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Musicians pitch in to help Siargao

Among the immediate needs of Siargao District Hospital are additional generator sets, tarpaulins, rice, water purification tablets, tetanus toxoid, masks and the repair of its roof

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Siargao is in dire straits.

The world-famous tourist destination — voted Best Island in Asia in 2021 at the 34th Readers’ Choice Awards by US-based luxury and lifestyle travel magazine Condé Nast Traveler — is still reeling from the devastation Typhoon “Odette” unleashed in the Visayas and Mindanao.

On 29 December, the Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (PDRRMC) of Surigao del Norte, which has jurisdiction over Siargao, reported 373 cases of acute gastroenteritis in the municipalities of General Luna, Dapa and Pilar, and a total of 13 deaths.

The gastroenteritis was caused by a lack of potable water. Siargao’s water supply system reported a partial damage cost of P51 million. Among those damaged were the water facilities in Mainit, Tubod, San Francisco, Claver, Tagana-an and Gigaquit.

‘ALON Siargao: Sunset Session’ features Jay Durias and other artists on 30 December at Cheech and Chang in Pasig.

Among the immediate needs of Siargao District Hospital are additional generator sets, tarpaulins, rice, water purification tablets, tetanus toxoid, masks and the repair of its roof.

Musicians are pitching in to help Siargao.

Last night, 29 December, a benefit gig dubbed Bangon Siargao featuring Rico Blanco, True Faith, Geneva Cruz, Elektromagnetickombo, Monolog and Eloisa was held at 19 East.

Actor-director-producer Lui Villaruz, who owns a bed and breakfast in Siargao, organized the show. All proceeds went to “Odette” victims and the locals of Siargao.

DONATIONS to Siargao are accepted through these channels.

On 29 December, the Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (PDRRMC) of Surigao del Norte, which has jurisdiction over Siargao, reported 373 cases of acute gastroenteritis in the municipalities of General Luna, Dapa and Pilar, and a total of 13 deaths.

Another benefit show, Ahon Siargao: Sunset Session, features Jay Durias, Kat de Loria, Mikko Malonda, Nick Mangubat, Leanne and Naara, MCO (Michael Ocampo) of Ube Music with the special participation of DJ Rico Robles, today, 30 December, from 2 to 9 p.m. at Cheech & Chang HK Roasts, 75 West Capitol Drive, Kapitolyo, Pasig.

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