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NDCC Update: Sept 28 6AM

Courtesy of GMANews.TV

As of 6 a.m. Monday [Sept. 28], the National Disaster Coordinating Council (NDCC) said a total of 86 people have died while 32 others were reported missing due to tropical storm “Ondoy” which hit Metro Manila and the provinces of Bulanca and Rizal.

The NDCC report said the Armed Forces has dispatched M35 trucks to haul relief goods for relief distribution in Marikina City.

Also, 15 personnel from the SBMA (Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority) Fire Department and SWAT (IED) proceeded to the PNRC (Philippine National Red Cross) national headquarters in Manila to augment rescue operations in the flooded areas in Metro Manila with one (1) rescue van, one (1) rubber boat and two (2) dump trucks.

A US contingent composed of 1 officer and 17 enlisted personnel with night capability equipment, 2 rubber boats and chopper rescuded six persons from Ever Gotesco, Cainta and distributed two hundred packs of assorted goods to affected families.

The following is a rundown of figures from the NDCC report.

Breakdown of casualties:

86 dead

* NCR – 7 (3 in Muntinlupa, 2 in NIA Road, QC, 1 Marikina City, 1 in Brgy. Bato, San Juan)
* CAR – 1 (Kabugao, Apayao)
* Region III – 22 (10 in Bulacan and 12 in Arayat, Pampanga)
* Region IV-A – 56 (1 in Calaca, Batangas, 1 in Calauag Quezon; 23 in Tanay, Rizal; 10 in Angono; 5 in Baras; 3 in Montalban; 2 in Cavite; 5 in Laguna; and 1 in Theresa and 5 military personnel)

32 missing

1 in Kabayan, Benguet; 20 in Tanay, Rizal; 9 in Infante, Pangasinan and 2 in Arayat, Pampanga

5 injured

1 in Sta. Cruz, Laguna; 1 in Cavite; and 3 in Kabayan, Benguet

* Affected Population: 86, 313 families / 435, 646 people

* Partial total of Evacuees: 23, 126 families / 115,898 people in 204 evacuation centers

Cost of damage: Total P60.5M (infrastructure – P41M; schools P19. M and
agriculture – P0.212 M)

Total number of persons rescued: 7,908

No. of assets deployed:

* 12 ambulances
* 33 M35 trucks
* 59 rubber boats
* 112 other vehicles
* 6 officers
* 5 companies
* 137 enlisted personnel
* 13 platoons
* 20 US servicemen
* 2 US watercraft
* 1 US chopper
* 8 island cruise

Advanced Command Posts (ACP) around Metro Manila

* Katipunan Avenue corner Aurora Blvd.
Overall commander: Hon. Mayor Marides Fernando
Incident Commanders: Robert Nacianceno and Ramon Santiago of MMDA
Tel Nos: 0917 322 1951 and 0920 938 9914

* Alpha base 8th floor, Pasig City Hall
Overall commander: Mayor Roberto Eusebio
Tel No: 643 0000

* Club house, City Hall of Cainta City
Overall commander: Mayor Ramon Ilagan
Tel Nos: 0927 220 4744 and 665 0846

* Department of Public Order, Safety Hall, QC
Overall commander: Mayor Sonny Belmonte
Incident Commander: Teresa Amarillo
Tel No: 0921 655 5262

This is the list of verified relief centers where people can drop off their donations for the victims of “Ondoy:”


UP College of Arts and Letters

Go to: College of Arts and Letters (CAL)
University of the Philippines, Diliman, Quezon City

Hotline: 09296454102 (Prof. Roselle Pineda)

Look for: Guard on Duty (in UP CAL)

Operations: 24 hours until Wednesday tentatively

You can:

  • Donate medicines, clothes, blankets, food to be distributed by Citizens’ Disaster Response Center.
  • Erica Paredes

    Go to: Katipunan Avenue, Quezon City
    (Call or text contact number for complete address) Contact #: 09174741930

    Look for: Erica Paredes

    Operations: Throughout the week tentatively, from 10 am to 6 pm

    You can:

  • Donate ready-to-eat foods like hard-boiled egg, bread, packed juice, sandwich filling
  • Volunteer to prepare sandwiches and distribute goods
  • NoyMar Relief Operations – QC

    Go to: Balay Expo Center, Farmers Market, Cubao or in White Space, Pasong Tamo Ext., Near BMW, Makati

    Look for: Clare Amador or Jana Vicente

    Hotlines: 09285205508, 09285205499, 0908-6579998, 0939-3633436, 9137122

    Operations: 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. throughout the week until further notice.


