Bodies litter Tacloban

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An aerial photo by AFP shows houses in Tacloban destroyed by the strong winds of Typhoon Yolanda. AFP PHOTO

An aerial photo by AFP shows houses in Tacloban destroyed by the strong winds of Typhoon Yolanda. AFP PHOTO

Tacloban City on Saturday put a face to the death and devastation inflicted by Super Typhoon Yolanda (international name Haiyan), with bodies scattered in the streets, buildings flattened by savage winds and giant waves, and people walking around dazed and begging for help.

The extent of the destruction in Leyte’s capital, a city of 220,000 people, slowly emerged at daybreak Saturday as the government began to rush aid to areas that Yolanda smashed with 315-kilometer-per-hour winds.

More than four million people were affected across 36 provinces, officials said.

Many of the worst-hit areas remained cut off from communications on Saturday, with power and telephone networks destroyed, but initial accounts from some areas reached by the military and the media painted a deeply ominous picture.


In Tacloban, the city’s airport manager reported more than 100 bodies were littered in and around the facility, with at least 100 more people injured.

“The terminal, the tower, including communication equipment, were destroyed,” Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) deputy chief John Andrews told Agence France-Presse, as he recounted the airport manager’s assessment.

Large areas of Tacloban were flattened, according to a news agency photographer who reached the coastal city aboard a military plane carrying relief supplies.

Storm surges more than three meters (10 feet) had pounded the area, the Philippine Red Cross said.

In scenes reminiscent of tsunami damage, some houses in Tacloban were completely destroyed, with piles of splintered wood lying on concrete slabs, while others had just the stone frames remaining.

Almost all the trees and electric posts were torn down, while cars were overturned.

Some dazed and injured survivors wandered around the carnage asking journalists for water, while others sorted through what was left of their destroyed homes.

Eight bodies had been laid to rest inside the airport’s chapel, which had also been badly damaged.

Energy Secretary Jericho Petilla said the typhoon likely killed hundreds of people.

“I think hundreds,” Energy Secretary Jericho Petilla said on ABS-CBN television when asked how many people had died in the coastal town of Palo and surrounding villages that he visited on devastated Leyte island.

Palo and the neighboring city of Tacloban were struck by devastating storm surges early Friday as Yolanda began scything through major central islands, disaster officials have said.

Petilla, a Palo native, was dispatched by President Benigno Aquino 3rd to the island, and surveyed the damage aboard a helicopter.

“We saw 24 corpses in Palo, but officials there reported to us that there are people in nearby areas planning to bring their dead to the town center,” he said.

“Palo, Ormoc, Burauen… Carigara, they all looked the same. The buildings were all unroofed and littered with fallen trees,” he said, describing the devastation in some of the other Leyte towns and cities that he visited.

Rescue work starts
Yolanda blew out of the country Saturday morning as government and civilian volunteer groups started ferrying relief, rescue and telecommunication facilities and volunteer workers to help in the worst-hit areas of the worst ever storm that hit land.

Malacañang officially confirmed receiving reports of over 100 deaths in Tacloban, but hundreds more are missing in Eastern Visayas, Zamboanga City, Surigao del Sur; Masbate, Bicol and Palawan.

CAAP Deputy Director General John Andrews flew to Tacloban on a Philippine Air Force C-130 cargo plane to assess the damage on the airport. He brought with him supplies, food, medicine and communication equipment.

CAAP Director General William Hotchkiss said airport runways in Iloilo, Caticlan, Romblon, Dumaguete, Bacolod, Masbate, Legazpi and Surigao were being cleared of debris.

Military reports identified three of the dead as Regie Francisco Bucoy, 2, who was hit by lightning in Zamboanga City and Jimmy Cabilan, 56, in Surigao del Sur and Rhandy Cejar in Iloilo, both electrocution victims.

Cabinet Secretary Rene Almendras said in an interview with CNN Secretaries Mar Roxas 2nd of Interior and Local Government and Voltaire Gazmin of National Defense were in the Visayas even before the storm hit.

Almendras said the government was setting up command centers in Western and Eastern Visayas to better coordinate relief efforts.

Eastern Visayas covers the islands of Samar, Leyte and Biliran, while Western Visayas is composed of Aklan, Antique, Negros Occidental, Capiz, Guimaras and Iloilo.

Roxas airport remained closed until Sunday while Kalibo airport is expected to resume operations on Monday. Tacloban and Busuanga airports were severely damaged.

