Quake kills 52 in Negros Oriental

Many still buried in 10 meters of rubble



QUAKE PANIC Residents in Cebu City run scared as reports of a tsunami swept the city after a 6.9-magnitude earthquake shook the Central Visayas metropolis on Monday. The earthquake’s epicenter was placed near Tayasan town in Negros Oriental. The Philippines lies in the Pacific “Ring of Fire” and is prone to earthquakes and volcanic eruptions. AFP

DUMAGUETE CITY—At least 52 people were killed when a 6.9-magnitude earthquake hit Negros and Cebu provinces shortly before noon Monday, causing landslides and huge cracks on highways, and violently shaking buildings, officials said.

A three-story building collapsed, while seven bridges were rendered impassable, they said.

In Guihulngan City, Negros Oriental, at least 29 people were feared dead following a landslide in Barangay (village) Planas, Mayor Ernesto Reyes said in a phone interview. He said there could be more fatalities in other barangays.

“They were buried in 30 feet (10 meters) of soil. If you had been buried from noon until now (6 p.m.), I don’t expect you to be alive,” Reyes said.

Rescuers dug with picks and shovels trying to reach dozens of people trapped under houses that collapsed, according to The Associated Press (AP).

Ten others died due to a landslide at the Guihulngan national road, Reyes said.

Governor Roel Degamo said a 9-year-old girl,  Bernadette Raidan, died when a wall collapsed in Tayasan town.

Twelve other fatalities were listed by the Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council. Eight were from Guihulngan, one each from Jimalalud and Bindoy towns, and two from Tayasan.

The earthquake, which struck at 11:49 a.m., was located 5 kilometers northwest of Tayasan town in Negros Oriental, and was tectonic in origin. It had a depth of 10 km. The US Geological Survey placed the magnitude at 6.7.

In Manila, Malacañang urged the people affected by the earthquake to remain watchful and calm, and to cooperate with the authorities “while the threat of immediate dangers appears to have passed.”

President Benigno Aquino III ordered the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) to assess and collate the extent of the damage and casualties, and to provide the necessary interventions, his spokesperson, Edwin Lacierda, said in a statement.

Tsunami warning

The temblor also prompted a tsunami warning from the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs), alerting residents near the coastal areas of Negros and Cebu to watch for unusual waves but not requiring any evacuation.

The alert was canceled after no further reports of unusual sea level changes were received after the two-hour extended observation period.

But more aftershocks could be expected in the next few weeks in areas near the epicenter, according to Ishmael Narag, officer in charge of the Phivolcs’ seismology division. As of 1 p.m. Monday, Phivolcs had recorded 16 aftershocks.

The quake triggered another landslide in the mountain village of Solongon in La Libertad town, also in Negros Oriental. An unknown number of people were trapped, said Inspector Eric Arrol Besario, the town police chief.

“We’re now getting shovels and chainsaws to start a rescue because there were people trapped inside. Some of them were yelling for help earlier,” Besario told AP by phone. Three key bridges in the town cracked and were no longer passable, he said.

The earthquake sent shoppers scrambling under tables and workers and students rushing out of their buildings in cities of Negros and Cebu.

Classes in all public and private schools in Negros Oriental were suspended, while businesses in Dumaguete City were closed.

Building cracks

In Negros Occidental, the earthquake caused cracks in the city halls of Sagay and Cadiz, and the city hospital and gymnasium of Himamaylan.

Big waves damaged two houses and an ambulance fell on its side in Barangay Martilu, La Libertad, according to Mayor Lawrence Limkaichong. Two houses were also reported damaged in the town of Jimalalud, some 100 kilometers north of Dumaguete.

Huge waves washed out five bamboo and wooden cottages from a beach resort in La Libertad, but there were no reports of injuries, said Superintendent Ernesto Tagle. Elsewhere along the coast, people rushed out of schools, malls and offices.

Two people died in another town close to the epicenter, Tayasan, including a child when a concrete fence of a house collapsed, said Benito Ramos, head of the Office of Civil Defense.

Church wall collapse

Another child was killed in a church when a wall collapsed during a funeral in Negros Oriental’s Jimalalud town, Mayor Reynaldo Tuanda said.

Tayasan police officer Alfred Vicente Silvosa told AP by phone that aftershocks were preventing people from returning to their homes.

