Friday, January 20, 2012

“Unity Tested In Adversity” (How to help the victims of Typhoon Sendong)

Friday, January 20, 2012
Wayback in the days gone by, the 15th day of December marked the arrival of the Typhoon Sendong  to the Philippine Area of Responsibility. In just a glimpse, it took out thousands of lives and caused a vast destruction in the Island of Cagayan de Oro, Iligan City and other neighboring towns.
Buyag Island after Typhoon ‘Sendong’ hits Mindanao.
Photo courtesy of: @iliganbloggers
Two men trying to save some appliance out of mud brought by Typhoon 'Sendong'
Photo courtesy of: Philippine Cooperative Blog
But as this tragedy existed, the heartfelt trait of the Filipino and other people from foreign country also unfolded. It cannot be denied that genuine donations from numerous organizations, companies, institutions and individuals flooded for the victims of the calamity. Despite the dark shadow that enveloped the nation during that period brought by the disastrous-conflict faced by many Filipinos, somehow, it is good to note that there are still charitable and generous people willing to assist and help the unfortunate and financially-challenegd individuals through their own unique simple ways.

Listed below are some of the charitable institutions, companies and organizations together with it’s link and website in the internet for further information that can be used as a channel for helping the victims of the typhoon.


Drop-off donations such as bottled water, food, blankets, and clothes are welcome in the following places:
7-11 Stores. Cash donations may be coursed through 7-11 stores without service fees. Official receipts will be provided for the donors.
Caritas Manila. Please call 563-9311 or 564-0205 for pick-up requests.
Civil Relations Office at Camp Aguinaldo, Quezon City. Call 912-6615 or (0917)247-1252.
GMA Kapuso Foundation. 2/F Kapuso Center, GMA 7, EDSA Diliman, Quezon City.
Kaya Natin/Ateneo School of Government, Ateneo de Manila Quezon City. Donations are welcome from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. until Wednesday.
LBC branches worldwide. LBC will deliver your donations for free; please call 858-5999 to inquire about branches nearest you.
McDonald's stores in Metro Manila and Luzon. All stores are accepting in-kind donations.
News5 Aksyon Center. San Bartolome, Novaliches, Quezon City. Please call 938-6393.
Cash donations may be sent through the following bank accounts:
BDO Peso Account
Account name: TV5 Kapatid Foundation Inc.
Account No. 005310-410164
BPI Peso Account
Account name: TV5 Kapatid Foundation Inc.
Account No. 1443-05333-2
Sagip Kapamilya. ABS-CBN Foundation Inc. Mother Ignacia cor. Eugenio Lopez St., Diliman, Quezon City. Donations may also be made online at
Cash donations may be sent through the following bank accounts:
BDO Peso Account
Account name: ABS-CBN Foundation Inc.-Sagip Kapamilya
Account Number: 39301-14199
Swift Code: BNORPHMM
PNB Peso Account
Account name: ABS-CBN Foundation Inc.-Sagip Kapamilya
Account Number: 419-539-5000-13
Swift Code: PNBMPHMM
BPI Peso Account
Account name: ABS-CBN Foundation Inc.-Sagip Kapamilya
Account Number: 3051-1127-75 (West Triangle, Quezon City)
Swift Code: BOPIPHMM
UNICEF Philippines. Call 758-1000, 758-1442 or e-mail Mr. George Belardo at for corporate donations.
Financial donations may be made through:
Metrobank Peso Account
Account name: UNICEF
Account Number: CA 066-7-06631209-3
For international wire transfers:
Account name: UNICEF
Account Number: CA 66-7-00141392-5
Swift Code: MBTCPHMM
The Banks

Logos of television channels and banks (courtesy of Google)

You may also donate through your mobile phone:

