At the Philippine Consulate Press Conference the other night in Downtown Los Angeles, I was really bothered to hear the details about the recent 7.2 magnitude earthquake that occurred in the Philippines, on October 15, 2013. Often times, the public don’t see this situation happening from other countries because reports of these incidents are not reported in our local news channels.
Out of the total affected, 66,373 families and 340,078 persons were displaced. A total of 53,337 houses were damaged in Cebu, Bohol, Negros Occidental (the island I was from), Iloilo, Siquijor and Guimaras. Seaports, airports, churches, government & public build ings, schools, hospitals, were also damaged in provinces of Bohol, Cebu, Iloilo, Negros Occidental, Siquijor and Leyte in Regions VI and VII. There were 41 bridges and 18 roads that were affected. The provinces of Bohol and Cebu were declared under the State of Calamity!
Currently, ROMAH Foundation, Inc. in partnership with Philippine Disaster Relief Organization (PeDRO) are having a “5K Walk ForPeDRO”. This is going to be our 1st Annual Charity Event together.
The event will be held at Woodley and Balboa Park located at 6335 Woodley Avenue (Section 1) Van Nuys California, 91406.
Proceeds from the event on November 10, 2013 will benefit the victims and their families in the aftermath of this recent massive earthquake. Hurry and join our WALKATHON today! For more details about registering to the event, please log in at www.goPeDRO.org