“We are outside, at the town plaza. We cannot inspect buildings yet because it’s dangerous,” Silvosa said. “I felt the building shaking, so I rushed out of the building. Our computers, shelves, plates, the cupboards, water dispenser all fell.”

A three-story office building also collapsed in La Libertad, but occupants escaped.

Scared cops

The Negros Oriental police chief, Edward Carranza, said police rushed out of his building when the quake struck. “All my personnel ran out fearing our building would collapse,” he said.

“Now it’s shaking again,” he said as an aftershock hit. “My keychain is dancing.”

In Negros Occidental, Bacolod City Mayor Evelio Leonardia ordered the suspension of work and classes in all public and private offices and institutions. He, however, directed the city’s disaster team to be on alert and to inspect buildings for cracks.

In Iloilo City, employees and students rushed out of offices and classrooms as buildings swayed. Classes in the city and province were suspended in anticipation of aftershocks. Government employees were sent home in the afternoon.

A blackout occurred in the city, but power was normalized at 3:45 p.m.

The earthquake was slightly felt in Boracay Island and a few Mindanao and Luzon provinces.

Medical attention

Guihulngan Mayor Reyes said about 100 people were injured and brought for treatment to Guihulngan District Hospital and neighboring district hospitals.

Reyes said Guihulngan had about 100 patients who are in need of immediate medical attention. “We need to transport these patients to Bacolod, Cebu or Dumaguete but our roads and bridges are impassable,” he said.

Food and medicines were waiting in the provincial capital of Dumaguete, but the aid could not reach the villages in need because of damaged roads and bridges.

“There is a Canadian and an Indian doctor who are here for an earlier scheduled medical mission and it’s a good thing they are helping us,” Reyes said. “They have some medicines with them but that may not be enough.”

All bridges and roads leading to the north and south of the city were damaged, leaving it isolated, he said. These included the bridges of Martilo in La Libertad, Pangaluan in Jimalalud town, and Tinayonan in Guihulngan.

Many buildings were damaged, he said. “The Landbank building is leaning on one side while a portion of our public market collapsed.”

Cracks appeared along sections of the national highway and on public and private buildings, the Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council said in a statement.

Series of quakes

The first earthquake occurred at 11:49 a.m. with a magnitude of 6.8 and a depth of 20 km. The epicenter was located 72 km north of Dumaguete, 74 km west-northwest of Tagbilaran City and 80 km west-southwest of Cebu.

A second tremor hit various areas in the Visayas at 12:03 p.m. at a depth of 34.8 km. The epicenter was located 62 km north of Dumaguete, 69 km west-northwest of Tagbilaran and 84 km southwest of Cebu.

Still, a third tremor was felt at 12:20 p.m. with a magnitude of 4.8 and a depth of 34.8 km. The epicenter was located 71 km south-southeast of Bacolod City, 84 km west-southwest of Cebu and 84 km north of Dumaguete City.

Bobby Cañete of the local Phivolcs station in Palo town in Leyte said that the series of earthquakes felt in the region was caused by the movement of the Philippine Sea Plate diving down under eastern Philippines along the Philippine Trench. With reports from Jhunnex Napallacan, Carla Gomez and Nestor Burgos Jr., Inquirer Visayas; Christine O. Avendaño and Leila B. Salaverria in Manila; and AP

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  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_TV7UX6Z5F4W3QJNODUMA6UTB2U Pinoydin

    Si Noynoy, nasa isang salo-salo na naman!… nasa isang anniversay na naman ng isang agency.  Ano yan puro party ba na lang?

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_O5TQQYPGVHXCQLU4BRQR4FVBNA ramone

      I just hope people do not politicize this tragedy. I come from the central Philippines myself. I still am feeling edgy, in fear of aftershocks. I don’t think we would have been helped if Pnoy came here yesterday.

    • John

      gunggong galungong

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_IAQLUSKZ7TH4C2FHOD7SLQONQ4 bong

       What an idiotic comment.   You’re a moron.   

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_NWTWAWQO7MWPOD75YHMUCR2IWU Mux


  • quphal

    this is to show how powerful nature can be. aftershocks will be frequent in the coming days. let us be united. our prayers to our brothers and sisters in central Philippines.

