that the responsibility to enforce…

    …if this was indeed true and done…there must be really something wrong with the LGU taking no serious action to heed this warning…there must be lessons to be learned here and actions to be taken to address same occurrences in the future…

    • respectruleoflaw

      Warned for signal #1 only… hahahahah  direct hit tapos signal #1 lang… very incompetent pagasa

  • respectruleoflaw

    Walang hiya talaga itong si Noynoy ang dios ng mga yellow fanatics… habang nga nagdurusa ang bayan.. very happy pa siya sa party together w/ valerie concepcion

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_Q3QGG5QHBLRMZTIYWUFURY6J2E Night

    IF YOU CANNOT HANDLE THE HUGE RESPONSIBILITY OF BEING THE PRESIDENT RESIGN OR DO NOT SEEK OFFICE.

    POS FILIPINOS HERE WHO SAY, WHAT DO YOU WANT THE PRESIDENT TO DO? ARE YOU MORONS LIVING IN THE REAL WORLD… IF HE IS AT THE DISASTER SITE HE CAN MAKE EXECUTIVE DECISIONS RIGHT THERE AND THEN… IMMEDIATE IMPACT TO THE STRICKEN…………….

    STUPID PEOPLE

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_EXFI4EUGM23PQ4FMQKLVH36OXI Jose

      Ah.  I’d suggest educating yourself on how bureaucracy works.  The president isn’t a dictator.  He can facilitate getting through red tape, but he can’t remove it completely.  Paperwork and such has to be filed, and he can sign off on those things faster in an office.

      And frankly, his being there doesn’t make much difference.  We have these things called cell phones.  He has people on the ground (who know more about disaster response), and they can simply call him up to get things approved, which will get things done much faster than his going there to score PR points.

      Also, posting in all caps doesn’t help your argument.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_Q3QGG5QHBLRMZTIYWUFURY6J2E Night

        i have worked in both private and public sector…….. your bull crap pie in the sky understanding of how the govt works is total bull crap…………………………….. 

        If he is there, he can get things done faster…. he can order around the military around much faster…… 

        Just open your eyes genius…….. “sign off things in the office faster”…. You claim you know the bureaucracy?????? 

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_GW2FSFG5KN7TCASHVTHDUXNS5U eli

        Think this time we need  a president is from Mindanao……..go go go

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_EXFI4EUGM23PQ4FMQKLVH36OXI Jose

        Now that would be interesting.

        Unfortunately, the most likely candidate is Manny Pacquiao…

  • RE680

    URBANIZATION, DEFORESTATION, WATER CRISIS, LACK OF EDUCATION, LACK OF ACCOUNTABILITY- these are constant but worsening problems regardless of who’s in Malacanang. Our environmental resources & we as people just can’t cope up with the demands of our ballooning population. When are we going to get real & acknowledge this? Add the tragic loss of lives from these calamities to maternal deaths, abortions, deaths due poverty (hunger/sickness) to realize how unsustainable our current population levels really is. It’s immoral for this nation to keep on having huge population then just let them die since it’s unsustainable. Why do we insist we’re pro-life & fight for the non-existing but ignore these glaring realities & actual lives we’re losing?

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_2AJMI5GV7FDVTUODI4RI3JT5DQ Gaucho Bernal

    yesterday your headlines was residents ignored warning, now no flood warning, high tide and darkness. which one should the people believe? you are saving Pnoy from embarassment.I believe Pnoy has no love for people. puro arte lang!!!

  • Panot

    Well what do you expect from P’ABNoy?

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_Q3QGG5QHBLRMZTIYWUFURY6J2E Night

    where is the President????????
    Commander in Chief?
    Chief Executive?????

    Walang hiya……. gaganda ng title ni Pnoy….. walang silbe!!!!!!!!!!

  • https://me.yahoo.com/a/piQPjXkNxftKyVqbWzSoCIETOj6.diMlTA--#4f13f natros

    I hate corruption but sometimes an incompetent government is worse than corruption!

  • alice_in_chains

    i’m just wondering if Pnoy is an a$$, shall we let Binay take his place?

    • Alalyah

      boto ako dyan sa idea mo Alice, kailan natin sisimulan?

      • alice_in_chains

        alalyah, sa lalong madaling panahon!

        pero hindi yata magandang ideya kung si Binay ang hahalili hehe 

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_Q3QGG5QHBLRMZTIYWUFURY6J2E Night

    Sa mga istupido dito na sinasabi walang pakinabang si Pnoy sa disaster cite……

    mga tarantado bakit pa tinatawag na “COMMANDER IN CHIEF” at CHIEF EXECUTIVE ang presidente ha??? Apaka bobo ninyo…. 

    Kung duon si Pnoy nag cocommand conference kasama yung mga civil at military units eh di hamak na mabilis at realistic ang decision points niya…….. nyetang kabobohan ng mga poster dito

  • Oliver82

    Turuan, sisihan, siraan… NOT COOL

    Kumuha ka lng lumang damit na hindi na ginagamit at ibigay sa Donation 4 Sendong Victims.. OK

    Tumahimik kng wala ka namang maitulong.. MAS MABUTI

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_Q3QGG5QHBLRMZTIYWUFURY6J2E Night

      TANGINA MO – TUMULONG NAKO, IKAW ANO?

      HINDI PORKE BUMABATIKOS DITO HINDI NA TULONG TANGA!

      • Oliver82

        ahh ganun ba.. e di mabuti at may kunting tino ng isip naiwan dyan sa kukute mo.. BOBO!

    • jalaed18

      Mana kay ABNOY!! TURUAN, SISIHAN!!! Calling all Flipinos, mag donate po tayo ng kahit kakaunti para sa mga kababayan natin. Kahit po tayo ay maka-PENOY or AGAINST PEHNOY!!

    • Alalyah

      Tama ang sinabi mo, ako tumulong na nagbigay ako ng maraming old shoes and clothing. Kaya tumahimik na lang kayo kapag ang tinatamaan ay si Pnoy, pero kung si Gloria hala bira ng tudo sa mga batikos, siraan at sisihan…..

  • tarikan

    Now, government people, local as well as national are still talking of the things which were said during the Ondoy catastrophe more than two years of its occurrence. Illegal logging, illegal mining, river siltation, insufficient warning, people not heeding warning, unexpected amount of water poured from rain, unexpected fury of the typhoon, local government & the community not expecting the unexpected (suuusss!), etc., ad infinitum. I bet my left arm because I’m right handed that the next Ondoy-like catastrophe our officials would still be talking about these aforementioned things even when PNoy has been long gone.

  • http://twitter.com/EsmeraldoC Charlie Prince

    What I am about to say isn’t a popular opinion, truth be told it may even be hard for people to read/hear/listen to. Simply, what if the President and others just don’t care.

    Everyone is focusing on Aquino but I’ve seen the newscasts from GMA/ABSCBN and everyday leading up to the tragedy, you would think it was just a regular rainstorm from the lax coverage. There was no sense of urgency or grave warning of this monster storm headed to Mindanao. 

    That is why imagine my shock when on Saturday night I’m home and have nothing to do, a newsflash on CNN was my direct source of info with it reporting, “over 600 dead in the Philippines” and then they broke down the storm which was tantamount to over a months’ worth of rain being poured in a matter of hours.

    Let’s be honest people, what if they didn’t simply care because all their eyes were tuned to Gloria/Corona sensationalism and their hearts and minds were on Christmas Parties to attend and frankly, “hindi naman tayo dito sa manila ang matatamaan eh, bali wala yan ulan lng yan! Tara! Christmas party party time!”

    Now, everyone is putting on their best “Relief Effort” face on after this disaster, but ask yourselves, does anyone really care what happened “Down South”? Because all evidence says: NO.. imagine if this happened to Manila and its vicinities, the response/alert/warnings/everything would have been totally different

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_QHGUJ3OJZAOIMBYYWTABNV2EEM Ai

    Its the NATURE stupids. No amount of preparation will stop the force of mud and water in a forest-destroyed-area.

