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Coming to UMM has been a growing opportunity-spiritually and culturally. Born and raised in St. Paul, Minnesota-USA to parents from the Philippines, I (Salvador Cruz Monteagudo) grew to comfortable and contented in my Filipino ways. Too comfortable to a point where I didn't really thought much about what being Filipino-American was like. Also, I got tired of eating the same old Filipino food. When I went to Morris, I began to search for more of my cultural identity (also desired and fulfilled the chance to take a "Trip to the Philippines in 2001") after being asked (not as many when I lived in the culturally cosmopolitan Twin Cities) about about my culture. This is how I came to making many websites like these....

U.S. Military's Past Presence in the Philippines

I've met so many people in my life that tell me that they used to serve in the U.S. Military in the Philippines. They tell me this after I tell them of my Filipino background. I decided to (1/18/05) to do some research on this. They always asked me if I thought the past U.S. Military Presence in the Philippines was good? Well, I never grew-up there when they were there, so I don't really serve as the best resource person to answer this question. However, I've heard both sides of this issue:

Yes, the U.S. Military Presence was "good"-because they helped grow the economy in the area. U.S. soldiers presence helped brought money to the area.

No, the U.S. Military Presence was "bad"-because they just caused trouble to the "locals" or "native" Filipinos


more on filipino military stories

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  • Contaminated Water found in Bases, a complaint form
  • Global Security: Military Facility, on Clarke
  • Global Security: Military Facility, on Subic
  • -Clarke Air Base
    "Clark got its name from Maj. Harold M. Clark, of the U.S. Army Signal Corps. Born in Minnesota and raised in Manila, he was the first American to fly in Hawaii. Clark died on May 2, 1919 in a seaplane crash in Panama and is now buried in the Arlington National Cemetery."-from Global Security: Military Website

  • Clarke Air Force Base
  • -Subic Bay Naval Base

  • Subic Bay Marine Barracks
  • Subic Bay Revisited
  • Immigration Stories of Filipinos Overseas

  • Program help them get mental health care , from, Canada article
  • Personal Recommended Resource


  • Sal's Philippine Website
  • MINNESOTA-Filipino-Community



  • Filipino American National News,

  • " Every Sunday from 9:00-9:30 p.m., you can catch the Filipino American National News (FANN) on KFAI. The FANN team keeps listeners updated on news and events in the Philippines, as well as national and local events concerning Filipinos. Political issues, community events, entertainment, and on-air interviews are some of things listeners will find when they tune in to the FANN." The Filipino American National News is hosted by: Alan Bungue Ramon Hough for more questions or fedback contact the FANN @: 651-332-6774


    -Pope County
    Philippine Map, Old Philippine map when it was acquired by the U.S. after the Spanish American War..



    NFAYA-National Filipino American Youth Association conference


    Where do most Filipinos reside?
    Filipinos in the United States


  • Welcome to California, Dept. of Transp. Map
  • Education

  • The Learning

    Watch the full episode. See more POV.

    "Four Filipino women leave their families and schools to teach in the U.S. "


  • GMA Network, top-rated t.v. programs

  • Stage Performers, some of famous Filipino celebrities in drama


  • Ethnic Culture: Philippine, list of U.S. Filipino-American Restaurants/Stores and recipes
  • History

  • Filipino American National Hisotrical Society
  • Holidays


    HD - Charice Pempengco @ Macy's Thanksgiving Parade in NY, 11/27/08

    "Filipino teen singing sensation Charice Pempengco sings Celine Dione's Because You Loved Me at Macy's Thanksgiving Parade in NY City,New York, November 27, 2008. High Definition Video. High Quality Audio. "


  • Tagalog-Dictionary
  • Learn Tagalog Lesson 1-1

    "Published on Mar 24, 2012 by alanmillet Learn Tagalog online. Listen to native speakers. This is Lesson 1-1. More training materials are available at You may enjoy also enjoy my website about Tagalog at I have recordings of 5,300 Tagalog phrases there. You can listen to a native speaker (from the Manila area) speak each of the sentences. I also have definitions for each word in each of the sentences. "

    Missions Focus


  • Ministry to the Poor, contact former Minnesota Filipino-American christian leader Carlito Ochoa, who currently serves the Lord in Florida

  • -Music
    Shout to the Lord - Papuri Singers USA (FEBC)

    "Papuri USA is a group of solo artists from the Philippines that migrated in the United States to spread the Gospel of Jesus Christ through music. "Papuri!, means Praise in Tagalog (Filipino), is the music arm of Far East Broadcasting Company (FEBC). FEBC is a non-denominational, international Christian radio network that broadcasts the Good News in more than 150 languages from 32 transmitters located throughout the world. "


  • Disoriented Movie, "The first Filipino-American movie in cinema history is a fresh take on growing up Asian in America."

  • *Note: Met the director at an Asian Am. Conference in 1998 at Harvard with ASA
  • "Debut", another growing-up Filipino-American plot movie
  • Music


  • Rachel Lampa's Official Homepage

  • Related Sites:
  • Official Rachel Lampa, from
  • Rachel Lampa, for fans

  • Rachel Lampa Interview, from

  • "Reared by a father who was Filipino and a mother who was Hungarian-Irish, Lampa grew up not really knowing about racism either.
    "I didn't know what it was since I live in a mixed family and have friends of color. People talk about racism but I never really saw it as a problem," she said.
    She instead grew up versed in knowing about the traditional Filipino meal on Lo Mein at Thanksgiving. And though she may have been naive to names of other Christian artists, it saved her from developing a certain "attitude" about Christian music."

  • My Flip Perspective

  • -Concerts
    Ray Ann Fuentes

    "in concert at Lakewood,CA for the New Hope International Christian Center" (see
    *had the opportunity to see him do a concert similar to this back in Minnesota around 2000!

  •, from

  • The Black Eyed Peas - The APL Song


    Classifed Records, Filipino American
    Natural Vibe
    Philippine Music
    Propaganda Movement, hip-hop!
    Jocelyn Enriquez, a Filipina singer
    Still Real Productions

    News and the Media

  • Filipinas,a magazine with the voice from Filipinos
  • Sports

    Tim Tebow, Heisman Winner, In The Mission Field

    "Winner of the Heisman Trophy. Quarterback for the Florida Gators, Tim Tebow goes in the mission field. He is the child of Missionaries. Go Gators!"


    Ako ay Pilipino - Kuh Ledesma


    The Promise of Hope Mountain

    "Perspective on the ministry and vision of the Hope Mountain transformational center in Davao City, Philippines."


    Tagalog Light of the World part 1 Ang Liwanag ng Sanlibutan

    "Si Jesu-Cristo Ang Liwanag ng Sanlibutan
    Masiyahan magsisi at magtiwala heswita gaya mo tagapagligtas
    This video is the 1st of a 10 part series that details the biblical account of the creation of the world to the end of the world. It shows the plan of salvation clearly, according to the Bible in the Tagalog language of the Philippines."

    Gospel of John, Tagalog

    "The Biblically and historically accurate portrayal of the Life of Christ taken directly from the Gospel of Luke continues to influence the world. It has been shown in 228 countries and translated into 1031 languages as of Janurary 2008. Also available in PAL format. Why not sponsor a language today on YouTube and be part of this worldwide outreach? Permission by Multi-Language Media. Contact Bill Haag


  • OMF Literature Inc
  • Children

  • gospel coloring pages for kids in Tagalog, from
  • philippines children singing

  • Kids International Ministries

  • *referred by an online classmate (10/31/08)

    " From: mike and jackie
    Subject: Benifit performance.
    Date: Saturday, May 2, 2009, 10:16 AM
    Dear Sal,
    Silver Mist Productions Niagara will join with WEBK, Buffalo and Alfie Army to sponsor Disney's High school Musical June 19th in Niagara Falls Ontario. Net proceeds will be donated to a Phillipino children's educational fund. I will inform you of all the particulars when available to me with names , addresses and contact numbers.
    Dr Michael Lococo.
    High School Musical 2 -Way Back Into You

    Tuesday, May 5, 2009 1:57 PM
    From: "mike and jackie"
    To: "Alpha Omega"
    The two school we are going to support are in Naawan and Iligan. I have asked for verification of responsible people at the schools and in the city government. We will also confirm the programs we will be supporting. From the research I have done so far these children are in dire need of assistance.

    -Benefit for the Children of:

  • Naawan, Misamis Oriental, Philippines,
  • City of Iligan

  • Iligan City From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
    "... The City of Iligan (Cebuano: Dakbayan sa Iligan; Filipino: Lungsod ng Iligan) is a highly urbanized city north of the province of Lanao del Norte, Philippines, and the province's former capital. It is approximately 795 kilometers southeast of Manila. According to the 2007 census, it has a population of 308,046 people..."


  • Praise Valley Philippines, in Quezon City
  • Comedy

    Rex Navarrete - Hella Pinoy - English as a Second Language

    "Make the video smaller ...Rex goes to a English class... vid is too long so its low quality :D "


  • The Filipino, Filipino-american community worldwide
  • Cities

    "... known as "Maynila" for the Filipinos, is the capital city of the Philippines and one of the cities that make up the greater metropolitan area of Metro Manila. Manila is the center of government in the country and one of the central hubs of a thriving metropolitan area home to over 14 million people. It is located on the shores of Manila Bay just west of the geographical center of Metro Manila, also known as the National Capital Region (NCR), which lies on an isthmus between Manila Bay and Laguna de Bay in southern Luzon. The city is one of 17 cities and municipalities which form the metropolitan area."
    Manila Philippines with UpBeat Music

    "Planning a trip to Visit Manila Philippines ღ♥ Johnny's "

  • Map of Manila, from
  • Current News

    Filipino Victims Buried in Mass Grave, from yahoo w/slide show (February 2006)
    Landslide buries homes, school Red Cross: At least 200 dead, 1,500 missing in Philippines Friday, February 17, 2006; Posted: 1:47 a.m. EST (06:47 GMT) CNN
    "November 1991, about 6,000 people were killed on Leyte in floods and landslides triggered by a tropical storm.
    Last weekend, seven road construction workers died in a landslide after falling into a 46-meter (150-foot) deep ravine in the mountain town of Sogod on Leyte.


    Seed To Sow Filipino Ethnic Dance Int'l.Serv.Stuttgart Germn



    Ateno De Manila University, a prestigious private university

  • University of the Philippines-Diliman, in Quezon City

  • *sister in Christ, Ami, is currently studying here (since Oct 04') and would like your prayer:
    "On the trip to Manila I sat by a guy from Malaysia who was going to Manila on business. We began talking about religions and I was explaining to him the difference between religion and relationship. "How do you begin a relationship with God?" was one of his questions. Haha, could I ever tell him! I showed him a tract and explained it to him. I told him to read the prayer silently and if he agreed with everything, he could read it aloud with me. He said he agreed and prayed with me! We exchanged emails and I told him to keep me updated on his new "relationship" with Jesus Christ. Then, I guess the lady next to me heard us talking and she ASKED me for a tract too! How many people do that?"-(Saturday, October 16, 2004 11:22 PM)....more.....
    International Student Exchange Program,find info. in studying abroad for college students
    American Field Service, information on study abroad for high school students


  • The English Language Teaching in Thailand: A Filipino�s Viewpoint and Inspiration from

  • " Seven years of teaching English as a Second Language in Thailand: a few months in a Christian secondary school; a year in teaching college students; two years at a big university; and currently working at a public secondary school and in the graduate school�
    Rightfully earned a Master�s degree in ESL and now coping with the challenges of achieving the highest academic excellence�
    Five feet and seven inches�straight black hair�brown eyes�brown skin�and yes, a Filipino!
    I would like to share an inspiration that I have with me for the past years as one of the Filipino teachers who came to Thailand not just as a breadwinner but as a dedicated educator as well. The inspiration starts with questions intended to bring hope to an ordinary Filipino teacher in Thailand who is regarded as a very important force yet treated as a second-rate surrogate educator� an eye-opener to those who doubt the sincerity and dedication of a Filipino teacher. .."

  • Do you guys understand Filipino accent/English?, from

  • "Yes, it can be understood but it can lead to confusion as well. Generally, the following differences can be noticed:

    'V' is pronounced as 'B'. Television sounds like Telebision.
    'F' is pronounced as 'P'. Fan sounds like Pan.
    'TH' is often pronounced as 'D'. There sounds like Dare.
    'TH' can also be pronounced as 'CH'. Tuesday sounds like Chooseday.
    Sometimes the 'T' at the end of certain words are not clearly emphasized. So when one says can, they really mean to say can't.
    Although a large majority of older Filipinos have such accents, the new generation of Filipino accent/English have improved.
    11 months ago
    Source(s): Meet Filipino Friends"


    WildOn E! Philippines episode.PART 6 OF 7

    "Old WildOn E! Philippines episode. (2002? Still good info.) PART 6 OF 7 Hosted by Brooke Burke and Kristin Malia Sight, Sounds, Culture, NIGHTLIFE, BEACHES, and the women of the Philippines. Enjoy and THANKS FOR THE COMMENTS. "


    Money Remittance, sending money to family in Philippines


  • Wheres the best place online to buy airline plane tickets to fly to the Phillippines?,

  • "..Hi, I'm not sure which country you're at, but try these:


  • Filipino & Asian Recipes
  • Filipino Cuisine, for your Asian and Filipino cooking needs
  • Tayabas, liver, sari-sari, and lumpia sauce recipes
  • -Pancit

  • Pancit Canton-Instant, from Asian Merchant
  • E-Manilla Food, filipino recipes
  • Pancity Canton-One Bauknecht, sauteed with meat and vegetables
  • -Variety

  • Salvador's Family Filipino Recipie
  • E Filipinas, variety of recipies
  • Filipino Cuisine
  • Pilipino Mart, online store (includes mang thomas lechon sauce!)
  • Geography

  • Origin of Philippine Provinces
  • Cebu, from (map) island properties
    *I met Evely (3.31.07), who is from Sogod (northeastern coast)
    Cebu City, from Wikipedia
    "Cebu, or Sugbu, was already a prosperous settlement before it was colonized by Spain. It had trade relations with China and the other countries of Southeast Asia.
    On April 7, 1521, Ferdinand Magellan landed in Cebu. He was welcomed by Rajah Humabon, who, together with his wife and about 800 natives, were baptized by the Spaniards on April 14, 1521 and are considered to be the first Filipino Catholics. Magellan, however, failed to successfully claim the Philippines for the crown of Spain, having been slain in neighboring Mactan Island on April 27, 1521 by the chieftain Lapu-lapu.
    On April 27, 1565, Miguel L�pez de Legazpi, with Augustinian Friar Andr�s de Urdaneta, landed in Cebu. Legazpi renamed the city on January 1, 1571, from San Miguel to Villa del Santissimo Nombre de Jesus. During this six year period, Cebu City was the capital of the newly established Spanish colony."