  • g219h

    Jinx? Pnoy what have you done??????? Typhoon and now earthquake? Repent and welcome God in your heart. Vengeance belongs to God alone

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_IAQLUSKZ7TH4C2FHOD7SLQONQ4 bong

       Why blame the President???   YOu’re such a hypocrite!  You mentioned God,  you’re a devil!    You should have shown sympathy to the families who lost their loves ones.  Demon!

  • Palparan

    kasalanan ni Abnoy ito kung bakit nag lindol…

    • vestrevistal

      keep posting your moronic comments!

      • Palparan

        to the rescue agad mga mongoloid followers ni Abnoy…wahahhaha!… Losers!

        Di ma impeach si Corona kaya iyak na kayo!!!! 


    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_CZS2DG54GHTF7WV34AKNR6JSRE ferds

      Walang ka kwentang kwentang komento, obviously you’re a paranoid, no more medicine ?

      • Palparan

        to the rescue agad mga mongoloid followers ni Abnoy…wahahhaha!… Losers!

        Di ma impeach si Corona kaya iyak na kayo!!!! 


    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_LO5YPBSKCFKYM676WPMISJWXWU joel

      A.H. ang dating mo dre…

  • Palparan

    to the rescue agad mga mongoloid followers ni Abnoy…wahahhaha!… Losers!

    Di ma impeach si Corona kaya iyak na kayo!!!! 


    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_IAQLUSKZ7TH4C2FHOD7SLQONQ4 bong


  • Palparan

    Dapat yung malacanang ang nilindol… kawawa naman mga tao sa Negros…

    Dapat si Abnoy na lang ang nahulugan ng bubong sa kalbo nyang ulo!


    • quphal

      ikaw tong abnoy e! instead na dumakdak ka dyan ng mga walang kwentang batikos mo mag-isip ka ng maitutulong mo. kung wala kang maisip manahimik ka na lang.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_IAQLUSKZ7TH4C2FHOD7SLQONQ4 bong

      You are crazy!  You are abnormal and acted like a dog.    You should have shown sympathy to the families who lost their loved ones.   Idiot.

  • http://twitter.com/_jayxx1 Jay

    o asan na presidente niyong pulpol? ayun naglalamierda, nakikipagdate!
    ibagsak ang rehimeng abnoy-aquino!

  • jeffrey zhao

    KARMA sa panunungkulan ni Abnoy! Wahahaha, his parents are sending him SIGNALS to STOP and RESIGN

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_IAQLUSKZ7TH4C2FHOD7SLQONQ4 bong

       Are you crazy or just a plain idiot?

  • tanzangluma


  • QJayAntonio

    You guys need a vacay break. 

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Neser-Ray-Gumana-Jr/1529616554 Neser Ray Gumana Jr.

    May utak ba talaga kayo oh sadyang wala lang kayong pakialam sa mga nabiktima nd Lindol? Grabeh at nakukuha niyo pang ipasok na nman ang usaping pang pulitika kahit ganito na ang nangyari. Try to be more sensitive naman po sa mga kababayan natin at tumulong na lang kayo kesa puro pambabatikos na lang ang ginagawa niyo.Kayo to ang mas nagiging latak sa lipunan kapag patuloy kayong gumaganyan.

    • Mojaku

      ganyan talga ang mga uri nila. Mga salot ng lipunan ang tawag sa kanila.

    • Grieving_Grandma7

      Amen to that!

  • binatangtagabukid

    mga pnoy haters, bka kasalanan na nmn itng lindol  ni pnoy?

    • http://twitter.com/Albenthegreat Alexander Bentulan

      Hoy gong gong ka! giatay nimo nakuha mo pang magbiro ng ganyan dito…tgabukid ka nga talaga..HAYOP!

      • binatangtagabukid

        Tang INA mo nagtatanong lng ako…

      • budoy_ka

        Nasa’an ang Idol mo,2 araw na nkalipas sa lindol,di pa nagpapakita or nag-issue man lang ng statement,anong klase presidente yan,di man lang maasahan

      • binatangtagabukid

        pano mo nmn nasabi idolo…hibang 

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Melchor-Dosero/100001004543950 Melchor Dosero

        namura ka tuloy, bubu

  • sowhatifimfilipino

    God bless you, people of Negros and Cebu. We are praying for you. 

