12/12/2012: UPDATE ON TYPHOON PABLO (International code: Bopha)
Based on the latest situation report released by the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC), Typhoon Pablo has moved out of the Philippine area of responsibility.
As of 11 December 2012, 714 were reported dead; 1,906 injured and 890 are still missing. 487,364 families are affected by the typhoon’s devastation. Thirty (30) provinces of Regions IV-B, VI, VII,VIII,IX,X,XI, XII and CARAGA were affected.
CARAGA is composed of Agusan del Norte, Agusan del Sur, Surigao del Norte, Surigao del Sur, Dinagat Islands and Butuan City.
The total cost of damages was placed at PHP 7,116,388,040.07. Damage to infrastructure is PHP 3,479,131,300 while damage to agriculture is PHP 3,618,868,247.07. According to the Department of Agriculture, about 26,160 hectares of crops in 18 provinces from 6 regions in Mindanao (Regions IX, X, XI, XII, XIII and ARMM) were affected.
A total of fifty (50) provinces, municipalities and cities in Regions IV-B, VII, X, XI, and CARAGA were declared under the state of calamity.
The Philippine Consulate General continues to encourage kababayans, other Guam and CNMI residents interested to assist the typhoon affected communities to send their monetary donations directly to NDRRMC, DSWD and Philippine Red Cross. Monetary donations are the most flexible and would therefore be appreciated by the said 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: firstname.lastname@example.org;
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.
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.
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