  • Fault line under Philippine capital Manila unprepared for a major quake that could hit at any time and kill tens of thousands of people, experts warn. Last Modified: 19 Mar 2011 05:57

  • "The Philippine capital is woefully unprepared for a major earthquake that could hit at any time and kill tens of thousands of people, flattening nearly half the city's homes, experts warn.
    The capital, Manila, sits on a massive fault line, and there are concerns the city's infrastructure would not be able to withstand a quake.
    Authorities in the Philippines have been anxiously looking at the vulnerabilities of Manila, a megalopolis of more than 12 million people, following the devastating earthquakes to hit Japan and New Zealand.
    Like those countries, the Philippines sits on the Pacific Ring of Fire - a belt around the Pacific area dotted by active volcanoes and tectonic trenches. And heavily populated urban areas on the Philippines' main island of Luzon, including Manila, sit on or near at least four fault systems.
    Al Jazeera's Marga Ortigas reports."




    Isabela (province) From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
    " the second largest province of the Philippines next to Palawan. It is located in the Cagayan Valley Region in Luzon. Its capital is Ilagan City and borders, clockwise from the south, Aurora, Quirino, Nueva Vizcaya, Ifugao, Mountain Province, Kalinga, and Cagayan. This primarily agricultural province is the rice and corn granary of Luzon due to its plain and rolling terrain.
    It is the Top 10 richest province in the Philippines last 2011, being the only province of Northern Luzon to be included in the list. The province has four trade centers in the cities of Ilagan, Cauayan, Santiago and the municipality of Roxas...

    => Cauayan, From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
    " a 1st[1] class city in the province of Isabela, Philippines. Cauayan City is the Agro-Industrial Capital of Cagayan Valley and the Commercial Center of Region 2. According to the latest census, it has a population of 114,254 people in 21,143 households....

    Next year, SM Prime will open a new mall in Cauayan City, the SM City Cauayan located at San Fermin, National highway, Cauayan City, the former location of Isabela Colleges..

    =>San Mariano

    "..Our town’s lush environment where the wild populations of the Philippine Crocodile, the most severely threatened and endangered crocodile species in the world are thriving; its strategic location as a gateway to the ecologically rich Northern Sierra Madre Natural Park (NSMNP); its accommodating and hard-working people; and its promising economic future are just some of the many features of our town that we want to share to everyone through this website..."

  • San Mariano, Isabela From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia San Mariano, Isabela

  • -Agriculture
    Green Future Innovations, Inc,
    "...a newly formed venture among Japan's Itochu Corp., JGC Corp., the Philippine Bioethanol and Energy Investments Corp., and Taiwanese holding company GCO, aims to contribute to the domestic supply of renewable energy through a 54 million liter ethanol plant in San Mariano, Isabela that is poised to be fully operational by 2012..."

    Releasing crocodiles back into the wild in San Mariano


  • Isabela

  • Pure Gold, grocery store

  • -Map


    -Caloocan City

    Caloocan From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
    "..It is a major residential area inside Metro Manila. Located just north of the capital City of Manila, Caloocan is the country's third most populous city with a population of 1,489,040 as of the 2010 census.[3]...
    bonifacio monument | Tumblr
    Andrés Bonifacio From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
    ".. Andrés Bonifacio y de Castro (30 November 1863 – 10 May 1897) was a Filipino nationalist, and revolutionary. He is often called "the great plebeian," "father of the Philippine Revolution," and "father of the Katipunan." He was a founder and later Supremo ("supreme leader") of the Katipunan movement which sought the independence of the Philippines from Spanish colonial rule and started the Philippine Revolution.[2][3] He is considered a de facto national hero of the Philippines,[4] and is also considered by some Filipino historians to be the first President, but he is not officially recognized as such...

    Nickname(s): The Only Divided City in the Philippines...
    Andrés Bonifacio 1863-1897
    " Andrés Bonifacio was born in Manila in 1863, the son of a government official. When both his parents died in the 1870's, he left school to support his five brothers and sisters. By the mid-1880s, he had become a fervent Filipino nationalist; when José Rizal established the Liga Filipina in 1892, Bonifacio was one of its first members. After the Spanish arrested Rizal in July 1892, Bonifacio decided that the Philippines would only achieve independence through revolution. On July 7, he founded the Katipunan, a secret society open to both peasants and the middle class that employed Masonic rituals to impart an air of sacred mystery. It insinuated itself into the community by setting up mutual aid societies and education for the poor. By 1896, the Katipunan had over 30,000 members and functioned at the national, provincial, and municipal levels. Following the execution of Rizal in 1896, Bonifacio proclaimed Filipino independence on August 23, 1896. This time, the Spaniards moved against him, forcing his flight to the Marikina mountains, while other forces headed by Emilio Aguinaldo were more successful and won control over some towns. When Bonifacio tried to rein him in, Aguinaldo ordered him arrested and charged with treason and sedition. He was tried and convicted by his enemies and executed on May 10, 1897. Today he is regarded as a national hero....
    Biography of Andres Bonifacio

    Philippines Bonifacio Day: November 30 Bonifacio Day is a Public Holiday in Philippines,
    ".. Andrés Bonifacio y de Castro (November 30, 1863 – May 10, 1897) was a Filipino nationalist and revolutionary. Bonifacio’s birthday on November 30 is celebrated as Bonifacio Day and is a public holiday in the Philippines. He was a founder and leader of the Katipunan movement which sought the independence of the Philippines from Spanish colonial rule and started the Philippine Revolution. He is considered as a national hero of the Philippines. Bonifacio is also considered by some Filipino historians to be the first president of the Philippines, but he is not officially recognized as such...

    Manila City


    => Shopping


  • " Welcome to the mall of fortune - 168 SHOPPING MALL! The mall is conveniently located at the heart of Divisoria along Sta. Elena and Soler Streets and considered to be the newest, most modern and convenient wholesale and retail shopping mall that houses various stalls offering all kinds of commodities, from novelty items, bags, shoes, toys, hardware, RTW's and others.
    At 168 Shopping Mall

    Quezon City


  • Ali Mall

  • "..Strategically located at the intersection of two major transport intersections and directly linked to the two major mass transit systems (MRT3 and LRT2), Araneta Center offers maximum accessibility to its more than 1,800 retail, food, entertainment, and office spaces. Araneta Center is in the midst of a Master Plan that will transform it into the country’s Largest Mixed-Use Real Estate Development. New developments are underway to create a mixed state-of-the-art retail, entertainment, commercial, hotel and residential uses in a complementary, transit oriented development pattern within a lush “garden city” environment that will attract a wide range of public and private activities. Integrated in the development will be an information technology backbone to nurture the development of new, information technology oriented companies and business process outsourcing firms. Guided by a vision to be the Best Shopping and Entertainment Center in the Philippines, Araneta Center moves forward according to the demands of the advancing pace of today’s urban lifestyle right in the heart of the metro. ..



    Makati City , PHILIPPINES

    " Today the city is one of the most modern cities in the country and the Philippines' major global economic competitor in Asia.[citation needed] However, it faces challenges due to the disparate gap between the new city in the west, which contains the Central Business District, and the old city in the east, which is largely poor and where most of the city's slums are located..
    Makati,From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
    " the financial center of the Philippines. As the host of various embassies, it is also an important center for international affairs. With a population of 529,039, Makati is the 16th largest city in the country and ranked as the 41st most densely populated city in the world with 19,336 inhabitants per square kilometer. Makati became the financial center of the Philippines during the 1960s. Makati is home of the Philippine Stock Exchange and the Makati Business Club. Makati is being known for its cosmopolitan culture because of its major shopping centers, condominiums, financial hubs, hotels, and entertainment hubs are located around the city. Although the city is noted for its cosmopolitan culture, it faces internal tensions owing to the wealth gap between residents, workers in and visitors to the newer part of city in the west, which contains the central business/financial district, and residents of the older part in the east, which is largely poor and where most of the slums are located. ..

  • Ayala Triangle: Makati’s newest hotspot ,

  • "12/04/2010 1:14 AM Ngayong palapit ang Pasko, may bagong bukas na pasyalan sa Makati! Tampok ang nakakaaliw na dancing lights show, at pwedeng mag-foodtrip sa iba't ibang restaurant! Magbabandila si Apples Jalandoni. Bandila, Biyernes, Disyembre 3, 2010 ...
    Dancing Lights in Ayala Triangle Makati


  • Peninsula Manila, 5-star hotel

  • The Peninsula Manila From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
    *cousin told me to "look this up" online during my time at Makati
    "..Manila Peninsula Siege
    The Manila Peninsula rebellion occurred on November 29, 2007. Detained Senator Antonio Trillanes IV, General Lim and other Magdalo officials walked out of their trial and marched through the streets of Makati City, called for the ousting of President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, and seized the second floor of The Peninsula Manila along Ayala Avenue. Former Vice-President Teofisto Guingona also joined the march to The Peninsula Manila Hotel as well as some of the soldiers from the Armed Forces of the Philippines. The siege was ended after the military stormed the lobby and the second floor where Rizal function room was located and Trillanes was seized.
    The lobby of the hotel sustained much damage because of gunfire that rattled through its walls, windows and the main glass door was obliterated by an armored personnel carrier on the assault to serve Trillanes et al. their arrest warrants.
    On December 4, 2007, David Batchelor, general manager of the hotel, announced the filing of damage suit within 10 days, as some estimated the damage at US$ 1.2 million or P 50.766 million. Meanwhile, even before the reopening, it already received guests’ bookings or 51% room occupancy. The Peninsula Manila is 77% owned by the Hongkong and Shanghai Hotels Limited.[2] ...

    Peninsula Manila Hotel.. The site of the 2007 rebellion takeover..
    Manila Peninsula rebellion From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
    " The Manila Peninsula rebellion occurred on November 29, 2007 at The Peninsula Manila hotel in Makati, Philippines. Senator Antonio Trillanes IV, Brigadier General Danilo Lim, and 25 other Magdalo (mutineers) officers walked out of their trial and marched through the streets of Makati. The mutineers called for the ousting of President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, and seized the Rizal function room on the second floor of the Manila Peninsula Hotel along Ayala Avenue. Former Vice-President Teofisto Guingona, Jr. as well as some of the soldiers from the Armed Forces of the Philippines joined the march to the hotel. After several hours, Trillanes and Lim surrendered to government forces after a military armored personnel carrier barged into the glass door of the hotel lobby and the hotel walls and windows sustained weapons damage. Trillanes and the mutineers were arrested while several journalists covering the event were detained. The journalists were subsequently released...
    manila pen takeover

    "abc-5 story on the manila peninsula takeover"

  • Shangri La, 5-star hotel
  • -Quezon City

    Quezon City Philippine Tour

    Quezon City From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
    " Quezon City (Filipino: Lungsod Quezon) is the former capital (1948–1976) and the most populous city in the Philippines. Located on the island of Luzon, Quezon City (popularly known to Filipinos as QC) is one of the cities that make up Metro Manila, the National Capital Region. The city was named after Manuel L. Quezon, President of the Philippines, who founded the city and developed it to replace Manila as the country's capital. Quezon City is not located in and should not be confused with Quezon province, which was also named after the president.
    Having been the national capital, Quezon City is the site of many government offices, including the Batasang Pambansa Complex, the seat of the House of Representatives, which is the lower chamber in the Philippine Congress. The main campuses of two noteworthy universities, the Ateneo de Manila University and the country's national university, the University of the Philippines Diliman, are located in the city...


  • SM North EDSA

  • SM City North EDSA From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
    " SM City North EDSA, located at the intersection of North Avenue and Epifanio de los Santos Avenue (EDSA) in Quezon City and the largest shopping mall in the Philippines, third in the world in terms of leasable area (496,878 square meters).[1] The mall operated by SM Prime Holdings, a local company in the Philippines, and the biggest retail and mall operator in Southeast Asia. SM City North EDSA opened on November 25, 1985 with an original concept offered a variety of tenants and flagship stores. The mall's redevelopment began with the opening of The Block in July 2006, went into high gear with the launching of newly modernized Annex in December 2008, and the opening of the Sky garden in May 2009. The Car Park Plaza transformed into a lifestyle center on 2009. SM City North EDSA, a work in progress with the renovation of the City Center, and the development of the North Link. SM City North EDSA constructed at a challenging period in the Philippines' political history with a gross floor area of 120,000 square meters in 1985.[2].."

    -Pangasinaan Province

    Pangasinan From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
    " a province of the Republic of the Philippines. The provincial capital is Lingayen. Pangasinan is located on the western area of the island of Luzon along the Lingayen Gulf and South China Sea. It has a total land area of 5,368.82 square kilometers (3336.030 sq mi). According to the 2007 census, it has a population of 2,645,395 people in 477,819 households. The total population is projected to rise to 3,039,500 in 2010.[1] According to the 2007 Philippine general elections, Pangasinan has a voting population of 1,360,807, which is the second highest in the Philippines. Pangasinan is the name for the province, the people, and the primary language spoken in the province. Indigenous Pangasinan speakers are estimated to number at least 1.5 million. The Pangasinan language is one of the officially recognized regional languages in the Philippines. Pangasinan is spoken as a second-language by many of the ethnic minorities in Pangasinan. The most significant minority ethnic groups in Pangasinan are the Ilocano, Bolinao, and Tagalog. The name Pangasinan means "land of salt" or "place of salt-making"; it is derived from the prefix pang, meaning "for", the root word asin, meaning "salt”, and suffix an, signifying "location." The province is a major producer of salt in the Philippines. Dagupan City is known for its bangus or "milkfish" festival, named after the fish that has made the city famous. A kingdom called Luyag na Kaboloan existed in ancient Pangasinan before the Spanish conquest that began in the 15th century. The ancient Pangasinan people were skilled navigators and the maritime trade network that once flourished in ancient Southeast Asia connected Pangasinan with other peoples of Southeast Asia, India, China, and the Pacific. Pangasinan occupies a strategic geo-political position in the central plain of Luzon, known as the rice granary of the Philippines. Pangasinan has been described as a gateway to northern Luzon and as the heartland of the Philippines. ...