  • http://www.crocphotos.com/ Catman John

    Condolences to the families of those who perished, and those who are still suffering from this natural disaster. On a relative scale of earthquakes, it could have been a lot worse. One of the many things we can learn from this event is how vulnerable the present infrastructures are, especially bridges, where the frequency of such cataclysms requires a higher standard which has to be applied in the construction of these structures, including hospitals, office buildings, etc. As long as there is the entrenched corruption of the local government, graft, cronyism, and negligence, it will hinder the proper use of funds to prioritize the strength and quality of construction which will be needed to prevent repeated failures of these structures every-time an earthquake hits. There will be more earthquakes, and with that reality in mind, the Aquino administration should oversee the local politicians so that they must account for every peso in rebuilding, using the state of the art constructions, in order to save lives and resources for the long run.

    • Lapaz_guardians

      Mr President, i beg you , Come down, Bring your civil Engineers,  put on your helmet, boots and “ high visibility jacket “ Make an inspection of quality and standards in our public projects,  As well as doing what is right
      You have also to be seen doing what is right, I mean not just a photo ops, Tell
      us and assure us that we want and will get A1 works.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_7KVSRARDCOFVRGY7J5OUIB2PCE MJ

    the quake was also felt in Masbate yesterday. 

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

    Nakakalungkot ….sa mga footage na nakita  (panik, kanya-kanya, anarkiya),  ang daming aayusin ng mga LGUs at AHENSYA ng GUBYERNO pagdating sa usapin ng DISASTER”s PREPAREDNESS.  
    Need na IUBLIGA ang lahat ng mga establisyemento, mga komunidad, lalong-lalo na ang mga PAARALAN sa isang regular na EARTQUAKE DRILL.

    Kung ito’y sa NCR nangyari,   libong mamamayan ang siguradong naibuwis na namang buhay.

  • bongbong39

    Why does not the government check on Chinese submarines..AFP pls. just check..alang mawala sa atin.

  • Grieving_Grandma7

    It’s time to do something with the handling of Emergency/Disasters like this now…our government is too slack, turtle pace pa rin…private sectors should spearhead this NOW.  I grew up with Fire Drills, Earthquake drills etc.  all in placed.  Now they don’t seem to do it anymore.  It’s also time to check on houses near those slopes, earth movements etc. Lots of people died due to landslides in Negros.  It breaks my heart.  I am still deep in morning with my lost grandson and family last december and now another calamity somewhere.  It’s the end times…I suppose God is our Only source of strength at this time.  Kaya lang mag kilos2 naman sana ang government and private sector to be pro active sa mga ganitong events.  We are praying for all of the people affected in these tragedies.  God Bless You all. 

  • Iggy Ramirez

    The Haiti earthquake in 2010 measure 7.0 but it killed at least 220,000 people and razed buildings down to the ground.

    I don’t know exactly, maybe it’s the depth of the epicenter, but it seems the Philippines has been spared from a very devastating disaster. Thanks God, it could have been much much worse.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_IAQLUSKZ7TH4C2FHOD7SLQONQ4 bong

      The Haiti earthquake hit at a depth of 13 km. while this Negros earthquake hit at a depth of 20 km.  Nevertheless,  it showed that our buildings stood to the strong earthquake.   The Building Code that is being implemented in the country worked. 

      The death due to landslides and collapsed of walls are inevitable.  Death is minimal. 

      • Lapaz_guardians

        one death is one too many,
        The USGS and PHILVOLCS seem to have different measurements as reporting for the depth of the epicenter

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_DYXSBRILSDYIRWUSCWGYADFH5I Bubbles

      i guess the big difference lies on building construction materials between haiti’s buildings versus philippines. philippine buildings are strengthened by a concrete beams. but of course, we should be thankful to God for sparing us from a much worse earthquake.Prayer is one of the best defense against any calamities.

  • Lapaz_guardians

    least one consolation amidst the very sad loss of life is that at least this
    seismic fault zone has released its energy and is not building for the big
    one,  However let us not get complacent
    and set up preparedness, drill ect, educate the people so that sikos do not
    cause loss of life by false tsunami alerts in our country, Start today in the
    schools, offices ect, no better time, discuss educate and then Action, bayanihan, identify the corrupt officials, weed them out in the process We owe it to our people who died  and to ourselves,  Mr President put on your boots and helmet and “hi Visibility jacket” and assure us

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

    really sad its happening in our country but the government must have a plan on how to rescue peoples, have a completes earthquakes related equipment and also dogs that can sniff inside of the collapse building if people are inside…i experienced an intensity 6 earthquake in other country, the building really is swaying to right to left vice versa, and the earthquake first is vertical then horizontal…..vertical earthquake is very dangerous than horizontal earthquakes…

  • WeAry_Bat

    The former FG helicopters could sure be used in those areas.  Japan and alpine countries have a helicopter fleet for rescues and air ambulances. 