“While the casualties are lower in the Western part compared with the East, the destruction brought by the typhoon was just as bad. We expect more people to be housed in the evacuation centers,” Almendras said.

“We have pre-positioned relief goods and that would be good for two to three days,” he added.

The National Disaster Risk and Reduction Management Council (NDRRMC) placed the death toll from Yolanda at four, with seven people injured and four missing.

Interviewed on state-run Radyo ng Bayan, Deputy Presidential Spokesperson Abigail Valte said Aquino has tasked government officials to prioritize the safety of the people and ensure that the lines of communication are restored as soon as possible.

Cebu Pacific, Philippine Airlines and PAL Express said they would resume their flights once the provincial airports are fully cleared. Over 90 flights had been cancelled because of Yolanda.

The Philippine National Police (PNP) sent a team headed by Special Action Force commander Director Carmelo Valmoria to Eastern Visayas to assist in the search, rescue and rehabilitation efforts in Leyte and restore communication lines, according to PNP Public Information Chief, S/Supt. Theodore Sindac.

Fifteen thousand soldiers had been deployed to the disaster zones, military spokesman Lt. Col. Ramon Zagala told Agence France-Presse.

He said helicopters were also flying rescuers into priority areas, while infantry units deployed across the affected areas were also proceeding on foot or in military trucks.

Another area of particular concern was Guiuan, a fishing town of about 40,000 people on Samar that was the first to be hit after Yolanda swept in from the Pacific Ocean. The Red Cross said contact had not yet been made with Guiuan.

The Philippines suffered the world’s strongest storm of 2012, when Typhoon Pablo left about 2,000 people dead or missing in Mindanao.

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  2. chie francisco on

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  5. David Laplante on

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    District 3
    Burauen, Leyte 6516
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  11. can anyone tell me about the situation in burauen leyte..
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  12. Nene Samillano on

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    Salamat po.

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    • vilma coral casteel on

      I am looking for any news from my family in Buraven Leyte

      Cilla Coral, Tessie Coral, Nora Coral Manago, John Mark Manago and others.

  14. Aisa Marie barga on

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  15. KAREN MAE RAMULTE-SOSING on

    Please , paki feature naman ang DAGAMI, LEYTE.. malapit lang sa Tanaun . We are still clueless sa kalagayan nila doon.

  16. Please give us some info about the situation of Burauen Leyte,Please Help us find my relatives in BURAUEN LEYTE, ARTURO CORRES JR AND FAMILY.. may nabasa ako Wala na daw makain yung mga tao a Burauen please po pakicheck naman po

    • Yes I’m trying to find someone in Burauen, too !Jason Nodalo
      6516 San Jose street
      District 3
      Burauen, Leyte 6516
      Philippines

      What is the best way to get in touch with someone?

  17. may anne dagami on

    please po help me to find my ate in san roque tanauan leyte .her name LOURCEL GARCIA GUARDAYA her husband name DENNIS GUARDAYA. with 3 children.. i want to know if they are all safe.. if anyone has any information please leave a reply. call/ text me 09186048788.. thanks Godbless.

  18. gusto ko po sanang mlaman kong buhay b ang pamilya ng babula na sina mylene at jr pti ung mga anak nya ““““““““““““““““ at sana nasa maayos na sala ngayon sana makauwi na sila d2

  19. WE are looking for one of our staff members daughter that goes to school at Tacloban Campus Phillipines. Her name is Iaina Sape.

    Please email me and advise of any proof if she is alive.

    thanks
    maxine

  20. Please help me-i am searching my son JOHANNES MUENCH, 23 years and his father GERHARD MUENCH , they have german nationality and live with MARYLIN DE GUZMAN MUENCH in LEYTE, 6502 TANAUAN, Brgy. Sto. Nino, Bachelor. My son is student at the INTERNATIONAL COLLEGE OF BUSINESS&ECONOMIE in Tacloban.
    If you know something about them, please, give us response
    God bless you
    Petra

  21. bonifer alpuerto on

    hi gud am……pls…pls inform this number 09228773553…if you have information or update situation with MR. AMADOR GUNDAYA ALPUERTO and family Nula Tula TACLOBAN……..wala pa po kaming balita sa kanila
    maraming salamat po…..

