Flooding in Manila

Please pray for the Philippines - Philippines is experiencing flooding now, please help!
Philippines
August 7, 2012 2:00pm CST
I am from the Philippines. Our country is currently experiencing nonstop rainfall for almost two weeks now. People in Luzon are badly in need of food, clothing and shelter. The water is up above average height of a person. Please pray for my country and please do whatever you can to help those affected by the flooding.. :(
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@Fulltank (2896)
• Philippines
8 Aug 12
I do pray that the flooding stops. Maybe not the rain by the flooding. I had several co-workers who lived in Manila whose house was completely submerged under flood water. I think I am the few lucky ones who are living in the South and our home is located in a high place. But I knew that those people living in nearby towns was also had flooding. Now my wife is already packing some goods to be brought in our kids school as donation. I too already had pleaded one ones worth of vacation leave to be donated by my company to Kapuso Foundation. One good thing about us Filipinos is that in times of calamities, the "bayanihan" culture is very evident and are still smiling despite the hardships that we faced.
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@asdomencil (4276)
• Philippines
7 Aug 12
I saw it on TV yesterday. Good for us that we are not located in low lying areas here in our place. however, yesterday we still went to our work since private institutions are not yet suspended early in the morning. However, on our way, we saw the river near our workplace is really high and already reached some of the houses near the river banks. Before lunch time, we decided to go home and informed our HRD that we might not be able to go home is we stayed for long. Good that the malacanang already issued suspension of offices including private in the morning.
• Vienna, Austria
8 Aug 12
hi asdomencil! and also there are many garbage still on the river
• Philippines
8 Aug 12
That is one of the major reason for flooding. The drainage especially in metro are already clogged by garbage.
• Philippines
11 Aug 12
Thank God the sun is shining now! The rain is over.. I live in Quezon City and thank God our place was not affected by the flood.
• Philippines
11 Aug 12
Thanks God! :)
@se7enthbird (8328)
• Philippines
8 Aug 12
We`re from antipolo and miraculously we are still safe despite the fact we are near marikina city. I am quite worry and i cant sleep because of this habagat wind. Our village is safe but when you go outside our subdivision the flood is really high. Jeepneys and cars can`t be seen and a lot of mad was in the road. Antipolo major roads was damaged and we can`t no longer travel to marikina and marcos highway. I hope this issue will be done. Please pray for the Philippines and i hope that the sun will shine brightly tomorrow. My wife is out to work and she was stranded to her friend`s house. My daughter will be helping to clean her school too because it was really washed out. I hope good weather will come for their safety and for the safety also of our fellow filipinos who was really affected by the rain.
@Cutie18f (9564)
• Philippines
8 Aug 12
Hi Gelli. I feel so sad about this, I am also in the Philippines but I am in the Visayan part of the country and we are not experiencing the same problem now. We've had our share of flooding in some areas before but not as bad as what Manila is experiencing. I think this is the result of modernization. One seldom find real trees and plants in the big Metro. In our place which is a small city one can still find many big trees and lots of plants everywhere. I hope it remains this way. I also pray that something can be done to minimize flooding in Manila.
@riyauro (6431)
• India
8 Aug 12
Yes you are true all what is needed is prayer to stop rain. I am praying for your country. Lord have mercy. So many people suffering out there. I heart is paining thinking of it.
• Philippines
8 Aug 12
I agree with you. But if we can't give them food, water, clothing etc. then, PRAYER can be. And it should be the first because only God can help us now . . and forever.
• India
8 Aug 12
Hi friend, sad to hear about this, surely i will pray for the welfare of your country people, don't worry all the problems will be solved soon
• Bangladesh
8 Aug 12
Hi gell, Its sad that we are to pay a lot for the global weather imbalance and we are not to blame for it but everycountry of this planet. However, Everry situation has its opposite situation. You are at stake now and hope you would outdo the catastrophie. So deployed rescue team should rescue the people of nether regions first and distribute the mecessary relief commodities like food, clothing to the victims. Pray and pray for you all fight this ongoing adverse situation and overcome it. Its your heroism as a country if you can beat the situation. Its all your might if you can fix your disturbances again.
