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Old 11-09-2013, 12:15 PM   #26
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Old 11-09-2013, 12:35 PM   #27
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I was at superstore on grandview hwy in Vancouver and I saw two filipino ladies asking for money saying they are going to help people hurting from the typhoon. it was very poorly asked and they didnt have any brochures or anything. When I declined they just straight up asked "do you have any change". Didnt seem legit and kinda felt like a scam.

Im all for donating if its legit, next time I would ask for a charity or some sort of registration number. Just a warning to others not to give anything unless it's legit.
lmao i can't believe they are using their own country's disaster to get their scam going now
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I was at superstore on grandview hwy in Vancouver and I saw two filipino ladies asking for money saying they are going to help people hurting from the typhoon. it was very poorly asked and they didnt have any brochures or anything. When I declined they just straight up asked "do you have any change". Didnt seem legit and kinda felt like a scam.

Im all for donating if its legit, next time I would ask for a charity or some sort of registration number. Just a warning to others not to give anything unless it's legit.

this will be a perfect opportunity for those filipino scammers to get some money from people so im glad you declined and walked away. I am honestly ashamed that my own kind is doing this.
So for all RS members unaware of these scams, pls do not give money or donate unless it is really legit and you feel like giving. A lot of these ppl will hassle you and will go as far as asking you if you have a debit card and will ask you to withdraw at an ATM while they wait. If you come across one of them, dont make eye contact or just lay down a firm "NO" and walk away. Do not even pay attention to anything they say after because it will just ruin your day and possibly get you in a verbal arguement.
I remember being approached by 2 filipino girls in Robson and asked for donation for a charity i never heard of. I declined and walked away. while i was walking away they yelled at me stating that im an embarrassment for being their own kind but not wanting to help out. I just brushed it off and kept going.
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Typhoon Haiyan: Thousands feared dead in Philippines

Police in the Philippines say they fear 10,000 people may have died in the devastation wreaked by Typhoon Haiyan.

The Philippine government has so far only confirmed the death of several hundred people after the storm struck.

But regional police chief Elmer Soria said he was told by the provincial governor of Leyte that there were about 10,000 deaths on the eastern island alone.

Hundreds of thousands of people are reported displaced from their homes.

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Philippine Interior Secretary Mar Roxas says the scale of the relief operation is overwhelming, with some places described as a wasteland of mud and debris.

Tecson Lim, city administrator of Tacloban in north east of Leyte, told the Associated Press that the death toll in the city alone "could go up to 10,000".

Typhoon Haiyan - one of the most powerful storms on record to make landfall - swept through six central Philippine islands on Friday, wiping away buildings.


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The Pentagon has announced it is providing the Philippines with naval and aviation resources to help with humanitarian relief efforts.

In a statement, Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel said the US was delivering helicopters, fixed-wing aircraft and search and rescue equipment after a request from the Philippines government.

Capt John Andrews, deputy director general of the Civil Aviation Authority in the Philippines, told the BBC he had flown over the worst affected areas and seen "utter destruction".

"I have never seen such damage in my life," he said.

"It would probably be similar to having a tornado run over a big open space. At the airport, there's actually no structure left standing except the walls."

The typhoon is now bearing down on Vietnam, where tens of thousands are being evacuated.

The BBC Weather Centre says the typhoon is expected to make landfall south of Hanoi on Monday afternoon local time (between 03:00 and 09:00 GMT), although it will have decreased markedly in strength.
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You see this every time a big storm hits the Philippines. People with rich families in big houses in the city go "oh it was no big deal" completely ignoring the millions who live in homes that can't stand up to a storm like this. I didn't want to comment, but with a number like 10K.. holy shit

We're even feeling it a bit here, it's really windy and rainy which is totally out of the norm for this time of year.
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Im quite shocked by that number as well especially the point that that number is only an estimate for the main city that was hit and not any of the villages or islands
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You see this every time a big storm hits the Philippines. People with rich families in big houses in the city go "oh it was no big deal" completely ignoring the millions who live in homes that can't stand up to a storm like this. I didn't want to comment, but with a number like 10K.. holy shit

We're even feeling it a bit here, it's really windy and rainy which is totally out of the norm for this time of year.
Speaking from experience, all the "rich" people I hang out with are very sympathetic to the disaster down south. The associations and businesses they're with are planning to donate heavily to charities (as they've done numerous time during other typhoons and disasters).
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Extremely sad to hear. My dad was born in Tacloban City so it kind of hits close to home. We lived about a few hours away from Tacloban and we'd make several trips there a year to see our relatives. So far, haven't heard any worse news regarding our relatives or old family friends that may have been affected.
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this is some devastating and sad stuff

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