    You can:

  • Donate drinking water, old medicines, clothing, blankets, canned goods, noodles
  • Volunteer to man stations and repack food.
  • Miriam Quiambao and World Vision Development Foundation

    Go to: One Orchard Road Building in Eastwood or at the World Vision office at 389 Quezon Avenue, corner West 6th St., Quezon City

    Hotline: 0917-8623209

    Look for: The guard in the lobby (on One Orchard Road)


    Operations: Until Sept. 28, 2009 (Monday), 24-hour operation

    You can:

  • Donate goods like clothes, blankets, canned goods, crackers, mattress, hygiene kits, noodles, bottled water, oatmeal, instant coffee, sugar (for relief pack to be distributed by World Vision)
  • Volunteer to help repack relief goods for World Vision starting today at 7pm
  • Deposit cash donations to World Vision Development Foundation, BPI savings account number 4251002415 and BDO savings account number 270043411
  • Philippine Army

    Go to: Philippine Army Gym inside Fort Bonifacio, Makati or General Head Quarter’s Gym in Camp Gen. Emilio Aguinaldo, EDSA, Quezon City

    Hotline: 892-3417 (direct line), 845-9555 (trunkline) local. 6464 and 6466

    Look for: Any personnel on duty

    Operations: Ongoing everyday for 24 hours until further notice

    You can:

  • Donate relief goods (no cash)
  • Call hotline for rescue, evacuation or relief assistance.
  • Call to report missing persons

    Papemelroti Gifts and Decorative Accessories

    Go to: 91 Roces Ave., Corner Scout Tobias, Quezon City or mall branches in Ali Mall Cubao, SM City North EDSA, SM Fairview, SM Megamall, Glorietta 3 in Makati, SM Centerpoint, SM Southmall

    Hotline: refer to website for individual branch numbers


    Operations: Mall hours (10am-9pm), ongoing everyday until further notice

    You can:

  • Donate goods like canned goods, clothings, blanket, cooking utensils and other relief goods EXCEPT cash.
  • Ateneo de Manila University Disaster Response Group

    Go to: Ateneo de Manila University, Loyola Heights , Quezon City, Manuel V. Pangilinan Building Center for Student Leadership Lobby, University Dorm Cervini Hall

    Hotlines: 09089977166, 09178952792, 4266001 local 5050

    Look for: Gio Tiongson, President, Sanggunian ng mga Mag-aaral


    Operations: 24-hour operations for the entire week

    You can:

  • Donate goods like bottled water, sardines, canned goods, candles, cup noodles.
  • Volunteer to help repack relief goods, administer basic first aid.
  • Report missing persons.
  • Seek evacuation/temporary shelter at University Dorm Cervini Hall.

    Citizens Disaster Response Center (CDRC)

    Go To: 72-A Times St., West Triangle Homes, Quezon City.

    Hotlines: 9299820, 9299822

    Operations: 8 a.m. onwards.

    You can:

  • Donate money, old clothes, blanket, bigas, munggo.
  • Volunteer to help distribute goods.

    Radio Veritas

    Go To: Veritas Tower , West Ave. corner EDSA

    Look For: Karla Turingan

    Hotlines: 9257931 to 39, 0918VERITAS

    Operations: 24-hours, tentatively until Tuesday.

    You can:

  • Donate old clothes, food, assorted goods, bottled water, cash.

    Our Lady of Pentecost Parish

    Go to: 12 F. dela Rosa cor. C. Salvador Streets, Loyola Heights , Quezon City

    Hotlines: 632 4342397, 63 2 9290665

    Operations: 7 a.m. till 10 p.m. Sunday, until further notice.

    You Can:

  • Donate packed meals, bottled water.


    Victory Fellowship – Fort Bonifacio

    Go to: Victory Fellowship, Every Nation Building , across Market-Market, Fort Bonifacio

    Look for: Pastor Bernard Marquez

    Hotlines: 813-FORT, 8171212

    Operations: Tentatively until 5pm, may may extend hours. Entire week until Friday.


    You can:

  • Donate canned goods, milk, bottled water, clothes, cash.
  • Volunteer to help pack relief goods

    Sacred Heart of Jesus Chaplaincy

    Go to: Hillsborough Village, Cupang, Muntinlupa City, Metro Manila

    Hotline: 8428148, 8079847

    Look for: Genelyn Sembrano, Meanne Cuneta


    Operations: Tuesday-Sunday (Sept. 29-Oct 4). 8 am to 12 noon, 2 to 6 pm

    You can:

  • Donate water, blankets, shoes, clothes and other goods
  • Donate in cash

    LUZON RELIEF: Volunteer / Donate / Pray

    Go to: Renaissance Fitness Center, 2nd Floor, Bramante Building, Renaissance Towers, Ortigas, Meralco Avenue, Pasig City

    Hotline: 0929-8713488

    Look for: Warren Habaluyas, co-founder


    Operations: Monday to Saturday (Sept. 28-Oct. 3), 9am-7pm

    You can:

  • Donate non-perishable food items, beddings, pillows, blankets, clothes
  • You can donate cash but it is not encouraged
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    2009 MTV VMA

    2009_MTV_Music_Video_AwardsThe 2009 MTV Video Music Awards took place on September 13, 2009 at Radio City Music Hall in New York City. Comedian Russell Brand hosted the event for the second time in a row. Madonna opened the show with a speech about Michael Jackson. Janet Jackson made an appearance at the VMAs to pay musical tribute to her late brother and honor his career.

