09/08/2012: UPDATE ON AND RELIEF EFFORTS FOR FLOOD VICTIMS IN THE PHILIPPINES
The Philippine Consulate General in San Francisco informs the public of the following update as of August 8 from the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Center (NDRRMC) on the effects of flooding and record levels of rainfall caused by the Southwest Monsoon enhanced by Tropical Storm Haikui.
A Total of 267, 850 families or 1,230, 813 persons are affected by the disaster and 19 people have been reorted dead. Mandy of the deceased perished in a landside incident caused by heavy rains in the commonwealth, Quezon City area.
The Southwest Monsoon enhanced by Tropical Storm Haikul located 300 kilometers Northeast of Taiwan brought heavy to intense and frequent rains over Luzon since August 6.
As of August 8, the Southwest Monsoon will continue to bring heavy rains over Luzon, including Metro Manila and provinces of Ilocos, La Union, Pangasinan, Tarlac, Zambales, Bataan, Pampanga, Bulacan, Rizal, Cavite, Lagina, Batangas and the National Capital Region (NCR). Weather is expected to gradually improve by August 9.
Further updates on the flooding may be obtained from (www.ndrmc.gov.ph)
For members of the public who wish to send relief assistance in cash, you may contact or send them to the following :
Monetary donations may be sent to :
National Disaster Risk Reduction and management Center (NDRRMC)
Account name : NDRRMC Donated Funds
Account Numbers : 0435-021927-030 (Peso Account)
0435-021927-530 (Dollar Account)
Swift code : DBPHPHMM Account# 36002016
Address : Development Bank of the Philippines (DBP)
Camp Aguinaldo Branch, PVAO Compound,
Camp Aguinaldo, Quezon City, Philippines, 1110
Contact person : Ms. Rufina A. Pascual, Collecting Officer
NDRRMC, Office of Civil Defense
Camp Aguinaldo, Quezon City
Contact Numbers : (63-2) 421-1920; 911-5601 up to 65 local 116
- Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD)
Account No : 3124-0055-81
Bank Branch Address : Land Bank of the Philippines,
Batasan, Quezon City, Philippines
Contact person : Ms. Fe Catalina Ea, Cash Division
Contact Nos. : (63-2) 931-8101 local 226 ;
Cell Phone (63-2) 918-628-1897
Website : www.dswd.gov.ph
- Philippine National Red Cross (PRC)
Website : www.redcross.org.ph
Tel : (642) 527 0000
Banco de Oro : Peso : 00-453-0018647
Dollar : 10-453-0039482
Swift Code : BNORPHMM
Metrobank : Peso : 151-3-041631288
Dollar : 151-2- 15100218-2
: Swift Code : MBTCPHMM
Philippine National Bank: Peso : 3752-8350-0034
Dollar : 3752-8350-0042
Swift Code : PNBMPHMM
Unionbank of the Philippines: Peso : 1015-4000-0201
Dollar : 1315-4000-0090
Swift Code : UBPHPHMM
Note : The Philippine Red Cross advises all donors that for their donations to be
properly acknowledged, they need to fax the transaction slip to PRC fax
(632) 5270575 or (632) 4040979 with their name, address and contact number
Charitable foundations and entities which also receive donations for victims of national calamities in the Philippines :
Caritas Manila - kindly visit website www.caritasmanila.org.ph
ABS-CBN Foundation - kindly visit www.abscbnfoundation.org (US website)
GMA Kapuso Foundation - kindly visit www.gmanetwork.com for
guidelines and updates on how to assist in its
San Francisco Manila Sister - Accepting monetary donations. Please make your
City Committee in check payable to SFMSCC (flood) and mail
partnership with the to SFMSCC - 135 Darien Way, SF, CA 91127
Philippine Red Cross For all inquiries, please call: Wendy Andong –
415-505-8802 and Aida Barrios - 415-290-4091.
The Philippine Consulate General in San Francisco takes this opportunity to extend its deep appreciation for all those expressing concern and offering assistance to all our kababayans who have been affected by the calamity and facing difficult times.
Maraming Salamat po.