    And by the way, no need for RH Bill – we’ll just wait for the next disaster.

  • chris galon

    19dec2011

    even in the most advance countries with the best weather scientists and state of the art instruments and facilities for disseminating advance early warning systems, it sometimes failed too in delivering  the expected and proper weather forecasting. if it was coupled by total disregard of the populace to follow or heed to evacuate, from which the end results are usual tragic lost of human lives and properties.

    and in comparison to the motherland’s newest tragedies at hands, on which some of it are exacerbated  by  man and his govt.’s total disregards to his environments, the most advance warning systems are useless and will have no effects at all.  

    the complacent attitudes of the public and the ever increasing settlements along the riverbanks and low lying areas are,- as ever-, the common denominator on all tragedies resulting from the weather induced calamities.    
     
    when juan dela cruz has no respect or has no interest to protect his environments and the eco-systems that comes with it, there will be tragedies- related and induced by the weather systems- over and over again.

    if there are some to blame, on this present blaming game, juan dela cruz only needs to blame himself.  juan dela cruz must be held accountable and is responsible to some extent for this tragic event(s).

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_Q3QGG5QHBLRMZTIYWUFURY6J2E Night

      ANO DAW? DI NGA?

    • Michael Corpuz

      So you are saying that we all should be blame. If I understand your posting right. 

      You are surely full of it. Most, if not all, the blame should go to PAGASA and NDMRRC. PAGASA had information/data available from US and Japan DAYS before this tragedy happened. But what did they do? Oh, they just warn the people saying that typhoon is coming that will cause floods. Since these people YOU ARE BLAMING haven’t experience flash floods of this magnitude, they just shrugged off the warning. This tragedy could have been easily avoided if PAGASA and NDMRRC assessed correctly the impact of this storm. But NO, they themselves are not aware. The worst part is LIKE YOU, these two departments blame the people for their tragedy. Just like their BOSS, it is everybody’s fault but them. I know it is too late now. Tragedy already happened. But the worst part is PAGASA and NDMRRC don’t accept even a shred of responsibility. THEY SHOULD APOLOGIZE TO THE VICTIMS! THEY SHOULD ACCEPT THEIR OWN FAULTS AND MISTAKES. The victims are suffering. What they need is our help, sympathy and prayers and PLEASE STOP BLAMING THEM!

  • dimatae

    Dapat po sigurong magpaliwanag ang Pag-asa dito, mga PUSANG GALA kayo hindi ba kayo nagtatrabaho? alam nating kalikasan ang may  gawa niyan pero sa palagay ko meron din kapabayaan ang pag-asa dito, mga PUSANG GALA kayo TANG ANG INUMIN NYO wag MILO. Alam nating lahat na may namumuong sama ng panahon a dako duon mga huwebes pa lang, sana naman na monitor nyo kung ito ba ay lumalakas o humihina, Oy P-noy asan na ung pinagmamalaki mong aparato na binili nyo pa kung saan, asan na ung pinagmamalaki mong niluklok mo dyan sa Pag-asa, PUSANG GALA kayong mag-amo.. mag-isip isip kayong dalawa, isang malaking kapabayaan ang pinag gagawa nyo.. siguro nagpapakasarap kayo ngayong pasko, kaming mga mahihirap dito ang naghihirap kayong mga nakapwesto jan ang nagpapakasarap,, napakahirap dito sa pilipinas kung sino lang ang nasa pwesto sila lang ang nagpapakasarap mga PUSANG GALA kayo TANG ang INUMIN nyo wag milo… TINATAE na ko sa pinag gagagawa nyu…..

  • impending_raptor

    My prayers goes to all Mindanaons devastated by typhoon Sendong, specially the families who lost their love one’s and many are still missing. This tragic event can be prevented, if only we heed the warnings against illegal logging and mining. It is high time we stop the abuse of mother nature…PLEASE STOP ILLEGAL LOGGINGS AND MININGS NOW!

  • kris makati

    tanggalin na si pnoy wala talagang pakinabang.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_OHUBB2WRLOBX72LHFS72GH5WHY 1st Gate

      @KRIS: PARA NAMANG KAYANG PIGILANG NI NOYNOY ANG BAGYO.SUPER UNREASONABLE!!!

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_OHUBB2WRLOBX72LHFS72GH5WHY 1st Gate

      i think noynoy can stop the storm kasi presidente sya…   super UNREASONable…

  • Vanni Simon

    anong accountability valte,,kayo ang accountable..puro na lang kayo turo ng turo

  • Chameleon08

    International news reported that more than 650 people were killed in the disaster. No word from pNhoy?

  • isprikitik

    what happened?…walang naka alarma oh talagang binalewa lang si sendong sa dahilan na hindi daanan nang bagyo ang mindanao?this must be a (another?) lesson, ang mindanao binabagyo narin…we must be ready in every situation…it must start from us…

  • murtson

    Now we are seeing government officials blubbering, making all the hype on what to do and what they are doing and, of course, the usual finger pointing on the accountable officials. All these are garbage!

    The Philippines, the no. 2 economy prior to WW II, is in the typhoon belt. These nincompoop officials, especially the national ones, should have laid out typhoon preparedness program for the whole country loooooonnnnnnnnnngggggggg time ago. But they prefer to deal with personal, political matters that would satisfy their cravings for popularity, power and greed.

    Ms. Valte, if I were you I would stop looking for an escape goat in the accountability of the one of the worst catastrophe that resulted in the death of more than 500 people. You are acting like a moron. The people knows who you are putting in your crosshair since this is GMA’s turf. All the bucks stop at the President’s office so think, if ever you have brains, before opening your mouth! Blame game is not needed now!

    Maybe what you can do is ask your pNhoy to chop his pet political doleout program CCT fund of P39B by half and give it to disaster aid and rehabilitation program and for the installation of an state-of-the-art weather forecasting equipments and system.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_W5TLQ2O5R46V6WPIC7GKXD5WZU kalukag

    sana si VPBinay na lang presidente. Aksyon agad. Sat pa dito na cya sa CDO. Si PNoy kailan daw visit nya? after pasko? Paano naman Estrada Country ang Mindanao especially CDO and Iligan kaya dehins to priority ni PNoy

  • revitor

    Indeed let’s all help the victims and displaced families. I would suggest everyone, including the media to refrain from giving/publishing incendiary languages to anyone at this time. What we need is unity, unity, unity. For decades now, our country has been at war and it is not against any country or people but against NATURE and ENVIRONMENT. For this time they fights back. For all those times that they fights back, casualties were in thousands. Still we have not learned our lessons.    

  • http://twitter.com/EsmeraldoC Charlie Prince

    in times of crisis, a nation looks to its leader for comfort, wisdom, action, LEADERSHIP, etc..where exactly is your president? why has he been silent all this time? recovering from a christmas party hangover?he’s made 1 action since the tragedy.. he’s ordered a review, wait.. an IMMEDIATE review of the disaster manualwhat?! really?! this is a comedy if it wasn’t so pathetic

    • Michael Corpuz

      Well said Charlie Prince..

    • jalaed18

      Very well said! Ang hirap into kung c GMA o c CORONA ang nakupo dito. Ipapako na sa KRUS yan ng media. Where is the BLACK and WHITE movement??? Pwede bang pakipuna c PHENOY. Di ba kayo lang ang may MORAL AUTHORITY!! Tama ba ang ginawa ni PHENOY? 

  • jalaed18

    Basta ang priority ngayon ay habulin si GMA. at dahil umaandar na ang plano…. party party na!Teka baka medyo matagalan pa dahil may hangover pa sya…

    Yung lang naman ang magiging accomplishment nya ang rumesbak kay GMA dahil sa HLI.
    Ang balita ko si GMA ang may kasalanan na naman dahil kay SENDONG!!!