    Mana beliefs and rituals
    The ancient Pangasinan people, like other Austronesian peoples, believed in mana, an Austronesian concept which can be describe as the essence of every being and everything that exists. To the Pangasinan people, mana can be inherited or acquired, like from an ancestor or something in nature. They practiced Shamanist or animist beliefs and rituals, and worshipped a pantheon of anitos ("deities"). Their temples or altars were dedicated to a chief anito called Ama Kaoley (“Supreme Father”) who communicated through mediums called manag-anito. These mediums wore special costumes when serving an anito and they made offerings of oils, ointments, essences, and perfumes in exquisite vessels; after the offerings were made, the anito is supposed to reply in a secret room to their questions.


  • Hundred Islands National Park

  • "... and its home, Alaminos City, is a great diversion from the hustle and bustle of the busy, urban life. Breathe in the refreshing views - rice paddies, azure sea - and the rustic and peaceful lifestyle as you make your way to Alaminos City.And upon arrival, savor the city's unique and dynamic spirit, friendly atmosphere and especially, the beauty and adventure that lies in the hundred wonders that is Hundred Islands. more...
    Hundred Islands National Park From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
    ".. The Hundred Islands National Park (Pangasinan: Kapulo-puloan or Taytay-Bakes) is in the province of Pangasinan in northern Philippines. It is located at Alaminos, Pangasinan. The islands (124 at low tide and 123 at high tide) are scattered in the Lingayen Gulf and cover an area of 18.44 square kilometres (4,557 acres). They are believed to be about two million years old. Only three of them have been developed for tourists: Governor Island, Quezon Island, and Children's Island. The islands are actually ancient corals that extend well inland, in an area previously comprising the seabed of an ancient sea. Lowering sea levels have exposed them to the surface and the peculiar "mushroom"-like shapes of some of the islands have been caused by the eroding action of the ocean waves. ..
    Philippines Adventure: The Hundred Islands

    Lingayen Airport
    ".. (Filipino: Paliparan ng Lingayen) (ICAO: RPUG) is the airport serving the general area of Lingayen, the capital of the province of Pangasinan in the Philippines. It is one of two airports in the province: the other being Rosales Airport. It is classified as a community airport by the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines. The airport was built by the Americans in 1945...
    touch and go in Lingayen Pangasinan


    Good News TAGALOG Christian Movie Trailer - Today's Christian Videos worldlanguagemovies Posted about a year ago




  • "The People Power Revolution (also known as the EDSA Revolution and the Philippine Revolution of 1986) was a series of nonviolent and prayerful mass street demonstrations in the Philippines that occurred in 1986. It is sometimes referred to as the Yellow Revolution due to the presence of yellow ribbons during the arrival of Ninoy Aquino. These protests were the culmination of a long resistance by the people against the 20-year running authoritarian regime of then current president Ferdinand Marcos and made news headlines as "the revolution that surprised the world". The majority of the demonstrations took place at Epifanio de los Santos Avenue, known more commonly by its acronym EDSA, in Quezon City, Metropolitan Manila and involved over 200,000 Filipino civilians as well as several political, military, and religious figures, such as Jaime Cardinal Sin. The protests, fueled by a resistance and opposition of years of corrupt governance by Marcos, occurred from February 22 to 25 in 1986, when Marcos fled Malacañang Palace to the United States and conceded to Corazon Aquino as President of the Philippines."
    President Cory Aquino's historic speech before the U.S. Congress (1 of 3)

    "On September 18, 1986, just 7 months after she was swept to power by a popular revolt against dictator Ferdinand Marcos, president Corazon C. Aquino addressed the joint session of the United States Congress during her first visit to the country since she came home to bury slain opposition leader and husband Sen. Benigno "Ninoy" S. Aquino, Jr. in August 1983."
    People Power Revolution From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
    "...Background and history
    Ferdinand Marcos was elected president in 1965, defeating incumbent Diosdado Macapagal by a very slim margin. During this time, Marcos was active in the initiation of public works projects and the intensification of tax collections, which brought the country into economic prosperity throughout the late 1960s. Marcos and his government claimed that they "built more roads than all his predecessors combined, and more schools than any previous administration[8]. Amidst charges of vote buying and a fraudulent election, Marcos was reelected in 1969, this time defeating Sergio Osmeña Jr.
    Marcos's second term for the presidency, however, was marred by allegations of widespread graft and corruption. The increasing disparity of wealth between the very wealthy and the very poor which made up the majority of the country's population led to the rise of crime and civil unrest around the country. These factors, including the formation of the New People's Army, an armed revolt that called for the redistribution of wealth and land reform in the Philippines, and a bloody muslim separatist movement in the southern island of Mindanao led by the Moro National Liberation Front, contributed to the rapid rise of civil discontent and unrest in the Philippines.
    Marcos was barred from running for a third term as president in 1973, so on September 21, 1972, by virtue of a presidential proclamation (No. 1081), he declared martial law, citing rising civil disobedience as justification. Through this decree, Marcos seized emergency powers giving him full control of the Philippine military and the authority to suppress the freedom of speech, the freedom of the press, and many other civil liberties. Marcos also dissolved the Philippine Congress and shut down media establishments critical of the Marcos government. Marcos also ordered the immediate arrest of his political opponents and critics. Among those arrested were Senate President Jovito Salonga, Senator Jose Diokno, and Senator Benigno Aquino Jr., the staunchest of his critics and the man who was groomed by the opposition to beat Marcos in the 1973 elections....

    Ferdinand Marcos From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
    "(September 11, 1912[2] – September 28, 1989) was President of the Philippines from 1965 to 1986. He was a lawyer, member of the Philippine House of Representatives (1949-1959) and a member of the Philippine Senate (1959-1965). During World War II he claimed to be the leader of Ang Maharlika, a guerrilla force in northern Luzon. In 1963 he became Senate President. As Philippine president and strongman, his greatest achievement was in the fields of infrastructure development and international diplomacy. However, his administration was marred by massive authoritative government corruption, despotism, nepotism, political repression and human rights violations. He has also led a large personality cult in the Philippines during his regime, which was often compared to Joseph Stalin, Adolf Hitler, Mao Zedong, and Kim Il-Sung.[3] In 1983, his government was implicated in the assassination of his primary political opponent, Benigno Aquino, Jr.. The assassination caused a chain of events, including a tainted presidential election that served as the catalyst for the People Power Revolution in February 1986 that led to his removal from power and eventual exile in Hawaii. It was later alleged that he and his wife Imelda Marcos had moved billions of dollars of embezzled public funds to the United States, Switzerland and other countries as well as into fictitious corporations during his 21 years in power."...
    Second term (1969-1972)
    Official presidential portrait of Ferdinand Marcos, it was a frequent photo to see in Filipino public places around the 1970's and 1980's.
    In 1969, President Marcos was reelected for an unprecedented second term because of his impressive performance or, as his critics claimed, because of massive vote-buying and electoral frauds, which remains unfounded to this day.It is generally known that Marcos had the most infrastructure and constitutional accomplishment equivalent to all former presidents of the Philippines. During his second term he developed a personality cult in the Philippines surrounding him. Mainly he required that businesses and schools all across the Philippines to have his official presidential picture (right) or their facilities would be shut down. In addition, Marcos' propaganda messages were being placed all across the Philippines, many of them were taking the place of billboard advertisements.[14] The personality cult lasted until his deposition in 1986. However, what was not known by the public due to lack of media coverage, Marcos played a significant role in protecting the free world. He was known as the first democrat in Asia and pledge his support to protect global liberty.
    The second term proved to be a daunting challenge to the President: an economic crisis brought by external and internal forces; a restive and radicalized studentry demanding reforms in the educational system; rising tide of criminality and subversion by the re-organized Communist movement; and secessionism in the South.
    The Philippine government today is still paying interest on more than US$28 billion in public debts incurred during his administration. It was reported that when Marcos fled, U.S. Customs agents discovered 24 suitcases of gold bricks and diamond jewelry hidden in diaper bags; in addition, certificates for gold bullion valued in the billions of dollars are allegedly among the personal properties he, his family, his cronies and business partners had surreptitiously taken with them when the Reagan administration provided them safe passage to Hawaii.[21][22]
    During his third term, Marcos's health deteriorated rapidly due to kidney ailments, often described as lupus erythematosus. He was absent for weeks at a time for treatment, with no one to assume command. Marcos's regime was sensitive to publicity of his condition; a palace physician who alleged that during one of these periods Marcos had undergone a kidney transplant was shortly found murdered. Many people questioned whether he still had capacity to govern, due to his grave illness and the ballooning political unrest.[23]..
    Human rights groups place the number of victims of extrajudicial killings under martial law at 1500 and Karapatan (a local human rights group's) records show 759 involuntarily disappeared (their bodies never found). While military historian Alfred McCoy in his book "Closer than Brothers: Manhood at the Philippine Military Academy" and in his speech "Dark Legacy" cite 3,257 extrajudicial killings, 35,000 torture victims, and 70,000 incarcerated during the Marcos years.[30][31] The newspaper "Bulatlat"(lit. to open carelessly) place the number of victims of arbitrary arrest and detention at 120,000.[32]....

    Imelda Marcos From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
    "First Lady
    ....To justify the multi-million expenditure of traveling with a large diplomatic entourage using private jets, she would later claim diplomatic successes that included securing of a cheap supply of oil from China and Libya, and in the signing of the Tripoli Agreement. Imelda Marcos' extravagant lifestyle reportedly included five-million-dollar shopping tours in New York, Rome and Copenhagen in 1983, and sending a plane to pick up Australian white sand for a new beach resort. She purchased a number of properties in Manhattan in the 1980s, including the $51-million Crown Building and the $60-million Herald Centre; she declined to purchase the Empire State Building for $750m as she considered it "too ostentatious". Her New York real estate was later seized and sold, along with much of her jewels and most of her 175 piece art collection, which included works by Michelangelo, Botticelli, and Canaletto. She responded to criticisms of her extravagance by claiming that it was her "duty" to be "some kind of light, a star to give [the poor] guidelines."[9]..

    Related Sites:
  • Cory Aquino, official site

  • Corazon Aquino From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
    "María Corazón Cojuangco-Aquino (born María Corazón Sumulong Cojuangco on January 25, 1933), widely known as Cory Aquino, was the 11th President of the Philippines, serving from 1986 to 1992. She was the first female President of the Philippines and was Asia's first female President. She is a world-renowned advocate of democracy, peace, women's empowerment, and religious piety.
    A self-proclaimed "plain housewife",[2] Aquino is the widow of Senator Benigno Aquino, Jr., a leading figure in the political opposition against the autocratic rule of President Ferdinand Marcos. After her husband was assassinated upon his return from exile in the United States on August 21, 1983, Aquino, who had no prior political experience, became a focal point and unifying force of the opposition against Marcos. She was drafted to run against Marcos in the 1986 snap presidential elections. After Marcos was proclaimed the winner despite widespread reports of electoral fraud, Aquino was installed as President by the peaceful 1986 People Power Revolution....
  • Healing Prayer for Cory Aquino, from
  • Former Philippine President Corazon Aquino dead at 76, from CNN (Friday, July 31st of 2009)

  • "(CNN) -- Former Philippine President Corazon Aquino, whose "People Power" movement pushed out longtime strongman Ferdinand Marcos less than three years after her husband's assassination, has died at age 76, her family announced Saturday.
    Aquino, the first woman to lead the Philippines, had been battling colon cancer since March 2008 and died of cardio-respiratory arrest at 3:18 a.m. Saturday (3:18 p.m. Friday ET), said Mai Mislang, a spokeswoman for her son, Philippine Sen. Benigno Aquino III...


  • Philippine History, from

  • "..The Republic of the Philippines - Manuel Roxas became the first president of the Republic of the Philippines when independence was granted, as scheduled, on July 4, 1946. In Mar., 1947, the Philippines and the United States signed a military assistance pact (since renewed) and the Philippines gave the United States a 99-year lease on designated military, naval, and air bases (a later agreement reduced the period to 25 years beginning 1967..

  • Jose Rizal Homepage, national hero
  • Philippine History, from
  • Spanish Colonization

    Natural Disasters:
    -Mount Pinatubo

  • June 12, 1991, Eruption Cloud of Mt. Pinatubo from Clark Air Base, from japanese site
  • Mount Pinatubo, Philippines, from USGS
  • Pinatubo, Philippines, volcano site from North Dakotah
  • Holidays

  • Time & Date

  • Customs and Traditions, from
  • -Christmas

    Christmas in the Philippines

    "The warm uniqueness of Christmas in the Philippines
    Thank you to Mr. Jose Mari Chan for making one of the most truly Pinoy Christmas song to cherish across the globe, for generations to come! (song title - Christmas in our hearts)."

    Christmas in The Philippines

  • How to Celebrate a Filipino Christmas, from
  • Philippine Holidays & Monthly Celebrations
  • -New Years Eve
    New Year 2007 in Makati Philippines

    "Dec 31 2006, Makati Philippines welcoming the New Year 2007"


  • Christians & Muslims Building Peace, in Mindinao from
  • Highway of Peace 2007 Philippines, from

  • "Muslims building houses for Christians.... Building peace beyond words... beyond religion. Faith that unites; Human Dignity."
  • 9 Simple Things Filipinos overseas can do for RP

  • "I thought of suggesting some easy ways that Filipinos living abroad can help our country and I hope that you will consider doing some of these suggestions to help our Philippines:..
  • What OFWs, Balikbayans or Expats CAN DO to help the Philippines May 29, 2006 (

  • "..12 Little Things Every Filipino Can Do to Help Our Country shares with us 10 tips on what Pinoys abroad, can do to help develop our home country."
  • Cmbarkada

  • ...But I propose it is more than the ease and speed of today�s communication methods that has kept us in touch. It is the foundation on which our friendship is based. And that foundation is the life we shared together as Caritas Manila employees. A life of working for a common goal, retreats, summer and Christmas outings, and being there for one another through good times and bad..."