    I would not mind taxpayers money spent on and maintaining a fleet, rather than increasing the salaries of custom crocs as everyone at customs have already benefited.


    Pnoy be showing some somberness for a few days until rescues are done with the semblance of normality returning. 

    3rd time or so in a row, and its no longer an excuse but a policy of hands-free-during-calamity.  It would be difficult for anyone to defend.

  • halabira


  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_LRN7M2MFUMPSITFWN4MEEM3QVY Ellen E

    pwede magtulungan na muna tayo bago tayo manisi? pwedeng mamulitika…magkakasakit ang marami pag di nagawa un pustahan o. pero kumilos muna bago ngumakngak, pwede??!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_L7PILUDK6IPFGJLJNCM2IROCRY Albin

    Sana hindi na madagdagan ang casualties.
    Also, hindi sana isisi ng Malacanang kay GMA o kay Corona ang earthquake.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_35DZDJJ4ZHZM7JEDXECWULI2KM eric

    Pag-usapan na lang natin ang LOVE LIFE NI PENOY.

    Nakakakain kaya siya ng kanyang favorite Korean dish? Ano kaya ang magandang valetine’s gift kay  Penoy from Grace Lee? Any suggestions?

    What about KRIS? Sino date nya this valentine? May magselos kaya? What about  DOUBLE DATE?

    Nakakakilig ba? Pag-usapan naman natin Pleeeaaasssee….

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/L2WCY7H4YS6SB5473PMTIGCJEE Roger Naten

    More calamities will be coming in various kinds and the government will be overwhelmed by its gigantic tasks that they will be unable to provide assistance of all sorts.

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

    Kung pagbabatayan ang NATIONAL BUILDING CODE,  ang daming hindi PAPASANG gusali dito sa metro Manila,  PATI mga Govt Buildings, school. colleges at hospital na condemed na,  patuloy na ginagamit….

    Accountable ang mga opisyal ng gubyerno kung sakaling may hindi magandang nangyari sa kani-kanilang nasasakupan.

  • litenshadow

    There should be a standard protocol in issuing warnings in case of earthquake and the accompanying tsunami so as to keep people updated with the TRUE situation and not based from mere hearsay. Media should also be very accurate and not misleading in their reportings so as not to elicit panic among the people.
    For example in the above photo, the caption reads “…as reports of a tsunami swept the city after a 6.9-magnitude…”. If I am a resident of Cebu and hear some news like this, of course I would be very concerned and would panic. To the media, please be more responsible in your reportings especially in situations like this where lives of people are at stake.

  • wilsonmeralco

    nang nakaraang taon ng pumunta ang presidente sa japan ay binigyan niya ng isang milyon dolares na abuloy para sa nasalanta ng lindol, magkano kaya ang kanyang ibibigay para sa mga tiga-visayas?

    • http://twitter.com/_jayxx1 Jay

       wala. busy siya sa pakikipag date e. pag may trahedya sigurado nagtatago na naman yan.

    • soulhunter

      pipilitin mo pa yan bago bisitahan ang mga biktima… 

  • pinoynga

    This recent quake all but proved that our local as well as national government agencies are not prepared for any calamity, regardless.

    the poverty in the countryside was more of a saving grace because the areas mentioned did not have high rise condominiums and bldgs that would have toppled with this quake’s intensity which would have further increased the death tolls. thank God!

    but I still hope against hope that those in government today, however few, who really care and are responsible people would eventually lead like true leaders in our communities and serve as examples of genuinely caring civil servants, in addition to simply plastering their names on firetrucks and ambulances.

    Ang hamon namin sa mga pulitiko ay: “tumayo sana at magpakita ng totoong serbisyo ang tunay na tapat at marangal na mga kawani ng ating gubyerno.” ang civil society at private sectors naman ay handang tapatan ang inyong magandang loob sa diwa ng bayanihan!

    May God save the Pinoys from rotten politics!


      one thing i appreciate with you is that always put in the right words in what ever,  amen to what you said.  may God bless those victims alive and not!

