Let's Help the Sendong Victims

Sunday, December 18, 2011
I've known that there will be a typhoon coming this weekend, but never did I imagine that it will cause a great loss for our fellow Filipinos in Cagayan de Oro and parts of Mindanao and even Negros. I work on the computer for many hours each day, and usually skip watching the news both on the television and on the internet. But upon seeing news articles and photos of victims from the catastrophe the Tropical Storm Sendong (international name Washi) brought, I cannot simply ignore it. I may have a fever now, but these people are suffering far worse than the cough and colds I am enduring. Their case cannot be healed simply with over-the-counter medicine. They need PRAYERS, DONATIONS, and SUPPORT from fellow Filipinos.

I don't know who took these photos. If you do, please let me know so I can properly credit the owners. Thanks.

It'll only be a few days before Christmas, but these people have been suffering from great loss. As of 1 a.m. on Sunday, the Red Cross reported 436 dead and 162 missing. This number have probably gone up already and will keep rising until more data are collected. Evacuation centers are also filled with more than 35,000 people already needing food, clean water and clothes. Let us do our part and help them. Below are a list of organizations currently accepting donations, compiled by Ms. Eggplant.

1. Red Cross: to help, send RED to 4143 (Smart) and RED to 2899 (Globe). * Smart subscribers may send financial help to the Philippine Red Cross through text. To donate, cellphone users should send RED to 4143. Valid donation amounts are 10, 25, 50 and 100 and will be charged to the subscriber’s prepaid load or postpaid bill. * Globe subscribers may send help to Red Cross. Just text RED and send to 2899. Valid donation amounts are 10, 25, 50, 100 (For ex, RED 10).

2. SMART Subscribers * Smart subscribers all over the country may send help to those affected by typhoon Sendong. Smart Money users can instantly transfer funds through their mobile phones to the official Baha Fund account number 5577 5130 6822 1104. Donors may also deposit cash to the same Smart Money account number in any Banco De Oro branch nationwide or through Hapinoy and Cebuana Lhuillier outlets. * SMARTCares: Subscribers may donate to #Sendong victims via text. Just send RED to 4143. Valid donation amounts 10, 25, 50, 100.”

3. Globe Subscribers Through GCASH, text DONATE and send to 2882.

4. Iligan Bloggers Society through One For Iligan allows you to donate $1 for the Iligan flood victims of typhoon Sendong. * One for Iligan is a Google doc that tells you how you can donate at least US$1 via PayPal * Contact points SITE: http//:iliganbloggers.comEMAIL: iliganbloggers@gmail.comFB Fanpage: http://www.facebook.com/iliganbloggers * How to else to help?The group Iligan Bloggers Society says that aside from paypal donations, they are also asking for canned goods, noodles, bath and laundry soaps, toothpaste, rice, used clothings and slippers.

5. DXIC SITE: http://www.ustream.tv/channel/rmn-dxic-iligan
FB Fanpage: http://www.facebook.com/iliganbloggers

6. Xavier University, Tabang * Any help -- food, clothes, books, bottled water, others -- can be sent to Fr. Eric Garcia Velandria SJ, coordinator of Sendong Operation, KKP Office, Xavier University-Ateneo de Cagayan, 9000, Corrales Ave. Cagayan de Oro City, Philippines. According to XU-CSG President, GemGem Tero, food and clothes donations are more needed. Account Name: Xavier University Bank Name: Bank of the Philippine Islands, CDO Divisoria Branch Account Number: 9331-0133-63

7. Armed Forces of the Philippines The Civil Relations Service AFP at Camp Aguinaldo is accepting donations. It will fly donations/relief goods via C130. Contact details: Situation Awareness Center (SAC), CRS AFP, Camp Aguinaldo, QC Landline: 912-6615 CP Nr. (0917)2471252 Focal Person: Lt. Col. Rolando Rodil, Operations Officer

8. Department of Social Welfare and Development Volunteers are needed at DSWD Cagayan de Oro (Masterson Road, Upper Carmen) to repack and deliver relief goods. Call 09066150095 @DSWDserve

9. The Oblate Missionary Foundation (OMF) accepts donation for the victims of Sendong. Email us: oblate.missionaryfoundation@gmail.com Call or text us 0644212652/09177204604/09228366422 You can send food items, drinking water, used clothing, blankets, medicines, cash and what you have to the following dropping centers.

10. Panday Bulig Relief and Rehabilitation Center Tabang Mindanao Center 12th-22nd streets, Nazareth 9000 Cagayan de Oro CityT/F: +63 (88) 856 6413E: pandaybulig@gmail.com(look for Ms. Beryl Tranco)

11. Rural Missionaries of the Philippines Northern Mindanao Sub-Region Room 01, Kalinaw Lanao Center0016 Bougainvilla Puti, Villaverde9200 Iligan CityT/F: +63 223 5179E: rmpnmr@gmail.comW: www.rmp-nmr.org(look for Ms. Ida Melody Bucog)

12. Drop Center in Metro Manila c/o StartArt Project 10A Alabama st New Manila Quezon CityMobile:+63926 7112450 email:info@startartprject.org ornikkiluna@startartproject.org For cash donations, please send to this account: Bank Name and Address:Bank of the Philippine Islands (BPI)Quezon Avenue branch, 9200 Iligan City, Philippines Account number: 009359-1348-08 Swift Code: BOPIPHMM Account Name and Address: RMP-NMR Inc.

13. TV5, Cash donations may be sent through the following accounts: TV5 Kapatid Foundation Inc. BDO Savings Account No. 005310-410164 and Bank of the Philippine Islands Savings Account No. 1443-05333-2 | Donations in kind like food, clothing, utensils, blankets, mats, water containers, and medicines may be sent to News5 Aksyon Center, TV5 office in San Bartlolome, Novaliches, Quezon City. For inquiries, please call News5 Aksyon Center hotline - 938-6393.


  1. We all need to help one another. Thanks for posting a comprehensive list Sumi.

  2. this is just heart breaking. hope we could survive this sooner.

  3. This is a very heart breaking news specially it's almost xmas. Instead of rejoicing and celebrating some families have to deal with loss. ;((

  4. Thank you for sharing. This is a very useful list. It is very sad indeed that such a tragedy happened and so near Christmas time. :(

    By the way, I just want to add that Red Cross also accepts Paypal donation for those who have a Paypal account. Here is the list:

    Got your link pala from MarLiestravels blogspot. Very nice site. :)

  5. ^ I agree, sis. Bloggers who earn online can easily lend a hand through Paypal donation.

  6. Thanks for posting this, pwede pala thru gcash, dinonate ko na natitirang funds ng gcash ko

  7. these photos are touching, and it's so heart-wrenching.... :( praying for the victims...


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