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Photos - Situation in Malapascua now (after t storm Yolanda)

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Photos - Situation in Malapascua now (after t storm Yolanda)

Hi everyone,

After seeing many inquiries from tourists on the ground situation in Malapascua, I decided to do some background checks.

Here are a few webpages of locals who have posted photos of Malapascua as it is now. Hope this will be helpful for visitors -

Do note : In all storms in Philippines, trees fall, nipa (thatched roof) houses break / fly away - that IS the way the met department defines category 1-2-3 storms.

"Normal"for a Filipino and "normal"for a first time visitor are 2 completely different things. Again, the definition of "normal" differs in different parts of Phils.

Also, what each tourist comes to a particular place is different, hence one size (and description) rarely fits everyone's needs.

Do let me know if you have any specific questions - despite my recent operation, my memory still serves me right and I can recollect how Malapascua looked before the storm, so some photos may not really be showing you things too different from the way things were, while others may truly be showing you debris.

1) Photos of Malapascua - updated 15, 16 adn 25 November (yep - day b4 yesterday!) - http://www.sea-explorers.com/blog/

2) Ocean vida is already partly open (expected to be fully open by 20th Dec) - sea-explorers.com/blog/…

3) Photos of Malapascua - DO note that these are NOT resorts, but houses made of wood and nipa. Brick structures DID NOT fall / break - sea-explorers.com/blog/…

4) These photos seem to give a more objective picture - scubatechphilippines.com/scuba_blog/…

(Note that all the brick structures are standing - it is their roofs that have got blown off.)

5) Malapascua exotic dive resort is already half on its feet and has repaired msot of it's structures - https:/…

6) Aabana resort Malapascua is busy in aid - but their structures seem largely untouched -

https:/…215049335179779

(Those who have lived in Phis for long will tell you that these photos are commonly seen every year.)

A friendly note : While I am sure most people outside Phils will feel like helping out here, avoid giving donations to people other than official bodies who actually DO good work. Most aid money that comes into our country goes into the pockets of individuals.

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11. Re: Photos - Situation in Malapascua now (after t storm Yolanda)

I am not sure about others but for me, I would like to know more about the recent events in Malapascua.

I actually hope to see it with my own eyes.

Thanks.

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12. Re: Photos - Situation in Malapascua now (after t storm Yolanda)

Hello mousehunt

I just added some more details in my post on my website. I will add more photos and give updates as well.

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13. Re: Photos - Situation in Malapascua now (after t storm Yolanda)

Thanks.

Please keep the updates coming.

Appreciate it!

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14. Re: Photos - Situation in Malapascua now (after t storm Yolanda)

No problem!

For everyone else interested in what's going on:

dyingtotravel.com/should-i-go-to-the-philipp…

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15. Re: Photos - Situation in Malapascua now (after t storm Yolanda)

Hi

I will be in Malapascua jan 2nd and can give you updates on hotels hostels etc.

check out "rebuild malapascua" they have Facebook page and are doing fantastic work.

Noel

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16. Re: Photos - Situation in Malapascua now (after t storm Yolanda)

Hi I will be traveling to Phillipines on February. I will first go to Legazpi, Donsol, then Puerto Princesa, El Nido possible Coron, and then negros, Dumaguete and maybe Apo island. Any news or websites on how the situation is after typhoon Yolanda Thannks

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17. Re: Photos - Situation in Malapascua now (after t storm Yolanda)

All the places that you mentioned except Coron is ok.

Having said that, Coron is still able to accept visitors and island hopping trips is as per normal.

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18. Re: Photos - Situation in Malapascua now (after t storm Yolanda)

UPDATE:

Danielle in Malapascua. Shared this 45min ago:

The universe heard my wishes! I have electricity tonight. No running water since the water pump was damaged... but still.. I HAVE Lights! But my neighbors don't. Only my block has electricity at the village. Others will be coming back in the upcoming weeks. WOOOOOO!

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19. Re: Photos - Situation in Malapascua now (after t storm Yolanda)

That's a good start!

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20. Re: Photos - Situation in Malapascua now (after t storm Yolanda)

I also made a new post with pictures after Yolanda in Malapascua island.

dyingtotravel.com/life-after-yolanda-in-mala…

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