  22. Please pwede niyo po bang puntahan ang Jaro Leyte wala po kaming balita kung ano na ang nangyari sa mga tao doon, lalong lalo na sa kapatid ko na si Alma Seploc at tatlo niyang anak .Please naman twagan niyo po ang number na ito 09204188635. Thank you po.

  23. My wife is desparately searching for her family in Jaro. Leyte. Still No cell phone contact as of 11/13 yet. Was Jaro hit very hard? Any deaths? Are most ok theer? Any info concerning Jaro is appreciated. God bless you all!!!

  24. Kumusta po sa Burauen? Can someone help us find Karen Joy Karen Joy C. Alcober. Please. No word from her after typhoon. #FindingKaren please! contact me! thanks

  25. please help me. Im looking for my cousin CHIELA LIBERTO LEDESMA, living on burauen leyte. If anyone has any information on her please email me catsclaw_james13@yahoo.com or contact me in this numbers #093-529-41331 or #092-776-79723 or #092-691-82867 thank you very much!

  26. Hi,

    We are still waiting for updates regarding our mother Avelyn Aguilar. If you have any infor please let us know. Please send sms thru 09156641464. Thanks!

  27. carl fritz sabado and mirriam amat on

    Hello gud day po. Pwede po ba nyo kaming matulungan sa pag hahanap ng AMAT FAMILy sa district 4 buraeun leyte. Masyado na po kaming nag aalala. Wala pa po kaming balita since nagbagyo ng yolanda. Pls po help us. Andito pa po kami sa manila. This is my number 09074469064, 09176963743, and 09095741944. Pls lang po kung sino po ang may alam po kau sa kanila. Salamat. Godbless

  28. hi po. pwd po bng pa txt etong num nato if ever na may na distinguish na kyong name na PEDRO ARMEROLA, HENRY ARMEROLA & JOEL ARMEROLA. bsta po armerola ung last name..

    09469780227

    thank you po.

  29. i am looking for Mr. Dionisio ILUMBA and Nicole ILUMBA from burauen, Leyte kpamilya po nmn cla pls help us her our contact 09291574742
    PLS. HELP US

  30. Awaiting news of my dear friend Lily Grace Uy Lagunzad, resident of Nula-Tula, Tacloban City.

  31. Hi, I just want to know if the residents in barangay barugohay Sur Carigara leyte is ok, my parents and relatives are there.. please contact me on this no. if you have news about them.,,thank you so much from the bottom of my heart.

    09463953506
    thank you

  32. Hello every one, i am looking information in Burabod for the Cerera family pls rply if any
    information thank you

    • Sorry, I dont have any information but maybe you can help. I am looking for any pictures of tacloban-peerless village Brgy 93 because I have a house and relatives there. Could you give me suggestion ?

  33. Realynne Villamor on

    Hinahanap po namin nanay ng among company guard na so Eufemia Hinlo tags Palo Leyte at Angeles Pusay tags burauen.Leyte pls
    Help us.
    Kung may bLita po pls call or
    Text us at 09257737935 landline (02)9296055,3821494. Thank you so much

  34. armando lipardo on

    i am looking for my relatives from carigara leyte namely
    consuelo oledan
    romeo oledan
    dave oledan
    clodualdo lipardo and family
    celeste conchas and family
    if anyone knows about those persons kindly inform me..
    call/text us @ this number 09066375190

  35. gabriella gail dela cruz on

    PAGLINAWAN FAMILY , GASPAN FAMILY , PENALOSA FAMILY , kung may nakakita man sa kanila. Itext nyu lang po yung # nato. Pls po
    09488130464
    09077912038. Mga pamilya po kase namin yan ea.

  36. Janine Gonzaga on

    we are looking for our relatives in Dagami, Leyte namely, Rogelio Salarda Jr. and Family, his in laws SADO family in Burauen Leyte. Please Let us know if theyre safe.. here is my number: 09272672200 email add: janinegonzaga90@gmail.com Thanks a lot.. God Bless..

  37. hi,, pls mag labas naman po kayo ng update tungkol sa ibang lugar pa sa leyte,, d lang po kasi tacloban ang dinaanan ni yolanda, may family and friends po ako sa capoocan and carigara leyte..

    llones residing at capoocan leyte, manlapas, sabillo, nivera, pacayo, pls contact me in this no. 09108406611

  38. I am looking for the whereabouts of the Siguan Family in Carigara, Leyte. We have not received any message. They the family of my house help Jocelyn (Josie) Siguan.

