I have been catching up with friends in Manila today via email. They all seem OK, though Lida's house was flooded on the ground floor and some of Dan's family had to be rescued. Worryingly it seems there is more rain on the way.
I know the Watchtower Society will get their helpers there as quickly as possible.
We shopped this morning, as Captain Butterfly is cooking for me and Jacks tonight - one of his bolognese/chile specials. I have just tasted the result so far and we both agree its very tasty but needs tomato puree adding.
We shall find out tonight if Jules was able to set off for Manila or not. Things look very bad over there, according to the News.