    Internet Focus

  • Filipino Web Gimik Pinoy, links and material related to the Philippines
  • Tanikalang Ginto-The Philippines Most Comprehensive Web Direct.
    Tribung Pinoy Archives , A web journal about the Philippines, the Filipino people and the Filipino diaspora as expressed from a decidedly but not exclusively Filipino perspective.



  • Tagalog, from<

  • " a Central Philippine language within the Austronesian language family. Being Malayo-Polynesian, it is related to other Austronesian languages such as Malagasy, Javanese, Indonesian, Malay, Tetum (of East Timor), and Tao language (of Taiwan). It is closely related to the languages spoken in the Bicol and Visayas regions such as Bikol and the Visayan group including Hiligaynon and Cebuano.
    Languages that have made significant contributions to Tagalog vocabulary are especially Spanish and English.

    ...Tagalog and Filipino
    In 1937, Tagalog was selected as the basis of the national language of the Philippines by the National Language Institute. In 1939, Manuel L. Quezon named the national language "Wikang Pambansâ" ("National Language").[8][9] Twenty years later, in 1959, it was renamed by then Secretary of Education, José Romero, as Pilipino to give it a national rather than ethnic label and connotation. The changing of the name did not, however, result in acceptance among non-Tagalogs, especially Cebuanos who had not accepted the selection.[10]
    In 1971, the language issue was revived once more, and a compromise solution was worked out—a "universalist" approach to the national language, to be called Filipino rather than Pilipino. When a new constitution was drawn up in 1987, it named Filipino as the national language.[10] The constitution specified that as the Filipino language evolves, it shall be further developed and enriched on the basis of existing Philippine and other languages. However, more than two decades after the institution of the "universalist" approach, there seems to be little if any difference between Tagalog and Filipino...


  • Tagalog-Dictionary
  • Tagalog English Dictionary
  • Tagalog on Site

  • " a study abroad program where Filipino Americans go back to the Philippines to learn...
    Basic Tagalog Words and Phrases for Conversation

    " - Watch a Tagalog lesson and learn how to say basic words and phrases to use in Filipino conversation. How are you? Fine. Thanks. You're welcome. Yes. No."


    *see GoodnewsEverybody: Issues-Sex

  • True Love Waits, from

  • *support (financially & prayer) Ami Chouravang (a.k.a. I Agree With Ami Campaign at UMM 04')
    "Ami Chouravong (see Prayer & Financial Support Letter=> Amelia Chouravong' Pledge Information ) is our National Media Production Manager. She is a Filipino-Burmese-American who graduated from the University of Minnesota with a double major in Speech Communication and Spanish. Ami also studied Mass Communication at UP Diliman. She was one of the finalist in ABS-CBN’s Close Up to Fame 2. Ami loves to make chika with taxi drivers. Ask her why? She’s also into nerve breaking dance moves, wait till you see her."-Meet the TLW Philippines Staff:
    TLW Philippines "We do."

    "Waiting for True love. Marriage at the right time and right place."
    Related Sites:
    First Baptist Church-Boerne
    "Ami Chouravong who is planning to join our ministry for the next three years starting January 2009."



    Father's Love Letter in Tagalog - Today's Christian Videos


  • Couples for Christ-Philippines, from

  • Couples for Christ-Global
    *my Uncle Ely serves under this ministry (promoted this in a tour in the US-MN&CA-summer of 08')


  • Map of Philippine Provinces
  • Political Map, from maps of
  • World Atlas
  • Media

  • Philippines Newspapers and News Media - National and Foreign Philippines - Broadcast News Media, from

  • -Television
  • GMA New
  • Christian Broadcasting Network-Asia, based in Makati-Manilla, Philippines
  • Medical


  • Health Information for Travelers to Philippines,

  • "...Before visiting the Philippines, you may need to get the following vaccinations and medications for vaccine-preventable diseases and other diseases you might be at risk for at your destination: (Note: Your doctor or health-care provider will determine what you will need, depending on factors such as your health and immunization history, areas of the country you will be visiting, and planned activities.)...

  • Vaccine Free: Homeopathic Alternatives to Vaccination Kate Birch, RSHom(NA), CCH, CMT 212 Third Ave. N, Suite 425, Minneapolis, MN 55401
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    -Air Force

    Philippine Air Force


  • Christmas Bombing Injures 6 at Southern Philippines Military Base Church By Francisco Alcuaz Jr. - Dec 24, 2010 7:07 PM CT

  • "Six persons were injured when a bomb exploded during a Christmas mass in church in military camp in southern Philippines today, the military said.
    A so-called improvised explosive device planted on or near the roof of the church in Camp Asturias, Jolo, Sulu island, detonated at around 7 a.m., Lieutenant Colonel Randolph Cabangbang, a military spokesman, said in a mobile phone text message. Parts of the roof and ceiling were destroyed, causing the injuries, he said. Authorities are still investigating the incident.
    Sulu is a stronghold of the Abu Sayyaf terrorist group while southern Philippines is home to the nation’s Muslim separatist movement. "



  • Philippines - * Journal, from The Official Website of Arthur Blessitt

  • "They then put the cross on a three wheel motorcycle and me on another and we went over onto the other side of the island to the town called San Fernando, where I got to the edge of the city and unloaded the cross and carried it into town. Now, driving with the cross is not my normal way of travel, but something was happening that was so strong and powerful that it was indescribable. I carried the cross through the town and was preaching and all the people were out to see me because their children had said they had seen me with the cross the day before, and many had Jesus stickers. They were taking me to a house where they said there was a man who was dying and this was their main mission.
    I arrived in front of the house and stood in the street to preach before I went in to see the dying man. The priest had given him the last rites. They said there was no hope, for he hadn't been out of bed for weeks and it was just a matter of time until he would step into eternity. As I was preaching and Willie was trying to interpret, suddenly the crowd was just in a state of shock.
    "What's happening?" I asked.
    A man stepped up and said, "Don't stop now, keep on."
    I didn't know who the man was, but I started preaching again and he began to interpret perfectly. In just a moment he stopped... he was touching himself all over and said, "What's happened... what's happened?"
    "Man," I said. "Don't stop now, you're doing a good job. I'm preaching." "I'm supposed to be dead," he said. "Are you the sick man that was dying in there?" "Yes," he said. "I went to sleep for the first time in weeks... sound asleep... without pain. And when I woke up I looked out my window and I could see a cross and a man with long hair and a beard."
    He said he thought it was Jesus that had come to get him, and he leaped out of bed and ran out in the yard to meet Jesus. He didn't know that it was me, and then he started interpreting, and he was perfectly well. He was healed! The people were crying and weeping. They called the Catholic priest. He came and looked at the man. We talked for a bit and he said, "Would you preach in the morning at my church at the 6:00 A.M. Mass? We'll spread the word. People are coming in from all around the villages and coming down the mountain, for they have heard you are here."
    I agreed to do so, and Sunday morning, January 31st, I preached the 6:00 Mass at the San Fernando Catholic Church. Huge crowds filled the church and overflowed outside to see the cross. The man gave his testimony of how he was healed, and what the Lord had done. All the people knew him, for he was one of the most prominent men on the island. I was crying. The people were crying. People were healed. I had refreshments with the priest and then they got me a ride on another motorcycle to take me back to the other side of the island. I got back late in the day, exhausted and sleepy. God had moved in mighty healing power and salvation for three days. Every person I had prayed for had been healed. All glory to God! But this was the last healing I saw in the Philippines. God had moved for three days in healing power, but I wasn't to see such a thing again for many, many months....

    *see Movies: The Passion, Crucification, Easter, Resurrection, etc..


    Joshua Tongol - The Righteousness of God Sermon Jam

    "The Exchanged Life
    * Dedicated to those who have walked with me and have been misunderstood for sharing the message of God's grace.
    Speaker: Joshua Tongol..


  • Wikipedia
  • Missions Focus

    (Ang Salita ng Diyos)

    Bukas Loob Medical Mission

    "The Bukas Loob Sa Diyos medical team and volunteers from the United States goes to the Philippines to provide dental, medical and surgical services for the poor."

  • Bob Tebow Evangelistic Association

  • "..Since 1994, over one thousand high school, college, graduate students, and adults have given two to five weeks of their summer to travel overseas to the Philippines with the Bob Tebow Evangelistic Association. These summer missionaries have had the opportunity to preach the Gospel in schools, offices, marketplaces, and malls. During these meetings, individuals have had the chance to minister through preaching, singing, and personal testimonies. Other opportunities to minister have included working in medical clinics, playing evangelistic basketball games, and conducting evangelistic film showings. These individuals are trained both theologically and through field experience. The many people who have received eternal life have truly made these summers significant. .....
  • Christian Childrens Fund
  • Christian Missionary Alliance, in Southern Philippines

  • Contact: Jeryl Gesolgon Bayona (met through e-mail in Dec. 2004)
  • Compassion International, children report
  • Ethnic Harvest Profile, resources on why this nation is a missions focus nation

  • Hour of Harvest-Crusades: Bobby & Ronda Martz-23321 Hwy 301; Parkton, NC 28371; 910.858.3683; members of of Manna Church; 5117 Cliffdale Rd.; Fayetteville, NC 28314
    *met through my local church attending a Regional Conference in 2000
  • Gawad Kalinga, �to give care�, and it is an alternative solution to the blatant problem of poverty not just in the Philippines but in the world

  • GK You Raise Me Up MV

    "Gawad Kalinga's work in Nation Building"
  • House of Refuge, in Quezon City (randomn acts of kindness story)
  • Jesus the Heart of Missions Team, headed by Dante Veluz (campus ministry led him to Christ!) came to Minnesota's Hear & Obey Conference 01' for a crusade
  • Lamp Missions (lamp1040vision), headed by Fritz Cobrado (signed my personal guestbook!)

  • *met when he signed by Guestbook
    Ministry to the Poor, headed by Pastor Art Gonzales from Jesus the Anointed One (JA1-Full Gospel) in Kumintang Ibaba, Batangas City, Philippines; tel. nos 723-1170;723-0035
    *met through Wefellowship in 2000
  • New Tribal Missions, known after Martin & Gracia Burnham were kidnapped by Abu Sayaf (Osama Bin Laden linked) prior to 9.11.01
    *special feature*

    "In the Presence of My Enemies", story of their kidnapping experience
    "Enduring Faith: Conference, spearheaded by Voice of the Martrys
    Featuring: Gracia Burnham (see persecution)
  • Operation World, mission facts on nations

  • Rhema Christian Training School, at P.O. Box 4; Tarlac City, Tarlac; Philippines 2300. Contact: Don & Margret Messerer; P.O. Box 860600; Wahiawa, HI 96786-0600;
    *met these folks through Hear & Obey Confernece in 2001
    Touch of Grace Ministries, at P.O. Box 1125; Virac, Catanduanes; 4800 Philippines. Contact: Rob & Chris Vanden Bos; P.O. Box 7283; Great Falls, MT 59406-7283; U.S.A.
    *met through my local church's family camp trip to Hungry Horse, MT in 2002

  • Wycliffe Bible Translators, Kermit Titrud (met at local church's Missions Conference 00')

  • Note: He's based in Nasuli (the Summer Institute of Language center in the Philippines), where he helped translated the local native Hiligaynon language into now their own New Testament Bible.
  • YWAM Philippines

  • YWAM Philippines School of Evangelism Promo

    Outside of Philippines:

    MANILA, PHILIPPINES (January 21, 2000) -- Donnie (last name hidden for privacy), a former prisoner in Saudi Arabia, has called for urgent prayer for five Filipino children arrested at a worship service on Jan. 7 in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, along with 10 adults.

  • Singapore's Heart 913 Radio Program w/ D.J. Mario Lajarca (personal e-mail on 12.8.00)
  • Strategic & Network, stats and data of the Filipino people
  • Christian Broadcasting Network World Reach, a Global Partnership
    European Philippine Services, info about the Philippines:Christian sites
    Jesus Film, reached 500,000 Pilipinos!
  • World Facts, many Filipinos who are missionaries are settled here (private networks for security reasons-contact me)
    Philippines Mission Report

    Uploaded by callmeSallyG on May 20, 2010


    Jose Rizal, a Filipino patriot
    "Disoriented", by Francisco Aliwalas


  • Binhirecords, a Fil-Christian Music Recording Company
  • Gary Valenciano, a positive artitist in the Philippines
  • Genesis Entertainment
  • H's Cellar-Honorius' punk rock hangout in Grafton, North Dakota
  • Plus One, a Christian "boy band"
  • Rachel Lampa, a rising christian artists!
  • Ray An Fuentes, former famous actor turned evangelistic singer

  • Umagang Kay Ganda by Ray An Fuentes (BCCBIkthus 051808)

    "A video clip from Ray An Fuentes' testimony at BCCB Ikthus last May 18, 2008. "Umagang Kay Ganda", the original , award-winning hit single sang by Ray An in the early 1980s. Now, Ray An dedicated his life to the Lord and is in full-time ministry. Visit"
  • Univeral Records
  • Shalom Ministries, Fil-Am. non-deonominational org
  • His Eye Is On The Sparrow by Filipinos Miss Saigon Germany


  • Kuh Ledesma

  • *had the opportunity to see her "live" in 2000 in the Twin Citites during and after a concert

    "Pop diva KUH LEDESMA in her stirring rendition of the immortal classic BAYAN KO in her BAYAN KO concert series at the Music Museum in 1995. Kuh was given a standing ovation at the end of the song."

    X Factor Bulgaria - Philippine Boy
    "Prefiero a mi Cristo".................Sampaguita

    "Lo terrenal pasara,Dios quiere que estemos con El por la eternidad!!! "
    *referred by her on Nov 08' on You Tube, who is part Latino.
    Lead Me Lord by Gary Valenciano

    "Lead Me Lord by Gary Valenciano... This movie clip is an excerpt... (not original, simply copied)... "
    Destiny by Lana J.

