YOLANDA VOLUNTEERS BATCH TWO
The second batch of Davao City 911 retrieval and medical personnel bound for Tacloban gets blessings from military chaplain Fr. Cirilo Bermudez last Thursday at Almendras Gym. Behind Fr. Bermudez is Mayor Rodrigo Duterte, who urge people to volunteer and donate for the relief and recovery of Visayas cities and towns hit by Typhoon Yolanda as its local government has been paralyzed by the devastation, and the death toll has reached more than 2,200 people. (davaotoday.com photo by Medel V. Hernani)
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YOLANDA VOLUNTEERS BATCH TWO
Some of the 911 personnel in their uniform as they get set to go as the second batch of the city’s volunteer work for retrieval and medical operations in Tablocan City. Mayor Rodrigo Duterte send 55 personnel who arrived in Tacloban Monday, but will return to Davao when this second batch arrives to take over their roles. Local relief and international aid are racing against time to a now restless populace in Tacloban who are in need of food and relief. (davaotoday.com photo by Medel V. Hernani)
This contributed photo from Tacloban City shows people carting off goods from Robinson’s Mall last Monday in plain sight of an armed security guard who could only watch . Chaos and hunger has stricken this city struck by Typhoon Yolanda last Friday, as no clear system has been implemented to carry off the dead and take care of the many survivors. (Photo contributed by Arthur Yap)
Davawenyos light candles at Freedom Park during Wednesday’s International Day of Solidarity for Yolanda Victims. Nearly a week after the devastation, the nation has now criticized the government’s slow response to the humanitarian crisis in Leyte and Samar. (davaotoday.com photo by Ace R. Morandante)
Church people and progressive groups converged at Freedom Park on Wednesday night as they offer prayers for Typhoon Yolanda victims. The groups also gathered cash and other donations which they will bring to Leyte next week through the Lihok Katawhan coalition. (davaotoday.com photo by Ace R. Morandante)
A resident of SIR gets a helping hand from AnakBayan leader Mariel Moralde in carrying a basketfull of used clothes she is donating for Yolanda survivors in Leyte and Samar. Youth activists went around communities Wednesday during the International Day of Solidarity for Yolanda Victims. (davaotoday.com photo by Earl O. Condeza)
A sari-sari store owner contributes her share for a relief drive for Yolanda victims staged by youth activists who went around urban poor communities asking for donations. (davaotoday.com photo by Earl O. Condeza)
“Our province is only focused on disaster reduction but we are clueless of what is causing climate change,” he said.
While today is the right time to give comfort to our fellow Filipinos in Visayas, it will also help them if we protest. Let’s push Malacañang to stop its utter neglect. Let’s show them anger the way we do to Napoles because neglect also robbed thousands of Filipinos of the chance to live.
“Aside from showcasing local talents, we are also aware about current issues,” said Ma Cristina Manuel, President 2014 of JCI DuWaling Chapter, one of the concert organizers.