    Thanks.

  39. Hi po pakiinform naman po ako sa number na Ito 09353700546 at 09464668163 kung may nakakakilala po Kay maxima abilgos, Elvira abilgos, Bella palomares at Jimmy palomares ng tacloban city.. Pakiinform po ako Kung anu po nangyari sa kanila.. Ipagbigay alam po agad sakin.. Wala po ako makontak Ni ISA sa kanila.. Sobra nagaalala na po Kami lahat dito. Maraming salamat po!!

  40. Glenna Jane Ordonez on

    hi im looking for my brother who studies in Carigara Leyte. His name is Gil Abejar Ordonez Jr.

  41. im looking for my brother RENEBOY A. RAGA and family from Peerless Village, Burauen Leyte. We have NOT heard anything from them. Please let me know where they are. Heres my contact no. 09228948634. Thank you very much

  42. elenita ortega on

    parang awa nyo na po tulungan nyo po kmi n mkta ang ate ko lhat po kmi dito s bahay ng a2lala s dmi ng nailibing n bangkay hnd n po nmn alam ang ga2win nmn pls help nmn po n matrace kung buhay p b ang ate ko

  43. pls. help me find my cousin JOCELYN ”tata” PALAGTIW ASAKURA shes in lapaz, burauen, leyte. hindi na namin siya makontak thru cellphone after the typhoon. thaks

  44. Please help us find our kasambahay’s family in Tolosa and Dagami Leyte namely:

    1. Wilma Navarro (34 years old)
    2. Joven Cinco (2 years old)
    3. Jovy Cinco (25-30 years old)
    4. Jenelyn Navarro (15 years old)
    5. Jiselle Novio (13 years old)
    6. Jenivel Novio (10 years old)
    7. Jasmin Novio (8 years old)

    You may contact us at littlebambushka@gmail.com Thank you

  45. jovanni arnuco on

    please help me find my family and relatives.

    Florencia Zamora
    Kim Joe Eviota
    Jolina Arnuco
    Bernaderth Zamora
    Alexander Zamora
    Ariel Zamora
    tio During
    Anti Marining
    Dona Mae Zamora and family
    Christian Zamora
    Helen Grace Zamora

    Please contact me for updates.
    09285598220
    Kamusta na kayo.
    mababaliw na po ako kakaisip kung anu na nangyari sa inyo.
    gustuhin ko man po umuwi d ko po alam kung pano.
    d ko naman din po kayo mapadalhan di ko po alam kung anung address nio jan.
    balitaan nio naman po akoh . pleasseeeeee

  46. If anyone has news on Carigara, Leyte please contact 0917.537.9492
    We are looking for the Cumpa family.

  47. patulong namn po mahanp sila
    JOHNREY OQUENDO AT IMELDA NARTEA
    sa carigara,leyte paTulong po pls.dahil po paty po ang asawa nya po Kailngan po namin clang makausap at makita..
    e2 cp no. Ko (0918-562-0372=SMART/0923-142-7948=SUN)

  48. nais ko po sanang malaman kung ano ng kalagayan ng aking tiyuhin na si DOMENGO UDTOHAN at ang knyang pamilya,,malapit po cya sa MCDO TACLOBAN CITY..maraming salamat po….

  49. Joyce A. Santos, MD on

    We are looking for the family of my driver, Lito Almo. His relatives are residing at Barangay Arado in Buruen:
    Leticia I. Almo (his mother) Annaliza Almo Berio (sister) Althea Almo Berio (8 yr old niece), Jamesclide Cabudoc (3 yr old nephew) abd Asherinavien Almo (1 year old niece).
    Any information of their condition is very much appreciated.

    • michelle gagahasin on

      Im also looking for ALMO family sa burauen leyte,pls any update po kila WILMA ALMO and her family will be very much appriciated

  50. Hello po. Gusto ko lang pong malaman kong ano na ho ba ang situasyon ng aking tita diyan sa Tacloban, nasa villa rita subdivision po siya nakatira. Kung may alam po kayo pwede niyo po akong ma contact sa aking celphone number (09068746997). Lubos na po kaming nag alala dito sa ComVal. Please po. Ako po’y na mamakaawa.