For SMART MONEY users, text UNICEFAMOUNT and send to 270
(ex. UNICEF 200 &  send to 270).
For G-CASH users, text DONATEAMOUNT4-digit PINUNICEF and send to 2882      
(ex. DONATE 200 4-digit PIN UNICEF & send to 2882)
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1. SMART Smart Money: Donors to Typhoon Sendong may help through Smart Money acct. no. 5577-5130-6822-1104 at any BDO, Hapinoy or Cebuana Lhuillier outlets.
Text: Smart subscribers may donate to Sendong victims via text. Send RED <amount> to 4143. Valid donation amounts 10, 25, 50, 100
2. GLOBE Gcash: For GCASH, donate through Red Cross by texting DONATE <amount> MPIN REDCROSS and send to 2882.
Text: Text RED <amount> and send it to 2899. You may donate in these denominations: 5, 25, 50, 100, 300, 500 and 1000.
Through Bank Deposit
Gawad Kalinga Philippine Peso Current Account
# 3101 0977 56 BPI EDSA Greenhills
Gawad Kalinga US$ Savings Account
# 3104 0162 34 BPI EDSA Greenhills
Swift code: BOPIPHMM
4. LBC Express is now accepting donations for typhoon Sendong victims. You may drop off your donations in any LBC Express branch. To All Pinoys in Singapore you can drop your donations at LBC AirCargo #04-077 Lucky Plaza, Orchard Rd.
Emergency/Relief goods and equipment bound for Cagayan de Oro/Iligan- we have ships ready to transport them asap. For bulk items, bring directly to Abotiz/Negros Navigation, Pier 2, Manila. Call +63 2 211 5484 for more information.
Donations can be sent to: National Resource Operations Center (NROC) 852-8081(24 hours),Chapel Road, Pasay City (back of Air Transportation Office).
Donations can also be brought at all DSWD Field Offices. For DSWD NCR: San Rafael St., Legarda, Manila
Those living near the South: DSWD FO IV-A:Alabang-Zapote Road, Alabang, Muntinlupa City 1770 Tel. No: (02) 807-4140Fax No: (02) 807-1518.
I.  In-Kind Donation
Please send in-kind local donations to Philippine Red Cross - National Headquarters in Manila. We could also arrange for donation pick-up
1. Send a letter of intent to donate to the PRC.
2. A letter of acceptance from PRC shall be sent back to the donor.
3. Immediately after shipping the goods, please send the (a) original Deed of Donation, (b) copy of packing list and (c) original Airway Bill for air shipments or Bill of Lading for sea shipments to Philippine Red Cross - National Headquarters c/o Secretary General Gwendolyn Pang, Bonifacio Drive, Port Area, Manila 1018, Philippines.
The PRC does not accept rotten, damaged, expired or decayed goods. PRC also discourages donations of old clothes as it have more than enough to go around.
II. Through Cebuana Lhuillier
Cebuana Lhuillier is now accept ing donations in any of the 1,500 Cebuana Lhuillier pawnshops nationwide.
For your donations to be properly acknowledged, please fax the bank transaction slip at nos. +63.2.527.0575 or +63.2.404.0979 with your name, address and contact number.

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Following is a list of drop-off points for relief aid, and conduits for monetary donation (credit/debit cards via Paypal, cash and cheque deposits and fund transfers).
Relief aid from Metro Manila
Tulong Kabataan: No. 89 K-7 Street, Kamias, Quezon City
Citizens Disaster Response Center: 72-A Times St., West Triangle, Quezon City | 9299822
Bagong Alyansang Makabayan: 1 Maaralin cor. Matatag Streets, Bgy. Central, Quezon City | 4359151
StartArt Project: 10A Alabama St., New Manila, Quezon City | 09267112450
National Union of Journalists of the Philippines: 4/F FSS Building Annex, 89 Scout Castor, Bgy. Laging Handa, Quezon City
#oneforiligan: 3553 Durango St., Palanan, Makati City | 09065777812 or 09227130006 (Migz)
#oneforiligan: 6-D Cypress Gardens Condo 112 VA Rufino St. Makati City | Meikah Delid
#oneforiligan: Berkeley Residences, Katipunan Avenue, Quezon City | 09157744244 (Jamie)
#oneforiligan: Madison Square Condominium, Taft Avenue, Manila | 09228446777 (Roden)
Team Manila stores, studio and warehouse
All LBC branches
All JRS Express outlets
Relief aid from the Visayas
#oneforiligan: Seawalk Trading, A.S. Fortuna, Cebu City
Relief aid from Mindanao
Tulong Kabataan: 700A E. Jacinto St., Davao City | 2216589 and 09266453953 (Krista)
Panday Bulig Relief and Rehabilitation Center (Tabang Mindanao Center): 12th-22nd streets, Nazareth, Cagayan de Oro City | 088-8566413
Rural Missionaries of the Philippines: Room 01, Kalinaw Lanao Center, 16 Bougainvilla Puti, Villaverde, Iligan City (Ida Bucog)
#oneforiligan: St. Michaels’ Cathedral, DXIC Radio Staion, City Hall, Rizal Park, and Calda Pizza – all in Iligan City
NUJP Media Safety Office: St. Joseph’s Hall, 5th cor. 7th Streets, Lazareth, Cagayan de Oro City
Xavier University: KKP-SIO Office, Cagayan de Oro City
Relief Aid from Singapore
LBC AirCargo: 04-077 Lucky Plaza, Orchard Road, Singapore
Online donations (credit and debit cards)
#HelpCDO by CDO Bloggers: Paypal ID
#oneforiligan by Iligan Bloggers: Paypal ID
National Alliance for Filipino Concerns: Click here to make a Paypal donation via NAFCON
Monetary donations (cash and check)
National Union of Students of the Philippines: Chinabank (Quezon Avenue Branch) Account No. 107-248551-3
Rock Ed Philippines: BPI (Loyola Heights Branch) Account No. 3080-0073-44
#oneforiligan: Pay/deposit to Revilla N. Carbonell-Noel, Unionbank Account No. 109451077611
Deaf Benildeans Multipurpose Cooperative: BPI (Vito Cruz Branch) Account No. 2771-0017-02
Panday Bulig Relief and Rehabilitation Center: RCBC (Velez CDO Branch) Account No. 1095029776 Citizens Disaster Response Center: Metrobank (Examiner Branch) Account No. 636-3-63600741-3 National Union of Journalists of the Philippines: Metrobank Account No. 229-722-9507-458 Xavier University: BPI (CDO Divisoria Branch) Account No. 9331-0133-63


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