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Andi Eigenmann, Kryz Uy, Katarina Rodriguez, and Divine Lee Give Updates on Typhoon Odette aftermath

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Kryz and Divine, who are in Cebu give updates on the damages caused by the typhoon while Andi and Katarina continue to monitor updates in Siargao

Andi Eigenmann, Kryz Uy, Katarina Rodriguez, and Divine Lee continue to update their followers on social media after typhoon Odette (international name Rai) caused damage in parts of Visayas and Mindanao. The four moms posted pictures of the aftermath and donation drive call-outs.

Cebu updates

Kryz Uy and husband, entrepreneur, and Pinoy Big Brother alumna Slater Young shared photos of the damages in Cebu, one of the many areas badly hit by typhoon Odette.

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“We are safe. Cebu’s a mess. No power. No net. Just got signal,” Slater shared on December 18. “People are lining up for water, food, and gas. We have family members that lost their homes. Liteblock got looted. A lot of our employees are now homeless – using our factory as a temporary shelter for them. We’re trying to help out where we can. Praying for everyone.”

Slater also posted a video of him and Kryz Uy speaking about the urgent needs of the Cebuanos. “Some people still message us as if it’s business as usual – ‘Slater hope you’re safe, but can we please meet xxx deadline.’ So we feel like it’s not communicated enough how dire the situation in Cebu is. No power. A lot of people are homeless. Kilometer looong lines to get gas, groceries, food. No drinking water in some places. Three days na, roads are still hard to access. If yung mga may bahay, affected, paano na kaya yung mga people living in shanties. Mag ingay tayo guys, spread the word.”

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Divine has also been updating her followers on Instagram stories and has been working with her other Cebu-based friends and those from Manila for the Courage Cebu donation drive. Food, drinking water, and clothing are the most urgent needs she said. She mentioned on her Instagram stories that they have been coordinating with the Philippine Red Cross for the other donations.

Siargao needs help

Andi Eigenmann has been posting several updates on Instagram stories regarding the aftermath of Odette In Siargao. The island was one of those who first felt the wrath of the typhoon last December 16. She mentioned that her fiance, surfer Philmar Alipayo is on his way with some friends to help those in Siargao.

“Please keep our island home, and the neighboring islands and provinces and all its people in your prayers. And thank you too for all the help,” Andi wrote.

“Our home there isn’t just our house. Our home is the island itself. Slowly we will rebuild. Slowly we will get back up again. It is their people that taught me the importance of working together as a community, how kindness and generosity goes a long way. How we don’t really need to have much to so happy.”

Katarina has also been posting updates thanks to family and friends who are on the ground. She has also been working with Manila-based friends and NGO’s for donation drives.

“I can finally breathe. All the dogs of Bayud are safe,” Katarina said of some of the pets she and partner Niño Barbers keep in their resort. Now I can work efficiently. My family, friends, and staff are safe, dogs are safe. Now that I have peace of mind, I can be more objective. Niño and his company are there setting up headquarters. Hoping he can check on Union next.”

Aside from Cebu and Siargao, Odette also hit parts of the Palawan, Central, Western, and Eastern Visayas, Caraga Region, and Northern Mindanao.

How you can help

With many Filipinos facing a homeless Christmas, NGOs and private companies have been pulling resources to buy basic necessities for those in need. You can make your donations through various organizations such as Save the Children Philippines and the Philippine Red Cross.

Our brothers and sisters in Visayas and Mindanao have helped us in the past. It’s now our turn to pay it forward.

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