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THE OUTPOURING of support for the Philippines in the wake of super typhoon Haiyan is just moving. The government too. But slower.

The spirit of volunteerism is overwhelming. I experienced that yesterday in a relief center. These days, it feels great to be Filipino; it feels awful to be Korina Sanchez.

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The other day, broadcast journalist Korina Sanchez criticized Anderson Cooper’s “mali-maling” report on the situation in Tacloban City. Netizens were divided: 50 percent supported Anderson while 50 percent hated Korina.

On radio, dzMM’s Korina Sanchez hit CNN’s Anderson Cooper. And Korina’s former maid was like, “Relate much!”

Based on people’s reaction in social media, Korina Sanchez lost the virtual battle against Anderson Cooper. Mar Roxas demands a recount.

If you’re active on Twitter or Facebook, you’ll notice that Korina Sanchez has become the most hated radio anchor today. “For a change!” – Arnold Clavio

There’s no truth to…

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Typhoon Haiyan Outreach

Naomi Campbell and photographer John-Paul Pietrus for Typhoon Haiyan Philippines ReliefAppeal

the CITIZENS of FASHION

Charity for dark-skinned supermodel is not a novelty. Naomi Campbell has a private organization Fashion For Relief set in 2005, which is raising funds for the victims of natural disasters.

Naomi Campbell and photographer John-Paul Pietrus, a half-Filipino will hold a charity event in support of the Philippine Islands , recently struck by a devastating typhoon, “the world’s worst ever storm”.

As part of the project they would sell photos of the model taken by the photographer, and the proceeds will be donated to the Red Cross .

The idea belonged to JP Pietrus who felt the need to do something to help and he contacted the beautiful model.

“I chose this photo of Naomi as I think she is a very inspirational and beautiful figure, and she looks so peaceful here – something I would like the victims to find, a peace,” Pietrus said. ” I was on the Red Cross website…

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How to Help

How to Help

To those who can, in any way – sinasalamatan namin kayo (we thank you) …

http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/524723/ma-just-let-go-save-yourself

http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/524723/ma-just-let-go-save-yourself

“Some of the bereaved expressed conflicted feelings of guilt: Why they survived, and why their loved ones didn’t. And in at least one case, why they had been able to save others, but not their own.”

How to Help Typhoon Haiyan Survivors

How to Help Typhoon Haiyan Survivors

In any way, any amount …

Typhoon Yolanda – How WE can help. Because crying about it certainly won’t.

Kyle's Corner

I know that not a lot of people read this blog (I have like, what, five or six viewers, myself included?), but I feel that it’s my responsibility to at least START doing something instead of looking at all of the pictures and videos and newscasts and heart-wrenching messages of the survivors and FEELING bad.

And if I could get even just *one* person to donate because of this post, then this post was worth it.

Fuck all that talk about the “indomitable Filipino spirit”, that’s bullshit we say to make ourselves feel better and you KNOW it. This isn’t the time for rhetoric and feel-good speeches, it’s the time for action. We say that we care so much about our fellowmen on social media – now’s the time to step up and PROVE it in real life.

Here’s a compilation of all the links I see popping up on…

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“What We Learned” by Igniter Media

A bit late (apologies to those in the US), but still – here’s a little something that we can all learn from …

The story behind the crying cop | ABS-CBN News

The story behind the crying cop | ABS-CBN News.

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Philippine Independence Day 2013

Google Doodle to celebrate Philippine Independence Day