  • w4d

    GOD bless their souls……These are some of the ugly end results of corruption……Emergency Management Plans,
    that we truly need because of our country’s geographical location is
    absent. Lack of funds, training, equipment, and priority will doom us.
    We can pray as hard as we want, but we also need to help ourselves as
    much as we can.

    Big challenge for local and national government.

  • pinoynga

    Again, my humble view is that the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) should be elevated to a department level and headed by a proactive head who is a leader in the true sense of the word. The head of the NDRRMC must be able to synergize with the AFP, Public Works, DSWD, Sec of Local Govt, and the DOTC in planning for disasters and actual mobilization during and after one. The NDRRMC head must be able to establish a solid and dependable communications backbone across the PH archipelago with 200% redundancies to ensure continuous communications capabilities. This can be done in support of the various private mobile companies like SMART and Globe, among others. It must also be supported by the AFP to have military support during a calamity. It must be able to identify cellular and satellite hubs & centers in both the military, other government agencies like the PNP/DSWD, mobile communications companies, the churches, and have a “Calamities & Disasters Response Operating Manual” (CDROM) to be defined, printed, manualized, shared, and operationally practiced periodically by all of the NDRRMC identified stakeholders and support organizations. No more than these days, that the NDRRMC role has become as important as that of the Dept of Defense, Dept. of Public Works, Dept of Comms & Transport, Dept of Education, combined! The NDRRMC will have to deal with a true and genuine national risk and threat to the Philippines more than the AFP, Public Works, and the LGUs will ever have to face singly.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/UXHHEKXLWBWRIMCWCJ7VBD4BLI Denso

    tulungan natin sila

  • juan dela cruz

    wheres our beloved president?

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/James-Estillore/100000341212267 James Estillore

      ikaw, nasaan ka?

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/S6ECPNJZW5L4OEUSIQ4DVNGQA4 precious


    • budoy_ka

      Andun pa naglaro ng PSP kasama si Joshua,saka na daw pupunta dun pag ayos na yung kalsada

    • M_cook

      Juan, I was ust about to ask the very same question. How long will it be before he visits the disaster area?. A few days, weeks, months ? Regardless hes too late as usual. Too busy out with his shooting buddies or at another party. The man is pathetic.


    we really have to be on guard with calamitous occurance which have now become an eventuality as the earth is getting old and destructive because we don’t take care of it.  

    i commiserate with the victims of this earthquake of 6.9 magnitude.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Alden-Martin/720571343 Alden Martin

    So it all comes down to population per sq/Km , everyone knows Philippines has its above average disasters , The Church needs to practice what it preaches , are they there to help ?? Women in the Philippines need to say yes to contraception and no to these Men who control their lives.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/UFG3AL2IIUI7CHISWBPX5KFZQI shine

      This probably isn’t the best time for a lecture on the Church, man, or anything else. It is, however a good time to pray and help the victims of the disaster.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1241404923 Ck Cash-steel

    We are all upset about the PHIVOLCS statement. HINDI NILA ALAM NA MAY FAULT LINE HERE IN NEGROS.And what?pag aaralan pa daw nila?my goodness..If they where here..tingnan naten kng mapag aralan pa nila yun. . All negrese are all in fear. Especially in Negros oriental. Prayers is all what we need. Kung sa tao kmi ti2wala..wla clang maga2wa..PHIVOLS dnt even know what to do.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/HYO2QYVV3UCIZRJQ3IZV76AL3Y Jeamae

    please rescue my families in haguimet naer in planas.. they dont have food to eat now!

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/UFG3AL2IIUI7CHISWBPX5KFZQI shine

    We here in the rest of the world are praying for you, please know that you are loved and that,  “God is nearest to those whose hearts are breaking and are of a contrite spirit”.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/6EAESADZ4H3VSHTBYZHDMWH4RI Grachel

    may god save us from calamity of negros

  • katabay1106

    Dumating naman si Pnoy at kasama ang kanyang mga kapatid. Nagalit pa nga kasi walang nakahandang pagkain para sa kanyang staff at PSG.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/BWDVETXQ3J54HDIFWHNNYKX6AY Navi

    degamo stickers, thanks to Pnoy cheque donation. the people received something from the taxes they paid with the governor’s smiling face sticker on relief packs.

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