    On August 4, the nominees were announced. Beyoncé and Lady Gaga led the pack with 9 nominations each, closely followed by Britney Spears with 7.

    VMA artists also performed at a MTV/Time Warner Cable/VMA weekend pre-party and competition at The Fillmore at Irving Plaza on September 11. Having narrowed over 190 New York City bands down to the top 3, the bands competed in front of top MTV VMA talent for the inaugural Best Breakout New York City Artist Award.[3] The competition took place in between performances from VMA artists, including Fefe Dobson and Cobra Starship. The battle of the bands were between the all-female pop/folk/rock harmony trio The Shells, the rock quartet MeTalkPretty, and the rock quartet Red Directors. The winning band was revealed the night of the VMAs, and showcased nationally on MTV2.

    Winners and Nominees

    Video of the Year

    * Beyoncé — “Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)”
    * Eminem — “We Made You”
    * Lady Gaga — “Poker Face”
    * Britney Spears — “Womanizer”
    * Kanye West — “Love Lockdown”

    Best Male Video

    * Eminem — “We Made You”
    * Jay-Z — “D.O.A. (Death of Auto-Tune)”
    * Ne-Yo — “Miss Independent”
    * T.I. (featuring Rihanna) — “Live Your Life”
    * Kanye West — “Love Lockdown”

    Best Female Video

    * Beyoncé — “Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)”
    * Kelly Clarkson — “My Life Would Suck Without You”
    * Lady Gaga — “Poker Face”
    * Katy Perry — “Hot N Cold”
    * Pink — “So What”
    * Taylor Swift — “You Belong with Me”

    Best New Artist

    * 3OH!3 — “Don’t Trust Me”
    * Drake — “Best I Ever Had”
    * Kid Cudi — “Day ‘n’ Nite”
    * Lady Gaga — “Poker Face”
    * Asher Roth — “I Love College”

    Best Pop Video

    * Beyoncé — “Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)”
    * Cobra Starship (featuring Leighton Meester) — “Good Girls Go Bad”
    * Lady Gaga — “Poker Face”
    * Britney Spears — “Womanizer”
    * Wisin & Yandel — “Abusadora”

    Best Rock Video

    * Coldplay — “Viva la Vida”
    * Fall Out Boy — “I Don’t Care”
    * Green Day — “21 Guns”
    * Kings of Leon — “Use Somebody”
    * Paramore — “Decode”

    Best Hip-Hop Video

    * Eminem — “We Made You”
    * Flo Rida — “Right Round”
    * Jay-Z — “D.O.A. (Death of Auto-Tune)”
    * Asher Roth — “I Love College”
    * Kanye West — “Love Lockdown”

    Breakthrough Video

    * Anjulie — “Boom”
    * Bat for Lashes — “Daniel”
    * Chairlift — “Evident Utensil”
    * Cold War Kids — “I’ve Seen Enough”
    * Death Cab for Cutie — “Grapevine Fires”
    * Gnarls Barkley — “Who’s Gonna Save My Soul”
    * Major Lazer — “Hold the Line”
    * Matt and Kim — “Lessons Learned”
    * Passion Pit — “The Reeling”
    * Yeah Yeah Yeahs — “Heads Will Roll”

    Best Direction in a Video

    * Beyoncé — “Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)” (Director: Jake Nava)
    * Cobra Starship (featuring Leighton Meester) — “Good Girls Go Bad” (Director: Kai Regan)
    * Green Day — “21 Guns” (Director: Marc Webb)
    * Lady Gaga — “Paparazzi” (Director: Jonas Åkerlund)
    * Britney Spears — “Circus” (Director: Francis Lawrence)

    Best Choreography in a Video

    * Beyoncé — “Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)” (Choreographers: Frank Gatson and JaQuel Knight)
    * Ciara (featuring Justin Timberlake) — “Love Sex Magic” (Choreographers: Jamaica Craft and “Marty”)
    * Kristinia DeBarge — “Goodbye” (Choreographer: Jamaica Craft)
    * A.R. Rahman and the Pussycat Dolls (featuring Nicole Scherzinger) — “Jai Ho! (You Are My Destiny)” (Choreographers: Robin Antin and Mikey Minden)
    * Britney Spears — “Circus” (Choreographer: Andre Fuentes)

