Some tweets we’ve compiled regarding opportunists at this time of need:
- BPI blocks ‘donation’ scam riding on “Ondoy” tragedy: http://bit.ly/fMlvs [via @wwwgmanewstv]
- Per ABS-CBN:
- ABS-CBN is not selling any donated goods. Call 163 to report [source]
- SMS going around quoting ABS-CBN’s Cecille Lardizabal is not true! 1) She isn’t even working today, and 2) Pepeng landfall tomorow (3 Oct) pa! [via @ANCALERTS]
- Per GMA:
- Per NTC: Beware of people claiming they are relatives of Ondoy victims and will solicit e-cash or e-load. [source]
- Please check cell09172465962 asking for 2 500pesos load.. looks like scheme to extort money fr unsuspctng people. [via @wandering_woman]
Updated as of 3 October 2009, 6:39 AM.
Here’s a list of places allowing free calls for the victims of Typhoon Ondoy. These were copied as is. Please note that everything here is already archived.
- National Telecommunications Commission’s Libreng Tawag center at Malacañang, 9am-4pm
- PLDT and SMART Libreng Tawag Center [source]
- Barangka Barangay Hall in Marikina City
- Ever Gotesco Mall in Pasig City
- Cainta Municipal Hall
- San Mateo, Rizal
- Globe Libreng Tawag Center [source]
- Ever Gotesco (Cainta, Rizal)
- Brgy. Hall of Brgy. Barangka, Marikina
- Leodegario Elementary School, Brgy. Dela Pena, Marikina City
Last updated: 2 October 2009.
The most common thing that people came in contact with at the height of Typhoon Ondoy was flood water. A lot of people waded through flood, which was a mixture of mud, canal water, street dirt and dust, floating garbage, fecal matter, etc.
Right now people are being advised to take doxycyline as prophylaxis for leptospirosis.
An increase in price has already been reported post-Ondoy:
- Tonyo Cruz reports Generic Doxycycline 100mg caps for anti-leptospirosis prophylaxis last Friday (25 Sept) P2/cap. Today (29 Sept) P5-P10/cap at boticas across PGH [source]
- Gabe Mercado says he bought doxycyline at a Mercury drug store for P44+ Sunday night (27 Sept), after Typhoon Ondoy [source]
- Tin Larida says Dyna Doxycycline at Mercury Drugs costs 47.00 each [source]
If you bought this medicine at a higher price, it is highly suggested that you save the receipts as evidence. You may also call DTI hotline at 751-3330.
Drugstores that increased their prices will be fined P10M. [source]
If you know of any other medicines that have increased in price after Typhoon Ondoy hit us, please leave a comment.
ALSO, PLEASE SEE:
Updated as of 8 October 2009, 4:50 AM.
Here’s what we have gathered so far regarding the reports of looting in places ravaged by flood. Some people are taking advantage of abandoned houses while their owners flee to safety:
- Provident Village, Marikina. Looting, theft, robbery [source], gunshots at night [source]
- Pasig and Cainta, Rizal. Looting in subdivisions [source]
- Whitespace Gallery. People volunteering at the Whitespace Gallery REPLACED donated Havaianas with old slippers. All-new low here, people. [via @timipot, source]
- Bagong Silang, QC. from a friend in Plurk, binubulsa daw ng kapitan ng Bagong Silang QC yung abuloy sa mga namatayan. [via @tinabargo]
- Barangay Silangan. Mtg w/ Bgy Silangan officials tday-topic was (mugged) Capt Endaya’s hoarding relief goods into his house. Canned goods+clothes. [via @gangbadoy]
Places where outposts are already in place:
- Provident Village, Marikina = temporary outposts; residents are encouraged to file a complaint [source]
For security concerns, file a complaint/official report to Philippine National Police trunkline: 7230401.
If you know of any other reports of looting and other incidents concerning security, please leave a comment or send us an e-mail.
Updated as of 5 October 2009, 1:40 PM.