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baby mermaid or merman????

Posted in latest news candon by lawinthemountainer on August 27, 2008
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CANDON CITY, Ilocos Sur- —  Could it be her craving to telenovelas?

Ruby Urpiano is a certified addict with telenovela gave birth to a child with one huge leg like a tail of a mermaid or merman August 21, 2008 in Patpata 2nd, Candon City, Ilocos Sur, Philippines.

Like all her family and neighbors, she herself could not explain why.

What is obvious is her craving of watching telefantasias and telenovelas particularly Marimar and Dyesebel.

Marimar and Dyesebel aired over Abs- cbn and GMA- 7 with lead role character played by actresses Claudine Barretto and Marian Rivera respectively both transforming into mermaid.

Urpiano, 25, mother of three, of Patpata 2nd, Candon City and plain housewife start watching television after lunch from their neighbors until all the telenovelas are over in the evening.

She could not afford to buy one as they barely have enough food for them.

They live in a nipa hut with husband larry working on odd jobs available.

Ruby said that she did not find anything abnormal in her womb when she was still pregnant with child.

She got the shock of her life when she saw the figure of her fourth child.

The baby whose gender remains unclear died after 30 minutes.

“I was shock but I accept it,” Urpiano said.

The child is about 12 inches and one kilo in length and weight respectively.

Her hilot (traditional midwife), Carmen Raquepo, said that when she was checking the womb of Urpiano, she found it unusual because of the oneness in the movement in one area presumably the feet.

Raquepo said that it was her first time to see such child figure in her more than two decades of working as traditional midwife.

Relief operations for victims of typhoon karen

Posted in latest news candon by lawinthemountainer on August 26, 2008
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The City Government of Candon waste no time and immediately dispatched relief goods and implemented other measures to ease the effects of Typhoon Karen that hit hard the city.

The city was practically under water and many lives were in endanger as result of the typhoon.

The city government led by City Mayor Allen Singson worked round the clock to patrol the whole city and look at the situation of the Candonians.

The City Social Welfare and Development Office was the lead department in the distribution of relief goods.

Candon at th height of Super Typhoon Karen

Posted in latest news candon by lawinthemountainer on August 26, 2008
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The City of Candon was one of the hardest hit by super Typhoon Karen on Aug 18-19, 2008.
The whole city was under the mercy of the said typhoon as flood practically put the whole city under water.

the main roads were almost not passable with only heavy or huge vehicles like dump trucks can fly the routes.

The city government led by City Mayor Allen Singson immediately made actions ensure the safety of all its residents and those passing by.

Deputy Speaker Eric Singson ordered the different construction companies to lend their dump trucks to carry people from the endangered area to evacuation centers.

the city dump trucks were used to carry goods to be delivered to the people and transport people especially those stranded.

Thanks GOD the storm calm down after Aug 20.