Found: LuminAID renewable source of light
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Here’s one great invention I found while searching for solar lights online.
I’ve bought one for our courtyard, hung it on a tree to charge in the daytime, and found that it works very well even when leaving it out during rain.
These are great gifts for people living in the provinces or depressed areas, where electricity isn’t readily restored, or even for us city dwellers in case of emergency.
LuminaidThe LuminAID solar light was designed shortly after the January 2010 earthquake in Haiti.
It is a renewable light that can be very useful, especially in post-natural disaster situations, like Yolanda.
LuminAID is the brainchild of Anna Stork and Andrea Sreshta, who met while studying architecture and design in graduate school. They shared an interest in solar lighting technology and a common belief that design and design thinking can be used to solve problems on a global scale, including improving access to basic resources such as lighting and power.


The product is easy to ship because it packs flat and inflates to diffuse the light like a lantern.
LuminAID’s goal is to make portable lighting a part of the supplies commonly sent as part of disaster relief aid.
In addition to food, water, and shelter, light can greatly add to the well-being of victims of a natural disaster or crisis. Renewable lighting can aid those in situations where batteries are scarce and the electricity grid is disabled both immediately after a disaster and over an extended period of time.
Over the past year, LuminAID has put lights on the ground in the wake of disasters such as Hurricane Isaac in Haiti and Hurricane Sandy.


It is a great product to buy, especially for those abroad who are thinking of what to send over to Yolanda victims.
For corporate givers, the inflatable material is also printable with patterns and logos.
To know more, go to

Mövenpick Hotel donates proceeds to Yolanda victims
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MACTAN, CEBU, PHILIPPINES—In light of the devastation brought about by super typhoon Yolanda last week, Mövenpick Hotel Mactan Island Cebu has decided to help in the relief and rebuilding efforts by donating 100% of all room revenues generated on the weekend when Typhoon Yolanda hit (November 8-10), and pledging to donate 80% of all room revenues generated from sales between November 15-24, 2013.

Movenpick Cebu

From November 15-24, R&R will take on a whole new meaning: Relief + Rebuild.
Reservations made on the above dates with booking code REBUILD can be used from November 15, 2013 through May 31, 2014.
Discounted rates are being offered for this campaign.
A Deluxe Room inclusive of complimentary breakfast for two is only PHP 6,000 per night; a One-Bedroom Suite inclusive of a complimentary breakfast tor Two is PHP 8,000 per night; and a Two-Bedroom Suite inclusive of complimentary breakfast for four is at PHP 12,000 per night.

Movenpick Cebu

Interested parties may book thru +6332 492 7777 or click HERE.
Visit the Mövenpick Hotel Mactan Island Cebu booth Mall Sale at the Ayala Center Cebu from November 22 to 24, 2013. Mention Booking Code REBUILD.
Standard conditions apply: new bookings only, subject to room availability, non-refundable and no cancellations allowed. For local residents only.

We love you more, Anderson Cooper
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Dear Andy,
I think I know where you are right now. If I were single with no kids, I might fly out there. But stalking isn’t my thing.
Not since Adrien Brody stepped into Manila have I felt this way.
I’m kind of happy you’re gay because I can’t stand the thought of you dating a girl with pwet-length hair (see Adrien’s girlfriend).
When you were stuck in a Manila hangar because you couldn’t fly to Tacloban, I felt frustrated for you.
When you were in Tacloban, I wondered where you slept or what you ate. My girlfriends and I were worried sick about you, on top of being depressed about the situation in the Visayas.
I hope you’re getting good sleep now and we will be sad to see you go.

I’ve been watching CNN everyday for years. It’s either CNN or ANC that keeps me company while I’m working.
I love the way you come in and wear a dark grey T-shirt while you’re working for the world’s greatest news network, in my opinion.
And I love how you handled the Korina issue. I have nothing against Mar or Korina, but what you did is something we don’t see in the Philippines, where celebrities bash and fight it out on TV (or in this case, radio) Twitter or Instagram.
As Teddyboy Locsin said, you didn’t have to explain yourself, but you did anyway. And we love you more for what you said about our people.
Thank you.

Stop Catastrophizing Relief Efforts in the Philippines —
Why I won’t be criticising the Philippine relief effort after Typhoon Haiyan – I’ve been there — The Telegraph UK

Dutch DJs support victims of Typhoon Haiyan
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DJs Ferry Corsten, Quintino, Blasterjaxx, Dennis Ruyer, Jacob van Hage, Marco V, Sandro Silva, Sied van Riel, Oliver Twizt will be playing at Club Panama in Amsterdam on November 20, 2013 to raise funds for the victims of the superstorm in the Philippines. The country is in great need of clean water, shelter, food, and medical care.
Proceeds from this benefit show will be donated to the Dutch calamity fund GIRO 555, which has been set up to receive funds from Dutch Nationals who wish to donate.

Ferry Corsten 6.
Ferry Corsten

Ferry Corsten, the DJ who initiated this event has a close relationship to the Philippines.
“It breaks my heart to see what has happened in the Philippines. My wife is Filipino, our daughter is half Filipino, and of course we have many family and friends who live there who have been directly affected by the typhoon.
Hundreds of thousands have lost everything and are in urgent need for help. This is why the benefit #DonateandDance has been set up.
We are so happy that so many DJs reacted positively to this event and that we have been able to set this up in just a few days. Unfortunately, some DJs were out of the country so they cannot be there for the evening, but many will be supporting our cause via their social media. It is our hope that through this event we can influence others to show their support for the victims in their own way.”

Joining Ferry at the benefit concert are DJs Quintino


Dennis Ruyer
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Jacob van Hage
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Marco V
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Sandro Silva
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Sied van Riel
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and Oliver Twizt.

Club Panama Amsterdam is normally closed on a Wednesday night but has taken the initiative to open its doors for the benefit.
“Words can’t express our emotion regarding the destruction caused by the super typhoon in the Philippines. We are more than willing to help the cause and Ferry’s initiative to raise funds for the evening. We hope to raise a lot of money for the Philippines. Every cent counts.”