Sunday, June 22, 2008

No Classes at all Levels in Metro Manila on Monday, 6/23/08


News updates from Inquirer Online (6/22 to 6/23/08):

11:58PM Hundreds feared dead after ferry sinks off Sibuyan Island
11:38PM Classes suspended too in Laguna Monday
11:32PM 29 bus passengers hurt in NLEx mishap
11:26PM Jet skiers help rescue Iloilo residents from floods
10:59PM Search for survivors at sea to continue overnight
10:55PM No classes at all levels in Metro, 12 provinces Monday
10:44PM PAL says resuming normal operations
10:33PM Domestic flights cancelled, reset due to typhoon 'Frank'
10:30PM Eastern Visayas loses close to P900M in crops, infra
10:21PM Urban poor areas in Manila hardest hit by floods

Inquirer Headline:

"MANILA, Philippines -- (UPDATE 3) At least 229 people were killed while over 700 others were missing after typhoon "Frank" (international codename: Fengshen) ravaged the Visayas and Southern Luzon, including Metro Manila, Red Cross and civil defense officials said Sunday.
Floods, storm surge, and landslides affected 366,444 people, of which, 70,717 are in evacuation centers as of 6 a.m. Sunday, the National Disaster Coordinating Council (NDCC) said."

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Comment: It's another sad day for the Philippines. Another calamity strikes again, killing hundreds of lives and destroying millions of pesos worth of properties. This is another moment for Filipinos to unite and help the victims of Typhoon 'Frank'.



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