  • jalaed18

    He is testing yung bagong iphone 4s nya and partying… hmmm. something is wrong here!! Wala bang nag-aadvise sa kenya?? O takot yung mga nag-aadvise sa hari? 

  • joeldcndcn

    WHILE IT IS TRUE THAT NOT A HINT EVEN FROM THOSE NATIVES IN CAG DE ORO AND ILIGAN CITY THAT THERE WOULD BE FLASH MASSIVE FLOODING, THIS AREA ARE NOT PRONE TO TYPHOONS & FLOOD, OK? DON’T POINT A FINGER TO NO ONE, AND THAT WOULD BE FAIR ENOUGH, IF YOU DON’T HAVE REAL EXPERIENCE IN THOSE AREAS, OK? IF YOU CAN HELP AND CAN OFFER THE BEST ASSISTANCE NOW, DO IT, BUT AGAIN DON’T BLAME ANYONE, OK? ONLY GOD’S HANDS IS SEEN ON THIS NATURAL CALAMITIES, AND ONLY GOD’S MERCY CAN BE PLEADED, OK? BUT GOD ANSWERS PRAYERS, IF THERE ARE?

  • jalaed18

    To all Filipinos, tayo na lang po ang makakasagip sa ating bayan. Tayo po ay mag-donate ng kahit kakaunting pera sa red cross. Kahit kaunti lang po ay makakatulong. Huwag po tayong umasa sa ating gobyerno.

  • tarikan

    Sabi ni CDO Mayor Emano sa tv interview yung mga illegal logging, illegal mining doon sa kabundukan ang nagbibigay daw ng permit ay yung alternate government nila Kaka (NPA). Merun din silang sariling autonomous area of responsibility. Pagsinita daw ng local government eh nangbabaril, sus sobra namang sungit! Sana kasama sila Kaka dun sa mga inanod, mabawasan ang mga masungit sa CDO/Iligan/Bukidnon area.  

  • Michael Corpuz

    Valte said  “At this point, we should not focus first on accountability but rather on helping [the victims].” What this person is saying is “Hayaan muna nating humupa ang galit ng taong bayan. Tapos pag okay na sila pwede na naman natin silang utuin at paikotin. Linisin din natin ang mga ebedensiya na nakakasira sa PAGASA at NDRMMC para hindi malintikan si Haring Pnoy.”

    We can do both tasks while the crime scene is fresh.Why? Are you planning to sanitize the area?

    GET REAL!!!!!!!!!!!! 

  • LGN80

    This is already a yearly disaster in our country.  It’s just a matter of time before it strikes your own village or town.  We all know what to do but still we didn’t do something about it.  So this is the price to pay.  What a pity!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_AFO647ZNPYH27AWJDJIWFVQ3RE orlycall

    First of all, my heartfelt sympathies to the victims especially to those who lost their loved ones.

    quoted from another article: >>”It’s CDO Mayor Vicente Emano who is complaining. In a radio interview, Emano justified their lack of preparation for the disaster with the absence of warning from the weather bureau that Cagayan de Oro would be in the eye of the storm.”<>”Some local officials became “complacent” and it appeared that the Cagayan River did not have a warning system to alert authorities and residents of overspilling, Acosta said. “They said there had been floods before but nobody died. We’ve had floods for the past two Christmases now,” an exasperated Acosta said.”<<
    Matagal nang naging issue yang climate change na yan pero hindi masyadong sineryoso. matagal nang nakakalbo ang mga gubat natin. matagal nang na-uso ang sobrang buhos na ulan. matagal na nating nakita yang deadly mix na yan, hindi lang pinansin o pinagtuunan ng pansin.

    20 years ago nag-flashflood sa Ormoc, nakita na natin noon ang maging scenario na posibleng mangyari sa mga syudad at lugar na may mga malalaking ilog at dumadaan pa mismo sa kalagitnaan nito.
    pero tingnan nyo yung sa iligan, nagtayo ng subdivision sa mismong riverbend malapit sa bukana at tumbok pa mismo ng daluyan ng tubig sa ilog, kaya ano pa bang ibang mangyari kung aapaw ang tubig.
    talagang short sighted lang palagi ang mga plano natin, pang 3 years lang, hanggang sa susunod na election. ang pinapahalagahan ay ang boto, hindi ang buhay.
    Matagal na tayong palaging dinadaplisan, nakikita na natin ang kamao, hinihintay lang talaga nating matamaan ng suntok.
    paglipas ng isang linggo nyan, kagaya din yan nung nangyari ang ondoy, ipagmalaki natin ang ating pagiging "resilient", babangon tayo sa ating kinababagskan, pupulutin ang ano mang natitirang mga kapiraso sa ating buhay at itatayo ang ating mga sarili dun din sa ating kinalulugmukan.
    magtuturuan at magsisisihan; sa Pag-asa, sa kung sinong presidente, sa mga pulitiko, at kung sino-sino pang authority.

    at maghintay sa susunod na naman na suntok. 

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_YAEHJXIX7ZBBVQTPOSGP3ECUME Mark Anthony

    Kawawa naman yung mga nasawi sa trahedya. Dapat kasi strictly enforce na yung illegal logging na yan isa sa mga dapat aksyonan ng goberyno natin

  • Alalyah

    Noong nagkaroon ng HOstage taking, sabi ni Pnoy may mananagot at ngayon naman sabi ni Valte meron ding mga accountable pero doon palang sa mga sinabi ni Pnoy ay walang natupad at walang nanagot kahit isa,  heto  nanaman sila Puro bunganga, nakakasawa na ang Pamumuno ng isang walang ginagawang kabutihan sa mamayan ang
    gobyernong ito. Bulok na daan, PWEEE!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_W5TLQ2O5R46V6WPIC7GKXD5WZU kalukag

    Asan daw ang ating matalino at hardworking na Presidente during Sendong/Washi Onslought???

    PARTY PARTY

  • mmm choco

    Once again, Malacaang and its bragged about Noys Pagasa (Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration), failed to prepare the people from yet another Ondoy-like disaster that killed some 600 people.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_YAEHJXIX7ZBBVQTPOSGP3ECUME Mark Anthony

    Ayun nasa party nagsasaya ang matuwid na daan naging landslide na hahaha

  • Dodge2

    That deadly flash floods that inundated Northern Mindanao is the results of decades of illegal logging.

  • Dodge2

    Naka-short pants pa si PNOY may illegal logging na.  Si PNOY ang kaunaunahang presidente to ban all logging activities.  Kaya lang without the muscle of the AFP this zero-logging is bound to fail.

  • rosamistika16

    Mo goodness! not even bill gates and the pope and obama could control FORCE MAJEURE!!! stop blaming the government or the President for what happened instead let us not be greedy and help them the best way we can.

    Don’t always put the blame to the Presisent.  Let’s have a little respect to our leader as the world is looking at us now. Gusto nyo bang kayo na ang maging presidente ng pinas? sana nagkandidato kayo at kayo na ang presidente pra alam nyo mga pinagsasabi nyo. ang hirap sainyo puro kayo fault-finder at perfectionist!  Kung alam nyo rin nman na may bagyo sa mindanao, ano ang ginawa nyo pra  maprotektahan mga tao sa mindanao ha? nakakaloka kayo!

    noong bumaha sa thailand na halos lubog ang buong bangkok ng ilang buwan meron ba nagsisisigaw sa kanila na palitan ang prime minister dahil walang nagawa? mag-isip nman kayo. pambihira talaga mga pinoy lahat nagmamagaling, puro lang nman yabang!