    "Lana J. sings her original while world-class dancers Eauj, Madelle, Chinie and Rocky jam. Produced for TV by OneCubed Philippines with Darlene M. as LP-on-board."
    23rd Psalm, fro
    "The band is composed of five members all coming from the same church in Tondo, Manila (The Lord is my Shepherd Christian Fellowship). Our music is a fusion of rock, praise and worship, and alternative music. We do our own songs and we are planning to release our first album this year. Our goal is to contribute not only to christians but also to the world, a new kind of praise and worship that's breathes an original Pinoy sound. We want ot deliver the message that "The Shepherd Rocks" and that He exsists to be our ultimate salvation..."
  • Journey

  • Arnel Pineda and Journey - Don't stop believing live in Chile

    "Arnel Pineda and Journey's first concert of 2008 in Chile. SONG: Dont' stop believing"
    *see GoodnewsEverybody: Life-Faith for more of Pineda's "don't stop believing" story....
    Ellen says there's a lot of Filipino Talent ft. Arnel Pineda, from
    Faithful, from
    Journey's discovery of Arnel Pineda, from
    a.k.a. zoo
    Arnel Pineda & ZOO - Amazing (Aerosmith Cover), from
    Aerosmith - I Don't Wanna Miss A Thing (The Zoo), from
    Starship - We Built This City (ZOO), from

    Ang Tanging Alay - Papuri Collections

    "Tagalog / Filipino Praise Music Collections: (Pilipino) Uplifting Tagalog Christian Music ... Thanks to Philippines Airlines and GMA7 kapuso for the file video... may the good Lord bless your companies..."

  • Ray An Fuentes

  • *had the opportunity to see him in Minnesota around 2000
  • Steve Kuban

  • steve kuban

    " small concert in ICC church. (less) Added: July 23, 2007 "
    *Jump for Jesus (see Canada)
    For the Lord is my tower

    " Concert by Mike Hanopol & Steve Kuban in Pangasinan "

    *see Israel

    Natural Disasters


  • Typhoon hits Philippines; ministry affected Posted: 26 June, 2008 (Mission Network News Online)

  • "...Philippines (MNN) ― Rescue workers in the Philippines say 800 people are still missing after a passenger ferry capsized over the weekend after being hit by typhoon Fengshen. The typhoon struck over the weekend, displacing thousands as flood waters engulfed entire villages...
    It's been a difficult year for disasters: Cyclone Sidr in Bangladesh, Cyclone Nargis in Myanmar, a devastating earthquake in China. These natural disasters coupled with a poor economy has made for a challenging time to raise money for aid and other outreach. Pray that God will provide for their needs so Food For The Hungry can reach out in His name."

    News and the Media

  • Asiaweek,news of the Philippines
  • News and the Media

  • Filipinas,a magazine with the voice from Filipinos
  • Philippine News, Flipino News Group
  • SCOLA-Satelite Communications for Learning, see schedule times for Philippine news in your local cable channel
  • Other


  • Kabayan-Real Pinoy, keeping filipinos in touch with home
  • Persecutions

  • Manila says it will withdraw troops from Iraq Bid to save hostage's life, but details of plan remain murky, from MSNBC

  • "...It is not for us to judge and raise our voices now that Angelo�s life hangs in the balance. This is the most sensitive point in the hostage crisis. We must unite behind Angelo�s family, keep our peace and pray hard...�
    PRAISE GOD-Answer to many prayers!=>Phil News- (Wednesday, July 21, 2004 )-"Angelo is freed: By 14-day ordeal ends for Filipino driver"-"THE Filipino truck driver Angelo de la Cruz was freed on Tuesday by his Iraqi captors who had held him hostage for 14 days.

  • Soldiers nab Abu suspect linked to Dos Palmas kidnaps, from ABS-CBN News

  • "Another American, Martin Burnham, was killed during a rescue operation by elite troops and his wife, Gracia, was shot in the leg. The Burnhams, Christian missionaries working in the mainly Catholic Philippines, were held for more than a year.
    Bacarro said Amiruddin had been under surveillance for weeks after the military got information the Abu Sayyaf was plotting to bomb shopping malls and public parks in Zamboanga during Easter holidays earlier this month.
    The plans were disrupted when the supposed bomb-maker was killed during a raid by police and soldiers on a hideout outside Zamboanga two weeks ago.
    Three days after that raid, security forces stormed another Abu Sayyaf hideout in a Muslim village in Zamboanga, confiscating blasting caps and materials for making crude bombs.
    Abu Sayyaf, the smallest of four Muslim rebel groups in the Philippines, is suspected of links to al-Qaeda and the regional network from Indonesia, the Jemaah Islamiah.
    Abu Sayyaf is blamed for the country's worst terror attack, the bombing of a ferry near Manila in February 2004 that killed more than 100 people. Reuters

    Senior Abu Sayyaf Leader Abu Solaiman Shot Dead Al Jacinto, Arab News
    " ZAMBOANGA CITY, 18 January 2007 � A senior Abu Sayyaf leader wanted by the United States for the kidnapping and killing of two American citizens had been killed by Filipino troops in a clash on Tuesday on the southern Philippine island of Jolo, a security spokesman told Arab News."
    *there was an article I read too that mentioned about Gracia Burnham's remarks of this recent news. She said something like this, "I feel sadden about Abu having to face judgment by God for the acts (e.g. killing her husband) he did on earth"

    Philippine militant group beheads Christian hostages
    By Michael Ireland Chief Correspondent, ASSIST News Service ASSIST News Service (ANS) - PO Box 609, Lake Forest, CA 92609-0609 USA Visit our web site at: -- E-mail: Friday, April 20, 2007
    " THE PHILIPPINES (ANS) -- Seven hostages, six construction workers and one factory worker -- all believed to be Christians -- have been beheaded by Abu Sayyaf militants in the Philippines.
    The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC), says Abu Sayyaf militants have decapitated seven hostages and sent their heads to troops on the southern Philippine island of Jolo, according to the Philippine military. The island of Jolo is some 950km (600 miles) south of the Philippine capital, Manila.
    The men -- six construction workers and a factory worker, all of whom were Christian -- were seized on Monday near the town of Parang in Jolo.
    The BBC says the Philippine military has vowed to intensify its efforts to track down the group. Philippine troops have been fighting Islamic militants holed up in Jolo's mountainous terrain for several months.
    Abu Sayyaf is the smallest of four Muslim rebel groups in the Philippines, with about 400 members. The group is thought to have links with both al-Qaeda and the regional militant group Jemaah Islamiah, and has been blamed for a number of kidnappings and bombings in the region.
    Militants ordered civilians to deliver two of the heads to a military camp and the other five heads were left at a second camp later on Thursday, officials said. The men's remains were recovered from a village on Friday.
    Philippine President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo said that the killings demonstrated the group's ruthlessness. "Abu Sayyaf's acts of terror will not go unpunished," she said.
    Maj-Gen Ruben Rafael, head of military forces in Jolo, said the killings had been carried out in retaliation for the death of a militant commander. The road workers' employer had refused to pay a ransom for the men, he added.
    In recent months Philippine troops, aided by US counter-terrorism trainers, have carried out extensive work on the island to track down the militants, the BBC says.
    Two of the group's senior leaders, Abu Sulaiman and Khaddafy Janjalani, have been killed but dozens of gunmen are thought to remain on the island.
    Bali bombing suspects Dulmatin and Umar Patek are also thought to be in the region. "


    Philippines$ country profile from Globe Telecom

    Religious/Spiritual (occults, cults, etc..)

    *see Prayer: Intercession, Spiritual Warfare, etc...


  • Anting-Anting: Amulet, a Bakbaken (martial artists)
  • The Bereans: Apologetics Research Ministry, mission focus in the Philippines
  • The Higaunon people of Northern Mindanao
  • Spiritual Warfare, from Filipino perspective
  • The Myth and Promise of Anting anting,

  • " Every culture has produced its own set of talismans and amulets, and the Philippines is no exception. While some cultures may regard amulets to be as mere magical accessories to protect one against harm and bad luck, the culture of the Filipino anting anting may be different, as it goes further as to be regarded as a religion in itself. The anting anting is interestingly unique in that it invariably contained mixed symbols of the ancient Filipino religion, Roman Catholicism, the Christian Orthodox, and Judaism....
    The early Filipinos, before the coming of the Spaniards were already known to keep amulets, talismans, charms, and various other objects to protect them from harm, the elements, and the evil spirits. Crocodile tooth, gems, odd-shaped stones, and even fossilized remains of animals were the earliest known examples of anting-antings used by the early Filipinos.The early Filipinos, before the coming of the Spaniards were already known to keep amulets, talismans, charms, and various other objects to protect them from harm, the elements, and the evil spirits. Crocodile tooth, gems, odd-shaped stones, and even fossilized remains of animals were the earliest known examples of anting-antings used by the early Filipinos...
    Many of the symbols are connected with the Filipinos’ concept of God. The one most commonly seen symbol is the Eye contained in a triangle, which is the symbol of the Bathala or the Infinito Dios, the ancient Filipino God. The connection of God to the anting anting therefore plays an important role in trying to understand its very nature. To unlock the secrets of the anting anting’s hidden meanings, myths, and symbolisms, one must be able to understand the Filipino’s concept of God. The anting anting is the Filipino’s way to approach God, and to contain God within a medallion or vest, and thereby achieve a divine connection which will give him the qualities of God....

    The Theogony of the Anting anting
    *see Religious: Catholic, Catholicism, etc..
    " To make the conquest easy and make the Filipinos easily believe and convert into the new religion, the friar missionaries interpreted Bathala to be the same Spanish God of the Roman Catholic religion. There was therefore no effort on the part of the friars to erase the old belief on the Bathala but rather to adapt the Bathala into the new religion. It may even be said that the friars may have encouraged local beliefs and superstitions among the Filipinos, including the belief in anting antings to create an industry to sell to them similar objects like scapulars, scarves, relics, medallions and rosaries...

    I plan to put a list from the book "Signs & Wonders" by Pastor Dante Veluz, whom I met at the Hear & Obey Conference in the Twin Cities in 2001. Here is the partial list from Chapter 9-Understanding the Spirit World in the Philippine Context:

    ....Filipino Teachings

    -Mangatanem in Illocos Norte

    Social Issues


  • Living Off Toxic Trash in the Philippines, November 24, 2010, 7:19 AM

  • "For decades, "Smokey Mountain," a towering heap of trash billowing smoke in Manila, was the symbol of poverty in the Philippines. Images of women and children picking through the garbage for any salvageable scraps will remain burned into the minds of the nation for a generation. In 1990, the Philippine government closed the infamous landfill, which once held 2 million tons of trash. Low-cost government housing sprung up on the site in the following years, and residents were given some community-based employment. It should have been a new beginning -- fresh hope for the nation's poorest. Just across the road, however, in an area called Pier 18, a new landfill has taken Smokey Mountain's place. The area is home to a large and growing community of slum dwellers, and Cheryl Dalisay, 30, and her son, 10-year old Chervin Enoc, are among them. Like most who live here, Chervin and his mother earn a living by picking salvageable scraps of garbage off the mound of castaway junk. "We couldn't get any other job. Here, there are no requirements, you just come here and work, no one asks anything from you," says Dalisay. "
    "The Children of Smokey Mountain, Tondo, Philippines"

    "Published on Jun 6, 2012 "The Children of Smokey Mountain, Tondo, Philippines". Videotaped & Edited by Alan C. Geoghegan. Thank you to Dr. Monte Hill (planning), Stephen C. Barry (use of music piece "Cave of the water parrot", and David Montasco (Smokey Mountain archival photos). Many thanks to the members of Mga Anak Ni Inang Daigdig (Children of Mother Earth) Artistic Director, Marciano T. Viri. Mga Anak ni Inang Daigdig (Children of Mother Earth) is an environmental performing arts group featuring young people and children born and raised in Smokey Mountain. The group was founded in 1993 by Fr. Benigno P. Beltran as Mga Likod ni Inang Kalikasan. They were initially trained under the Philippine-ITI Earthsavers Dreams Academy and later under the tutelage of the late National Artist for Dance, Ramon Obusan. "
    Philippines Slums

    Buhay Pinoy ( Life of Filipinos) Documentary Trailer, from
    "Uploaded on Feb 9, 2009 BUHAY PINOY ( Life of Filipinos) Documentary Buhay Pinoy is the first of what I, Randy Fermo, envision to be a series of documentary films covering the challenges facing many Filipino people, and their determined and unyielding spirit and faith in facing these obstacles. Buhay Pinoy will also shine the spotlight on the ongoing lives of impoverished Filipinos, which many people pretend not even exist. The many issues facing these forgotten people should be of prime importance to all of us. Cameraman ( Philippines Film Crew) Ruben Villarama Cornelio C. Torrijos Final Cut Pro Editor B. Lee Torrijos ( U.S Film Crew) Written Robert J Damron, Randy Fermo Directed By Randy Vibal Fermo Website: "


    Manny Pacquiao OVERPOWERS Erik Morales (Grand Finale)

    "Watch Manny "Pacman" Pacquiao overpowers Erik "El Terrible" Morales in this classic boxing third and final match dubbed as "The Grand Finale". The Filipino boxer wrote history as the only boxer to knockdown the Mexican legend.
    Pacman punishes El Terrible with a deafening punch to his ear and eventually catching and begging for his dear life in the 3rd round. "



  • Filipino T.V.

  • Pinoy Channel
  • Tourist Attractions

  • Lonely Planet, travel destination information
  • Palawan
    Mount Pinatubo, the volcano that changed the world's climate!
    Tambayan, Pilipinas in the Net


  • BCDA Project: Subic-Clark-Tarlac Expressway

  • "The Subic-Clark-Tarlac Expressway (SCTEx), BCDA's biggest and most ambitious project to date, is a major infrastructure which is envisioned to serve as a backbone of development in the Central Luzon region. Known as the country's longest expressway, it is envisioned to transform the area into a super region that would attract investors worldwide through the integration of all economic activities in the Subic Freeport and Special Economic Zone and the Clark Special Economic Zone, and the Central Techno Park in Tarlac."
    Philippines new expressway in Luzon

    "Subic Clark - Tarlac Expressway"
    Related Sites:
    Subic-Clark-Tarlac Expressway...SCTEx, from (Tagalog song)
  • The Subic-Clark-Tarlac Expressway (SCTEx), from Wikipedia

  • Travel

    Greetings From The Philippines, Mabuhay!

