Help Victims of Typhoon Ondoy


Typhoon Ondoy - Manila, Philippines

UPDATE: Added new photos

Time to take a break from the regular programming here in JaypeeOnline to do some public service and help the victims of typhoon Ondoy in the Philippines.

Last week, I heard about typhoon “Ondoy” hitting the Philippines on the news and saw several photos posted and forwarded by people on Twitter, Facebook and other social networking sites. Because I was so busy this past weekend, I wasn’t able to follow the developments of the flood and how badly affected the Philippines was.

Today, I was able to browse through the news articles, blog posts and updates and finally got to realize how much damage this typhoon has done. From what I’ve learned, this is the worst typhoon ever recorded in the Philippines since 1967, with a month’s worth of rainfall pouring down in only 6 hours. I’m sharing some of the photos and videos posted by other Pinoy bloggers.

Photos:
Typhoon Ondoy - Manila, Philippines

Typhoon Ondoy - Manila, Philippines

Typhoon Ondoy - Manila, Philippines

Typhoon Ondoy - Manila, Philippines

Typhoon Ondoy - Manila, Philippines

Typhoon Ondoy - Manila, Philippines

Typhoon Ondoy - Manila, Philippines

Typhoon Ondoy - Manila, Philippines

Typhoon Ondoy - Manila, Philippines

Typhoon Ondoy - Manila, Philippines

Typhoon Ondoy - Manila, Philippines

Typhoon Ondoy - Manila, Philippines

Typhoon Ondoy - Manila, Philippines

Typhoon Ondoy - Manila, Philippines

Typhoon Ondoy - Manila, Philippines

Typhoon Ondoy - Manila, Philippines

Videos

If you’d like to help, you can check out this Disaster Relief Google Spreadsheet updated by volunteers, bloggers, NGO’s and citizens that contains the complete list of relief drop off points, hotline numbers and establishments that accommodate relief goods for typhoon Ondoy victims in the Philippines.

Donate to Red Cross Philippines

Donate to the Philippine Red Cross for ONDOY victims
September 26, 2009 — ninaterol

Monetary Donations

1. CASH or CHECK
Please send cash or check donations to the PNRC National Headquarters in Manila. Checks should be made payable to The Philippine National Red Cross. We can also arrange for donation pick-up.

2. BANK DEPOSIT
Account Name: The Phil. Nat’l. Red Cross

METROBANK
Port Area Branch
Peso Acct.: 151-3-041-63122-8
Dollar Acct.: 151-2-151-00218-2
Type of Acct. : SAVINGS
Swift Code: MBTC PH MM

BANK OF THE PHIL. ISLANDS
Port Area Branch
Peso Acct.: 4991-0010-99
Type of Account: CURRENT

BANK OF THE PHIL. ISLANDS
UN Branch
Dollar Acct.: 8114-0030-94
Type of Account: SAVINGS
Swift Code: BOPI PH MM

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.

Credit Card
Please fax the following info to +632.404.09.79 and +632.527.0575:

Name of card member, billing address, contact nos. (phone & mobile), credit card no., expiration date, CCV2/ CVC2 (last three digits at the back of the credit card), billing address, amount to be donated.

For online donations you may also visit our website at www.redcross.org.ph

In-Kind Donations

LOCAL
Please send in-kind local donations to The Philippine National Red Cross – National Headquarters in Manila. We could also arrange for donation pick-up.

INTERNATIONAL
1. Send a letter of intent to donate to the PNRC
2. A letter of acceptance from PNRC 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 The Philippine National Red Cross–National Headquarters c/o Secretary General Corazon Alma de Leon, Bonifacio Drive, Port Area, Manila 2803, Philippines.

The PNRC does not accept rotten, damaged, expired or decayed goods. Though we appreciate your generosity, the PNRC also discourages donations of old clothes as we have more than enough to go around.

SMS and G-CASH (Globe)

SMS
text REDAMOUNT to 2899 (Globe) or 4483 (Smart)

G-CASH
text DONATEAMOUNT4-digit M-PINREDCROSS to 2882

MOST URGENT NEEDS
Food items: Rice, noodles, canned goods, sugar, iodized salt, cooking oil, monggo beans and potable water

Medicines: Paracetamol, antibiotics, analgesic, oral rehydration salts, multivitamins and medications to treat diarrheal diseases

Non-food items: Bath soaps, face towels, shampoo, toothbrush, toothpaste, plastic mats, blankets, mosquito nets, jerry cans, water containers, water purification tablets, plastic sheetings, and Laundry soap

Rehabilitation Programs: Shelter materials for house repair

Call Hotline 143 or 527.0000

THE PHILIPPINE NATIONAL RED CROSS
NATIONAL HEADQUARTERS
Bonifacio Drive, Port Area,
Manila 2803, Philippines

Aside from that, you can also help plot out Ondoy emergency areas. This map is updated by a group of volunteers called the Typhoon Ondoy Mapping Team. Click here to view actual map.

