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  • As of early morning of 08 November 2013 (PH Time) Typhoon Yolanda has made a landfall over Guiuan, Eastern Samar, Philippines.
  • As of 10:00 p.m. of 08 November 2013 (PH Time), the storm’s center is located 30 km west of Coron in the province of Palawan.
  • It has maximum sustained winds of 195 kph near its center, with gusts of up to 230 kph.
  • Storm Signal No. 4 (winds more than 185 kph) is still declared over Northern Palawan and the Calamian Group of Islands.
  • Storm Signal No. 3 (winds of 100 to 185 kph), No. 2 (winds of 60 to 100 kph) and No. 1 (30 to 50 kph) is still declared over Central and Southern Luzon and parts of the Visayas Region.
  • Typhoon Yolanda’s rainfall is estimated to be from 10 to 20 mm per hour within a 400 km diameter.
  • Typhoon Yolanda is expected to exit the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) by the afternoon of 09 November 2013 (PH Time).  By evening, it is expected to be 769 km west of Iba, Zambales.
  • As of 08 November 2013, 3 persons have been reported dead and 7 injured due to the effects of the storm.
  • A total of 748,572 individuals have been pre-emptively evacuated throughout 664 evacuation centers.  Residents in low lying mountainous areas have been alerted against flash floods and landslides, while those living in coastal areas have been alerted against storm surges, which could reach an estimated wave height of 7 meters.
  • Affected provinces in Regions IV, V, VII and VIII have also experienced power outages and communications interruptions.
  • Local Government Units in the Philippines have been tasked to prepare for the eventuality of evacuation and relief operations as a result of the typhoon.
  • Key government agencies have prepared and deployed assets for emergency response, disaster and relief, and search and rescue operations.
  • For a more up to date and detailed information on the effects of Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) please refer to the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Center (NDRRMC) website at

In response to several queries regarding possible recipients of donations for those affected by  Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan), we wish to inform the public that donations may be sent through the following:

1.  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
Development Bank of the Philippines (DBP)
Camp Aguinaldo Branch
PVAO Compound, Camp Aguinaldo, Quezon City 1110
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
2.  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
3.  Philippine Red Cross (PRC)
Contact No.:                +(632)527-0000


Bank Accounts for Donations

i.  Banco De Oro
Account Number:
00-453-0018647 (Peso Account)
10-453-0039482 (Dollar Account)
Swift Code:                 BNORPHMM
ii. Metrobank
Account Number:
151-3-041631228 (Peso Account)
151-2-15100218-2 (Dollar Account)

Swift Code:                 MBTCPHMM

iii. Philippine National Bank
Account Number:
3752 8350 0034 (Peso Account)
3752 8350 0042 (Dollar Account)

Swift Code:                 PNBMPHMM

iv. 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.  Please also indicate that the donation is intended for those affected by the Typhoon Yolanda.

Urgent queries on those affected by Typhoon Yolanda may be directed through the government hotlines listed below:

National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC)
Tel. No.: (+632) 911-1406; (+632) 912-2665; (+632) 912-5668;
(+632) 911-1873; (+632) 912-3046
Trunkline: (+632) 911-5061 to 64
Philippine Red Cross (PRC)

Tel. No.: (+632) 911-1876; (+632) 527-0000; (+632) 527-8385 to 95

Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD), Disaster Response Unit

Tel. No.: (+632) 931-8101 to 07 loc. 426 or 425