  51. Very concerned about the children and staff at Reception Study for Children, Palo Pawing Leyte. Does anybody know if they are ok?
    Linda Gilford Sydney Australia

    • Hi Linda
      I have just had word that the area where the home is was completely destroyed. I dont know if the homes on the site were evacuated prior to the typhoon or if the children and girls were there. If I find out i will post information here.

    • Linda – just had word through friend of friend that inter country adoption board have stated all children from RSCC are safe and in care of DSWD. Thank goodness. No news of girls home next door yet but am hopeful now. Julia

  52. please give us information re Tangile Family from Tacloban..please give us a call here in cebu if you guys are ok, especially to my cousin Isaac Godinez.

    Salamat po ng marami.

  53. We have a families in Leyte, town of Carigara.Jaro and Burabod Leyte…
    Please help us to inform those media to go there coz we do want to know
    what are they’re situation after that typhoon passed…
    we really glad if the media will go there, they might needed help too
    please do help us!!!! :(

    • We’re looking for a family in Cariraga as well. Please let me know once you have news. :( Send me an e-mail.

      Sofia Sicsic (51 years old), mother of Catherine Sicsic (our kasambahay), and Cathy’s children, Realyn Mae (5 years old) and Jaycee (3 years old) from Carigara, Leyte.

  54. Plz any one can provide me a information about My best freind Samuel Cantos Manadong’s Family…Brother Poli Manadong, Brother Lemuel Manadong, sister Lisa Manadong, Sister Vilma Manadong, Sister Eliza Manadong, and Father Mother and nephews all…..Email yousuf_s22@yahoo.com…+918121847644

  55. mga koya sana naman po ilagay niu rin sa tarpolin ung mga namatay …taz ung mga name nun pra alalm nmn nmin ung mga nangyari…kc po mahirap na nanghuhula na buhay o patay na ung mga kamag anak nmn dun sa mga nasalanta nang bagyong yolanda

  56. Hello help naman gusto ko malaman kong buhay pa ang sabalza family sa tanauan leyte.Joselito Sabalza

  57. Were looking for a family friend, ELMER PEÑAFIEL , lived in CARIGARA, LEYTE, we haven’t heard any news about CARIGARA, please help them, please…..

  58. Need help in finding Aling Cristy Daang’s family. They are from Carigara town of Leyte. She’s been worried sick since last week. Any information will greatly be appreciated. You can contact me at 09185351132

  59. rannie besmonte on

    Pls. Pls. Find my lola name ADELA BESMONTE 129 esperas magallanes tacloban city. Thank you po.

    • You can put the full Name to easy to find?
      you can search also in Google Person Finder.
      or make A file For them.

      God Bless..

  60. gosto ko po malaman kung buhay pa po ang kapatid, anak at anak po ng kaibigan ko .. tinatawag po kasi ng kaibigan ko ang mga kamaganak nya pero di po nakontak.. ito po yung pangalan nila ..

    CORNILIO C. AGULLO
    LILIA C. AGULLO
    JOLECO C. AGULLO
    PAMELA CAYUBIT

    ito po ang adress:
    MAGALLANES ST. TACLOBAN CITY..

    thank you po hoping that you will respond at this..

  61. Ibalita nyo naman ang mga taga Sinayawan Cabul-an Capoocan Leyte. We are looking for these families, well-known for selling TUBA:
    Roman family
    Jaballa family

    Salamat
    Jasmin

  62. any news on burauen leyte..please have an update on that location please..

    and also looking for manolo tablate and agner family at tacloban city..

  63. Maria Lorena Peñarubia on

    Can you help me to get some information about the victims in Carigara, Leyte? My elder sister, Maria Luisa Peñarubia, lives there with the Velunta family. Please text me or send me an e-mail. Thank you. 09094682243. penarubia.marialorena@yahoo.com

  64. hello just helped us we were looking for this family members

    ADDRESS: Street name:Don Lorenzo ST, SAN ROQUE Neighborhood
    City:Tanauan ,Province or state:Leyte,Postal or zip code:6502

    Person name: 1. Michelle Oquino Michelle
    alternate names:Mitch Mitch,,,,,,,+ her Mother/Sisterand brothers

    please help us anyone here///we have no contacts yet for 3 days with all… :( :(

    • Graham John Corry on

      I was passing through Friday night and the area was not badly hit. Just a bit of flooding and light tree damage. I did’nt see any house damage and I was San Vicente at the time about 3kms away.