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_W5TLQ2O5R46V6WPIC7GKXD5WZU kalukag

      uu kasi bomoto ako sa kanya dahil sa tuwid na daan niya na plataporma. Ito ba ang tuwid na daan? dahil di cya nanalo sa CDO naging 2nd class citizen kaming tga CDO.?… PARTY lang alam nya? Pag hindi pa nya makulong si GMA, ewan ko na lang.
      Hindi sya superman. Pero Iba pakiramdam namin na me isang national official na kagaya namin nag dadalamhati at tumulong dito sa evacuation center. Kaya saludo ako kay Binay kahit di ko cya binoto bilang VP.

      • rosamistika16

        My heartfelt sympathy to CDO. I agree that a personality esp. like the President of the Phils is in touch with the people affected by this calamity as it gives courage and better feelings to victims but dont we think that it is because of PNoy’s command why Binay is there?  I don’t want to think that PNoy is just relaxing and attending party while his people is in chaos.  I still give my “benefit of doubt” and respect to our leaders and I still do not want to judge them as early as this time.

        As one of the commentator here said, we voted PNoy as President and not as bloody saint.

        Hindi po pala ako bomoto sa kahit sinong naging presidente dyan sa Pinas dahil pra sa akin walang qualified na kandidato pra dyan.

        Let’s do our best to help CDO and I will do it the best way I can.  I know it how, no worry.
         

    • dannyflorencio

      @rosamistika16  tama let pinoy dance all night long sa Xmas party ng PsG while people are dying. Why bother Pinoy, sige pa hataw pa pangulo, sige sayaw pa all night long yan. Sige sayaw pa, party all night hayaan mo silang mangamatay doon lahat basta ikaw nagsasayaw sa party di ba rosamistika16 ? ang gusto ni rosamistika kahit pa mangamatay kayong lahat dyan basta priority ni Pinoy xmas party tapos. period.

      • rosamistika16

        @dannyflorencio: what i can say is that you are so short-minded. As I said and other commentator here said, PNoy was voted as a “President but not a bloody saint”. hope you understand the meaning of that.ano gusto mong gawin ng presidente natin? pumunta sa kasagsagan ng kalamidad ng walang proper logistics? para ano? lumangoy dun pra sagipin mga nalulunod na tao? maghukay ng mga bangkay at magpa-piktyur pra makita mo na nagtatrabaho sya? i-cancel lahat ng mga offical appointments nya para magbigay ng relief goods doon? don’t you see the impact of what he will do just to please you? ang oras ng presidente ng isang local company lang ay kulang na sa kakamiting pa lang pra s kompanya, Presidente pa kaya ng Pilipinas?! Mag-isip nman kayo. Wag nman kayo isip bata at wag puro pula sa presidente natin.  Khit sino ang ilagak nyo sa posisyon na yan di kayo makukuntento dahil sa masyado kayong mapaghanap sa kung ano ang maibibgay ng presidente para sa pansarili natin. wag ganun! besides bago mo sisihin ang presidente tignan mo muna ang mga opisyal na nakatalaga doon. they are the most competent persons to take good care of their constituents. cguro nman gumawa ng paraan c PNoy pra matulungan nag mga biktima khit wala sya dun at nagbigay na ng order kung ano dapat gagawin dun ng hindi na kelangan pang ipagyabang sa iba na meron pala syang ginagawa na hindi mo alam.i hope we, filipinos will not only depend on our presidente to survive but we shall strive hard to ease our poverty and be self-sufficient for what we have. if we want to change the Phils, let the change emanates from us, right from our heart. do waht you can do for your country at a very little own way. mas masarap po ang pakiramdam nun kesa sa lagi tayong nagrereklamo. Merry Christmas!

  • http://twitter.com/EsmeraldoC Charlie Prince

    A simple statement of truth: How many days has President Aquino been AWOL from this Disaster? Don’t you think it’s embarassing that there are more actual reports and talk of Pinoy having a blast at a Christmas Party *after* the Disaster happened with the death toll rising?! 

    Bottom Line: in times of crisis, a nation looks to its leader for comfort, wisdom, action, LEADERSHIP, etc.. where exactly is Aquino? Do you think it’s acceptable that he has vanished since this tragedy has struck?? 

  • NoonatNgayon

    While hundreds dying due to onslaught of Typoon Sendong the beloved President of the Cojuangcos party and rub elbows with Valerie Concepcion and even laugh at her jokes. additional bunos to the people he sang Estudiante Blues and enjoying her iphone while his people suffers…What a damned President.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_32DTDWUHSCHFB3RVYGUN2262NM Igorotak

    In the spirit of Christmas which is more about sharing and giving, may we ask all Tongressmen and Senatongs to kindly donate 10% of your pork barrels to all the provinces affected by typhoon Sendong. Your donations will be highly recognized as a gift from all the concerned people within your districts to all the people affected by this untimely disaster. This will be unity at its best.  Calamiy funds have been frozen by Abnoy, kaya kung puwede lang paki share naman sa mga nangangailangan ang mga public funds na pinangbili ni Abnoy ng supporters niya sa Kongreso.Salamat Po…!!! By the way, Abnoy still have hangovers from last nights party, kaya kung puwede kayo na ang kumilos.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_OHUBB2WRLOBX72LHFS72GH5WHY 1st Gate

    sa lahat ng naapektuhan ng bagyo, ako ay kasama nyo sa panalangin na naway itoy malagpasan nyo. salahat ng namatayan ako po ay nakikiramay.  
    may mga taong puro sisi kasi di naman sila naapektuhan ng bagyo, tayo po ay tumulong na lamang.. 

    • dannyflorencio

      1st gate buti na lang nilinaw mo maigi. akala ko sasabihin mo kasama mo si Pinoy sa party habang nangamamatay ang ating kababayan sa Iligan at CDO. Napakawalang kunsensiya noon tao na yan. Habang namamatay ang mga mamayan siya naman nag-cecelebrate.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_W5TLQ2O5R46V6WPIC7GKXD5WZU kalukag

    @Rosamistika16 

    “Don’t always put the blame to the
    Presisent.  Let’s have a little respect to our leader as the world is
    looking at us now. Gusto nyo bang kayo na ang maging presidente ng
    pinas? sana nagkandidato kayo at kayo na ang presidente pra alam nyo mga
    pinagsasabi nyo. ang hirap sainyo puro kayo fault-finder at
    perfectionist!  Kung alam nyo rin nman na may bagyo sa mindanao, ano ang
    ginawa nyo pra  maprotektahan mga tao sa mindanao ha? nakakaloka kayo!”

    SANA MANGYARI SA IYO ANG DINADANAS NAMIN DITO. AT MAG HAHANAP KA DIN NG PRESIDENTE NA IBINOTO MO. SAAN CYA? NAGLALARO NAMAN NG PS3? O KAYA NAG PARTY????

    • missaya

      no worry punta si pnoy cdo bukas… inimbita ng party matagal na …

    • dannyflorencio

      @kalukag kami wala talagang ginawa inaamin namin yun pero si Pinoy may ginawa. Nagsayaw at sing along magdamag sa X’mas party ng PSG. Sige Noynoy,sayaw pa, indak, hataw pa noynoy all night long yan. sige sayaw pa. habang namamatay ang mga kababayan natin sa Iligan at Cagayan De Oro, sige pa hataw pa noynoy. sayaw. Sabi nga pala ng pangulo ng pilipinas sa Martes na siya pupunta sa Iligan at CDO kasi may party pa siyang pupuntahan ngayong gabi kaya bukas na lang kayo mas priority party minsan lang daw ito sa isang taon eh !

  • JosephNess

    …hahahaha…ayan…kayo kayo na ang nag aaway na naman…hay, politica…pati ang tao sinira mo…the real culprit here is us…ang di nating pagpapahalaga sa kalikasan, ang ating katigasan ng ulo at ang walang pagkakaisa nating lahat…period…

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_Q3QGG5QHBLRMZTIYWUFURY6J2E Night

    COMMANDER IN CHIEF

    WE HAVE HUMANITARIAN CRISIS IN MINDANAO……… ASAAN KA?

