Thursday, August 31, 2006

donate direct! Updates of Guimaras Spill

Dear Friends,

Thank you for the support, volunteer work and donations we have received so far! It has been overwhelming to hear that people have come and heard out plea for help. The fight is still not over. Far from it, actually. But we hope that with what we have done and what we are still doing, we can overcome this tragic disaster and restore our rich resources to its former glory. We appeal to all filipinos to help out in every way they can.

In lieu of cash, we are readily accepting donations of fishing rubber boots, rubber gloves and masks for the volunteers and fisherfolk who are, as i type, working to clean up the damage, with no thought of their health.
They go through the muck in sandals and slippers, with not even a mask to protect their lungs.

Our next shipping will be on Sept. 5, 2006. For those in the QC area, please send over donations to 12 Highland drive Blueridge A, Katipunan Q.C. Please contact the number below if you want to have your donations picked up instead. :-) Cash is also a good alternative, for those who shall donate this, we will be buying the much needed materials for you, and put the donation under your name.

Visayan Sea Squadron is under Batas Kalikasan Foundation, so you can deposit donations through their account. Please email cleanupoilspill@gmail.com a scanned deposit slip or details of the said transaction (including names of the donors if possible) for our database.

Account name: Batas Kalikasan Foundation, Inc.
Peso Account (savings) PhilAm Savings Bank (Ayala Alabang branch)
#2107-32863-6

Dollar Savings International Exchange Bank (Ayala-Alabang)
#018-10-1-01081-5

Please attach with your donations your name and contact number so we can update you on the progress (we cannot pay you for your help, but we can at least thank you through media releases of Visayan Sea Squad).

For further questions and other suggestions to help out, please contact through cleanupoilspill@gmail.com. You can also contact these numbers for more info and volunteer help:

Archie (0919 2253262)
Haydee (0928 2313193)

Again, thank you so much!

Lette (0915.785.4035)

P.S. thanks to INQ7's 2BU! section for posting up our plea for help! (kahit mali yung last name ko, heheh)

Every BOOT helps!

Wednesday, August 30, 2006

Guimaras folk evacuated from worst-hit areas

By Nestor P. Burgos Jr., Christine AvendaƱo
Inquirer
Last updated 02:58am (Mla time) 08/30/2006

Published on Page A1 of the August 30, 2006 issue of the Philippine Daily Inquirer

NUEVA VALENCIA, GUIMARAS -- Provincial officials have started to move out over 130 families living in two coastal villages worst-hit by the oil spill because of health risks.

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past articles regarding efforts of Visayan Sea Squadron:
http://newsinfo.inq7.net/inquirerheadlines/regions/view_article.php?article_id=11420
http://specials.inq7.net/theenvironmentreport/index.php?ver=1&index=1&story_id=13037
http://services.inq7.net/print/print.php?article_id=16738

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Donate and Help us Take Action. Every BOOT helps!

Donate Rubber Boots, Rubber Gloves and Masks!
Archie (0919 2253262)
Haydee (0928 2313193)
Lette R. Teodosio (0915.785.4035)

contact us at cleanupoilspill@gmail.com
you can also donate or pledge through projectsunrise.org
get updated through:
www.inq7.net
greenpeace.org
wwf.org.ph

Sunday, August 27, 2006

update on Guimaras oil spill

Dear Friends,

The Visayan Sea Squadron, currently headed by Atty. Antonio Oposa, along with Senator Cayetano, Congressman Acosta and Congressman Roces recently assessed the damage along Guimaras last August 26, 2006. With heavy hearts and tearful eyes, they watch helplessly as oil slick and sludge slowly ate up what was left of the rich marine life that was carefully protected by Guimaras. Recent reports have confirmed that four coastal towns of Iloilo have already felt the effect of the oil contamination, namely Ajuy, Concepcion, Barotac Nuevo and Dumangas. A few more days and it will reach Eastancia and the northern area of Iloilo, where Panay's fishing port is located. It is this alarming rate that more efforts in prevention of its continuing spread is taken.

As i type, the oil spillage slowly encompasses the areas around Guimaras Island and is now moving up towards the north through Guimaras Strait, damaging Panay and Negros in its wake. Families dependent on their fishing livelihood are robbed of their means of living. Our rich seafood is contaminated, and we are slowly but surely killed with health problems resulting from this terrible environmental disaster. With 2 million liters of oil spillage each day leaking out to destroy what is left of our natural resources along in Guimaras, recent reports say it is the worst natural disaster our country is facing.

We encourage fellow filipinos to help out in the cause of preventing its spillage to reach further waters, and as much as possible, clean up the damage done. We appeal to all filipinos to help out and be more aware of the situation. We appeal to members of Congress, the Senate and other government officials to help us by thoroughly investigating this matter and TAKE ACTION.