We Filipinos are known for “bayanihan” – a spirit of communal unity or effort to achieve a particular objective. This is one of those times that we really need to put “bayanihan” into practice. We need to put aside all our differences and work together to help the victims of Ondoy. Any type of help you can give – cash, food, clothes, etc. will help ease the burden of the poor victims of these recent calamity. I also pray for the countless families who were displaced and affected by Ondoy and hope that they’d get the help that they need and be able to recover as soon as possible. God bless the Philippines!

Sources: USA Today, Reuters, Xinhua English News, The Euphoria Pill, ajb{log}, TechPinas, A bugged Life.

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20 Comments

  1. carla contreras

    October 24, 2009 at 11:58 PM

    Im asking a help for my friend who is victim of typhoon ondoy, not all people live in provident village is well off.
    Her name is Azucena Tayag at Provident village Marikina City they have been rescued at the night after the typhoon, i offer my help as i can.
    They have to return to their home to provident and clean up the house from the flood, house was full of mud and submerge into water not even a single things, clothes and appliances can be use again. loosing everything is very sad things ever happened to a family, when i was there i feel the pain and sadness in my heart. i try to help them as much as i can but having an extended family of 5 persons is also hard for me.
    One of my friend told me to ask help at the net and hoping one of you have a good heart to help them.
    I know there’s a lot of family who is also a victim by this typhoon Ondoy and Pepeng but giving help for this one make’s a different.
    Ive been looking for a site where i can blog or post this message and ask for a help but unfortunately can’t find one so i decided to post it here.

    Thanks you very much in advance for those who will help the family of my friend.

    To send help for them:

    Gcash: send money to all Globe Business Center

    Name: Azucena Tayag
    Provident Village Marikina City
    Number: 09177580585

    Paypal:

    contrerascarla89@yahoo.com – This is my paypal account.

    Thanks a lot everyone and God Bless!

  2. Linda Winter

    October 3, 2009 at 7:45 AM

    GREAT JOB JAYPEE!
    The pictures featured in this blog is a heart touching to every concerned fellow citizens for a humanitarian heart to Lend a Hand to the innocent victims affected by this month’s floods and erosions triggered by Typhoon Ondoy and Pepeng, likewise a serious call and reminder for everyone to implement and practice proper Solid Waste Management, join projects in preserving forests through TREE PLANTING and POLICE/REPORT scropulous illegal loggers and Realty Developers denuding mountain for their own business to develop luxurious houses and golf courses for the ELITES.
    A cry to Gov’t agencies incharge on environmental concerns to strictly implement rules and policies conscientously and evenly to all concerned.

  3. JP Habaradas

    October 1, 2009 at 9:20 AM

    @THE CAN MOVEMENT – Good to know about your group and what you’re doing for the victims of the recent typhoon. I hope that more young people would join your cause or join the overall effort to help the victims and rebuild the devastated areas. More power to you guys!

  4. THE CAN MOVEMENT

    October 1, 2009 at 9:15 AM

    THE CAN MOVEMENT is a service group founded by a group of sophomore students who are willing to help out those people who were devastated by calamities. We are encouraging high school students of the south to cooperate with us by spreading the word about our vision, donation and volunteering. We are currently accepting donations in any form (note: EXCEPT CASH) for the victims of the typhoon Ondoy.

    THE CAN MOVEMENT is leading an outreach program for those who were devastated by the typhoon ONDOY called [Project Generosity]. If by any chance you have friends or know anyone around Alabang,Las Pinas or Paranaque area who would want to donate and volunteer for a good cause kindly refer us to them or they can contact us for inquries.
    We would really appreciate if everyone can work and cooperate with one another to be able to help those others in dire need of help… they can contact us along with your name for inquiries and the address for drop offs:

    ALABANG / MUNTINLUPA
    0915 538 5113 – Nicole M. (Vivere Suites; Notify first)
    0906 349 6206- Micaela Lanting. (Ayala Alabang Village)

    PARANAQUE CITY:
    0915 415 1319 – Chiara Garcia

    0927 580 9917 – Ysa Mendoza (BF Homes Paranaque)

    0917 807 2495- Jen Mizzi ( Aguirre Ave / BF Homes Paranaque)

    0922 845 3075 – Cheska Lesaca
    ( Elizalde Ave / Tropical Ave / Concha Cruz Drive / BF Homes)

    LAS PINAS CITY:
    0905 221 8363- Katrisse Angulo ( SM Southmall / Alabang- Zapote road)

    0917 517 2788- Miko Isooka
    (Legacy Village / Southville International School and Colleges / BF Homes Las Pinas)

    0916 235 4597 – Yuzo Machida ( BF Resort / Las Pinas)

    http://thecanmovement.multiply.com

  5. JP Habaradas

    September 30, 2009 at 11:00 PM

    @Don Jan – Have you found Ailene? I hope that you did and that she’s doing fine right now. God bless!

