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Local Groups Respond to Philippine Typhoon

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It's been 10 days since a massive typhoon hit the Philippines.

And local Philippine–Americans say the frustrations continue to build as aid simply isn't getting to where it's needed.

Cita Maignes works in the international center at M–S–U and says the biggest concern is getting people the basic needs such as food and water.

Maignes says, "The poor condition of the water, that is very concerning right now because a lot of bodies are rotting and smelly and stinky. So it's like hell in that place right now to go there."

However, Maignes says she and her students are going to head up an effort to send things such as school supplies to the devastated area and will hold a benefit dinner in the upcoming weeks.