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18/10/2013: ADVISORY: INFORMATION ON THE 7.2 MAGNITUDE EARTHQUAKE THAT HIT THE VISAYAS REGION OF THE PHILIPPINES

The Philippine Consulate General in San Francisco wishes to provide the public with the latest information on the 7.2 magnitude earthquake that hit the Visayas region of the Philippines on October 12, 2013:

  • On 8:12 a.m. of October 12, 2013 (Philippine Time), a 7.2 magnitude earthquake hit Region VII of the Philippines, with Bohol as the epicenter.
  • Provinces that were hit by the earthquake are Cebu, Dumaguete City, Leyte, Negros Occidental, Negros Oriental and Cagayan de Oro among others.
  • Bohol and Cebu have been declared to be under a state of calamity.
  • 1,581 aftershocks were recorded by PHIVOLCS, 29 of which were felt.
  • According to the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) the death toll has risen to 171, injured individuals have reached 375, and the number of missing persons in Bohol have reached 20.
  • Based on the most recent statistics from NDRRMC, 3,426,718 persons were affected in a total of 1,285 barangays all over Region VII; 162,566 people have been reported to be displaced.
  • Road, bridges, houses, churches, airports, government buildings, schools and hospitals are among those that have been damaged by the earthquake
  • Structural damages have reached a total of PhP 563,660,000.
In response to several queries regarding possible recipients of donations, we wish to inform the public that donations may be sent through the following:
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 1110
Philippines
Contact Person:         Ms. Rufina A. Pascual, Collecting Officer NDRRMC,
Office of Civil Defense, Camp Aguinaldo, Quezon City
Contact Nos.:             +(632)421-1920; 911-5061 to 65 local 116

Email:                         accounting@ocd.gov.ph

Website:                     www.ndrrmc.gov.ph

Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD)

Account Number:                 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.:                        +(632)931-8101 local 226; +(63918)628-1897 (cellphone)

Website:                                www.dswd.gov.ph

Philippine Red Cross (PRC)

Contact No.:                +(632)527-0000

Website:                      www.redcross.org.ph

Bank Accounts for Donations

Banco De Oro

Account Number:       00-453-0018647 (Peso Account)

10-453-0039482 (Dollar Account)

Swift Code:                 BNORPHMM

Metrobank

Account Number:       151-3-041631228 (Peso Account)

151-2-15100218-2 (Dollar Account)

Swift Code:                 MBTCPHMM

 

Philippine National Bank

Account Number:       3752 8350 0034 (Peso Account)

3752 8350 0042 (Dollar Account)

Swift Code:                 PNBMPHMM

 

Unionbank of the Philippines

Account Number:       1015 4000 0201 (Peso Account)

1315 4000 0090 (Dollar Account)

Swift Code:                 UBPHPHMM


Per PRC Website, “For your donations to be properly acknowledged, please fax the bank transaction slip at PRC nos. +(632)527-0575 or +(632)404-0979 with your name, address and contact number.”
The NDRRMC, Philippine Red Cross and DSWD have indicated that monetary donations are the most flexible at this time.