15/08/2012: ADVISORY NO.3: RELIEF EFFORTS FOR FLOOD AFFECTED AREAS IN THE PHILIPPINES
15 AUGUST 2012
ADVISORY NO.3: RELIEF EFFORTS FOR FLOOD AFFECTED AREAS IN THE PHILIPPINES
(MORE WAYS TO HELP FROM GUAM)
Based on the latest situation report released by the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC), as of 5:30 AM, 14 August 2012, the total number of families affected by the floods brought about by torrential southwest monsoon rains last week have risen to 825,018 or a total of 3,742,674 persons. Out of this number, a total of 208,564 families or 983,007 persons are being served inside and outside 808 Evacuation Centers.
The number of casualties continued to rise with 95 persons reported dead, 11 injured and 7 who are still missing. A total of 62,846 persons have been rescued.
The total cost of damages to infrastructure and agriculture in Regions I, III, IV-A, IV-B and NCR is estimated at ₱ 2,263,539,045.14.
A total of 41 cities and municipalities in Regions I, III, IV-A, IV-B, XII and NCR have been declared under a State of Calamity.
The Consulate General conveys its appreciation to all who expressed their sympathies and have shown concern for the families affected by the floods. We likewise thank all the Filipino community organizations, non-profit organizations and various corporations and groups that have started relief drives or have donated in cash or in kind for the communities and families who have been displaced or lost loved ones due to this calamity.
Below is a listing of some of these organizations/corporations/groups. Those interested to help in the relief efforts may do so through any of the following channels:
- 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.
- 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).
- The Guam Reef Hotel has also started a relief drive in coordination with the above-mentioned relief efforts of the FCG. It is now accepting in-kind donations which may be dropped off at the Promotions Office of the hotel from 11 to 24 August. Donation boxes have also been placed at the F&B outlets of the hotel (Alize, Top of the Reef, and Sango). For more information on Guam Reef's relief efforts, please contact Ms. Chito De Guzman.
- The Office of Senator Tina Muna-Barnes is also accepting donations (non-perishable food items, towels, blankets and beddings) for the flood affected communities. Several fundraising activities are also being coordinated, including a US$1.00 donation which will go to the relief efforts for every entrée purchased at the Grand Taj Restaurant in Tumon. People interested to send their donations through Sen. Muna-Barnes' office may contact them at 472-3455/6.
- KTKB 101.9 FM, in cooperation with FOREX Cargo, is also accepting in-kind donations. Those interested to donate any non-perishable food items may drop-off these donations at the station located at the Bank Pacific Building in Dededo.
In relation to in-kind donations, however, 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
Per advisory from the PRC website, for donations to be properly acknowledged, please fax the bank transaction slip at nos. +63.2.527.0575 or +63.2.404.0979 with your name, address and contact number.
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