    "A video of The Philippines, the songs are Awit Sa Pagbati by Luz Morales and Mabuhay by Fiesta Filipina "

  • Baguio City

  • "The arrival of the Americans in the early 1900s spurred development in the City. The American Governor Luke E. Wright commissioned Architect Daniel H. Burnham, a prominent Urban Planner to develop a plan for a health resort where the American soldiers and civilian employees can find respite from the sweltering lowland heat. The plan better known as the Burnham Plan greatly altered the original mountain settlement and provided the first physical framework plan for the City. It paved the way for a very rapid physical development, the undertones of which are still visible up this date."
    Trip To Baguio Philippines

    "A Road Trip to Baguio, The summer white house hom"
    Friendly Philippines

    " Uploaded by Cody Mafatu on Oct 19, 2011 Touching down in the Philippines mid-monsoon season couldn't put a damper on our adventure! A vibrant manila market, a rousing ride to the coast, pristine dives, and a little monkey-ing around, the friendly Philippines were a worthy adventure! "
  • Ninoy Aquino International Airport From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

  • "...(Filipino: Paliparang Pandaigdig ng Ninoy Aquino) or NAIA ( /ˈnaɪ.ə/), also known as Manila International Airport (IATA: MNL, ICAO: RPLL), is the airport serving the general area of Manila and its surrounding metropolitan area. Located along the border between Pasay and Parañaque, about seven kilometers south of Manila proper, and southwest of Makati, NAIA is the main international gateway for travelers to the Philippines and is the hub for all Philippine airlines. It is managed by the Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA), a branch of the Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC).
    Officially, NAIA is the only airport serving the Manila area. However, in practice, both NAIA and Clark International Airport, located in the Clark Freeport Zone in Angeles, Pampanga serve the Manila area, with CIA catering mostly to low-cost carriers that avail themselves of the lower landing fees than those charged at NAIA. In the long term CIA is set to replace NAIA as the primary airport of the Philippines.[2] The airport is named after the late Senator Benigno "Ninoy" Aquino, Jr., who was assassinated at the airport in 1983. In 2009 the airport saw growth of 11.4% to 24.1 million passengers.[3] In 2010, NAIA terminal carried 27.1 million passengers, making it to the top 50 of the world's busiest airports by passenger traffic. In 2011, all terminals at NAIA handled a record breaking annual passenger traffic of 29,552,264 making one of the busiest airports in Asia. ..

    New NAIA Airport!


  • City of Manila
  • WOW! Explore Philippines, a tourist gov't site
  • Philippine Airlines
  • -Phone Calling

  • How do I call other countries? ,

  • " How do I make calls when I'm traveling outside the United States?

    If you travel outside the U.S., your phone should not work (this includes cruise ship travel). If it does, you should plan on paying at least $1-3 per minute. To make matters worse, if your phone rings, you are billed—even if you don’t answer it. Our advice is to leave your phone at home.
    There are many companies that specialize in renting cell phones for international travel. To find some options, search Google for “international cell phones.”
    < Mobal
    " Easily keep in touch when overseas by using the Mobal® International Cell Phone

  • How to Visit the Philippines 21 authors | 75 revisions | Last updated: January 1, 2010

  • " T hings You'll Need
    Not much you cannot buy here cheaper. Do buy a cheap local cell phone from your country of origin , about $100 US at most (but you can find the on classifieds for much less. Best to get prepaid phones(make sure they are GSM ( the philippines runs on GSM 900/1800 frequencies ( you can get them unlocked at any mall in the philippines , CDMA phones such as verizon will not work . it is Very convenient and easy to buy credits,purchasing a sim card and talk time is easy , you can at just about any store even the small "shack" stores (sari-sari) carry them . Texts are US two cents, calls are about US 18 cents per minute. Most people text."
    Philippines GSM 900 / 1800 from




  • 'Sendong' world's deadliest storm for 2011 by Jojo Malig, Posted at 12/20/2011 12:52 AM | Updated as of 12/20/2011 10:10 AM

  • "Deaths reach 957, hundreds still missing
    MANILA, Philippines (UPDATE) - Tropical storm "Sendong" (international name Washi) is the world's deadliest storm this year, latest data shows.
    The storm, which struck Northern Mindanao, the Visayas, and Palawan over the weekend, has now killed at least 957 people, the country's disaster management chief said Tuesday morning.
    National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) Director Benito Ramos also said they have lost count of the number of people who have gone missing following the flashfloods spawned by the storm.
    American meteorologist Dr. Jeff Masters, citing data from insurance broker AON Benfield, said 902 people died during a storm in Brazil in January. Meanwhile, 657 people died during the massive floods in Thailand from June to November.
    Masters, who explained how the tragedy happened, said Sendong carried an unusual amount of rainwater, which came from a large stream of tropical moisture over the Pacific Ocean.
    "Aiding the heavy rains were sea surface temperatures that were nearly 1 degree Celcius above average off the east coast of Mindanao, one of the top five warmest values on record," he said in a Weather Underground report.
    A US National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) report December 15, a day before the storm struck, said Sendong was carrying as much as 50 millimeters of rainwater, which is almost the same amount that storm Ondoy was bringing in 2009.
    "Washi hit a portion of the Philippines that does not see tropical storms and typhoons very often. Mindanao is thus hit only about once every twelve years by a significant tropical storm or typhoon," Masters added.
    "Since the rains fell on regions where the natural forest had been illegally logged or converted to pineapple plantations, the heavy rains were able to run off quickly on the relatively barren soils and create devastating flash floods. Since the storm hit in the middle of the night, and affected an unprepared population that had no flood warning system in place, the death toll was tragically high," he said.
    National government not to blame?
    Ramos, meanwhile, told ANC Primetime that the national government should not be blamed for the disaster.
    "Hindi naman nagkulang government sa preparasyon. Unang-una, abiso sa kanila [affected communities] signal number 2, Northern Mindanao kasama Central Visayas," he said. "Tama [state weather bureau] PAGASA. They were forewarned. Ang mga kababayan alam ang landslide-prone area at flood-prone area. Nangyari ito sa riverbank," he said.
    "We expect to rise because there are casualties in Negros, Sibula, tsaka Zamboangita," Ramos said.
    Ramos said people struck by the disaster were not used to heavy rains similar to "Sendong."
    "Experience natin dito, hindi kasi ito dating dinadaan ng bagyo itong Cagayan de Oro, Iligan, Misamis provinces hanggang Zamboanga del Norte," he said. "Hindi ito dinadaan kay experience nila kung mahagip sila, ma-sidesweep lang, 3 millimeters per hour lang ulan. Eh... Umabot 181mm."
    Ramos told ANC's The World Tonight that coffins and cadaver bags in disaster-stricken areas in the south are now running out.
    He believes that local governments should be responsible for the tragedy.
    "With due respect sa mga local na pamahalaan, mukhang may pagkukulang pa rin (sila) sa response," he said.
    More bodies being found
    More bodies are still being retrieved in Cagayan de Oro City and Iligan, even as coffins and cadaver bags are running out
    Cagayan de Oro Mayor Vicente Emano tols ABS-CBN News' Karen Davila on Monday that they have put some dead bodies in an open dumping ground for now. He said the stench from the cadavers "has become unbearable."
    Emano said they have just retrieved 17 dead bodies from Jasaan, with at least 40 more bodies still floating in floodwaters.
    In Iligan City, the large number of dead bodies has overwhelmed morgues and funeral parlors.
    Many of the victims remain unidentified.
    Over 100 bodies were brought to one funeral home, but because of the overwhelming number of cadavers, some bodies had to be placed beside the building.
    The growing number of cadavers in the city has left a foul stench, as well as sought for an immediate need for formalin.
    Some evacuation centers have been converted into venues for wakes.
    About 47,000 people have also sought shelter in temporary evacuation sites, where food and water are running out.
    Hundreds still missing in Iligan
    The death toll from "Sendong" may still rise in Iligan because hundreds of people are still missing.
    The Philippine National Police is still conducting rescue and retrieval operations to look for survivors.
    Chief Supt. Dominador Aquino, police deputy director for eastern Mindanao, said they are not losing hope of finding survivors.
    The local government has dug up a mass grave in Pala-o to temporarily dispose of unidentified remains.
    Iligan City Mayor Lawrence Cruz said the shallow graves will help victims' relatives to identify bodies.
    Forensic experts from the National Bureau of Investigation have arrived in Iligan to help identify the cadavers. - with reports from Karen Davila and Jeff Canoy, ABS-CBN News; ANC "

  • More than 1,000 feared dead in Philippines flash flood Posted: 21 December, 2011

  • "Philippines (MNN) ― Tropical Storm Washi has left its oppressive mark on the southern Philippines, leaving many dead, missing, or homeless. The storm hit Mindanao Saturday when people were asleep. President Benigno S. C. Aquino III declared the area a state of calamity, just one week before Christmas.
    That clears the way for relief and development groups to head to the region. Food for the Hungry is gearing up to help, says Peter Howard, their Director of Emergency Response. He describes what happened. "Within 12 hours, a month's worth of rain fell. So you can imagine rivers swelled, there were mudslides, and it really devastated the area. It also hit an area that doesn't typically get hit by storms."
    The people weren't ready for this, says Howard. Worse yet, "When the storm hit, it caused incredible devastation, washing some people out to sea" -- which explains why there are so many missing.
    Howard says Food for the Hungry is responding. They have two people on the ground. "We're partnering with churches in the area. And right now, our main plan is to work with an evacuation center which has 3,000 families in it, helping them get food, hygiene kits, mats -- kind of the basic necessities to help this evacuation center operate over the next couple of weeks."
    Because Food for the Hungry is working with Christians, this could provide a great opportunity for outreach. "This storm hit the southern part of the Philippines in the Mindanao area which has a high Muslim population, so [it's] all the more reason, in my mind, that we as Christians can really reach out at this time and show our Muslim friends in the area that we can and want to serve them."
    The government's calamity declaration will freeze prices of goods and services in the area and provide no-interest loans to those rebuilding homes and businesses. The government is also reviewing preventive measures and will be deploying automatic water level sensors in the 18 major river basins.
    Howard says because this region is unfamiliar with this kind of weather, "The warning systems really weren't very well in place in that area. So it was kind of the perfect storm, in the negative sense."
    This will be difficult for many victims. "People were preparing for Christmas and had no idea anything was coming their way. So those who had great hopes for a nice Christmas together as families are now stuck in evacuation centers," says Howard.
    He's asking Christians worldwide to pray, and to be a James 1:22 Christian and do something about it. Your financial support will help supply food and the Gospel. Click here to support Food for the Hungry's work. "

    Prayer for Those Affected by Sendong - CDO & Iligan, Philippines [SHARE A PRAYER Movement]

    Philippine Flood, September 26, 2009

    "Footage from what I think are med students in University of the East Ramon Magsaysay Memorial Medical Center. I caught this on facebook and decided to share. I do not own this video though and I'm not sure who the original videographer is. "
    Flood at Pedro Gil, Malate, Manila, Philippines [September 26, 2009], from
    "Various ways on how you could help out to the victims of Typhoon Ondoy at"
    Great flood in manila (Bagyong ondoy) Trap at SM centerpoint, from
    "At around 9 am i was suppose to go to work at Sta Cruz Manila. I passed Aurora blvd coming from Broadway centrum. As I noticed tremedous rain and beginning flood, i decided to pull back and stay in SM Centerpoint until the rain stops..But it didn't... Contrary to what they did at Gotesco mall where they tried to let the people not to enter the mall because they said they are closing....The administration of SM allowed us to enter and stay inside the mall...They even allowed one of the moviehouse and the Hall of Bingo Bonanza as a resting place to prevent loittering and looting...Thanks to SM centerpoint.......Savior Mall "
    Breaking News: Storm 'Ondoy' International Name Ketsana @ RP, Flash Floods, from
    Storm 'Ondoy' makes landfall, causes widespread flooding JOSEPH HOLANDES UBALDE, GMANews.TV 09/26/2009 | 11:37 AM
    "(Updated 4:51 p.m.) Thousands of people fled their homes Saturday as overnight rains brought by tropical storm "Ondoy" caused flooding in wide areas of metropolitan Manila and other provinces of the northern Philippines.
    Swollen creeks forced many residents in some communities on to the roofs of their homes and they were calling for help to evacuate, according to local radio reports.
    Television news footage showed one flooded road in suburban Quezon City appearing like a raging river. The storm intensified the seasonal monsoon, drenching much of the main island of Luzon where Manila is located, weathermen said. 'Ondoy' Update
    Areas under Storm Signal No. 2 include:
    Aurora, Quirino, Nueva Vizcaya, Nueva Ecija, Pangasinan, Tarlac, Zambales, Pampanga, Bulacan, Rizal, Northern Quezon, and Polillo Island.
    Under Storm Signal No. 1 are:
    Isabela, Mountain Province, Ifugao, Benguet, La Union, Ilocos Sur, the rest of Quezon, Laguna, Cavite, Batangas, Mindoro provinces, Lubang Island, Marinduque, Camarines Norte, Bataan, and Metro Manila. -PAGASA
    Most-affected by floods were low-lying areas of the national capital and parts of nearby Rizal province, where at least four children were reported to have been swept away by a swollen creek.
    The National Disaster Coordinating Center (NDCC) office for the Southern Tagalog Region said the still unidentified victims were from barangay San Jose in Antipolo City.
    A 49-year-old man named Eyo Cadang died of cardiac arrest at about 11 a.m. as floods began to inundate his home in Paete town of Laguna province.
    "Paglakas ng hangin at ulan at pagtaas ng tubig sa kanilang lugar, 'yun siguro ang nag-trigger ng kanyang cardiac arrest (Perhaps his cardiac arrest was triggered when the winds and the rains intensified and flood waters rose)," engineer Jensorel Hazareno of the Laguna Provincial Disaster Coordinating Council told GMANews.TV by phone.
    As of 2 p.m. at least 1,813 people in Metro Manila and Southern Luzon were evacuated from their homes due to floods, according to the NDCC in its 2 p.m. report. [See: NDCC: 1,813 evacuated from Metro Manila, Rizal]
    Of the 363 families or 1,813 people evacuated, 260 families or 1,300 were from San Mateo town.
    At least 25 villages in Marilao, Meycauayan, San Miguel and Bocaue in Bulacan were also flooded, with floodwaters reaching up to waist-high.
    In Metro Manila, at least 33 villages in Marikina, Malabon, Muntinlupa, Quezon, Makati, Pasay, Pasig, Valenzuela and San Juan Cities were also flooded.
    Defense Secretary Gilberto Teodoro Jr., national chairman of the NDCC, said he himself was forced to use the Metro Rail Transit (MRT) on his way to office in Camp Aguinaldo, Quezon City, from Pasay City because there was no passable road.
    "This kind of flash floods in Metro Manila took us all by surprise," he said, adding that flooding was also reported in Bulacan and Pampanga provinces north of Manila.
    In an interview with GMA News, he urged motorists to stay home to avoid getting caught in the floods. He also called on the MRT and Light Rail Transit (LRT) authorities not to stop their operations for the benefit of stranded commuters.
    Ondoy (international code name Ketsana), packing maximum winds of 85 kph near the center and gustiness of up to 100 kph, slammed into the eastern side of Luzon Island from the Pacific Ocean before noon Saturday.
    It was crossing Central Luzon and was expected to be 230 km west-northwest of Iba, Zambales by Sunday morning as it continues to move into the South China Sea.
    At least 12 areas in Luzon were placed under Storm Signal No. 2 as Ondoy made landfall near the boundary of Aurora and Quezon provinces.
    A dozen flights in and out of central and northern Philippines were canceled because of poor visibility, airport officials said. Power distributor Meralco cut off electric services to some flooded areas in metropolitan Manila to prevent accidents, spokesman Joel Zaldarriaga said.
    Hundreds of vehicles stalled in flooded streets around the capital and nearly 2,000 passengers and more than 150 vehicles were stranded in ports in several provinces south of Manila after the coast guard suspended ferry operations.
    Weather forecasters advised those living along the coast under Signal No. 2 to be on alert against big waves generated by the storm....

