14/08/2012: ADVISORY NO.2: RELIEF EFFORTS FOR FLOOD AFFECTED AREAS IN THE PHILIPPINES
10 AUGUST 2012
ADVISORY NO.2: RELIEF EFFORTS FOR FLOOD AFFECTED AREAS IN THE PHILIPPINES
The Philippine Consulate General continues to monitor the situation in relation to the damages and displacement of communities brought about by the floods resulting from unrelenting monsoon rains which has now affected a total of 1,849 barangays, 144 municipalities and 31 cities in 16 provinces of Regions I, III, IV-A, IV-B, VI and NCR in the Philippines.
The latest situation update of the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) reports that, as of 6:00 AM, 10 August 2012, the total number of affected families have risen to 539,838 or a total of 2,442,135 persons. Out of this number, a total of 134,809 families or 646,484 persons are being served inside and outside Evacuation Centers.
The number of casualties have also risen, with 60 persons reported dead, 5 injured and 7 who are still missing.
A total of 95 cities/municipalities in NCR, Regions I, III, and IV-A have severe flooding. An aerial survey conducted yesterday by the Office of Civil Defense and PAGASA showed that the municipalities of Balagtas, Malolos, Guiguinto, Paombong, Calumpit and Obando in Bulacan are still flooded. Five provinces and 23 municipalities have already been declared under a state of calamity, including: Pangasinan; Zambales; Olongapo City; San Fernando, Pampanga; Bataan; Bulacan; Laguna; San Mateo, Rizal; Tanay, Rizal; Cainta, Rizal; Rodriguez, Rizal; Jalajala, Rizal; Abra de Ilog, Occidental Mindoro; Culion, Palawan; El Nido, Palawan; Linapacan, Palawan; Pateros and the Cities of Manila, Marikina, Malabon, Navotas, Valenzuela, Muntinlupa, San Juan, Pasig, Pasay and Caloocan.
The Consulate General also wishes to inform the public that several efforts are now being coordinated to gather donations for those affected by the floods in these areas. These include:
- Donations through Text/SMS: IT&E announced that a text/SMS messaging site has been set up to gather donations. Send the text message WE (space) CARE to 4357 to donate US$1.00 for the relief efforts.
- IT&E and IP&E/Shell Gas Stations in cooperation with the Filipino Community of Guam will hold a relief drive on Saturday, 11 August 2012 from 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM at the Shell Gas Station in Dededo. Free 3-minute calls to the Philippines will also be provided by IT&E, as well as free wifi access using its new product 4G LTE.
- In-kind donations such as non-perishable food items or meals-ready-to-eat (MREs no need for cooking), hygiene products such as soap, toothpaste and toothbrush, blankets and towels are also being accepted through the efforts of the Filipino Community of Guam (FCG). FCG Board Chairman Emelio Uy has generously offered space in the National Office Supply Warehouse in Barrigada in order to house these donations. Those interested to donate in kind may contact the National Office Supply at 646-6613 or 646-7908. (Note: Donations of bottled water will not be accepted in order not to damage other goods to be donated).
In relation to in-kind donations, the Consulate General wishes to remind interested donors that donation of used clothing is highly discouraged, per DSWD Administrative Order No. 06-2010.
The Philippine Consulate General also continues to encourage kababayans and other Guam residents interested to assist the flood affected communities to send their monetary donations directly to the following institutions:
NATIONAL DISASTER RISK REDUCTION AND MANAGEMENT COUNCIL (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 Nos.: (632) 421-1920; 911-5061 up to 65 local 116
Email Address: email@example.com;
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 loc. 226,
Mobile No.: (+63918) 628-1897
PHILIPPINE RED CROSS
Contact No.: (632)527-0000
Bank Accounts for Donations:
Banco De Oro
Swift Code: BNORPHMM
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
For more information on the relief efforts, please call the Philippine Consulate General at 646-4620/30 and look for Ms. Thelma Sta. Ana or Ms. Mildred Sayurin.END