Si Ondoy at ang mga Presidentiables

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Bilang tugon sa request mula sa mga kaibigan sa ibang bansa.
Ito ang isang compilation ng mga kung anong ginawa at ginagawa nila.
Walang halong bias. Just stating facts.
If you have something to add, please don’t hesitate to leave a message.

(*Controversial entries need to be confirmed. Sana hindi totoo.)

Sa mga supporters, ng iba’t-ibang Presidentiables, wag magalit sakin. I’m just merely compiling.

Manny Villar
During the Storm:
– Deployed 35 Dump Trucks to rescue people
– Put up his own Text Hotline to help people.
– Sent packed food to evacuees.

After the Storm:
– Text Hotline is still working.
– Still sending packed food to evacuees.
– Dump Trucks still rescuing people.
– Already deployed Clean-up crew to some areas.
– Was criticized for putting his name on the styro of the food that were being distributed.
(This is from his FB account: **67,532 relief goods bundles distributed, 4,040 rescued, 400 homes cleaned as of Oct 2)

-**Tulong Villar is accepting donations and supplies at the entrances of Star Mall (Edsa cor. Shaw Boulevard ). Tulong Villar can be reached through its 24-hour hotlines: 0905-3316626 and 0917-4226800.

Dick Gordon
During the Storm:
– Put up his own Text Hotline to help people.
– Tried to send rubber boats from Olongapo to help rescue people but got stuck in traffic.

After the Storm:
– Text Hotline is still working.
– Still deploying rubber boats where needed.

**Spearheaded the relief distribution and cleanup drive at Diosdado Macapagal Elementary School in Barangay Tatalon, Quezon City, in which US Ambassador Kristie Kenney, American soldiers and workers of the US Agency for International Development also participated. He proceeded to other sites, including Benitez Elementary School in Quezon City and Nangka Elementary School and H. Bautista Elementary School in Marikina.

Nonoy Aquino
During the Storm:
– No entries.

After the Storm:
– The first to donate his and his running-mate’s campaign funds to the victims.
– Directed all his supporters to defer all campain activities and instead commence relief operations for all typhoon “Ondoy” victims.

**Together with Mar Roxas, distributed relief packs to more than 34,000 families in 45 areas in Metro Manila, Rizal and Bulacan since Sept. 27

Bayani Fernando
During the Storm:
– No entries.

After the Storm:
– Helped with removing the mud and muck in Marikina River.
– Took the blame for the flooding in Metro Manila.
– *Controversial Entry: Stopped some Ateneo Volunteers who were on their way to San Mateo passing through Marikina and commandeered their relief goods to Marikina.

Gilbert Teodoro
– Swamped with NDCC work.

**Chiz Escudero
During the Storm:
– No entries.

After the Storm:
– Has mobilized volunteers to repack relief goods. These volunteers have given out food packs, including bottled water, canned goods and rice to 10 areas.

**Joseph Estrada
During the Storm:
– No entries.

After the Storm:
– Started distributing relief goods in Tanay and Taytay, Rizal, and his son, in Marikina and Pateros, among other areas. So far, 40,000 bags have been distributed to victims, but the relief efforts will continue, Senator Jinggoy Estrada said.

Originally posted on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/notes.php?id=749251843#/note.php?note_id=187632359688
Compiled from Inquirer, ABS-CBN news, websites of the presidential aspirants and first-hand account of some volunteers.

Update: **Added new entries. (October 7, 2009)
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