Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) leaves catastrophic damage in the Philippines

November 11, 2013 | by Pepper
Photo Credit: Manila Bulletin

Photo Credit: Manila Bulletin

Super typhoon Yolanda, known internationally as Haiyan, is estimated to have killed 10,000 people in one province alone. There are 4.5 million Filipinos affected in the Eastern Visayas region, leaving thousands of families homeless. Yolanda wreaked havoc on November 8, smashing the Visayas region with sustained winds of 315 kph (195 mph) and gusts of 380 kph (235 mph). The Joint Typhoon Warning Center (JTWC) described it as the strongest tropical cyclone to make landfall in recorded history.

Natural calamities like these often become catalysts in uniting people to help their fellowmen all over the world. Google created a Person Finder if you are looking for someone or if you have any information about a missing person. Google also made a crisis map so you can easily locate relief operations and evacuation centers. The National Basketball Association (NBA) and the National Basketball Player’s Association (NBPA) donated $250,000 to the US Fund for UNICEF in support of the organization’s relief efforts.

We have seen the tenacity of the Filipino people, surviving yet another storm after recently battling a strong earthquake. If you are moved to help but don’t know how, here are some channels where you can send your relief and cash donations.

INTERNATIONAL/OVERSEES DONATIONS:

PHILIPPINE RED CROSS

http://ushare.redcross.org.ph/

AMERICAN JESUIT JOINT DISTRIBUTION COMMITTEE

http://www.jdc.org/

CARE

http://care.org/

1-800-521-2273 (US) OR +1-404-681-2252 (OUTSIDE US)

CATHOLIC RELIEF SERVICES

http://crs.org/

1-877-435-7277 (US)

CONVOY OF HOPE

https://donate.convoyofhope.org/PAGES/DISASTERPHILIPPINES

WORLD FOOD PROGRAMME

http://www.wfp.org/DONATE/TYPHOON-PHILIPPINES

1-202-747-0722 (US) OR +39-06-65131 (OUTSIDE OF US)

SAMARITAN’S PURSE

http://www.samaritanspurse.org/

1-828-262-1980 (US)

WORLD VISION

http://www.worldvision.org/

1-888-511-6443 (US)

SHELTERBOX

http://www.shelterbox.org/index.php

1-941-907-6036 (US)

HABITAT FOR HUMANITY

https://www.habitat.org/CD/GIVING/ONE/DONATE.ASPX?LINK=500

 AMERICARES

http://americares.org/

1-800-486-4357 (US)

INTERNATIONAL MEDICAL CORPS

https://internationalmedicalcorps.org/HOW-YOU-CAN-HELP/PHILIPPINES

1-800-481-4462 (US)

DIRECT RELIEF

http://www.directrelief.org/

1-805-964-4767 (US)

UNICEF

http://donate.unicef.ph/campaign/24/typhoon-yolanda-emergency-appeal

1-800-367-5437 (US)

SAVE THE CHILDREN

https://secure.savethechildren.org/site/c.8rKLIXMGIpI4E/b.6239401/k.C01C/Global_Action_Fund/apps/ka/sd/donor.asp?c=8rKLIXMGIpI4E&b=6239401&en=dvJUJ6MLKcIXLaPMJfJTJ4PLIhKYKiP6JuJYK9MUJiKYIhPXLjI4LsK

1-800-728-3843 (US)

LOCAL DONATIONS: 

National Drop-off Points

(From Department of Interior and Local Government Secretary Mar Roxas)

1. Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD)

- DSWD-National Resource Operations Center (NROC) Chapel Road, Pasay City (going to NAIA2). Contact number: (02) 851-2681

- Cash deposits accepted via DSWD Bank Acct. at Landbank of the Philippines Nos. 3122-1011-84 (current) and 3124-0055-81 (savings)

- Contact Fe Catalina Ea (09186281897) and Roel Montesa (09263469927, roelmontesa@gmail.com)

2. Philippine National Police

- PNP Gymnasium, Camp Crame, Quezon City. Contact numbers: 0915-333-8685, (02) 722-0650 (Police Senior Superintendent Teroy Taguinod)

3. Operation Tulong Bayan

- Balai, EDSA corner McArthur Ave., Cubao, Quezon City. Contact number: 02-913-6254; or

- The Commissary at Whitespace, 2341 Chino Roces Ave Ext. (formerly Pasong Tamo Ext), Makati City. Contact number: (02) 729-0030