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_3XBXPE25ZP5K27MJLZOUZPGGW4 jubail

      Nasa kanlungan ni Valerie Concepcion sa X’,mas Party ng PSG sa Malakendeng Palace

  • Nagagalitna

    Hindi ang Presidente nating ngayon ang nag ubos ng kahoy sa kagubatan kaya wag na kayo mag turo tumulong na lng kayo.
    Ang hirap sa atin mga Pinoy eh sobrang galing sa pag puna ng kapwa. At di kasalanan ng isang tao lng ito kaya dapat magtulungan para maka ahon sa trahedya.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_3XBXPE25ZP5K27MJLZOUZPGGW4 jubail

      Sobrang galing sa pagpuna? Ugali ni P’noy yan e… sasabiin na nmn nyan kasalan ni Gloria

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_Q3QGG5QHBLRMZTIYWUFURY6J2E Night

      TANGINA MO GAGU………. WALANG SENSE PINAG SASABI MO… TULONG NGAYON ANG KELANGAN MULA SA GOVERNMENT MACHINERY STUPIDO KAHOY KAHOY KA DIYAN

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_3XBXPE25ZP5K27MJLZOUZPGGW4 jubail

    Imagine… nagkakamatayan na sa trahedya sa Mindanao, nakukuha pang makipag x’mas party ni P’noys sa mga PSG… sa Malakendeng Palace, guest pa si Valerie C. at Jessa Z. para kumanta… bilib na ako kay P’noy..

  • katkat priti

    I am no fan of gloria nor noynoy. Nakakatawa ang mga media, lalo na ang
    ABS CBN, panig daw sila sa katotohanan, patas na pagbabalita…eh
    obvious na obvious kahit sa poll surveys nila na BIAS sila. Imagine, si
    korina, asawa ni mar roxas, puro batiko ginagawa sa pahayagang Ngayon.
    Ngayon pa lang walang pupuntahan ang impeachement na yan. very obvious
    na utos yan ng baliw na noynoy (nasda lahi nila yan…tingnan nyo si
    Joshua at kris…ask any unbias psychologist will tell u may tama sa
    utak si kris). Ginawa nya gusto nya in “legal ways” katulong mga
    hinayupak nyang alagad. grabe san kaya papunta ang pilipinas? Balita ko
    nga pati pangalan ng pilipinas gusto ng palitan ng AQUINO REPUBLIC!!!
    sabi ni noynoy tanggalin daw mga pictures ng politika sa mga projects ng
    government. Pero ung mukha ng tatay at nanay ya nasa 500 bills, kasama
    pa sya! Kupal talaga. Halata naman gusto mangyari, hawakan sa leeg ang lahat. Kupal ka NOynoy

    • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/TEJPIVCXMONPNBXNWRYVLWVYPE next timer

      nyahahaha! kala ko patay na lahat ng BOBO SA PINAS! may natira pa pala! nyahahahah!

      • dannyflorencio

        @next  timer  hangang nandyan si Pinoy may bobo pa din sa pilipinas.

  • antonioluna

    deforestation and mining are the very reasons of this calamity.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_G7ROPG2J6GSEKG6KUYD3D5K6AE enteng

      exactly antonioluna!! Loggers and mining operators are the culprits. 

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_PPUPSBWP2WEBCCPGHRY54UCTOM Anne Torre

        so where are the npas who bragged that they protect the interest of the people? they are busy extorting the loggers and miners so the destruction continues.

    • dannyflorencio

      @antonio luna  speaking of deforestation and denuded are we talking of Pinoy’s head ?

      • antonioluna

        ang ganda ng reply mo, pambata na pangkanto pa hehehe

  • gilmano

    Take the first reason for this calamity, the absence of flood warning, as Pagasa’s fault. His staff was sleeping and not giving an accurate forecast. Yumul is accountable to the People. He should be fired.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_YAYZCQ4KSBQRKR2LLGX5XRMXFI pepe

      IMPEACH PO not FIRED!

  • katkat priti

    NOynoy pumunta ka sa mga biktima ng bagyo!!!! Naglalaro lang kayo ni Joshua ng PS3 dyan!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_2VLO53PRSSY76BZOWLOHJDM33M jeray

    The absence of a flood warning, high tide, darkness and a false sense of Penoy proved disastrous for people of northern Mindanao when Tropical Storm “Sendong” came over the weekend.

  • bitoypalaboy

    Lesson leaned from this tragedy.

    1. LGU’s have no disaster preparedness for a huge disaster like these.  A combination of mud and water can wipe out a whole city. 
    2. Lack of urban planning/zoning for residential areas.  A long dried delta is a favorite among real state developers and illegal settlers.  How do they get this areas titled with their local land use regulatory board?  Who approved the development of those subdivisions or why did they allow illegal settlers create a community out of a hazard prone areas?  Geo hazard maps can save thousand of lives and millions in properties and in relief and disaster funds.  Geo maps has long been invented or can be search thru google without requiring a huge amount of funding from national government or an LGU can just simply ask NAMRIA for their local Geo maps. Corruption among LGU’s is another case that needs to be solved.
    3. Rampant illegal logging.  With the present climate change we need to plant more trees and nurture what is left.  Ask the governor and for sure he knows the who’s who in logging in their areas.
    4. Mining.  Both legal and illegal mining operations are culprit of this mass murder of innocent lives. Where do you think mud will come aside from denuded forest areas?  With an elevation higher than 200 meters the force of rampaging mud with boulders and toppled trees can decimate a whole city.
    5. Human greed coupled with bad weather is a major disaster.  We altered the landscape and nature has it own way of preserving its own. 
    6. Admit it,  we are all entertained by what is happening with our political “zarzuela” and PAGASA and LGU’s concerned has miscalculated the storm number 2 typhoon warning.  Those warnings are for wind speed and does not include the volumetric content of an incoming typhoon.  With a denuded mountain it has lesser water holding capacity. Cagayan de Oro lies straight to the path of a mighty river that curves out a gorge snaking down to CDO proper.  While Iligan’s neighbor are hills and craggy mountains.  Again, without water holding capacity.

      

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_36KVESJKNOTCOGQXPOCARZNTAI Marjorie Santiago

    The govt should excavate the river to deepen it  so it will accomodate more water. Plant more tress along the side of the river and  send the illegal loggers and miners to  death sentence ! If people will not learn from the past like what happened  in Ormoc Leyte  then this tragedy will repeat again. Condolence to the family that were affected by this natural disaster.

  • negicbk

    rosamistika16…
    benefit of doubt… papano naman ibibigay sa kanila to kung hindi nila binigyan ng benefit of doubt si Dr. NILO at tinanggal na lang nila ng ganon na lang… di ba dapat parehas lang ang gawin nya sa KAIBIGAN nya sa PAGASA… dahil ang katwiran nya e may namatay sa panahon ng kalamidad sa panahon ni NILO… e mas malala pala ngayon dahil 600+ and counting pa.
    abangan na lang ang susunod na kabanata ng tuwid na daan…

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_FVBPRR4NKZ2DFURBCD5I4Q5GN4 Leg

    Kaya pala MILYONES ang FUNDING for NPA/ MILF galing kay PNOY…parang protection money yata yon…para walang pumasok na kompetensya at walang kokontra sa mining operations nila (mga Cojuanco).

    Ka EfrenNDF-Far South MindanaoApril 24, 2011

    Within just ten months of Benigno Aquino III’s rise to power, Kamag-Anak Inc has moved in to wrest control of the vast resources in south central Mindanao — from large scale mining to power generation to agribusiness. Eduardo Cojuangco, through San Miguel Corporation (SMC) now has a 10% equity in Xstrata-SMI which will be the country’s biggest and most destructive copper gold mine. He also acquired three coal mines in coal rich Daguma range spanning Sarangani, Sultan Kudarat and South Cotabato. SMC announced it will soon build coal fired power plants in General Santos, Sultan Kudarat and Davao.

