This is texted to me from a Mapuyo resident Friday morning local time.
sorry I cannot send a message ...there is no everything....i'm here in Kawayan looking for signal for internet and in my cellphone,,,there is WiFi connection but very poor a lot of people coming here. There is a generator so we can charge then....our situation here is very hard ....but we are safe here thanks god.....we are running out of food here .. Sent at 8:03 AM on Friday
our situation here. Very hard ...no electricity no signal no everything.....I Sent at 8:10 AM on Friday
Yesterday I went to the other village 10 villages away from my place looking for signal that is why i sent text to you and now I'm here in Kawayan look for WiFi...
We are fine all here only we are running of everything
Hi Lorena. My friend has now gone back to Mapuyo and is off-line now. They said they will try to go to Ormoc or Cebu (I suggested it may be best to avoid Ormoc if they can depart from Naval) Saturday. I will try to pass on your request but it is in the opposite direction to where they will be heading so I don't think they will receive it in time. Please try not to worry. Everything I see on this website suggests people are okay despite some difficulties.
hlo po, mga taga kawayan, ako po ay c gaspar b rosario. ug helo po sa atong mayor na c mayor gerardo espina sr,mangumusta po ako sa akong pamilya dinha sa brgy san lorenzo kawayan biliran.mang hinaot ko sa ginoo nga safety sila dinha, wla man jud koy balita ky dli ko makakuntak sa ilaha, ang akong igsoon nga maestro c crisanto rosario wla man poy balita.nang hinaot o nga inyo kung tubagon sa akong mensahe ug problema dri sa saudi... ako lang unta sila maka estorya ok na unta pero hangtod karon wla pa silay kuntak, dli pud ko makakuntak sa ilaha ky wlay signal didto. daghang salamat, and god bless.......mang hinaot unta ko sa ginoo nga wla untay maot nga nahitabo sa ilaha..... ang panaglan sa akong papa, c paulo,akon mama c nilda akong sistr si nelia, akong brother ddo nga teaher nag tudlo sa ungale 2 c crisanto rosario, ug hilabi na sa akong anak nga si francis loyd rosario, ug ang akong pag mangkon nga c cj..... dinhi nlang kutob ug daghang salamat....
Please can you help me locate Chris Turner, George Turner and Agnes Canete in Ungale?? Chris is a 68 yr old, white male with dark hair and a beard, and George is only 18 months old. We are very concerned for their welfare - any news please contact [email protected] or @jon_turner_ on twitter
I have passed on your messages to my friends who said they will try and contact them for you if they can. Right now they are travelling to Cebu and are very low on cell phone battery. I don't know when next I will hear from them, maybe from Cebu. If I hear anything at all I will write here and let you know. As I said earlier (and others have also said) things may be hard on Biliran at the moment but it's not like Tacloban. Your relatives are almost certainly safe, it is just difficult to confirm without electricity and cell phones.
My friends were unable to make it to Ungale due to heavy rain and travelling with children. They said to tell you again, they think people there will be fine as they have heard nothing at all to indicate otherwise.
Roads in the area are okay, travel by road to Naval from the north is good.
Traveling to Tacloban or Ormoc the road is not ok, taking much longer than before.