  65. from.janine patalinghug on

    TULUNGAN NIYO PO AKO..KONG OK LANG BA ANG AKING MAMA
    KASI HINDI KO SIYA MAKONTAK NAG ALALA NA PO AKO SA MAMA
    KO SANA OK LANG SIYA ANG PANGALAN NIYA MARIVIC SALAZAR
    PATALINGHUG..PLS TXTBCK..

  66. Martin Dahotoy on

    We are please long been searching for the following people namely Avelino Dahotoy, Lydia Dahotoy and Adelaida Maceda Dahotoy
    Your help is very much appreciated

  67. Martin Corpuz Dahotoy on

    sana po matulungan nyo po kami mailocate o mahanap or atleast malaman kung kumusta na po ang pamilya Dahotoy

    Avelino Dahotoy
    Lydia Dahotoy
    Adelaida Maceda & family

    salamat po asap reply will be highly appreciated God Bless

  68. I am looking for my brother-in-law.Narding Noveda and his wife Letty, Cora Delmo, Bantilles family, Tiyo Pedro Noveda and Lorna Arriola.They are all residing in Palo, Leyte. I hope you have any information regarding their whereabouts.

  69. Angeline L. Duapa on

    Pls… Help me find my Family in EVSU Carigata Campus, Carigara Leyte,
    Napoleon Mazo, Ma. Socorro F. Mazo, Josephine (SUssie) Mazo, Elsie Mazo, Chloe Rafols and Christine Fullido… my Aunt and Uncle needs medication and my cousin Christine needs chatether…

  70. Does anyone know if Felix Gomez Jr and his wife Maricel and daughter Nep Nep from Tacloban are OK. I am very worried about them. PLEASE inform me if you have news to email robert@oayda.com or text me to +61418220263 URGENT – thank you.

  71. The Manong Guard Richard Ambulario in UCC Cafe is trying to find his family in Burauen, Tacloban. The last time he spoke with them was last Friday Morning. Please help share this post:

    Emeterio Ambulario Sr and Jr
    Erlinda Ambulario
    Ronel And Rose Ambulario
    Riza Ambulario

    Please advice through 09179462086 if you know the whereabouts of the above mentioned family.

    Your help is greatly appreciated.

  72. Roxette Almario on

    Please help me locate my co-employee Mary Ann “Am-Am” Corral. She resides in L4 Hollywood Subdivision Nula-Tula Tacloban City, her contact # is 09228669748. We have our last communication last friday morning via email. Send information thru my email ad or contact me at 09285596632 or 9823376 loc. 191 or 815. Thank you

  73. hi..Im looking for the Family Madis..speacially the father of my huband Mario Madis..they name are Apolonio,his wife is Liberty and their children Apple Grace,Kimberly,Lyrubie and Carl Madis..their locatio on tacloban we have no contact at all….and i have not heared anything to all..thanks and i hope they ok..pls be inform..

  74. erica joie giron on

    Pls.. help me to find the Family GRANADOS
    Julius
    Judith
    Randy
    Jiko rae
    Regine mae
    Jonas
    Jarvis
    And some other with 2 kids and PWD

    Located @ patio victoria baluarte Tacloban City Leyte

    • Hi! you Know About Eleanor Granados She is the survivor in Tacloban City? and she is in the list of DSWD. May be she Know where the Other.

      God Bless..

  75. liezel ann montuya on

    i’m looking for montuya family,castillano family and malbas family..please pm me thru thos number : 09127198172/09462187338,please help.god speed!tnx

  76. David Laplante on

    How are the Pawing Palo orphenage (Reception and Study Center for Children) and the Scandinavian Village? Does anybody know something about these sites?

    Thank’s!

    • David, as far as I know the RSCC building was probably very hard hit. The kids were evacuated, though. They should be moved to Manila as soon as it is possible.

  77. fr. alberto sekito, ofm on

    Please help me locate my auntie Conception “Baby” Sekito. She resides in Calinapawan, Tacloban City and works as a C.I . Nurse at RTR. Send information thru my email ad or contact me at 09176258712. Thank you

  78. We are here in Jeddah,KSA…We want to know the situation of Miss Rolyn Bantilo, Lawrence Bantilo,and Dedeng Bantilo with their mother Josie.They lived in Brgy.Balucanag, Carigara Leyte.Pls give us update if there are casualties and also the list of survivors in this place.Their father is begging your help, he is very sick this time and devastated, he wants to know their situation…if u can send us msg.it is highly appreciated this is our roaming number,+639495749087,thank u.

