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Two Filipina Nurses Alive! Confirmed Trapped in the Christchurch NZ Quake

February 28, 2011 · Filed Under Featured Articles, In the news · Comment 

Two nurses from Iloilo City were confirmed to be among those trapped and feared killed in the collapsed Caterbury Television (CTV) building, which collapsed on Feb. 22.  The Filipina nurses by the name of Maria Louise Amantillo and Valquin Bensurto are flatmates of those who received mobile phone calls for help from the two who were buried in the rubble.  Sadly, their friends could not do anything but wait for their rescue.

“Hindi ko na kaya (I can’t bear it anymore).”  These words from Amantillo were one of the last phone conversations she had with her roommates hours after the 6.3-quake struck.

A graduate of the St. Paul University Iloilo, Louise is the second of four siblings of Linda and Alexander Amantillo. She left for New Zealand on Feb. 10, just 12 days before the tragedy, hoping to find work as a nurse.  Filipino nurses Amelodin Disalongan, 24 and Joan Bunda, 24, said Amantillo had made more than 10 mobile phone calls to them between 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. after the quake.

However, it has been six days already and the authorities have not heard from the victims through text messages.  But the families and friends are hopeful that the two are still alive, they said in an interview.
They further stressed that the government reaction is too slow and that they feel they have no support.  The families of the victims are not allowed to go to Christchurch by the government for security reasons and this has brought even more suffering to the families.  They appealed to the New Zealand embassy to clear the travel of the families of the missing victims and to continue the search for her daughters.

The families really can’t do much at this point and they will leave it to the power of their prayers and God for a miracle.