Media Channels

1. ABS-CBN Sagip Kapamilya pledge lines (02) 411-0183, 411-0182, 411-0115
- Accepting relief goods and cash donations, with other drop-off points nationwide: Cebu, Bacolod, Iloilo, Cagayan de Oro and Davao

IN-KIND DONATIONS (Metro Manila)
Sagip Kapamilya Warehouse
#13 Examiner St. West Triangle, Quezon City

CASH DONATIONS (Metro Manila)
Cash and cheques can be sent to:

ABS-CBN Foundation, Inc. Bldg.
Mother Ignacia Avenue corner E. Lopez St. Brgy. South Triangle, QC
Office tel. no: +632-411-4995 or +632-415-2272 loc 3765

Or deposit to the following SAGIP KAPAMILYA Bank Accounts:

BANCO DE ORO

Peso Account

Bank Account No: 393- 011-4199
Bank Account Name: ABS-CBN Foundation Inc. – Sagip Kapamilya
Branch: Sct. Albano, Quezon Avenue, Quezon City
Swift Code: BNORPHMM

Dollar Account
Bank Account No: 393-008-1622
Bank Account Name: ABS-CBN Foundation Inc. – Sagip Kapamilya
Branch: Sct. Albano, Quezon Avenue, Quezon City
Swift Code: BNORPHMM

BANK OF THE PHILIPPINE ISLANDS

Peso Account

Bank Account No: 305-111-2775
Bank Account Name: ABS-CBN Foundation Inc. – Sagip Kapamilya
Branch: West Triangle, Quezon City
Swift Code: BOPIPHMM

Dollar Account
Bank Account No: 3054-0270-35
Bank Account Name: ABS-CBN Foundation Inc. – Sagip Kapamilya
Branch: West Triangle, Quezon City
Swift Code: BOPIPHMM

PHILIPPINE NATIONAL BANK
Peso Account
Bank Account No: 419-539-5000-13
Bank Account Name: ABS-CBN Foundation Inc. – Sagip Kapamilya
Branch: Timog, Quezon City
Swift Code: PNBMPHMM

Dollar Account
Account Number: 419-539-5000-21
Account Name: ABS-CBN Foundation, Inc.-Sagip Kapamilya
Branch: Timog, Quezon City
Swift Code: PNBMPHMM

METROBANK
Peso Account
Account Number: 636-3-636-08808-1
Account Name: ABS – CBN Foundation, Inc. – Sagip Kapamilya
Branch: Examiner Quezon Ave. Branch
Swift Code: MBTCPHMM

2. GMA Kapuso Foundation

METROPOLITAN BANK & TRUST COMPANY (METROBANK)
Peso Savings
Account Name: GMA Kapuso Foundation, Inc.
Account Number : 3-098-51034-7 and 3-098-51566-7

Dollar Savings    
Account Name: GMA Kapuso Foundation, Inc.
Account Number : 2-098-00244-2

Code: MBTC PH MM

UNITED COCONUT PLANTERS BANK (UCPB)
Peso Savings
Account Name: GMA Kapuso Foundation, Inc.
Account Number: 115-184777-2 and 160-111277-7

Dollar Savings
Account Name:  GMA Kapuso Foundation, Inc.
Account Number:  01-115-301177-9 and 01-160-300427-6
Code:  UCPB PH MM

PHILIPPINE NATIONAL BANK (PNB)
Peso Saving
Account Name: GMA Kapuso Foundation, Inc
Account Number: 121-0032000-17

Dollar savings
Account Name: GMA Kapuso Foundation, Inc.
Account Number: 121-0032000-25
Code: PNB MPH MM

BANCO DE ORO (BDO)
Peso Savings
Account Name: GMA Kapuso Foundation, Inc.
Account Number: 469-0022189

Dollar Savings
Account Name: GMA Kapuso Foundation, Inc.
Account Number: 469-0072135
Code: BNORPHMM

3. TV 5 Alagang Kapatid Foundation

- Bank of the Philippine Islands-Ayala Avenue, SGV Branch; Account Name: Alagang Kapatid Foundation Inc.; Peso Account No: 1443-0533-32; US dollar Account No.: 1444-0214-85

- Banco de Oro-Makati Avenue, Ayala Branch

Account Name: Alagang Kapatid Foundation, Inc.