    140 die in Philippine storm, toll expected to rise, from Monday, September 28th of 2009
    Philippines flood survivors count blessings, from Monday, September 28th of 2009
    "...Still, Lim, 28, is counting her blessings. Her power is back on and she believes she can salvage most of her furniture. In addition, people she knows are still searching for missing friends and relatives in the flooding....
    The floodwaters were beginning to subside in some areas Monday after a weekend that saw Manila hit with torrential rainfall caused by Typhoon Ketsana, which has since strengthened into a typhoon. Officials said the Philippine capital saw its heaviest rain in more than four decades. The water swallowed whole houses and buses. At least 140 people are dead, officials say...
    "Right now the challenge is to find out how many people have actually died and how many people we have to take care of in terms of people who've been displaced," said Richard Gordon, the chairman of the Philippines National Red Cross. He estimated up to 300,000 people have been displaced on the island of Luzon alone...
    Fidelino said many Filipinos aren't sure if the flooding was caused by the typhoon or by the opening of dams. "It was so sudden," he said. "It was sort of a flash flood."..
    Others are just trying to feed themselves. John Gonzalez, 11, has been pushing a trolley through his flooded neighborhood in Manila's Marietta Romeo village for two days.
    "The flood went above the height of a man," he said. "Way above our heads. Today, the water just comes to my mouth. That's why we are out looking for food."

    'Ondoy' death toll rises to 240; new cyclone to enter RP 09/29/2009 | 11:12 AM (Monday, September 28th of 2009 USA CDT)
    Tragedy in Philippines: Deadly flooding from tropical storm, from
    Calls for help flood cyberspace as ‘Ondoy’ pummeled Luzon ANDREO C. CALONZO, GMANews.TV 09/27/2009 | 05:07 AM
    "It’s the old Filipino practice of bayanihan, expressed in the age of Web 2.0.
    As strong winds, torrential rains and extensive flooding due to tropical storm “Ondoy" buffeted Metro Manila and the rest of Luzon, Filipinos turned to various Internet sites not only for the latest news updates, but also to share information and to call for help.
    The online world of social media became a convenient means to keep connected as land lines went busy, cell phone networks conked out, and government websites bogged down.
    In the microblogging site Twitter, for example, “Ondoy" and “NDCC" (the government’s National Disaster Coordinating Council) became top-trending topics on Saturday, mostly due to Filipinos twitting contact numbers of disaster relief agencies that they could contact for help.
    At another microblogging site, Plurk, Filipino users not only “plurked" emergency numbers but also suggested ways to channel donations to the disaster victims.
    “Let us reach out to the victims of typhoon Ondoy. In this time of need, every charitable act will matter," said a Filipina who goes by her username pearlychelle.
    The social networking site Facebook was also flooded with calls for help and wall posts on information about relief centers and hotline numbers. GMANews.TV's Bagyong "Ondoy" Facebook page became an interactive bulletin board where Filipinos can post contact numbers, addresses, calls for help, inquiries and various messages of people stranded in flooded neighborhoods and buildings, vehicles trapped in gridlock, and travelers stuck in ports and terminals.
    Bloggers and other citizen journalists did the same, often staying up overnight to update news tidbits, advisories, interactive spreadsheets and maps to help rescue teams, government agencies, non-government organizations, and concerned individuals take action.
    A tech-savvy Filipino who goes by username KaninLamig (Cold Rice) created an interactive Google map that pinpointed dozens of locations that reported urgent calls for rescue, evacuation, food relief, and other emergencies related to “Ondoy."
    A number of volunteers soon offered to help update the map.
    Blogger Manuel L. Quezon III, for his part, kept his site well updated, and provided links to other helpful sites, including KaninLamig’s Google map.
    “Fellow bloggers may want to help on collating specific types of information they encounter online: appeals for rescue, traffic/flood updates, places to send relief goods, power failures, etc. This allows relief workers and media to focus on who needs help," Quezon said in a blogpost on tropical storm “Ondoy."
    A site entirely dedicated on “Ondoy" was built in the blogging platform Tumblr. Photos of various heavily flooded areas were posted on the site. Videos of flooded areas were also uploaded on YouTube.
    Through clicks, posts, tweets and blogs, Filipinos found alternative means to extend simple acts of help to those in need of them.
    The “Ondoy" experience showed that the Filipino sense of community really can overcome any storm – with a little help from technology. - GMANews.TV
    If you have pictures, please send them to so we can post them on the site."

    Surviving Ketsana

    "Typhoon Ketsana gained power over the ocean before slamming into the Vietnam. CNN's Arwa Damon reports. • More than 300 killed in path of deadly storm Ketsana"
    US troops to help in relief, rescue operations in Pangasinan 10/09/2009 | 09:26 AM

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  • 'Pepeng' intensifies further; storm signal up in 10 areas SOPHIA M. DEDACE, GMANews.TV 10/01/2009 | 08:22 AM

  • "(UPDATE 11) Typhoon "Pepeng (Parma)" intensified further on Thursday afternoon, prompting the government to place eight provinces and two islands under storm alert levels.
    Under Public Storm Signal No. 1 are Camarines Norte, Camarines Sur, Albay, Quezon, Aurora, Sorsogon, Burias Island and Polillo Island in Luzon; and Northern Samar in the Visayas, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) said in its 11 p.m. advisory.
    Catanduanes in the Bicol region meanwhile is under Public Storm Signal No. 2, Pagasa said.
    Pepeng is the 16th weather disturbance that hit the Philippines this year. The country has not yet recovered from the devastation caused by tropical storm "Ondoy (Ketsana)," which claimed at least 277 lives and damaged close to P5 billion worth of infrastructure and agricultural crops..

  • Flooding in North Luzon is 'turning from bad to worse' JOHANNA CAMILLE SISANTE, GMANews.TV 10/08/2009 | 10:03 PM

  • *got a call from my mom today (October 8th of 2009) about this
    "(Update 5 - 3:34 a.m.) LINGAYEN, Pangasinan - Up to 30 of Pangasinan province’s 48 towns and cities are now flooded and 30,000 people have been evacuated due to continuous rains and near-overflowing dams brought by Typhoon “Pepeng," Governor Amado Espino said early Friday morning.
    The National Disaster Coordinating Council (NDCC) said floods were also reported in Dingras, Nueva Era and Paoay towns in Ilocos Norte; Bangar and Luna in La Union; and at least 10 cities and towns in Nueva Ecija.
    Among those areas in Pangasinan so far affected by floods are Asingan, Balungao, Basista, Bautista, Bayambang, Binalonan, Sta. Barbara, Dagupan City, Mangaldan, Natividad, Rosales, San Fabian, San Jacinto, San Manuel, San Quintin, Sta. Maria, Manaoag, Mapandan, Pozorrubio, Sison, Tayug, Umingan, and Villasis.
    In an interview over radio dzBB, Gov. Espino said rescue operations have already been launched in some of these areas.
    Aside from the nonstop downpour, floods in the province have been aggravated by the opening of six San Roque Dam floodgates to release water and thus prevent the reservoir water from breaching its walls and threatening a catastrophic collapse.
    As of 2 a.m. Friday, PAGASA's Dam Status webpage announced that all of San Roque dam's six gates were open at a combined 27 meters height and pouring water into downstream Agno river at the rate of 5,353 cubic meters per second.
    Earlier Thursday night, Pangasinan public information officer Butch Velasco told radio dzBB in an interview that San Roque Dam was releasing an “unprecedented" amount of water of 6,000 cubic meters per second from 3000 cubic meters per second at 7 p.m.
    ‘It’s really unprecedented this kind of volume of water. Ngayon lang nangyayari sa history ng Pangasinan (It's happening only now, in Pangasinan's history)," he said.
    A still earlier report from the Pangasinan governor's office put the San Roque water-release figure at 3,150 cubic meters of water per second.
    Other dams that have been releasing water in the last few days include Angat, Pantabangan, Ambuklao, Magat, and Binga dams.
    (For GMANews.TV's Pepeng interactive disaster map, with locations of dams, recent road conditions, and vulnerable areas, click here. )
    Navy spokesman Lt. Col. Edgard Arevalo said in a radio interview with dzBB that he was informed by Commodore Jose Luis Alano, head of the Naval Forces in Northern Luzon, that the flood situation in northern Luzon has begun “turning from bad to worse."...

  • Days of flooding, landslides kill 186 in Philippines , updated 4:48 p.m. EDT, Sat October 10, 2009

  • After scare, 'Ramil' spares Luzon, heads for Japan 10/24/2009 | 11:19 AM

  • "After keeping much of Luzon on edge for over a week, Tropical Storm Ramil (Lupit) continued its erratic path but away from the mainland and toward Japan Saturday morning, sparing the Philippines a third disaster in less than a month.
    In its 5 p.m. advisory, Pagasa said Ramil was 425 km northeast of Basco, Batanes as of 4 p.m., maintaining its maximum sustained winds of 95 kph near center and and gustiness of up to 120 kph.
    Only the province of Batanes was under Storm Signal No. 1 as storm signals elsewhere were lowered....
    Good news
    In a separate interview with QTV's Balitanghali Saturday, Cruz said their monitoring showed no weather disturbance was trailing behind tropical storm Ramil in the Pacific Ocean.
    "Good news dahil wala tayong nakikitang sama ng panahon na sumusunod (This is a good news for us that we see no weather disturbances aside from Ramil)," Cruz said.
    But the Pagasa official still advised the public not to let their guards down saying weather activities happening at sea could become unpredictable.
    Cruz also said that even if Ramil is on its way out of Philippine territory, fishermen are still discouraged from setting sail since water in affected areas could still become turbulent. - with Joseph Holandes Ubalde and Andreo Calonzo, GMANews.TV


  • Help for Typhoon Ondoy Victims in the Philippines, from

  • ONDOY TRAGEDY: HELP DONATE (Philippines Typhoon) Sept 26,2009

    Calling on all viewers, Let's help!!! You guys can donate money, food, clothing, time, etc. Any type of help will go a long way!"

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    HELP Hagupit Bagyo Ondoy Typhoon Storm @ Philippines

    "HELP!!! Hagupit ng Bagyong Ondoy. Typhoon Storm International Name Ketsana...Breaking News!!! 'KEEP THE FAITH"
    Please let us reach out to all victims of Typhoon Storm Ondoy. In this time of need, every charitable act will matter.
    Hollywood stars Demi Moore and Demi Lovato both called on the people to help flood victims in the Philippines. They made the appeal on popular micro-blogging site Twitter, where they asked the public to contact the American Red Cross to help"

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  • " Help Typhoon Victims in Southeast Asia
    Tuesday, September 29, 2009 8:19 PM
    From: "Samaritan's Purse Update from Franklin Graham"
    To: "Mr. Sal Monteagudo"
    Killer Typhoon Batters Southeast Asia

    Dear Friend,

    Hundreds of thousands of people are homeless and in dire need of food, shelter, clean water, and medical care after Typhoon Ketsana ripped across the Philippines and Vietnam. Torrential rains caused massive flooding and landslides that swamped entire communities and killed more than 300 people.

    In Manila, the Philippine capital, the storm dumped about 16 inches of rain—an entire month's worth—in just six hours. Nearly 400,000 people have sought shelter in schools, churches, and other evacuation centers. The typhoon gathered strength as it crossed the South China Sea and inflicted extensive damage to homes and crops when it made landfall in Vietnam.

    I have ministered in these countries many times over the years, and Samaritan's Purse has a strong presence in this region. Our staff and local church partners are working hard to bring desperately needed assistance to storm victims. As caring Christians meet physical needs in the Name of Jesus, we are earning a hearing for the life-changing Gospel. Our response in the coming days is crucial. Without adequate food and other basic necessities, those most vulnerable people-women, children, and the elderly-can quickly fall prey to malnutrition and disease.

    To learn more about this disaster and what we are doing to help, click here.

    Please pray for the victims of this typhoon and for our teams as they share the eternal comfort and hope that we have in Christ.

    We ask for your prayers and your financial support (click here to donate), as we work to meet the growing emergency needs of people in the Philippines and Vietnam.


