I was just lucky to have my day off at work last Saturday when the tropical storm ‘Ondoy’ (international code name: Ketsana) slashed through the east part of Metro Manila and some parts of Northern and Central Luzon. News about flooding and how the Marikina City, Cainta and Pasig residents were trapped with no food and water at the roofs of their flood water-submerged home, some 100 lives were already lost and/or still missing as of this writing and other properties were damaged. My heart and prayers goes out to the victims. Let’s help them in whatever ways we can.
Here are ways for you to help:
(courtesy of ABS-CBN News Online)
Ways to donate to the Philippine National Red Cross via the PNRC web site
DSWD donations drop-off points
1. National Resource Operations Center, Chapel Road, Pasay City
Contact: Mrs. Francon Favian
2. Quezon City Area Disaster Resource Operations Monitoring and Info Center (DROMIC) DSWD Central Office
Contact Rey Martija or Imee Rose Castillo, Tel Nos. 951-7119, 951-2435 or Assistant Secretary Vilma Cabrera Tel No. 0918-934-5625
3. Manila Area (DSWD-NCR)
San Rafael corner Legarda Streets, Quiapo, Manila
Contact: Dir. Thelsa P. Biolna, Dir. Delia Bauan Tel Nos. 734-8622, 734-8642
Another list of where to donate goods via Bury Me In This Dress blog
Google Maps: Ondoy situation map for Metro Manila, by KaninLamig
413-2667 / 416-0387
No 13 Examiner Street, Quezon City, Look for Ms Girlie Aragon
Bank: Banco de Oro, Mother Ignacia branch
Acct name: ABS-CBN Foundation Inc.
Acct no.: 5630020111
Routing code for international cash donations
BNORPHMM ABS-CBN Branch
ABS-CBN Foundation US Office Toll-Free 1-800-527-2820
from Mr. Edmund Gawchua, Manager
Negros Navigation is now accepting the transfer of relief goods from Mindanao to Manila for free for aid to victims of Ondoy.
Donations can be sent to Negros Navigation stations and offices nationwide.
SMS/MMS reports: IREPORT to 2366
Bayan Voice BMPM Voice SMS: 411-BMPM (411-2676)
Amidst all these tragedies, I believe that the Filipinos, especially those who were directly affected, are resilient enough to stand up again and move on.