It is for this cause that i am coordinating with them to create this donation drive. In lieu of cash, we are readily accepting donations of fishing rubber boots, rubber gloves and masks for the volunteers and fisherfolk who are, as i type, working to clean up the damage, with no thought of their health. They go through the muck in sandals and slippers, with not even a mask to protect their lungs. We also accept donations of hair and chicken feathers to create brooms needed to mop up the oil.

We thank our donors and volunteers for their generosity. As of this weekend, we have received donations bnoth in cash and in kind from the following:

-LV Fisheries (donations of fishing boots)
-Ms. Johanna Clavecilla (cash)
-Mango Comics (cash)
-Mr. Eugene Tan (donation of gloves)

Our first shipment of donations will be on the 30th of August, 2006. Due to those who were unable to send us donations during the week, we have extended our initial deadline to that date. You can still donate to us up until the 29th of August for the first shipment --- For those in the QC area, please send over donations to 12 Highland drive Blueridge A, Katipunan Q.C. Please contact the number below if you want to have your donations picked up instead. :-) Cash is also a good alternative, for those who shall donate this, we will be buying the much needed materials for you, and put the donation under your name. Please contact the individuals below on where to channel the cash donations if ever, since we don't have an account up yet. You can also send it in through the address given.We thank all those who have readily sent cash and the abovementioned donations, your efforts and willingness to help have given much needed hope to us and families affected by this disaster. Our next shipment shall be on the Sept. 5, 2006.

Please attach with your donations your name and contact number so we can update you on the progress .You can also contact these numbers for more info and volunteer help:

Archie (0919 2253262)
Haydee (0928 2313193)
Lette (0915.7854035)


You can also email us at cleanupoilspill@gmail.com.
You can also drop off donations (cash or kind) at the College of Fine Arts in UP-Diliman, Q.C. Please look for Jen Alfon-Adano (faculty)

For more information and updates, please check greenpeace.org, and projectsunrise.org .

Saturday, August 26, 2006

an appeal for HELP

Dear Friends,

With 2 million liters of oil spillage each day leaking out to destroy what is left of our natural resources along in Guimaras, recent reports say it is the worst natural disaster our country is facing. As i type, the oil spillage slowly encompasses the areas around Guimaras Island and is now moving up towards the north through Guimaras Strait, damaging Panay and Negros in its wake. Families dependent on their fishing livelihood are robbed of their means of living. Our rich seafood is contaminated, and we are slowly but surely killed with health problems resulting from this terrible environmental disaster.

The Visayan Sea Squadron have started volunteer work to help out fishermen, residents and fellow ilonggos who have been badly affected. Atty. Antonio Oposa, a lawyer specializing on environmental law, is currently heading the organization. Yesterday, the group along with Senator Cayetano, Congressman Acosta and Congressman Roces assessed the damage along Guimaras. With heavy hearts and tearful eyes, they watch helplessly as oil slick and sludge slowly ate up what was left of the rich marine life that was carefully proected by Guimaras. A few more days and it will reach Eastancia and the northern area of Iloilo, where Panay's fishing port is located.

We encourage fellow filipinos to help out in the cause of preventing its spillage to reach further waters, and as much as possible, clean up the damage done. We appeal to all filipinos to help out and be more aware of the situation. We appeal to members of Congress, the Senate and other government officials to help us by thoroughly investigating this matter and TAKE ACTION.

It is for this cause that i am coordinating with them to create this donation drive. In lieu of cash, we are readily accepting donations of fishing rubber boots, rubber gloves and masks for the volunteers and fisherfolk who are, as i type, working to clean up the damage, with no thought of their health. They go through the muck in sandals and slippers, with not even a mask to protect their lungs. We also accept donations of hair and chicken feathers to create brooms needed to mop up the oil.

Our first shipment of donations will be on the 30th of August, 2006. Due to those who were unable to send us donations during the week, we have extended our initial deadline to that date. For those in the QC area, please send over donations to 12 Highland drive Blueridge A, Katipunan Q.C. Please contact the number below if you want to have your donations picked up instead. :-) Cash is also a good alternative, for those who shall donate this, we will be buying the much needed materials for you, and put the donation under your name. Please contact the individuals below on where to channel the cash donations if ever, since we don't have an account up yet. You can also send it in through the address given.We thank all those who have readily sent cash and the abovementioned donations, your efforts and willingness to help have given much needed hope to us and families affected by this disaster. Our next shipment shall be on the Sept. 5, 2006.

Please attach with your donations your name and contact number so we can update you on the progress .You can also contact these numbers for more info and volunteer help:

Archie (0919 2253262)
Haydee (0928 2313193)
Lette (0915.7854035)

You can also email us at cleanupoilspill@gmail.com.
You can also drop off donations (cash or kind) at the College of Fine Arts in UP-Diliman, Q.C. Please look for Jen Alfon (faculty)

For more information and updates, please check greenpeace.org, and projectsunrise.org

Wednesday, August 23, 2006

we need YOUR help!!!


we need YOUR help
Originally uploaded by wanderlust_junkie.