Peso Account No.: 00- 5310-41016-4

US dollar Account No.: 10-5310-46264-4

- Citibank: Peso Account No: 0757138018; US dollar (3rd CCY Remittance) Account No.: 0757138026

- Metrobank-Fort Burgos Circle Branch; Account Name: Alagang Kapatid Foundation, Inc.; Peso Account No.: 264-3-264821763

- Cebuana Lhuillier Pawnshop: Partner’s Name: Alagang Kapatid Foundation Inc.

- PayPal Account Username/beneficiary: alagangkapatid@news5.com.ph

4. The Philippine Daily Inquirer

- BPI Current Account 4951-0067-56
Account name: Philippine Daily Inquirer Inc.
- Metrobank Current Account 7286-8109-30
Account name: Philippine Daily Inquirer Inc.
- Contact Bianca Casilag or Connie Kalagayan at 897-8808 or 899-4426

5. The Philippine Star

- BDO Pioneer

Account Name: Philstar Global Special Project

Peso: 004850141717

Dollar: 104850141415

Swift Code: BNORPHMM

SCHOOLS

1. UP

- UP Diliman USC Student Council, New CHK gym, UP Diliman, Commonwealth Avenue, Alex Castro, 0917-8725396, Tweet @uscupdiliman

- Tulong Kabataan: UP System, UP Office of the Student Regent. Drop-off point is at Vinzon’s Hall, UP Diliman, Quezon City. Contact Eds (0927)384-1392 or Zie (0916)796-5740) for more information.

- UP Ugnayan ng Pahinungod-Manila is organizing a university disaster response medical mission to Leyte with plans of relief distribution focused on Palo, Leyte. You can contact Dr. Lulin Luz at 526-6950 and 526-6951) for more information.

2. DLSU

- De La Salle University’s Center for Social Concern and Action (COSCA) is accepting web-based donations from overseas individuals via GlobalGiving.com. For inquiries, contact Joseph Rosal, Coordinator for Community Engagement, COSCA at 525-4267 or local 147.

3. ADMU

- Ateneo De Manila Disaster Response and Management Team is accepting cash donations. Contact the Office of the Vice President for Social Development at (632) 426600 locals 4051, 4054, and 4099 for more information.

4. UST

- Tulong Tomasino of the UST Simbahayan Community Development Office in Manila is accepting donations. Tweet @USTCSC for more information.

- You can also drop off your donations at Room 312, St. Martin de Porres Building, UST. Espana, Manila.

If you don’t have money or goods to donate, you can volunteer in packing food and clothing in various relief centers. You can also be active in social media by sharing information to other people who have the resources to donate. It’s not about the amount you give but the effort you put into giving you have to those who need it most.

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6 thoughts on “Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) leaves catastrophic damage in the Philippines

  1. May Diana Visitacion

    The typhoon Haiyan/Yolanda leave a very dreadful experience to the filipino people especially the people hit by the super typhoon . These nature calamities brought pain to most of us for losing their loveones, homes and means of living, but on the other side we should still have the hope that we should live life after all, we all know that moving on after that kind of experience will never be easy, moving on is the toughest journey in life, that’s so true, on the other hand we should have to realize why did it happen to us not to someone else, simply because we are strong people, that whenever we encounter difficulties in life, Filipino’s will help one another, the natural being of a good filipino will come out to help each other in any ways we can. And that alone we can get the hope that in time the painful experience will be able to heal and rebuild themselves with the great chance the creator has given them.

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  2. Carlo Mendoza

    With the dramatic change in the climate, we people should expect Yolanda is not the last super typhoon to hit not only Philippines but the rest of the world. Yolanda brought devastating effects that left a mark in history. As of the moment, many people haven’t recovered from this catastrophic phenomena. But what is ironic is the fact that the massive devastation of Yolanda brought a massive help to the victims. As the Jesuits would say, Cura Personalis or men and women for others have prevailed in times of support and assistance. With the outburst of support, this would ease the primary problems of the victims such as food, water, and other necessary supply. Typhoon Yolanda is just a testimony on how, we, people are able to help each and every one especially in times of hardships. May this occurrence bring us the lessons and new learning to be prepared in the near future.

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    1. Pepper Post author

      Wonderful insights, Carlo! Thank you for sharing them! :) We truly have learned a lot of things from this tragedy.

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  3. Diana Banzon

    Typhoon Yolanda had left not only destruction on land but also emotional scars to us all. This was a reminder that we should value and be thankful for what we have and what are continually getting, especially the ones that are free. The air. The nature. Our lives. Let’s be thankful by loving and respecting these things.

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