    Overweening with wealth and power, Cojuangco and his nephew, P-noy seem totally immune to the people’s urgent and widespread clamor to stop this wanton plunder of our mineral resources and the imminent threat of environmental disasters like landslides, air and water pollution and the destruction of our river systems and coastal areas.

    In Far South Mindanao, the large-scale mining of Xstrata SMI of which Cojuangco is a part owner poses the biggest threat to the environment. No less than the provincial government of South Cotabato in its environmental Code and the Diocese of Marbel have continuously expressed their vehement opposition to the large scale open pit mining of this multinational company. But the Aquino regime and its Kamag-anak Inc are deaf to the dire warnings of ecologists, scientists and concerned citizens — all for the sake of revenues and profit.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_YAYZCQ4KSBQRKR2LLGX5XRMXFI pepe

      PERO ANG TINITIRA NINA GINA LOPEZ at ng kanyang BANTAY KALIKASAN sa ABS-CBN ay ang TOLEDO Mining Corp at ibang Mining Corporation sa Palawan… Nakakasira daw sa kalikasan at delikado sa buhay ng mga tao.

      Eh ngayon, kinain nila ang mga alegasyon nila…

      Ginagamit nila ang ABS-CBN at iban allied media para mapasakanila ang mga Mining Companies sa ibang lugar sa Pilipinas…. MONOPOLISTIC STYLE TALAGA!!!!

  • Naghihintayparin

    I believe that our government should really be serious in working on programs to protect our environment. We are always ready to point our fingers to our “deforested areas” and “rapid urbanization”. What Acosta said, and I quote “We can really see how vulnerable we are. When you tamper with the watersheds and the forests, we become vulnerable,”  is already an understatement. Same with Mr Jasareno’s comment when he said that the two cities’ capacity to hold water had been reduced due to rapid urbanization. Same comments, as usual, so that those people who lost their loved ones could put their blame on our bald forests and buildings being built everywhere – not to our government officials. Know what? The people must really blame the advisers and the government – people who are supposed to protect us from this so called continuous urbanization and illegal loggings.  Can you please assign someone like De Lima to posts as vital as this…If she can put GMA to trial and behind bars (hospital arrest),  I truly believe tha she can also put these illegal loggers and stop developers from denuding our forests. Wag lang puro comments gaya ng iba, tapos mga pulitikong umaasa sa photo ops kapag may kalamidad. Kelangan dito ng AKSYON… mula Ondoy hanggang Sendong….puro papogi na lang ba? Isang taon na po ang lumipas – At ngayon, sa lugar ng Mindanao na madalang dalawin ng bagyo at baha ay nangyari na rin ito… So buong Pilipinas na ang maaring burahin ng bagyo at baha… ANO NA?     

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_2VLO53PRSSY76BZOWLOHJDM33M jeray

      Can you please assign someone like De Lima to posts as vital as this…If she can put GMA to trial and behind bars (hospital arrest). Kung gagawin nya yun papanu ang negosyo nila ng tito nya?

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_2JVFSHT3FLULL4VBFZLJNWNCDM ManilaByNight

    The first paragraph reads: “The absence of a flood warning, high tide, darkness and a false sense of
    security proved disastrous for people of northern Mindanao……”.

    Though all mentioned are valid arguments, the last one “… a false sense of
    security”, is the most critical and dangerous of all.

    Though both cities do not lie in the normal pathway of the so-called Philippine “Typhoon Belt”, this should not be a reason to be complacent. The environment and climate is changing …. Therefore people’s attitudes should change to cope and address the effects of global warming and loss of virgin forests.

    So sad specially it is the Christmas season …. but the people should be strong and resilient and go on and rebuild their lives and lost property. The damage has already been done …. No crying now over spilt milk will bring the beloved departed back …. Be strong and move forward and show to the world that the Filipinos can be strong!

    And speaking of Presidents, I am not against Pnoy but he wasn’t my candidate. Gordon was my choice as he is a DOER and it appears that he is already in action ahead of all the other political celebrities who appear to just be TALKERS. ;)

  • tgm_erick

    forest denudation, mining and bad home and building planning are the root causes. the immediate is an uncoordinated effort of local government officials in the flood stricken areas.

    where are the milf and the mnlf in this disaster?

  • Naghihintayparin

    Human nature is…follow the leader. We always say that we must start from within ourselves… pero mga Pilipino tayo. Naniniwala pa rin tayo na ang isang bungkos ng walis tingting ay hindi mapakikinabangan kung walang isang tali na magbibigkis.. Ang mga Pilipino naman po ay susunod..maraming beses na po nating napapatunayan yan.. EDSA? Himala? Opo pero kasi may leader na sinusunod kaya libu-libong tao ang nag martsa. For now, the Filipinos are still  looking for that someone who could lead us from the bondage from these businessmen and corrupt government officials who continue to rob us of our protection from these calamities. You’ll see miracles happen if only there is one or two officials who can crush and stop these people from harming our environment.  Sa Maynila… mga buildings na po ang nagsisilbing lilim ng tao sa init pero walang lamig na dala. Ubos na po ang mga puno.. sa bakuran na lang ang mga halamang natitira.  Kapag sumumpa na naman ang tadhana, ilang Ondoy at Sendong pa ang kelangan para magising ang mga nakatulala?? ANO NA?

  • c_g_94

    ang ganda ng pilipinas, huwag nating sirain…maging aral naman na sana ito…tirhan natin ng magandang buhay at tirahan ang mga susunod pang henerasyon…marami namang paraan para masolve ito…mga politiko kilos naman…

  • resortman

    Let us all stop the blame game and help out and contibute in our small ways. Most Pinoys have pity but never compassion, some very religious but never spiritual..
    Kahit sampung piso makakatulong yan bro,wag ka munang magyosi maghapon,isang boteng tubig yan na maiinom ng mga nasalanta..

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_FOPMU3EOVKFANYIWAADV7EZAXU Divina Wind

    “Where there is no vision, people perish.”

  • orly8000dizo

    Nakakakilabot na naman ang nangyaring ito sa ating mga kababayan. Dahil sa mga batas na hindi ipinaiiral ang ma ituturo na dahilan kaya nangyari ito. Kahit na sabihin pa na natural disaster ang ulan, pero hindi grabe sana ang nangyari kung hindi sa aktibidad na illegal reforestation, etc. Iyan, tingnan na ninyo ang resulta ng inyong pagwawalang bahala sa mga reglamento. Hindi ba kayo naaawa sa mga nasalanta? Sa mga taong nawalan ng mga mahal sa buhay? Sana ay usigin kayo ng inyong maitim na budhi at buto!

  • MonMayuga

    Malaki ang kasalanan ng mga logging concessionaires na walang patumanggang pumutol ng mga puno sa mga kabundukan ng mga lugal na ito. 

    Nagpakayaman sila at ang mga mahihirap naman ang mg nangamamatay.

    • dannyflorencio

      @MonMayuga:disqus  sino ba mga illegal loggers ngayon ? di ba mga nasa liberal party sila ngayon ? Sino namumuno ng LP di ba yung pangulo mong tanga ? at kaninong lugar din ang tinamaan ng bagyo di ba sa mga liberal party politicians din ? Sino may kasalanan di ba si Gloria ? Paskong tanga

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_YAYZCQ4KSBQRKR2LLGX5XRMXFI pepe

      AND SILA PO AY NAGBAYAD NG TAX NA TINANGGAP NAMAN NG GOBYERNO NI PENOT..

