People continue to post comments here, asking for help finding friends and family. I'm happy to publish these. But until power and telecommunications are restored, it's unlikely that survivors with such information will be able to respond.
The government's website also has the Google Person Finder, where you can post questions and answers. Google says that the list currently has "about 41,900 records," and no doubt that number will also grow.
Meanwhile the Filipino diaspora in the US is seeking news and raising money. The same is true here in Canada, and doubtless all over the world. According to Business Week, overseas Filipino workers sent home US$1.8 billion in September alone:
Some 10.5 million Filipinos now work abroad and often send money home every month. That's about one-10th the country's population, which may explain why one of the first forms of relief was free overseas phone calls.