    • Hi! Cymer Salvador try to make a file in the google person finder. with you’re relative and friends.

      god bless..

  79. Oelase please my family in Nula TulA i need to know if they are alive!! Please someone go check :( they are beautiful family – they should all be together about 11 of them …pleasee facebook my name is kimberly jean – salamat po

  80. Be strong my be loved Philipnine’s friends. You will overcome this difficult time. God blesses you all. Wishing from Vietnam.

  81. pls. let’s pray for the victimes of super typhoon yolanda and specially our families and also my family aguelo family .. :) sabay sabay po tayo …

  82. i am looking for my husband petronio maque. 36 yers old living in real street besides emilda marcos mansion. any info pls. contact 09461196336 please help me thank you.

  83. hi im looking for cano family and aledo family. please contact 09173289715 if theres any news. pls pls thanks

  84. Does anyone have information about Negros Oriental, particularly Brgy. Macapso and Vallehermoso?

    Im trying to get in touch with my wife and family, if anyone has any information please leave a post

  85. Ronna Funtelar Thacker on

    I am writing on behalf of friends in New Zealand, they are in search of family in Nula Tula, Tacloban City. If you know of the whereabouts of Ricardo Catina, Dodoy Catina, BongBong Catina and family members please email ronna.funtelar@gmail.com. Thank you so much…and sending my love and prayers to all those affected.

  86. Maribeth Bacnotan Smith on

    Looking for Manuel Bacnotan 57yrs, JR Bacnotan 33, Abel Bacnotan 31, Bobbie Bacnotan 29, Jojo Bacnotan 27, Julie-ann Bacnotan25, Ishmael Bacnotan 4. Call United States 410-663-6052 or email Mabanag@verizon.net. Thank you. God Bless the Philippines!

    • Maribeth Bacnotan Smith on

      All in Tacloban.

      Looking for Manuel Bacnotan 57yrs, JR Bacnotan 33, Abel Bacnotan 31, Bobbie Bacnotan 29, Jojo Bacnotan 27, Julie-ann Bacnotan25, Ishmael Bacnotan 4. Call United States 410-663-6052 or email Mabanag@verizon.net. Thank you. God Bless the Philippines!

  87. im looking for my kuya, abelardo luis de asis, 29 living in the downtown area of tacloban..any info pls contact 09434441954 thank you

  88. Rolando Lavarro on

    I am glad that Senator Robert Menendez advised the US govt. to help with the yolanda disaster in the Philippines. They really need it badly. The filipino community in New Jersey will not forget US aid and senator Menendez. Thank you senator

  89. ….and we have NOT heard anything – even a mere acknowledgement of the utter devastation’s havoc to the affected areas….and the sheer casualties which is a REALITY, not Speculation. -from the Bozz, holed up in Malacanang.

    Probably worried that this devastating havoc will make a dent on what they are holding on dearly – their illegal DAP.

    Now, the rest of the world is scampering to pour in relief aid, – well, as requested by the Phil Gov’t, reported on CNN.

  90. As I mentioned from yesterday’s article, 1000 – 2000 is a conservative estimate –
    of the casualties, that may rise as rescue workers sift through the calamity’s total devastation….and we have NOT heard anything – even a mere acknowledgement of the utter devastation’s havoc to the affected areas….and the sheer casualties which is a REALITY, not Speculation. NO need to wait for NDRRMC’s official tally which is based on their received official casualty reports, slow and just like that, for a purpose – official figures and media press releases.

  91. Our hearts go out with the people of Tacloban and all the provinces affected by this devastating typhoon. May God touch the hearts of many to help those in need of care, shelter and provisions. May God convict the heart and mind of our politicians who have been calloused by wealth and power, to give back what they stole and from now on, truly work for the welfare of our countrymen…please start with the president, Oh Lord!

    • Hi pmakabayan, I am not very up on Philippine politics but it seemed to me most Pinoys like the job Aquino is doing. So I am not sure I understand your beef. From what I have heard about the rest of the elected officials, yes…calloused by wealth and power much like many of ours here in the States. Especially after that pork barrel scandal involving the indicment of Ms. Napoles. But like I said…I am pretty much out of the loop here thus I plead ignorance.

  92. pls my family is in tacloban magallanes st and pawing palo and nula tula tac. pls let me know where they are pls pls