  • ugnayan

    there is nothing to blame about the disaster but the hardheaded pinoy squater and the lock of concern from the local government in implimenting the law that prohibit building the shanties in restricted area. if only the local government are rigorous and strict this dsaster will probably minimized,

    • dannyflorencio

      @UGNAYAN  BAKIT MO NAMAN SISIHIN ANG MGA MAMAYAN AT LOCAL GOVERNMENT LEADERS NA NANIWALA SA PROJECT :  ZERO CASUALTY NG PAG-ASA AT NI PANOT.  SABIHIN BA NAMAN NA KAHIT ANONG BAGYO ZERO CASUALTY NA TAYO SINO DI MANINIWALA ? KAYA NGA LANG ANG MALING PANINIWALA NILA SA PANGULONG TANGA NAGING SANHI NG KAMATAYAN NILA. HULI NA NG MALAMAN NILA NA TANGA ANG PANGULO PARA PANIWALAAN NILA NANGAMATAY NA LAHAT SILA. KAYA NGA AKO DI NANINIWALA SA PANGULONG TANGA KASI GUSTO KO PANG MABUHAY NG MATAGAL.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_YAYZCQ4KSBQRKR2LLGX5XRMXFI pepe

      WOW SOBRA KA NAMAN UGNAYAN SINISI MO PA ANG MGA NAMATAY AT MGA NAMATAYAN SA SQUATING ALLEGATION MO….

      PERO ANYWAY SQUATTING NAMAN TALAGA DIYAN SA PALACIO SI PENOT KAYA SIPAIN NA YAN…

  • http://en.gravatar.com/backyardzoogames Backyard Zoo Games

    Time to come together and help each other in Christ Jesus… spread His Love… 

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_GLLLMBSX5AMH3KQSHIIRQQYRGM milo go

    Same old story different places. Until we identified and  make people aware of the dangers of flash flood and make local government units accountable this will repeat itself over and over again. The deadly combination of deforestation due to urbanization without consideration of storm water prevention is a deadly mix. Time for everybody to mobilized and prepare and plan. This will happen again and more often 

  • dannyflorencio

    Sabi ko na nga ba mas magaling si Graciano Yumul kesa kay Dr . Nilo Frisco kasi mas marami namatay sa failure ni Yumul sa weather forecasting kesa kay Dr. Nilo. Yan ang itinalaga ni Pinoy Panot si Yumul na nagsasabing Zero Casualty na tayo mula ngayon kahit anong lakas pa ng bagyong dumating ZERO CASUALTY PA DIN TAYO. MGA KABABAYAN KO NA SINALANTA NG BAGYO  WAG KAYONG MAG-ALALA, PUPUNTA NA SI PANGULONG TANGA SA ILIGAN, CDO BUKAS PROMISE NIYA SA INYO LAST PARTY NIYA NGAYONG GABI.SING ALONG DAW AT SASAYAW  MUNA SIYA PERO BUKAS NANDYAN SIYA PROMISE DAW.

  • dannyflorencio

    PANAWAGAN SA PANGULO  !!!!!!!
    SANA NAMAN YUNG CALAMITY FUNDS AT INTELLIGENCE FUNDS MO NA BALAK MO ISUHOL SA MGA SENADOR PARA MAPA-IMPEACH SI CJ CORONA AY SA MGA NASALANTA NA LANG NG BAGYO NINYO GAMITIN. PARA MO NG AWA. PLEASEEEE LANG PO PANGULO

  • dannyflorencio

    Bakit mga inosenteng tao pa ang mga namatay ? bakit di na lang si Pinoy at mga followers ni Pinoy dito sa website ang mga namatay dahil sa kapalpakan niya at ng Pag-asa ? Yang bwisit na zero casualty na yan na pinaniwalaan ng mga tao ang sanhi kung bakit di sila lumikas kahit may bagyo. Please Lord sa susunod na bagyo si Pinoy na lang at ang mga followers niya ang kunin niyo wag po yan inosenteng pilipino.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_DUXGWUUSHGLWU6XQU44A3GIM4M totoy

     Pagbigyan nyo na kasi si AbNoy, once a year lng naman kais ang pasko, pero bagyo marami yan every year..

  • dannyflorencio

    PANAWAGAN SA PANGULO  !!!!!!!
    SANA NAMAN YUNG CALAMITY FUNDS AT INTELLIGENCE FUNDS MO NA BALAK MO ISUHOL SA MGA SENADOR PARA MAPA-IMPEACH SI CJ CORONA AY SA MGA NASALANTA NA LANG NG BAGYO NINYO GAMITIN. PARA MO NG AWA. PLEASEEEE LANG PO PANGULO

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_DUXGWUUSHGLWU6XQU44A3GIM4M totoy

    Wag nyo isipin nasayang boto nyo kay Noynoy, mas nasayang mga utak nyo di nyo ginamit nung bumoto kayo..

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_DUXGWUUSHGLWU6XQU44A3GIM4M totoy

    you are so ignorant

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_BHWDD6ANTKA7M5M3NIEI33SHMQ Che Koms

    anak ng putakting kayong mga kababayan ko! pls walang politics dito! kami apektado ng bagyo, kung gusto nyong tumulong in cash or in kind tumulong na lang kayo wag na lang magsabi ng NONSENSE!!! satsat ng satsat wala naman kayong nagawang mabuti!!! BwI SIT lang kayo sa mga biktima! if u have nothing to say GOOD shu T up na lang pls!!! nangyari na ang nangyari! harapin ito at tumulong na lang kayo para makabangon ulit kami!!!

    • dannyflorencio

      Che Koms  akala ko ba nasalanta bahay mo ng bagyo ? bakit may computer ka at online ka pa ? wla naman koryente sa CDO at Iligan ngayon ah ? niloloko mo ba kami ? grabe naman yung pagpapangap mo sobrang bistado naman yan. style mo bulok !!!!! para kang si Noynoy, namamatay na mga mamamayan nagpa-party pa. bobo ka !!!!

  • Paliwaweng

    Walang masama ang tumuligsa at pumuna, pag ayon sa mga nakasaad na alituntunin. Sa mga salitang binibitiwan ni ginoong dannyflorencio ay malinaw na walang batayan at mga paninirang puri lamang tulad ng salitang “pangulong tanga” “abnoy” o pangulong panot. At ang sinabi nyang intelligence at calamity fund ay gagamiting pangsuhol sa mga senador ay pwedeng batayan para masampahan ng kasong libel ang ginoong ito.
    Tinatawagan ko ang IT staff ng inquirer na itrace ang tunay na pagkatao ni ginoong dannyflorencio para patunayan nya sa hukuman ang kanyang mga akusasyon.

    • dannyflorencio

      @Paliwaweng:disqus 

      di ako pro-GMA pero ganun din naman ang ginagaawa niyo kay CJ Corona at GMA di ba ? paninirang puri rin ba iyon o hindi ? marami pang mas masahol ang tawag kay Panot dito at kay GMA ganun din. Tanga magbasa ka nga ng di ka nahuhuli sa balita. At saka wag ka na manawagan kasi meron ng discus dito na nag-eedit ng mga comments ng blogger dito. Kung di mo kaya ang banatan dito lumabas ka.

      • Paliwaweng

        Never akong nagsalita ng mga terminong ginagamit mo brad. Hindi ako gumagamit ng salitang bobo, panot, bakla, o kung anu-ano pang labag sa panuntunan ng pamamahayag. 
        At wala sa pro-GMA or pro-Pinoy ang issue dito. Gumamit tayo ng tamang salita sa panunuligsa. 
        Do’nt get me wrong, honest misunderstanding is a good sign of progress. Punahin natin ang alam nating mali na ginagawa ng Pangulo tulad ng comment ni emma lee sa baba, na naayon sa larangan ng kritisismo.
        Salamat po.

      • tiopaero

        @paliwaweng  nais ko ipaalam sa iyo obviously bago ka dito. Basahin mo lahat ng comments na sinasabi mo mauubos lang oras mo sa dami nila. Mababaw pa ang linguahe ni danilo florencio kumpara sa iba. Mukang selective ka lang pre. Madami dyan kakampi mo pa nga. i. Tu;ad nga ng sinabi niya Freedon Of Expression dito, brad kung di mo kaya lumabas ka di ka kawalan dito.