    Franklin Graham
    President, Samaritan's Purse"

  • World Vision Sends Emergency Supplies to Philippines Flood Victims By Success Kanayo Uchime Special to ASSIST News Service Tuesday, October 6, 2009

  • "MANILA, PHILIPPINES (ANS) -- World Vision, the international Christian humanitarian organization, is not relenting on its efforts to help the victims of the typhoon flooding that swept across Manila, the capital of the Philippines, and its environs, as it has rushed emergency supplies to children and families devastated by the catastrophic typhoon.
    Local volunteers help at World Vision's relief distribution at an elementary school in Marikina, Philippines
    In soliciting for support for the victims, World Vision’s Philippines National Director, Elnora Avarientos, said, “Your help is needed now. Thousands of homes in these areas are damaged or destroyed and the impact of this typhoon on Manila has been shocking.”
    Many have lost everything, including bedding, food, education materials, and clothing. The poorest living in slums and settlements are especially badly hit.”
    Avarientos further stated that World Vision is working with the Philippine Coast Guard to distribute aid as quickly as possible and that they are dispatching relief by helicopter to some of the hard-to-reach areas adding that their emergency response teams hope to reach nearly 150,000 people with food and other relief items in some of the hardest-hit areas.
    “World Vision is distributing emergency survival kits, which include food, blankets, temporary shelter, and clothing in order to provide immediate aid to affected children and families. Your support is crucial right now,” she said.
    Speaking also on the calamity that has so far affected over 3.9 million people in the country, the World Vision Staff Member in Cagayan province, Wilma Lacaden, said World Vision staff are distributing relief supplies and conducting assessments of survivors' needs.
    She went on to say, “There are many uprooted trees, as well as power lines making roads impassable in some areas. Homes constructed of light materials were blown away. In many areas, there is no electricity, and rivers have overflowed making some towns and villages inaccessible.”
    Incidentally, Philippines is not the only country affected by this natural disaster as some other countries in Asia were also terribly affected by similar disasters. Some of these nations include, Vietnam, where the Typhoon Ketsana is estimated to have affected around 300,000 people.
    World Vision's National Director in Vietnam, Daniel Selvanayagam, reported that children and their families living in low-lying areas were evacuated by the government to schools, hospitals and community buildings. “Our staff met them there to provide rice, noodles and fresh water to about 5,000 people,” he stated.
    Also in India, the same sad story unfolded, when over a million people were forced to flee their homes and nearly 300 have died in devastating floods triggered by torrential rains.
    In Cambodia, about 14 people were feared dead as a result of similar flooding in that country, while Laos reported no death from the flooding that affected the country also.
    Children stand in front of their former home in Sumatra, Indonesia While in Indonesia, it is reported that hundreds of houses, offices, schools and other buildings collapsed in the city of Padang after a 7.6 magnitude quake struck West Sumatra. “The situation in rural areas is grim. At least 80 percent of the houses have collapsed. People are in urgent need of shelter and water,” said World Vision Staff Member, in Indonesia, Amelia Merrick.
    The good news is that in the Philippines life is gradually picking up as some 300, 000 people have started to return to their homes from shelters in schools and other places, though a large number of its citizens are still housed in those make-shift shelters.
    Meanwhile in the Philippines, donations are still flooding in from churches and other humanitarian organizations and individuals to caution the devastating effects of the one-month’s worth of rains that has caused terrible destruction to the people. It’s reported that the country’s Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD), has encouraged donors to provide not only food and clothing, but also milk for the children and toiletries such as soaps, shampoos and diapers. "

  • New doors open for ministry as Typhoon Lupit looms Posted: 23 October, 2009

  • "Philippines (MNN) ― Typhoon Lupit menaced the Philippines, threatening more flooding. Over 80-percent of Metro Manila is already flooded with Typhoons Ketsana and Parma.
    The good news is that this time, they are ready. Roger Thomas with AMG International says their teams may be prepared, but they're also overwhelmed. "They're just trying to turn the corner from relief to rehabilitation, and now they've got to go back to relief. People need long-term help to rebuild their houses, their livelihood, and churches and childcare centers need to be rebuilt," which includes 17 AMG childcare centers--eight of which have been flooded.
    Some of the AMG centers are being used as temporary shelters, where emergency food and clothing is needed immediately.
    Thomas adds that while it's a crisis, this has also opened new doors for the hope of Christ. Although the office headquarters of AMG Philippines is in Quezon City, Metro Manila, Thomas notes that "this is an area where we don't have any ministry at all; our teams went in, gave food packages to 400 families, and coordinated that with the local church."
    Compassionate response to physical needs marks the path to outreach and discipleship. Thomas says, "Now we're going back to check and say, 'Hey, how are you doing?' And they'll ask, 'Why are you doing this for me? Why are you here?' And then we're able to tell them."
    AMG has sent emergency relief funds to enable their staff to provide emergency food and care, and to help the affected families recover. However, over the last three months, that emergency fund has been depleted due to multiple disasters in Asia. That means AMG is only able to assist sponsored children and their families.
    If you can help, they can go beyond that to assist other families in the communities as well. Click here. "

    Gratitude: Typhoon Diverted-Answer to prayer! Thankful on Monday, October 5th of 2009-Goodnewseverybodycom


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    Date: Wed, 24 Mar 2004 01:28:18 +0000
    Date : March 23, 2004
    To : All Concerned Filipinos/Kababayans (In the Philippines and Overseas)
    From : Bro. Dante Veluz
    Jesus the Heart of Mission Team International (Phils-USA)

    I have some serious concerns about our nation and the forthcoming election these past few weeks. Through prayers the Lord encouraged me to share with you some things for your considerations.

    When the Lord brought our family here in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in September, 2002, I was led to mobilize people to pray for the City and the nation of America, particularly the leaders. For this purpose, God led us to establish the Philadelphia Christian Leaders Fellowship (PCLF). The format of >our prayers and the list of leaders that we pray for regularly are listed in our website ( Also, sometime in April last year, I was led to commit and register as a member of a group called �The Presidential Prayer Team� ( which has been in existence for years. This group specifically prays for the incumbent President of the United States of America, regardless of religious and party affiliation.

    I have read the prayers of the first two presidents of this nation (as stated >below) which the Presidential Prayer Team printed and distributed to their >members. Then I was reminded of the prayer of William Penn, the founder of >Philadelphia and the Lord led me to share these things to you. Let us therefore fervently pray that the next president of the Philippines will make the same gesture to redeem and rededicate our nation once again so that she will be the nation that God wants her to be. May his prayer then be printed in the walls of Malacanang and the government and private institutions all over the land so that the world would know that truly Jesus is the Lord of our nation, the Philippines!

    GEORGE WASHINGTON (1789-1797) >(Member of Vestryman, Pohick Church (Episcopalian) > >�Almighty God, We make our earnest prayer that Thou wilt keep the United States in Thy Holy protection�and that Thou wilt most graciously be pleased to dispose us all to do justice, to love mercy, and to demean ourselves with�Charity, [and] humility�which were the Characteristics of the Divine Author of our blessed Religion. Grant our supplication, we beseech Thee, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.� > >JOHN ADAMS (1797-1801) >(Member of First Church, Braintree, Massachusetts) > >�I pray Heaven to bestow the best of Blessings on this House and all that shall hereafter inhabit it. May none but honest and wise men ever rule under this roof.� > >WILLIAM PENN (1684) >The Founder of Philadelphia, >the birthplace and the first capital of the nation, the place >of the declaration of Independence and promulgation of American Constitution > >�And thou Philadelphia, the virgin settlement of this province named before thou were born, what love what care what service and what travail have there been to bring thee forth and preserve thee from such as would abuse and defile thee. > >�O that thou mayest be kept from the evil that would overwhelm thee, that >faithful to the God of thy mercies in the life of righteousness thou mayest be >preserved to the end. > >�My soul prays to God for thee that thou mayest stand in the day of trial that >thy children may be blest of the Lord and thy people saved by His power.�

    These prayers were engraved at the walls of the White House and other government institutions all over the nation. These were the same words prayed for by the first Christian Pilgrims of this great nation in November, 1620, when a little ship called the Mayflower landed on the shores of this continent. The people aboard had the glory of God and a prayer of faith in their hearts for a place where they could worship God in freedom. On board that vessel, these people entered into a covenant with God to establish the land of His dreams in the Name and in the blood of Jesus. Below is an excerpt from the prayer:

    �In the name of God, amen. We whose names are underwritten�Having undertaken for the glory of God, and Advancement of the Christian Faith, and the Honor of our King and Country, a voyage to plant the first colony in the northern parts of Virginia�for the glory of God.�

    The Mayflower Compact became America�s first great constitutional document. It >was sign oked in Cape Cod Bay before the ship�s inhabitants set foot on American >soil. Because of this significant historical gesture and the leaders commitment to uphold this gesture this nation became the greatest nation over all the surface of the earth, to the glory of God. The enemy tried and will continue to discredit or destroy this nation through various means but because of the covenant prayers of the founding fathers, some key elected leaders thereafter and the believers all over the land, this nation will continue to be great, to the glory of the Lord!


    In closing, let me share with you the Editorial comment of Max Soliven, >Philippine Star, dated March 6, 2004, as follows:

    "Arroyo can speak of sustaining the >momentum for the nation's economic growth; Roco can >dwell on the paradigm shift in governance; Lacson can >battle peace and order; Poe can push for national >unity. Bro Eddie seems to go deeper. He is advocating, >so I am informed, a revolution of the heart, a moral >renewal, an inner change in every Filipino. And, of >all the other aspirants, this evangelist is absolutely >most qualified to make a God-centered campaign >platform�."

    Let's encourage one another with this word. Please forward this to your friends and mobilize them to pray and fast (a meal a day or 3 meals a week until the May 10 election), for the Lord and for our nation. >

    from Dante Veluz, former President of JHMT, who now lives in Pennsylvania

    From : LAMP/Fritz C
    Sent : Thursday, February 20, 1997 12:31 PM
    To : CC :
    Subject : Fw: Prayer Power

    "Love Asia Missions Partner (LAMP) Foundation International ,Inc." Prayer alert
    by Father James Reuter, S.J.

    By her own admission, GMA rightfully assessed that "over the last decades,our republic has become one of the weakest, steadily left behind by its more progressive neighbors." Forty years ago, we were only second to Japan in economic stature, and way ahead of Singapore, Hongkong,Malaysia, and Thailand. Today, at our present growth rate, it will take us 30 years to get to where Thailand is today.
    1. A population of 160 Million;
    2. Of those, 70 to 90 million (equivalent to our current population) will live below the poverty line;
    3. Our national debt is estimated to be at US$200B (compared to US$28B when Marcos fled, and US$ 53B today);
    4. We will be competing, not against Thailand or even Vietnam, but against Bangladesh;
    5. We will be the most corrupt nation in Asia, if not in the world (we're already ranked 11th most corrupt nation by Transparency International). The signs are clear. Our nation is headed towards an irreversible path of economic decline and moral decadence. It is not for lack of effort. We've seen many men and women of integrity in and out of government,NGOs, church groups & people's organization devote themselves to the task of nation-building, often times against insurmountable odds. But not even two people's revolutions, bloodless as they may be, have made a dent in reversing this trend. At best, we have moved one step forward, but three steps backward We need a force far greater than our collective efforts, as a people, can ever hope to muster. It is time to move the battle to the spiritual realm. It's time to claim GOD's promise of healing of the land for His people.
    It's time to gather GOD's people on its knees to pray for the economic recovery and moral reformation of our nation. Is prayer really the answer? Before you dismiss this as just another rambling of a religious fanatic, I'd like you to consider some lessons we can glean from history. England's ascendancy to world power was preceded by the. Reformation, a spiritual revival fuelled by intense prayers. The early American settlers built the foundation that would make it the most powerful nation today - a strong faith in GOD and a disciplined prayer life. Throughout its history, and especially at its major turning points, waves of revival and prayer movement swept across the land. In recent times, we see Korea as a nation experiencing revival and in the process producing the largest Christian church in the world today, led by Rev. Paul Yongi Cho. No wonder it has emerged as a strong nation when other economies around it are faltering. Even from a purely secular viewpoint, it makes a lot of sense. For here there is genuine humbling & seeking of GOD through prayer, moral reformation necessarily follows. And this, in turn, will lead to general prosperity. YES, we believe prayer can make a difference. It's our only hope. Today, we launch this email brigade, to inform Filipinos from all over the world to pray, as a people, for the economic recovery and moral reformation of our nation. We do not ask for much. We only ask for 5 minutes of your time in a day, to fwd this email to your close friends and relatives. This is the kind of unity which can make a big difference. Of course, if you feel strongly, as I do, about the power of prayer, you can be more involved by starting your own prayer group or prayer center. We have tried people power twice; in both cases, it fell short.
    Maybe it's time to try prayer power. GOD never fails. Is there hope? YES! We can rely on GOD's promise, but we have to do our part. If we humble ourselves and pray as a people, GOD will heal our land. By GOD's grace,we may yet see a better future for our children. GOD bless and GOD save our country (from stupid and corrupt politicians)! "If My people, who are called by My name, will humble themselves and pray, and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from Heaven, and will forgive their sins, and will heal their land."(2 Chronicles 7:14).

    " Love Asia Missions Partner (LAMP) Foundation International,Inc. "
    " His Last command is Our First Priority "

    *see Bible

    From : Ron B
    Sent : Wednesday, February 1, 2006 8:03 AM
    To :
    Subject : FWD: "Ang Cellphone at ang Bible"

    Ang cellphone laging hawak ipinapakita,
    Ang Bible laging nakatago at ayaw ipakita.

    Ang cellphone binibili kahit libo-libo ang halaga,
    Ang Bible ayaw bilhin, kahit isang daan ang halaga.

    Ang cellphone laging pinapalitan ng case,
    Ang Bible hindi man lang mabilhan ng case.

    Ang cellphone ay ayaw magasgasan,
    Ang Bible hinahayaang maalikabukan.

    Ang cellphone bihirang makaligtaan kung saan iniwan,
    Ang Bible madaling makaligtaan kung saan naiwan.

    Ang cellphone mahirap ipahiram, baka masira,
    Ang Bible madaling ipahiram, kahit mawala.

    Ang cellphone laging binabasa kung may bagong message,
    Ang Bible hindi binabasa kaya hindi makita ang message.

    Ang cellphone message masarap i-share.
    Ang Bible verse nakakalimutang i-share.

    Ang cellphone pinapakita ang lifestyle ng tao,
    Ang Bible nagpapabago ng lifestyle ng tao.

    Ang cellphone mabilis maluma,
    Ang Bible hindi naluluma.

    Ang cellphone text at voice message kung minsan ay late,
    Ang Bible laging on time ang message.

    Ang cellphone kailangan magload para mag message,
    Ang Bible laging fully loaded ang message.

    Ang cellphone ay mahalagang gamit ng tao,
    pero ang Bible ay mas mahalaga kung gagamitin ng tao.

    Ang ganda di ba? Sa'n ka pa?

    I-forward mo kaya o itago na lang?

    It's up to you.

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