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Lani Misalucha Live in NY
Date: Sunday, November 22 at 4pm
Place: The Town Hall
Address: 123 W. 43rd Street; New York
Tickets: VIP $138, $108, $68, $48
Call: (732) 929-3909|(201) 388-1927
Please help the victims of Typhoon Lando
According to figures released Friday by the the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC), Typhoon “Lando”-affected residents has risen to more than three million this week.
The NDRRMC said 697,027 families or 3,041,979 people were displaced by the most destructive typhoon to hit the country this year.
There are 5,805 families or 25,443 people still staying in 106 evacuation centers after floods and landslides swept their homes. Another 227,615 families or 989,673 people are temporarily staying with relatives or friends.
Government and nongovernment organizations released P121,016,529.30 worth of assistance to affected families in Ilocos, Cagayan Valley, Central Luzon, Calabarzon, Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR) and Metro Manila.
The NDRRMC said the damages sustained during the onslaught of Lando has climbed to P10.9 billion.
Of the P10,999,431,694.04 damages from the typhoon, P9,692,784,114.04 was in agriculture while P1,306,647,576 was in infrastructure.
Earlier, the agency said Lando was the most destructive typhoon the Philippines has seen this year, given the high number of casualties and damages it caused to property.
Lando, with its strong winds and massive rains, also damaged 31 health facilities in Ilocos, Cagayan Valley, Central Luzon, Calabarzon and CAR.
Two health facilities were completely ravaged while 29 were partially damaged in the provinces of Pangasinan, Cagayan, Quirino, Isabela, Aurora, Nueva Ecija, Quezon and Mountain Province.
The typhoon also caused damage to 134,867 houses in the same regions, of which 18,413 homes were totally destroyed.
As of Thursday, the death toll has climbed up to 48, with 83 injured and four victims still missing.
The most recently recorded fatality was Kimberly Manansala, 17, who drowned last Oct. 23 and whose body was recently recovered along the shore of Aringay, La Union.
The NDRRMC also monitored 956 typhoon-related incidents in the past week, with 937 floods noted in Ilocos, Cagayan Valley, Central Luzon and CAR.
Flooding in 679 barangay in these regions have already subsided.
The NDRRMC said eight provinces, two cities and 13 towns were placed under a state of calamity because of the destruction brought about by the typhoon.
Meanwhile, the government has begun clearing thoroughfares previously blocked due to landslides, floods and mud flows, with only 17 roads and four bridges still not passable to vehicles.
Power has been restored to areas previously suffering outages, except for the towns of Luna and Balaoan in La Union and Quirino, Sigay and Sugpon in Ilocos Sur, and Casiguran, Dinalungan and Dilasag in Aurora.
Read more: http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/735764/ndrrmc-typhoon-lando-displaced-3m-people#ixzz3q5vU3Xye
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Through our various programs – Bantay Bata (Child Watch), Bantay Kalikasan (Nature Watch), Programa Genio (Education Program), Sagip Kapamilya (Family Rescue) and BayaniJuan (Community Development) – we hope to partner with people like you to bring positive changes in the lives of many. In the spirit of bayanihan, we believe we can!
Lani Misalucha coming to NYC on Sunday, November 22, 2015
It was the tragic death of a young girl in the Philippines who was brutally beaten by her own mother in 1996 that sparked the idea of creating a helpline that will receive reports of cases of child abuse. By giving the public access to a 24-hour hotline, abuses committed against children are easily reported and verified. Thus, in 1997, ABS-CBN Foundation founder Gina Lopez started Bantay Bata 163 in Manila, Philippines as a local emergency go-to and rescue hotline operation. Eighteen years after, Bantay Bata 163 has expanded its regional branches to Cebu, Davao, Zamboanga, Bicol, Negros Oriental, Iloilo, Pangasinan, Laguna and General Santos City. It has also expanded its reach through a variety of projects that include the Children’s Village, feeding program, prevention of child trafficking and student scholarship.
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