@djmarion (4905)
• Philippines
8 Aug 12
It's really heartbreaking to see the news today, almost the whole Manila and nearby provinces are experiencing severe flood. I feel like crying whenever I see the news and really pray to God for the welfare and safety of those who are in affected areas. I hope many kindhearted people will continue to support as best as they can.
• Cameroon
8 Aug 12
Hi there it is a good thing you post here. Please kindly join with your friends you altogether pray reading psalms 91 and psalms 23 okay. Our good Lord will provide you with food and shelter and protect you from this flooding. Look we are all sons of God Okay and always pray and ask God to cover you with the blood of Jesus Christ when you are covered with the blood of Jesus Christ, you can not be carried away by flooding or any evil. In a time like this we should always pray and ask God for divine protection thanks you bye
@sukumar794 (5047)
• Thiruvananthapuram, India
8 Aug 12
Long back I had a student companion from Manila...she came over to one of the universities here to learn our language . Hope she is fine now and unaffected by the flood havoc.
• United Arab Emirates
8 Aug 12
Let us pray for our country. Keep safe people and be alert and vigilant. If the government announces to evacuate please don't hesitate. Make sure all important documents are sealed with plastics. Forget your gadgets. Save you life!
• Philippines
8 Aug 12
I believe in the Filipino spirit. Put God first and never be last.
@shello (964)
• United Arab Emirates
8 Aug 12
Hi. I am a Filipino too. And it is really sad to see some places of my beloved country flooded and many are in distressed. Let us all hope that what is happening right now will serve as a lesson to each and everyone of us. We should all know that throwing our garbage everywhere will not do us any good. We should be very vigilant and look after one another to avoid such problem to happened again.
@salonga (27969)
• Philippines
8 Aug 12
Flooded City - The flood keeps rising because of the non stop rain. Who can stop the rain? Only God can. So let us all kneel down and ask for His mercy: "God please stop the rain, have mercy on us. You are the master of the wind and rain. Please stop this calamity that has been devastating the entire metro. Please Lord, please?"
Yes praying is what we should all do for God to grant mercy. The damage to lives and properties have been unimaginable. It breaks my heart to see the flood victims on their rooftop while the flood kept rising. Far more heartbreaking are the victims of landslide. How sad, so sad really! Our area is also prone to flooding but I thank God because the flood did not reach our houses. But so sorry for those who lost their lives, houses and properties because of these calamity. Indeed we really need to pray. Only God can help.
@rsa101 (13337)
• Philippines
8 Aug 12
I am thanking God my place was spared from any flooding. As compared to Ondoy many years ago we were hit with floods before but this time only rains and no flood came in my place. I am praying for those that get hit again and in some areas it even got worst than the Ondoy. It is sad seeing them suffer the second time around with this.
@ckciasigurl (1585)
• Vienna, Austria
8 Aug 12
hi gellimac! even though we are not affected here in baguio we still pray for the people who are in manila and to other part of the luzon because of floods, i hope that rain will stop soon
@mensab (4208)
• Philippines
7 Aug 12
yeah, we heard over the news and internet. pictures of flooding and people evacuating are all over the facebook. it is helpful to have facebook which allows people to share what's happening around the world. i think the humanitarian organizations and local governments are preparing their relief operations to address the basic needs of those people who are deeply affected by the flooding.
@emdjay23 (1575)
• Philippines
7 Aug 12
I would agree on what you've said, luckily our place is not really that bad knowing that were from Caloocan, it saddens me to see our fellow Filipinos suffering from floods and heavy rain. I hope God would put His hands in our country to stop the rain. Foods and water are the best things to give them. Condolence to those famly who were trapped on landslide in Commonwealth..:(