Help Out Guimaras --- NOW





THE Philippine Coast Guard said Monday it was racing against time to prevent a major environmental disaster as oil seeped from a tanker that sunk in heavy seas over the weekend and a spokesman said it could take more than a year to clean up the mess.The tanker, Solar I, was carrying two million liters (12,580 barrels) of bunker oil when it sank off the central island of Guimaras on Saturday.

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As much as i adhere to Greenpeace's statement, we have to act now, as individuals, as fellow filipinos. With the threat to our natural resources, a group of concerned individuals called the Visayan Sea Squad have started voulunteer work to help out fishermen, residents and fellow ilonggos who have been badly affected. Atty.Oposa, a lawyer specializing on environmental law, is currently heading the organization. It is for this cause that i am coordinating with them to create this donation drive. In lieu of cash, we are readily accepting donations of fishing rubber boots, rubber gloves and masks for the volunteers and fisherfolk who are, as i type, working to clean up the damage, with no thought of their health. They go through the muck in sandals and slippers, with not even a mask to protect their lungs.

Each week we will be sending over the accumulated donations to Iloilo to be distributed. For those in the QC area, please send over donations to 12 Highland drive Blueridge A, Katipunan Q.C. within the week. We send donations by Sunday each week. Please contact the number below if you want to have your donations picked up instead. :-) Cash is also a good alternative, for those who shall donate this, we will be buying the much needed materials for you, and put the donation under your name. Please contact me on where to channel the cash donations if ever, since we don't have an account up yet. You can also send it in through the address given. Please attach with your donations your name and contact number so we can update you on the progress (we cannot pay you for your help, but we can at least thank you through media releases of Visayan Sea Squad).

For further questions and other suggestions to help out, please contact through honeylette@gmail.com or through mobile 0915-785-4035. We are also in the process of setting up donation areas where you can drop off your donations (will give more notice on this soon).

You can also contact these numbers for more donation info and volunteer help:
Archie (0919 2253262)
Haydee (0928 2313193)

A million thanks. It's a struggle to clean up this mess. But with everyone helping out in any way, we can clean this up.

Friday, August 18, 2006

dreaming of bora...


bora!!!!
Originally uploaded by wanderlust_junkie.

:-)

Wednesday, August 16, 2006

game!!!


play
Originally uploaded by wanderlust_junkie.

Sunday, August 13, 2006

pffft.

i hate not being able to sleep. especially on a rainy night like this.

dammit.

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love the new pic.

Saturday, August 12, 2006

back in the day...


back_in_the_day02
Originally uploaded by wanderlust_junkie.

Pika posted this a few hours ago, and i was relaly surprised... grabe, ang payat ko dati!!! SHYET!!!!

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I guess todayis the perfect time to reminisce, since i'm feeling miffed and pretyy pissed off (still)... *sigh*

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somebody kill me please.

Friday, August 11, 2006

Mightier Than the Sword


Mightier Than Sword
Originally uploaded by bullish1974.

Dear You,

You sure as hell think you're the best there is. Amazing. You may think that just because you are in that position, you can easily dismiss people, be bossy and be as bitchy as you can be. I don't think so. I know i shlould be angry with the way you treat me, no, treat people...but i just pity you.

I feel sorry for you that your zero social life and non-existent sex life has been replaced by chismis and work. I feel bad that that is the only way you can feel life, be passionate and "live" out your existence.

You might think you have won the "battle" just because i'm leaving. But i feel like i won. I feel better, actually, for not stooping to your level and spread rumors about you. I feel good that i didn't have to resort to angry shouts of confrontation with you. I feel great that after one more week, i won't have to see you prancing about, walking around like it's part of your daily duties in the office (it's not....SERIOUSLY.) One more week then i won't have to see your ugly mug smiling that plastic smile and ruin my whole day. :-)

Friday, August 04, 2006

everybody's changing and i don't feel the same...

i guess i never really thought about drastic changes until this week. I feel some regret, of bridges to be burned (somehow), of the uncertain changes and the looming future. But i guess all this is part of transition. I wish somehow that things would be different, that everything will be the same when tomorrow (today) comes in. But it never is.

I know that whatever happens tomorrow, well, is inevitably what i want in the end. I really hope that things will be for the better.

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For you my friend, I wish for you to be happy, in the distant land.I hope that you will find what you seek, in the land of the rolling hills and the cold billowing winds. I pray for your good health, a peaceful existence and happiness, in what form it may come to you. I shall miss your company, our "dates", and finding happiness in the little things in life. I want want for you you to be happy. God bless and ingat sila sayo!!! hehehhehe ;-)
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