Thursday, January 15, 2009

Cagayan de Oro under water

Cagayan de Oro continues to be inundated with water, as you can see from the pictures above. This is part of a larger disaster affecting the area. From the Philippine Daily Inquirer:

At least 14 people were killed when floods and landslides triggered by heavy rains this week struck parts of Mindanao and the Visayas, as well as Catanduanes province, the National Disaster Coordinating Council (NDCC), and the disaster councils of Region 10 (RDCC10) and local government units.

Figures provided by the various disaster councils also showed at least 46,346 families, or 234,578 individuals, have been displaced and otherwise affected in the calamity-stricken areas.

A Plurkpal, the same one from whom I lifted these pictures, is raising money to help feed the displaced families. You can view the details from her blog.

Disclaimer: I do not know Chiq Montes personally, so I cannot guarantee that this is not a scam. A number of friends do vouch for her, and I have sent in a small Paypal donation. Please use your own judgment if and how you want to help.


  1. this is not a scam. I have the whole Cagayan de Oro City Bloggers group to back me up with this project. I do respect the doubts but as I have said in my own personal entry over at, everything will be documented to avoid issues. THANK YOU!!

    ChiQ Montes

  2. Just for the sake of full disclosure, Chiq. As I said, I haven't met you yet, so I cannot vouch for you for other people; but other friends do. Regardless, I did think you were genuine enough to send my own donation.


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