      • scorpio15

        Tama ka dyan igan. Kahit sa-an ka mang grupo dapat lang na gumamit ng tamang mga salita. Kumento lang ang isusulat hindi yong panglala-it sa kapwa.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_YAYZCQ4KSBQRKR2LLGX5XRMXFI pepe

        EDITOR ATA TO NG INQUIRER %#@32#$#?>!32

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_BHWDD6ANTKA7M5M3NIEI33SHMQ Che Koms

        magpalit ka ng balat mo, pu tang INA mo!

    • andoybarrios

      I share your opinion and find it difficult to understand why pilipinos label a person as “abnoy” a slang for abnormal. I live in a very civilized country and you wouldn’t hear anyone calling abnormal any person with physical or mental disabilities. It is a taboo word much like the word “N” for any african-american or anyone with the same color. We pride ourselves of living in democracy but we don’t act humanely. Stereotyping is not acceptable in a civilized world and calling abnormal any autistic person is a clear indication of insensitiveness to the plight of all people with autism and anyone who are physically and mentally challenged.

      • scorpio15

        Ang ganong salita tulad ng “Abnoy” ay naririnig ko lang sa kalsada at sa mga bata na nagtutuksuhan habang naglalaro. Meron ngang kalaya-an sa pagsasalita pero yang kalaya-an ay ina-abuso naman. Tama ka dyan na mga wala ngang pakiramdam. Hindi nga magawang tawagin sa tamang pangalan, nakapag-aral naman, baka yan ang na-ituro sa eskuelahan at mga magulang.

  • emma_ele

    @yahoo-DUXGWUUSHGLWU6XQU44A3GIM4M:disqus Leg
     XTRATA and SMI are now mining copper and gold in Tampakan, South Cotabato, my hometown..  This is partially owned by Cojuanco clan?

    Now I know.   During the time of GMA, Xtrata SMI was not approved to operate.  Only since last year under Penoy that they have started to become very active.  So,  Penoy is the Godfather..   If  Tampakan will be lost from the map, it’s all because of Penoy..

    You see how a president with selfish intention.  Hiding under the desguise of a very respectable family of heroism..   At the end of Penoy’s term, the Conjuanco family have already squeezed-out all the juices of the philippines.   Not by way of corruption, but by taking all precious metals and minerals this country has.

    Danding has 1,000 hectares of banana plantation (yellow phil banana) in davao.  Plus this vast lands XTRATA SMI  (they said they paid the b’laan minorities for the rights of their lands).  The area comprises the forest lands of south cotabato, davao (sur-norte) which will cause floods and landslides when the forests are denuded.  This thousands and thousands hectares of vast forest land will be devastated.   All for the interest of Cojuanco clan and foreign investors.

    I would like to appeal to the people of the phil.  The catholic religious leaders in South Cotabato had been voicing out their campaign against XTRATA SMI.   Please listen to them..

    Just like the support filipinos gave to fight mining in Palawan, Tampakan needs your help..

  • Paliwaweng

    Sa staff ng PDI, maglagay po sana kayo ng mga guidelines para maiwasan ang mga salitang labag sa larangan ng malayang pamamahayag.

    Nakakawala ng dignidad at halaga sa mga mambabasa at sa inyong pahayagan ang pagpapahintulot nyo sa mga nagpapahayag ng mga walang basehang paninira at labag sa tinatawag na ethics of journalism, tulad ng mga “vulgar language”  at mga sexist pronouncement tulad ng bakla.

    Magtakda po sana kayo ng mga tinatawag na guidelines, at hwag ilathala ang mga lumalabag dito.

    Salamat po.

    • dannyflorencio

      Diktadorya lamang ang pumipigil sa freedom of expression ng isang tao. P:ero pag si Corona at si GMA ay binababoy dito ok lang sa iyo ganun ba ?

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_YAYZCQ4KSBQRKR2LLGX5XRMXFI pepe

      PARI ATA TO SI PALIWAWENG…. O KAYA AY…

  • Paliwaweng

    Kunsabagay, repleksyon ng isang tao ang kanyang mga salita ayon kay George Bernard Shaw.

  • dannyflorencio

    Brod, pakiusap lang bawal diktador dito Huwag mo kaming diktahan pre wla kang karapatan. Tama ka refleksyon nga ng tao ang salita niya kaya wag kang diktador pre. Uulitin ko pre wala kang karapatan. Wag mong saklawan ang karapatan ko dahil di ko sinasaklawan ang karapatan mo

  • Jayson Canonico

    Kung sino ang mga reklamo ng reklamo at maraming salita, sila yung mga walang ginagawa. 

    Let’s stop blaming dear Filipinos. Let us show our sympathy to the typhoon victims.

  • MangDolphy

    Sa tingin ko parang di natututo ang gobyerno sa mga nangyari noong mga nakaraang taon lang. Itong phrase na ” a month’s rainfall fell only in a few hours” narinig ko na ito noong typhoon “Frank” at nalunod ang buong Panay island. Narining ko rin ito noong nalunod halos ang buong Luzon kay “Ondoy”. At sa tingin ko, mangyayari ulit ito sa ibang lugar na naman, pagkatapos mailibing lahat ng namatay kay “Sendong”.

  • rosamistika16

    @dannyflorencio: what i can say is that you are so short-minded. As I said and other commentator here said, PNoy was voted as a “President but not a bloody saint”. hope you understand the meaning of that.

    ano gusto mong gawin ng presidente natin? pumunta sa kasagsagan ng kalamidad ng walang proper logistics? para ano? lumangoy dun pra sagipin mga nalulunod na tao? maghukay ng mga bangkay at magpa-piktyur pra makita mo na nagtatrabaho sya? i-cancel lahat ng mga offical appointments nya para magbigay ng relief goods doon? don’t you see the impact of what he will do just to please you? ang oras ng presidente ng isang local company lang ay kulang na sa kakamiting pa lang pra s kompanya, Presidente pa kaya ng Pilipinas?! Mag-isip nman kayo. Wag nman kayo isip bata at wag puro pula sa presidente natin.  Khit sino ang ilagak nyo sa posisyon na yan di kayo makukuntento dahil sa masyado kayong mapaghanap sa kung ano ang maibibgay ng presidente para sa pansarili natin. wag ganun! besides bago mo sisihin ang presidente tignan mo muna ang mga opisyal na nakatalaga doon. they are the most competent persons to take good care of their constituents. cguro nman gumawa ng paraan c PNoy pra matulungan nag mga biktima khit wala sya dun at nagbigay na ng order kung ano dapat gagawin dun ng hindi na kelangan pang ipagyabang sa iba na meron pala syang ginagawa na hindi mo alam.

    i hope we, filipinos will not only depend on our presidente to survive but we shall strive hard to ease our poverty and be self-sufficient for what we have. if we want to change the Phils, let the change emanates from us, right from our heart. do waht you can do for your country at a very little own way. mas masarap po ang pakiramdam nun kesa sa lagi tayong nagrereklamo.

    Merry Christmas!
     

  • KWITSTAYO

    Prevention is always better than cure. Magtanim, mag-recycle, bigyan ng kaalaman ang mga tao tungkol sa climate change. Iba na ang panahon ngayon, malalakas na ang mga bagyo dahil hindi nagbabago ang mga asal ng tao sa kanilang kapaligiran.

  • Guest

    emano and company laughed at fr pedro walpole and company when they presented this scenario 3 years ago. now emano can sleep well!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_W2EUBVORJOQAYONIELNSJYWZJI ksafan0

    Malacanang is again talking about accountability. Whatever happened to what the president said after the Luneta hostage taking ‘may mananagot dito’. Until now nobody has been punished let alone he absolved the people who should have been accountable for the tragedy. Now he’s again saying ‘may mananagot dito’. May maniniwala pa kaya? 



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