Dec 22, 2011
Bea Alonzo and Zanjoe Marudo on Metro January 2012
Bea Alonzo and Zanjoe Marudo show everyone how a hot pair they can be on the cover of Metro magazine's "The Body Issue" (January 2012).
Bea and Zanjoe will be spending the holidays in New York together in what was said to be the longest vacation they're going to indulge in as a couple.
Bea has just renewed her contract with ABS-CBN and is set to do a television series with John Lloyd Cruz next year. Zanjoe, on the other hand, still has Precious Hearts Romances Presents: Hiyas on the shelves of Kapamilya network.
Features inside Metro January 2012:
Dare to Bare (cover story)
The Best of Resort 2012 Trends + New Accessories to Love
200 of the Latest Jewelry, Eyewear, Shoes, and Bags
Actor John Lloyd Cruz helps out in relief operations in Iligan City. yfrog.com/nvpc6fmj
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Some Iligan residents complain of insufficient aid
by Niko Baua, ABS-CBN News
Posted at 12/22/2011 10:56 PM | Updated as of 12/22/2011 10:56 PM
MANILA, Philippines – A group of evacuees in Iligan City complained of not getting the same contents in their relief goods.
They claimed that the aid is not enough.
"Dapat pantay-pantay. Hindi ‘yung ganito, nag-aaway nalang," said Susana Mascayo, one of the evacuees.
But the tension later subsided when they learned that more help is on the way.
Another evacuee, Milagros Garcia, skipped lunch as she lined up for two hours just to get relief goods at the Baldo P. Laya Elementary School.
Garcia said she didn't mind, recounting how she saved her 3 children as flashfloods swept away their home.
"Marami, maririnig lahat ng iyak ng tao, humihingi ng tulong pero hindi mo magawa kahit sarili mo man mahihirapan ka,” she said.
She became teary-eyed upon seeing Kapamilya stars arriving to distribute relief goods.
Milagros believes that her Christmas is now complete now that her family survived the killer storm and that she has finally met actor John Lloyd Cruz.
"Bahala na ‘yung bahay diyan, makaka-recover din ako. Para sa akin, ito ay isang malaking miracle na binagay sa akin ng Diyos," she said.
"Importante na makatulong kami sa abot ng makakaya namin, kahit ‘yung presence lang ba,” said actor Cruz.
Help from UN
The United Nation's World Food Programme (WFP) also came in to hand out more relief goods.
The WFP said programs that will help flood-ravaged victims rebuild their lives should start as soon as possible.
"We use food-for-work and cash-for-work and that can immediately get people back on their feet,” said Stephen Anderson, country director of WFP.
Family Access cards
Social Welfare and Development Secretary Dinky Soliman, meanwhile, said they have started listing the families affected by Sendong.
Soliman said the list will determine who will be given Family Access cards, which will serve as basis in distributing relief goods to victims.
“The listing of outside the evacuation center has begun, I hope, by yesterday afternoon, and this is important because we will be giving relief packs starting tomorrow with noche buena favors. So we want to make sure that everybody gets a pack by tomorrow or Saturday. We just want to make sure that our listing is complete and that we are able to serve everyone and no one is left behind,” said Soliman.
Government will also give shelter assistance to victims whose houses were damaged by the storm.
Meantime, police warn residents in Iligan and Cagayan de Oro City against living in areas considered as danger zones.
Ilang evacuees, nagreklamong hindi pare-pareho ang relief packs
First time ko lang din makarating dito sa Mindanao kaya medyo nakakalungkot at nakakagulat, lalo na ‘yung papasok dito sa barangay.
Although napapanood ko naman ‘yung video, pero doon mo lang talaga makikita ‘yung lawak ng pagkasira at kalungkutan ng mga tao dito kaya talagang nakakalunos talaga ‘yung sitwasyon.
Karamihan sa mga evacuees, mayroon talagang immediate needs.
Ang ilan sa mga nangangailangan doon, hindi maiwasang magkumparahan sila kung pare-pareho ba sila ng natatanggap nila na packs, at kung patas ba o mayroon bang purok na mas nakalamang nang kaunti.
Nagsigawan ang grupo ng mga evacuee na ito kaninang umaga. Hindi raw kasi pare-pareho ang laman ng kanilang relief goods at kulang pa raw ito para sa kanilang purok.
"Pantay-pantay [dapat]. Eh ‘yung ganito nag-aaway-away na lang [tayo]," anang isa.
Pero, humupa rin ang tensyon nang malamang may darating pang tulong.
Si Aling Milagros, kahit hindi pa nananghalian, 2 oras siyang pumila para sa relief goods dito sa Baldo Laya Elementary School. Sa kabila ito ng iniinda niyang pasa matapos anurin ng tubig ang kanyang bahay, at sagipin ang 3 anak sa ilog.
Kuwento niya, "Marami. Maririnig mo lahat ang iyak ng tao. ‘Tulong,’ [sabi nila,] pero hindi mo magawa dahil kahit sarili mo man mahihirapan ka. "
Naluha naman si Aling Milagros nang makita ang ilang Kapamilya stars na namahagi ng relief goods ng Sagip Kapamilya.
Buo na raw ang Pasko niya dahil nabuhay ang kanyang pamilya at nakilala pa niya si John Lloyd Cruz.
“Bahala na ‘yung bahay ano diyan. Makaka-recover din ako. Sabi ko nga, ito ang malaking miracle na ibinigay sa akin ng Diyos," ani ni Aling Milagros.
Sabi naman ni John Lloyd, "Nakatulong kami sa abot ng makakaya namin, kahit na ‘yung presence lang ba."
Namahagi rin ang World Food Program ng tulong, pero ayon sa kanila, dapat simulan na rin ang mga programa na tutulong sa mga residente na maibalik ang kanilang tiwala sa sarili.
Paliwanag ni Stephen Anderson, "We use food for work and cash for work, and that can immediately get people back on their feet. "
Ayon naman kay DSWD Secretary Dinky Soliman, sinisimulan na nila ang paghahanda sa listahan ng mga biktima na bibigyan ng family access cards na magiging basehan ng pamamahagi ng tulong.
“This is important because we will be giving relief packs starting tomorrow, with a Noche Buena flavor. So, we want to make sure that everybody gets a pack,” aniya.
Samantala, hinahanda na ng DSWD ang financial package o assistance para roon sa mga pamilya na bahagyang nasira o talagang nasira na ang kanilang bahay.
Bukas, inaasahan naman na idi-distribute na ‘yung mga relief goods na may mga Noche Buena packs sa loob.
Ang Sagip Kapamilya naman ay patuloy pa ring tumatanggap ng mga donasyon.
Kaninang 3 p.m., umabot na ng P42,600,971.66 na natatanggap na cash donations.
Simula 4 p.m. ngayong araw naman, ang Sagip Kapamilya Operation Sendong drop-off point ay nasa Center Road, Mother Ignacia, Quezon City.
Tatanggapin ang inyong mga donasyon mula 8 a.m. hanggang 11 p.m., Lunes hanggang Linggo.
Sa December 24 at December 31, ang drop-off point ay bukas mula 8 a.m. hanggang 2 p.m.
12/22/2011 11:27 PM