[NEWS] News about the Philippines

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[NEWS] News about the Philippines

Post by Gokuatruehero on Wed Dec 21, 2011 9:12 am

'Sendong' damage to property nears P1B

As the death toll from tropical storm "Sendong" (Washi) continues to approach the 1,000 mark, authorities on Wednesday estimated the damage to property caused by the storm as nearing P1 billion.

The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council said that as of 6 a.m. Wednesday, the number of fatalities had reached 976, with 1,603 injured and 46 still missing.

On the other hand, the NDRRMC said "Sendong" had affected 65,067 families or 348,749 people in 319 villages in 31 towns and eight cities in 13 provinces.

Some 10,039 families or 44,213 people are being served in 60 evacuation centers.

The NDRRMC also said the estimated cost of damage to infrastructure, agriculture and school buildings has so far amounted to P999,946,415.

Of this amount, the damage to agriculture was initially estimated at P1,936,415 including P385,015 in Bicol and P1,551,400 in Caraga.

Damage to infrastructure was estimated at P998,010,000, including P946,950,000 in damaged roads and bridges and P22,800,000 in health facilities in Region 10 alone.
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Post by Pegasis MSUV 777 on Wed Dec 21, 2011 9:53 am

Cagayan de Oro was severely affected. It is very near my area. It is said they had a flash flood.

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Post by Gravity Blader on Wed Dec 21, 2011 2:04 pm

magpapasko pa naman tsk...I'm was devastated Sad

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Post by Gokuatruehero on Tue Jan 17, 2012 3:29 pm



NBA All-Star Kevin Durant talks about Basketball PH

"This photo (the photo above) came through in my fan email today. These are kids in the Philippines that are trying to hoop despite flooding. Man, this is the true meaning of BASKETBALL NEVER STOPS!" Kevin Durant posted, the NBA Superstar recently put this as his status, calling the guys playing basketball despite the flood, that they show the true meaning of basketball. Passion, Hardwork and Never giving up even though negative vibes are there. BASKETBALL NEVER STOPS!

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Post by DiabloNemesis on Sat Jan 21, 2012 2:03 pm

Omg, playing basketball in the flood that must be hard. I can't believe it. The waters so dirty.

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