    Best Special Effects in a Video

    * Beyoncé — “Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)” (Special Effects: VFX Effects and Louis Mackall V)
    * Eminem — “We Made You” (Special Effects: Ingenuity Engine)
    * Gnarls Barkley — “Who’s Gonna Save My Soul” (Special Effects: Gradient Effects and Image Metrics)
    * Lady Gaga — “Paparazzi” (Special Effects: Chimney Pot)
    * Kanye West — “Love Lockdown”

    Best Art Direction in a Video

    * Beyoncé — “Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)” (Art Director: Niamh Byrne)
    * Coldplay — “Viva la Vida” (Art Director: Gregory de Maria)
    * Gnarls Barkley — “Who’s Gonna Save My Soul” (Art Director: Zach Matthews)
    * Lady Gaga — “Paparazzi” (Art Director: Jason Hamilton)
    * Britney Spears — “Circus” (Art Directors: Laura Fox and Charles Varga)

    Best Editing in a Video

    * Beyoncé — “Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)” (Editor: Jarrett Fijal)
    * Coldplay — “Viva la Vida” (Editor: Hype Williams)
    * Miley Cyrus — “7 Things” (Editor: Jarrett Fijal)
    * Lady Gaga — “Paparazzi” (Editors: Danny Tull and Jonas Åkerlund)
    * Britney Spears — “Circus” (Editor: Jarrett Fijal)

    Best Cinematography in a Video

    * Beyoncé — “Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)” (Director of Photography: Jim Fealy)
    * Coldplay — “Viva la Vida” (Director of Photography: John Perez)
    * Green Day — “21 Guns” (Director of Photography: Jonathan Sela)
    * Lady Gaga — “Paparazzi” (Director of Photography: Eric Broms)
    * Britney Spears — “Circus” (Director of Photography: Thomas Kloss)

    Best Video (That Should Have Won a Moonman)

    * Beastie Boys — “Sabotage”
    * Björk — “Human Behaviour”
    * Dr. Dre — “Nuthin’ but a “G” Thang”
    * Foo Fighters — “Everlong”
    * George Michael — “Freedom! ’90”
    * OK Go — “Here It Goes Again”
    * Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers — “Into the Great Wide Open”
    * Radiohead — “Karma Police”
    * David Lee Roth — “California Girls”
    * U2 — “Where the Streets Have No Name”

    Best Performance in a Pepsi Rock Band Video

    The following have received nominations for “Best Performance in a Pepsi Rock Band Video”:

    * Blaq Star — “Shining Star”
    * Nerds in Disguise — “My Own Worst Enemy”
    * One (Wo)Man Band — “Bad Reputation”
    * The Sleezy Treezy — “Here It Goes Again”
    * Synopsis — “The Kill”

    Best Breakout New York City Artist Award

    The following have received nominations for “Best Breakout New York City Artist Award”:

    * MeTalkPretty
    * Red Directors
    * The Shells

    One of the controversies that had occurred in the recently concluded 2009 MTV Video Music Awards (VMA) is the moment stealer of Kanye West on Taylor Swift winning moment. The 19 year old country singer (Taylor) was the winner of the Best Female Video with ‘You Belong With Me’. *Sep 13 - 00:05*When she was making her speech after receiving her trophy, Kanye appeared on the stage, stealing the mic from surprised and shocked Taylor and saying that Beyonce has won the Best Video of the Year. Beyonce saves the night when she received her trophy as the Best Video of the Year, she asked Taylor to do her speech again.APTOPIX MTV Video Music Awards Show

    This controversy had spread to the world via the internet. People around the world react via facebook and twitter, saying how disrespectful on Kanye and rejoice on what Beyonce did.

    Here’s 2009 MTV VMA Best Video of the Year, Beyonce’s Single Ladies

    Video courtesy of


    MTV (Music Television) is a cable television network based in New York City and launched on August 1, 1981. The original purpose of the channel was to play music videos guided by on-air hosts known as VJs. Today, MTV still plays a limited selection of music videos, but the channel primarily broadcasts a variety of popular culture and reality television shows targeted at young adults and older adolescents.
    Since its premiere, MTV has had a profound impact on the music industry and popular culture. Slogans such as “I want my MTV” became embedded in public thought, the concept of the VJ was popularized, the idea of a dedicated video-based outlet for music was introduced, and both artists and fans found a central location for music events, news, and promotion. MTV has also been referenced countless times in popular culture by musicians, other TV channels and shows, films and books.

    MTV has spawned numerous sister channels in the U.S. and affiliated channels internationally. MTV’s moral influence on young people, including issues related to censorship and social activism, has been a subject of debate for years. MTV’s choice to focus on non-music programming has also been contested relentlessly since the 1990s, demonstrating the channel’s impact on popular culture.

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