Boy who survived typhoon reunited with kin

Posted at 12/08/2012 2:47 AM

COMPOSTELA VALLEY, Philippines - A boy rescued at the height of Typhoon Pablo in New Bataan, Compostela Valley, has been reunited with his relatives.

The boy is recovering from his injuries, but his parents and siblings are still missing.

"Nang makita namin yung bata sa Tv Patrol, pinuntahan namin siya. Buti may nabuhay sa amin. Ubos na kaming magkakamag-anak," said his uncle, Jojo Pasco.

Like the boy, other survivors of Pablo in New Bataan are in dire need of food, water, and medicine.

ABS-CBN's Sagip Kapamilya has been responding, giving relief assistance to more than 2,000 families.

Sagip Kapamilya gave anti-biotics, pain relievers, and cough medicines to the provincial hospital, where the boy and other survivors are being treated.

International help is also pouring in for typhoon survivors.

The United States $100,000, Australia sent P210 million worth of relief supplies, including food and sleeping mats.

The UK sent tents and equipment, Canada donated P10 million, while New Zealand, gave P17 million.

United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon is saddened by the devastation and loss of life caused by Pablo.

He said the UN is ready to provide humanitarian assistance and call for more international support for the philippines. - report from ANC