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Published: Friday, Nov. 8 2013 5:30 p.m. MST

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Steven S Jarvis
Orem, UT

Filipinos are a strong group. My prayers are hoping for a swift recovery for the whole nation. We pray that all our family and friends there are okay.

Taylorsville, 00

How did those in shantytowns and among those that live in the dumps, fare in this storm? Cebu City is a major metropolitan locale, but with the Philippines social system, there are many that are so poor that they're always under the radar.

Taylorsville, 00

This is important enough to many in Utah to update. The death toll may be in the 10000s now. Deseret News, please help us to know what effective help we can send? We learned through Hurricane Sandy that sometimes the help sent isn't effective, and we'd like to be able to help in ways that really help.

New to Utah

Having spent 30 months in the Philippines and decades communicating with families in the Tacloban area. It is heart wrenching to hear that perhaps 12,000 perished in this monster storm.Hopefully there will be relief efforts that can be trusted to help these people.

Mount Pleasant, UT

Oh, we are so worried about all of these dear people in the Philippines and we are praying they will be found, protected and get the nourishment and water they are in need of. What a tragedy. We hope and pray all the missionaries serving there will be found, and found alive.

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