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The Planners and Decission Makers after a Disaster


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By: Elena Grace Flores

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US Navy 080627-N-0640K-578 Service members assigned to the Philippine Army load an SH-60 Seahawk assigned to the (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Philippines is now becoming a calamity-prone country – after series of devastation just happened recently. For sure, like any other governments, the Philippine government also has a comprehensive plan like this one from the United Kingdom for disaster response:

Emergency planning and preparedness: exercises and training

By: www.gov.uk

The government aims to ensure all organisations are fully prepared for all types of emergencies.

Integral to that is the practising and testing of all the elements of emergency plans. This guide outlines what we mean by exercising, describes different types of exercise, and outlines the exercising which takes place at all levels of government. https://www.gov.uk/emergency-planning-and-preparedness-exercises-and-training



Based on the performance of the government after super typhoon Yolanda, all government agencies are working hard to the brink of breaking down – but the efforts were not felt by many. Why? The devastation was just too much to handle without proper equipment, manpower and strategy. The actions done did not come from an intelligent panel of planners – because they move without thinking in tackling the disaster aftermath. Lots of donations arrive but they are easily hindered by obstructions because they do not have powerful vehicles. Time is of the essence and further delay means lost of lives! Can this be tolerated by Filipinos?


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EON Card Renewal a Must to Continue Using Paypal


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By: Elena Grace Flores

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I knew that my EON Debit Card is expiring and it was not a surprise seeing a notice from Paypal – that to make sure that there will be no interruptions in my Paypal facility, I must renew beforehand. So, I immediately called the Customer Service hotline of the bank and was told to go to the branch where I opened my account. Then, I found out later on that I could have renewed in any branch convenient to me. Read this other story just to be aware:

Renewals: Domain Registration and Eon Unionbank Debit Card

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I had my own custom domain name renewed (www.mdelacena.com) for the 2nd time. The set up was very the same from the first time I had it renewed. Acquiring my own domain was the best decision I ever made for this blog. Although I am not a very active mom blogger, http://www.mdelacena.com/2013/05/renewals-domain-registration-and-eon.html#.UoXtZvvWJrg



Advance renewal will cost you 150 Pesos for the card replacement and another 350 Pesos for the annual fee. Just be ready with your government ID card such as driver’s license or passport upon picking the new card up after 3 or 4 working days. It is best to call first if it is ready because it can take at least a week. Whatever you do, just don’t let it expire if you are using Paypal with it.


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Classic EIEIO Song


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By: Elena Grace Flores

EIEIO is easy for children to recall and this classic Old MacDonald Had a Farm song was already popular even when I was a child myself. Despite the entertaining platform of the music, the lyrics are not only realistic but also fun to just utter. Here’s another version:

Classic Nursery Rhymes : Old MacDonald had a farm –Nursery Rhymes

Posted at YouTube by: Nursery Rhymes – Kids Camp


What can beat animal sounds – for quality educational activity for our angels? Even adults love this too – upon seeing children having so much fun. Minors who are not living in the farm can also develop the love of rural life – when they have the chance to grow up with this type of children’s songs. Play them on for your little ones and you’ll love their newly found interest!


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The Never Ending I Love you Song by Barney


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By: Elena Grace Flores
My grandson is always fascinated with the I Love You song by Barney – and he is unsatisfied every time the song comes to an end. It was lucky that I found this extended version of the video. The song is repeated 15 times and before the last repetition ends, the little one already had enough. See for yourself:

Barney – I Love You (Extended Play 15 times back-to-back!!)

Posted at YouTube by: kooolpanda


Brilliant idea. Thanks to its maker. Despite being repeated 15 times, each rendition sounds unique because of the fast and slow beats plus, the alternate voices of Barney and the children. Keep this handy, folks!


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Not Much Evidence that Aids for Tacloban are Getting In


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By: Elena Grace Flores

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Haiyan relief [Image 6 of 14] (Photo credit: DVIDSHUB)

Tacloban aids are pouring in from around the world but there’s not much evidence that they are received by the the victims. This is an additional grief for the the country. People are getting discouraged from the public system. One can’t imagine why their loved ones are still not eating after few days of abundant donations. Read and watch videos from this link:

Aid operations pick up pace in Philippines

By: http://www.cbsnews.com 

TACLOBAN, PHILIPPINES Relief operations in this typhoon-devastated region of the Philippines picked up pace Wednesday, but still only minimal amounts of water, food and medical supplies were making it to the hardest-hit areas. http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-202_162-57611886/philippines-typhoon-aid-arrives-but-few-in-hard-hit-region-are-getting-it/



No one can control the natural disaster but, sufferings can be alleviated if there’s genuine love for public service. Criticisms to the government may be unfounded but why can’t they facilitate relief efforts faster than the others when they should know their country better? Let’s help in our own little way – and perhaps we can influence the ones in authority!


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