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21/09/2018: Financial Donations for Victims of Typhoon Ompong

ADVISORY


In response to queries on donations, the Philippine Consulate General in San Francisco wishes to inform the public that it is now accepting financial donations for victims of Typhoon Ompong.

The Consulate requests that checks should be made payable to the Philippine Consulate General. The Consulate will then transfer the pooled donations to the bank account designated by the Philippine government for this purpose. Donors may indicate the intended recipient of the donation, e.g. local government unit. If there is no stated intended recipient, donations will, by default, go to the Office of Civil Defense.

In regard to donated goods, since there is no call yet for international assistance, donated goods shall be subject to regular taxes and duties pursuant to the Customs Modernization and Tariff Act/Republic Act No. 10863.

The Consulate wishes to caution the public to donate only to bona fide organizations.

For queries, please email sanfrancisco.pcg@dfa.gov.ph.