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More on How to Help Typhoon Sendong Victims

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More updates on how to help Typhoon Sendong (Washi) victims in Mindanao through the United Nations, Canadian Red Cross and the La Salle community – donations, volunteers, wire transfer and bank deposits. PLEASE SHARE!

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Philippine Department of Education Advisory on Class Suspension

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The incoming tropical hurricane typhoon Juaning prompted the Department of Education (DepEd) of the Philippines to issue an advisory on class suspension across the different levels in the Philippine Regions (ala States or Provinces) for Wednesday, July 27, 2011, when typhoon Juaning makes landfall in the Philippines.

As of 9:00 p.m., July 26, 2011

National Capitol Region (NCR) – All classes in preschool, elementary, and high school (public and private) will be suspended in the entire region (per Regional Director Elena Ruiz).

Region 1 – Automatic suspension will be based on the 10:00 p.m. PAGASA bulletin tonight (per Regional Director Ligaya Miguel).

Region 2 – Due to Public Storm Signal No. 1, all classes in preschool (public and private) will be automatically suspended in Cagayan, Isabela, Nueva Vizcaya, and Quirino (per Regional Director Benito Tumamao).

Cordillera Autonomous Region (CAR) – Due to Public Storm Signal No. 1, all classes in preschool (public and private) will be automatically suspended in Abra, Apayao, Kalinga, Ifugao, Mt. Province, and Benguet (per OIC-Regional Director Teresita Velasco).

Region 3 – All classes in preschool, elementary, and high school (public and private) will be suspended in the entire region: Bataan, Tarlac, Nueva Ecija, Pampanga, Bulacan, Zambales, Aurora (Per Regional Director Teofila Villanueva).

Region 4A – All classes in preschool, elementary, and high school (public and private) will be suspended in the entire region: Cavite, Laguna, Batangas, Rizal, and Quezon (Per Regional Director Lorna Dino).

Region 4B

  • Classes in preschool and elementary will be suspended in Occidental Mindoro (Per Regional Director Sinforosa Guiñares)
  • Due to Public Storm Signal No. 1, all classes in preschool (public and private) will be automatically suspended in Oriental Mindoro, Marinduque, and Romblon. (based on 5:00 p.m., July 26 PAGASA Bulletin)

Region 5 – Automatic suspension will be based on the 4:00 a.m., July 27 PAGASA Bulletin and depending on the local situation, local authorities (LGUs, DepEd local officials, and school heads) may declare cancellation of classes in their respective areas.


Source: Facebook Page of National Broadcasting Network


Written by Raffy Pekson II

July 26, 2011 at 3:46 pm

Typhoon Mirinae Is Coming To Town (Philippines)

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Path of Typhoon Mirinae to the Philippines

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October 30, 2009 at 9:55 am

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Free Laundry for Victims of Typhoon Ondoy

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Below is a message relayed through the Facebook Group “Philippine Renaissance International Movement.” In summary, typhoon victims, local government units, non-profit organizations and other groups involved in relief operations may send their dirty laundry to:

Kalinisan Steam Laundry, Inc.
No. 10 Manggahan Street, Bagumbayan
Libis, Quezon City
Tel. No. 635-0601 to 05 local 128
Mobile No. 0917-890-9577 (look for Alex Malco)
Mobile No. 0917-859-1917 (look for Espie Ditablan)
Mobile No. 0917-893-6630 (look for Atty. Raul Lambino)


Today October 3, 2009, in a lunch meeting with my client MR. WYDEN KING, owner of KALINISAN STEAM LAUNDRY, INC., one of the biggest industrial laundry company in the country that serves various big establishments like hotels, hospitals, & garment factories, he has told me that KALINISAN is offering FREE LAUNDRY & WASHING of all clothing materials (linens, bedsheets, pants, shirts, dresses, etc.) to all victims of typhoon Ondoy in Marikina, Quezon City, Cainta, Pasig, Taguig, Antipolo City and other areas in NCR, Rizal & Southern Tagalog. He instructed me to help disseminate this information so Kalinisan can immediately serve our people.

After the meeting, I immediately called up Mayor Mon Ilagan of Cainta, Rizal about this development and texted various friends in the media. Then I went to the Kalinisan warehouse at No. 10 Manggahan St., Bagumbayan, Libis, Quezon City where the factory is situated and conferred with the people in charge of the operations. I saw some dirty clothings already arriving from numerous victims and even saw more than 500 people-evacuees who are comfortably housed at the Kalinisan warehouse and supplied with foods, water and other needs mostly from Mrs. Peachy King, wife of Mr. Wyden King. Their condition is much-much better of than those who are now in other evacuation centers.

We enjoin the concerned LGUs, government agencies, NGO’s , foundations, other individuals and the victims themselves to bring to Kalinisan such cloth items if theY have the logistics to do so, or coordinate with their respective LGUs how we can effectively carry out this mission.

You can get in touch directly to Kalinisan by calling or texting these numbers: Tels. 6350601 to 05 local 128; CP # 0917-8909577 look for ALEX MALCO; or 0917-8591917 look for ESPIE DITABLAN. Likewise, you may call or text me at 09178936630.

Please pass this Note to others & let us do our little share in helping and uniting our nation by alleviating the plight of those who are most in need at such kind of moment. God bless us all.


Written by Raffy Pekson II

October 3, 2009 at 10:32 am

Forecast of Typhoon Parma or Pepeng in the Philippines

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October 1, 2009 at 4:50 pm

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Provincial Locations to Donate for the Victims of Typhoon Ondoy

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University of St. La Salle Coliseum. 435-3857
Cafe Breizh. 0919-365-1101

ABS-CBN Baguio Office
Baguio Convention Center Executive Room (volunteers also needed)
Donations of veggies from Baguio via Victory Liner. Dave-0917-839-6179.

De La Salle Lipa

ABS-CBN Legazpi
Plaza Quezon, Naga City, needs volunteers
Universided de Sta. Isabel, Naga City at the Community Extension Service office.

Nutrimart Warehouse at CPG North Avenue near Bohol Wisdom School.

RedCross Bulacan at in Malolos near Bulacan Capitol

Xavier University, KKP Office
Ateneo de Cagayan

De La Salle-Dasmariñas at 2nd floor of SBC Building

University of San Carlos, North Campus
Gawad Kalinga Office. Tel 581-9754 or May Nogra 0922-810-1820

Silliman University. Tweet

Ateneo de Davao, Samahan Office in Jacinto Campus
Bantay Bata 163, Matina, Davao City

Ateneo de Zamboanga, SACSI Office. Alma Curesma 991-0871, loc 2224 or 2225.

Source: SuperBianca

Written by Raffy Pekson II

October 1, 2009 at 8:27 am

Canadian Red Cross Accepts Donations for Typhoon Ketsana/Ondoy

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September 30, 2009 at 9:30 pm