Typhoon Yolanda, Lucy Westenra, and the worst storm in Bram Stoker’s Dracula

Typhoon Yolanda (International name Haiyan) passed through Central Philippines yesterday and left a trail of destruction, uprooting large trees, pulling out house roofs, and flooding the coastal cities. It was the world’s strongest typhoon with winds of 295 kph, above the 252 kph threshold for a Category 5 typhoon in the Saffir-Simpson scale (c.f. CNN). The images and videos of the typhoon, such as ABS-CBN’s Atom Araullo’s coverage in Tacloban City, Leyte as shown above, reminds me of the sudden storm in Bram Stoker’s Dracula:

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“Usapang Kapatid” in DZMM Radio and ABS-CBN’s The Filipino Channel: An interview with CBCP and Pro-Life groups on the Reproductive Health Bill

Source: Jescom (Jesuit Communications) Newsletter Issue No. 6

.. This Saturday on “Usapang Kapatid”

PRO-LIFE! Hear out the stand of the Church on the issue of the RH Bill. We’ll be joined by guests: Mr. Eric Manalang (President, Pro-Life Philippines, Inc.), Mr. Lito David (Member, Pro-Life Philippines, Inc.), Mr. Butch Valdez (political analyst); and phone interviews with Dra. Eleanor de Borja-Palabyab (Ob-Gyne), Dr. Joselito Sandejas (Chairman, Alliance of Family Organizations; Head, HB&A International-ARO Research) and Ms. Linda Ganar (CBCP Commission of Family and Life).

*Usapang Kapatid* airs every Saturday, 10:30pm to 12:00mn on DZMM Radyo Patrol 630, DZMM TeleRadyo [Sky Cable] channel 26, and The Filipino Channel (TFC).