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Published On: Sat, Nov 16th, 2013

The Empire State Building dons the colors of the Philippines flag

The world famous 103-story skyscraper located in Midtown Manhattan, New York City will be lit up with the colors of the Philippines flag Friday and Saturday night, according to the official Empire State Building Facebook page.

According to the picture post yesterday:

“Tonight and tomorrow night, we shine our lights in the colors of the Philippines flag — red, blue, yellow and white — to raise awareness and support for the country as they recover from Typhoon Haiyan.”

Last week, the archipelago was slammed by one of, if not the most powerful typhoon in recorded history in Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda).

The death toll from the super-typhoon continues to rise. The latest official numbers from The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) put the count at 3,637 mark, with the vast majority of the fatalities from the Eastern Visayas.

In addition to the “human toll”, the damage from Yolanda was estimated at P10.3 billion including P9.089 billion from the agriculture sector taking the worst blow of devastation while damage to infrastructure amounted to P1.250 billion.

The Empire State Bldg lights up with the colors of the Philippines flag Image/empirestatebldg instagram

The Empire State Bldg lights up with the colors of the Philippines flag
Image/empirestatebldg instagram

 

 

 

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