Day 3: Bukidnon (Dahilayan Forest Park + Dahilayan Adventure Park + Pineappling)
Our CDO trip was jampacked with adventure (see day 1 and day 2 here), and it’s kind of hard to pick which activity/adventure I loved best because they were all fun in their own right. But the place I loved the most in our CDO-Bukidnon-Camiguin-Iligan trip was undoubtedly Bukidnon.
And this was the first thing I did:
I’ll be manning the booth there.
It’s been a week of impromptu booth set-ups. But yay to helping out. :)
We’ll be selling marked down items (up to 65% off), and some of our regular items too (whatever camera straps and Punchdrunk Panda rings we have left), and sharing proceeds with relief efforts for our kababayans in Northern Mindanao.
To see the most comprehensive list on how YOU can help Sendong victims, wherever you are, whatever kind of help you can offer, click this link.
Donate, volunteer and spread the word about relief efforts for Sendong victims.
See the bottom of the post on how you can help.
While the country’s leading TV stations are showing me a Christmas party and a gag show, the city of my birth still does not have running water; some areas still without electricity; and people still needing food, clothing and water.
I must say though, the international press is doing a better job at covering the disaster. Below are some links:
- Storms pound Philippines in the thick of night, kill at least 436 (msnbc)
- Philippines Flooding Kills At Least 436 (TIME)
- Philippines storm kills hundreds in Mindanao flash floods (BBC)
- Philippines Typhoon Floods ‘Kill Up To 440’ (skynews)
- Philippines tropical storm kills hundreds (Guardian)
For those willing to help out, as the picture above suggests, please click through the pic. The Xavier University - Ateneo de Cagayan is collecting relief goods and donations for the victims of the flood.
From my end, I can now rest, after finally being able to communicate with my family. They evacuated our house as soon as they observed the waters of the Iponan River (which is just few meters from our house) rise.
My brother told me that things happened fast. So fast they weren’t even able to wear their slippers when they left. But at least they are now all safe and accounted for. Thank God!
DSWD. Volunteers needed at DSWD Cagayan de Oro (Masterson rd, Upper Carmen) to repack and deliver relief goods. Call +63906-615-0095 or tweet @DSWDserve.
Iligan Bloggers Society. Meet at Rizal Park at 8AM on December 18, 2011. Look for Erika Cruz 0905-280-2002
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Red Cross via Globe. Text RED <amount> to 2899. You may transfer P5, 25, 50, 100, 300, 500.
Red Cross via Smart. Text RED <amount> to 4143. Valid donation amounts 10, 25, 50, 100
Xavier University, Cagayan de Oro needs donations in CASH, FOOD (noodles, canned goods, etc.), BOTTLED WATER, and CLEAN CLOTHES. Details here: http://www.xu.edu.ph/index.php/other-news/642-bagyong-sendong-relief-operations-in-xavier-university.
Rock Ed Iligan. Running a soup kitchen in Iligan now. Donate any amount so they can continue to serve hot meals for homeless families in the neighborhood to BPI Loyola 3080.0073.44. Tweet @rockedradio for help
Iligan Bloggers Society is asking for cash donations, canned goods, noodles, bath and laundry soaps, toothpaste, rice, used clothings, slippers. Details here: http://iliganbloggers.com/food/one-for-iligan-help-the-typhoon-sendong-victims
ABS-CBN Sagip Kapamilya. Donations accepted in cash and in kind. Details: http://www.facebook.com/notes/anc-247/heres-how-you-can-help-victims-of-sendong-via-sagip-kapamilya/10150529342939122
Globe G-Cash. Text DONATE(space)AMOUNT(space)MPIN(space)SLB and send to 2882