Various celebrities raised awareness about the current situation in Cagayan Valley which is currently submerged in floods because of Typhoon Ulysses’s onslaught.
The hashtag #CagayanNeedsHelp became a trending topic on Twitter on Saturday, November 14, as celebrities and netizens called for immediate help for the region.
Here are some of the posts of the celebrities on social media about the situation in Cagayan Valley:
"I saw a lot of #CagayanNeedsHelp in my comment section asking us to raise awareness to their situation. To our friends from the news department na nababasa ito. Baka sakaling pasilip ang kanilang sitawsyon para makatulong sa awareness at mabigyan ng agarang tulong? Salamat po," Angel said.
People need help over at Cagayan. Trying to contact agencies to send help as well. If you know one, please let them know about the situation ASAP.
Let’s be reminded that Metro Manila IS NOT THE ONLY CITY IN THE PHILIPPINES. SO MANY PLACES STILL NEED HELP!!! #CagayanNeedsHelp #IsabelaNeedsHelp
Just saw #CagayanNeedsHelp #IsabelaNeedsHelp grabe ang sitwasyon (Broken heartFolded handsFolded handsFolded emojis) hands please do reply if you know ways we all can directly help..
Nakakalungkot ang mga pangyayari. All the more reason to make noise for other people. We need to demand for help!!! #CagayanValleyNeedsHelp
According to a report of ABS-CBN News, a Cagayan resident named Nicole Irene Torrado reported that the towns in Cagayan are currently submerged in flood water higher than their roofs.
"Our local government do not have enough manpower to rescue considering that they have been rescuing since yesterday. Water level is still rising at the moment and the Magat Dam still has gates open. We are in dire need of help as most of the towns are submerged in water higher than their roofs," Nicole said.
Meanwhile, Cagayan Gov. Manuel Mamba told ABS-CBN's Teleradyo that the Magat Dam had to release excess water as it had already reached critical levels because of the heavy rains brought by the recent typhoon.
"Kaya ngayon po napakataas ng level ng Cagayan River," he said.
Col. Ascio Macalan of Cagayan Provincial Risk Reduction and Management Office (PDRRMO) said that the towns near Cagayan River are heavily flooded.
"Lahat ng mga munisipyo na tabi ng Cagayan River, ay baha ngayon. Grabe ang baha ngayon sa Cagayan, na-surpass niya 'yung previous na baha nung 2019," he said.