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Filipino Community of Sint Maarten Donat...

Filipino Community of Sint Maarten Donated to DKF
President of Parliament of Sint Maarten Hon. Gracita Arrindel on November 20 met with representatives of Filipino Community of St. Maarten Foundation led by its President Ferdinand Odoño, and presented a personal check towards the relief effort to help Super Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) victims. “I would like to express my condolences on behalf of the people, my colleague Members of Parliament and the House of Parliament for the devastating loss in the Philippines. The people of Sint Maarten can relate to the devastation after going through the experience with Hurricane...

Cell Signal Map in Typhoon Affected Area...

Cell Signal Map in Typhoon Affected Areas
The Philippine social news network Rappler started a cell signal tagging on the Typhoon Yolanda affected areas through Google Maps. They encourage the netizens to crowd source the status of cell phon signals by adding marker on the map. On or after 12th of November, 54% of the stations were severely broken by the tropical storm, said by Globe Telecom. Near half of stations in Visayas were recovered. Smart Communications announced the recovery of its services has reached 84%. The telecommunication companies are rushing to reestablish their service to aid private and...

Typhoon Yolanda/Haiyan Leaves Visayas De...

Typhoon Yolanda/Haiyan Leaves Visayas Devastated
Yolanda (international name: Haiyan) was projected as the strongest storm to hit the world this 2013. It was a massive super typhoon as it affected two-thirds of the Philippines last weekend. It wrecked widespread devastation particularly in the islands and provinces in the Visayas region. Scenes of utter destruction are found in many places. Trees and plantations were destroyed, houses were reduced to debris, electric poles were strewn all around and vehicles were swept away. Even large vessels were dragged into land from the sea. Entire communities were completely...