"MANILA — At least 83 people were killed and dozens of others were missing after a tropical storm swept through the northern Philippines over the weekend, with Manila experiencing its worst flooding in nearly half a century, officials said Sunday.
"As of Sunday afternoon, countless citizens in the capital remained on the roofs of their houses, where they had spent the night drenched and unable to come down because of the floodwaters that had accumulated since the rain began falling Friday evening."
There are reports that thousands of families in the capital and nearby towns have also been affected severely by the floods. It was unexpected - and Manila doesn't necessarily have the best flood management systems (if such existed at all).
I would like to appeal to your kindness and please help our brothers and sisters in the Philippines.
The Philippine Red Cross organization (www.redcross.org.ph) and several church and non-governmental organizations are now organizing relief efforts to the survivors. Thanks in advance.