11/10/2011: Donations for the Flood Victims in the Philippines
|PRESS RELEASE 26-2011
11 October 2011
The Philippine Daily Inquirer reported that the massive flooding in Central Luzon, Philippines brought about by back-to-back typhoons could last for a month. Waist-deep floods in Bulacan and Pampanga left behind by typhoons Pedring (Nesat) and Quiel (Nalgae) were being made worse by continued rain on the coastal areas north of Manila, said National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) chief Benito Ramos.
More than 586,000 people are still displaced by the floods, forced from their homes by the rising waters or unsafe conditions, the disaster council said.
The combined death toll from the two storms rose to 95 with another 34 still listed as missing, many of them washed away by floodwaters or killed during the typhoons by strong winds toppling walls and trees. Damage estimates from the two storms was estimated at about P14 billion ($322 million) but the figure was certain to rise as local officials got a more complete picture of the devastation in their areas.
In line with this, the Philippine Consulate General would like to inform the public that Metrobank Guam has waived remittance fees of donations for flood victims through the following accounts until 31 October 2011:
Philippine Red Cross: GMA Kapuso Foundation:
Peso: 151-3-041631228 Account Name:GMA Kapuso Foundation, Inc
Dollar: 151-2-15100218-2 Peso Savings Account #:3-098-51034-7
Swift Code: MBTCPHMM Dollar Savings Account #:2-098-00244-2
Code:MBTC PH MM
The Commission on Filipino Overseas (CFO) through its Lingkod sa Kapwa Pilipino (LINKAPIL) program has implemented relief operations in Tondo, Manila, and Paombong and Calumpit Bulacan. Financial Assistance thru LINKAPIL may be sent through:
Development Bank of the Philippines:
Account name : Commission on Filipinos Overseas
Material donations through door to door companies may be sent directly to local government units or to the CFO at:
1345 Quirino Ave., cor. South Superhighway
Paco Manila 1007
(Attn: Project Management Division)
For more information and to facilitate proper accounting and acknowledgment, you may contact or send copies of remittance receipt, and complete details of donors through:
Fax No: (011632) 561 8327
Contact person: Maria del Rosario-Apattad