  6. Don Jan Sumido

    September 30, 2009 at 10:58 PM

    Kung sino man po ang nakakita kay Ailene Mancilla Naron paki text na lang po sa number 09084223272, sya po ay kasambahay sa cainta at nawawala pa rin hanggang sa kasulukuyan

  7. JP Habaradas

    September 29, 2009 at 8:00 PM

    @Ondoy Relief – I totally agree with what you said. If we join together and help, we can all make a difference and our joined efforts will amount to something big.

  8. Ondoy Relief

    September 29, 2009 at 7:58 PM

    Let’s continue to help the victims of Ketsana..
    Let us change, let’s rebuild this nation. No one can do everything, but everyone can do something..

  9. JP Habaradas

    September 29, 2009 at 7:15 PM

    @Pat – Hi! Sorry for the late response. Its good to know that fellow Filipinos who are overseas are doing their part in helping our countrymen in need. Regarding the photos, they are not mine and I’ve only collected them from various sources which I have stated at the bottom of the post.

    Thanks and wish you all the best! :)

  10. Pat

    September 29, 2009 at 7:10 PM

    Hi! my name is pat and I’m a true-blooded Filipina studying in a unversity in the US. I’m trying to create a video/photo slideshow to inspire my fellow students here to donate what they can to the victims of this horrible typhoon. Do you think I could use your photos? I’d be more than willing to cite you in the slideshow and give you full credit if these photos are yours.

    More power to you and God Bless the Philippines.

  11. JP Habaradas

    September 29, 2009 at 6:30 AM

    @Sanjeev – Yup, such a devastating calamity. I hope so too. I hope other bloggers would also spread the word and increase awareness thru any means they have.

  12. Sanjeev

    September 29, 2009 at 6:28 AM

    That’s terrible. The images are more than words, I hope bloggers around the world will shout about it thru different forum and will provide help from different means.

  13. JP Habaradas

    September 29, 2009 at 2:05 AM

    @marvin – I’m really sorry I couldn’t provide the list that you’re requesting. The only thing I can suggest is to ask the agencies involved in the relief operations like Red Cross or the local government offices. I hope and pray that your friend and his family are safe.

  14. marvin

    September 29, 2009 at 2:01 AM

    I have a friend who lives in provident village. Please help us on where to get the list of survivors or the victims coz his wife’s phone and friends phone cannot be reached since sunday.

  15. JP Habaradas

    September 29, 2009 at 1:10 AM

    @odds – Same here. I was really sad when I saw these photos and videos. I admire what you, your company and officemates have done to help the typhoon victims. I hope more people will emulate these efforts. Yes, God bless the Philippines!

  16. odds and ends

    September 29, 2009 at 1:07 AM

    I am really moved by what happened to our country. As for our company, most of the employees (including me) pledged our quarter’s rice allowance to the typhoon victims (which includes our co-workers too). God Bless the Philippines.

  17. JP Habaradas

    September 28, 2009 at 11:40 PM

    @Pinoy – Great job by the photographers. They really capture the moment and tell the story. Just sharing these photos I got from different sources but anyways, thanks for the compliments! :)

  18. Pinoy ka ba? click here!

    September 28, 2009 at 11:37 PM

    great pictures jaypee. i felt what was happening in the photo. whew. this is brutal. so sad indeed. :(

  19. JP Habaradas

    September 28, 2009 at 11:30 PM

    @jan – I would’ve blogged about it earlier but because of the busy weekend, I was only able to blog about it a few days after.

    Thanks! Just wanted to do my part in increasing awareness to the severity of the devastation caused by Ondoy in the Philippines. Hopefully my post was able to inspire people to help, donate or even just help spreading awareness like what I did.

  20. jan geronimo

    September 28, 2009 at 11:27 PM

    I was supposed to post last night. I wasn’t able to. Blogging seemed inconsequential in the light of what recently happened. Powerful images, Jaypee. Great work.

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