Saturday, September 26, 2009

Typhoon Ondoy Relief Efforts

*updated 1:53pm, Oct 1*

340+mm rainfall in 6hrs (8am-2pm) registered in QC, the worst ever since 1967. For context, per Vic Calanog, Hurricane Katrina dumped over an inch of rainfall in Louisiana for 3 hours and another 0.5 inches per hour over the next 5 hours on August 29, 2005. Ondoy dumped an average of 2.24 inches per hour for six hours.

This certainly is a State of Calamity:

As of 11am Oct 1, the Philippines is bracing for another typhoon: Typhoon Pepeng (International name: Parma) which has intensified further as it continues to move towards Northern Luzon

How We Can Help

National Disaster Coordinating Council (NDCC) Emergency Numbers: 912-5668, 911-1406, 912-2665, 911-5061. Help hotlines: 734-2120. Red Cross: 143, 527-0000 Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA): 136 Philippine Coast Guard: 527-6136 Bureau of Fire Protection Region III (Central Luzon) Hotline: (045) 9634376 Victory Fort is opening its doors to those affected by the typhoon. Call 813-FORT

Sen. Manuel Villar Jr. emergency hotlines for dumptrucks going to flooded areas for rescue of stranded people:
0917 4226800
0917 2414864
0927 6751981

Private citizens who would like to lend their motor boats for rescue please call Emergency #s: 912-5668, 911-1406, 912-2665, 911-5061.


Food items: Rice, noodles, canned goods, sugar, iodized salt, cooking oil, monggo beans and potable water
The following manufacturers/distributers are offering discounted prices for bulk items:
Mineral Water - SMC: hotline 632-2000. Viva 500mL (24/case) P220/case. Wilkins 500mL (24/case) P335/case (they deliver if you order 30 cases)
Family Sardines - Quennie; 09178331981; P10.50 per can, 100 cans per box (retails at P11.50)
Mega Sardines - Michelle; 09188889911; P11 per can, 100 cans per box

Medicines: Paracetamol, antibiotics, analgesic, oral rehydration salts, multivitamins and medications to treat diarrheal diseases

Non-food items: Bath soaps, face towels, shampoo, toothbrush, toothpaste, plastic mats, blankets, mosquito nets, jerry cans, water containers, water purification tablets, plastic sheetings, and Laundry soap

Rehabilitation Programs: Shelter materials for house repair

Note: Food, clothing, water and cash are not the only things you can donate! After the floods come water borne diseases such as malaria, dengue and typhoid. Blood will be needed to save lives. Please donate blood to the Red Cross. Call 143 for details!

SAVE THE BABIES! PGH is in dire need of expressed breastmilk. They will process donations (pasteurize, etc) and bring to evac centers. Many babies in the centers are suffering from diarrhea due to formula feeding. Mothers are too stressed to nurse.Pls contact Dra Silvestre in PGH. Or Lita Nery 09185557565, 09185557565. You may also go the PGH Milkbank, 4th flr. Call 5548400 local 3409. Ask for any NICU fellow.

School Supplies: Let us help the children get back to school! Museo Pambata accepts donations of notebooks, pad papers, pencils, crayons and other school supplies for children victims of Typhoon Ondoy. Bags, food items, clothes, etc. are also welcome. Bring donations to Museo Pambata from 8am to 5pm. For more information you can call us at 5231797 to 98, ask for the Programs Department.

NOTE TO THOSE OVERSEAS PREPARING BALIKBAYAN BOXES: READ and COMPLY with the general advisory on donations to the Philippines.


  • TeamManila stores in Trinoma, Mall of Asia, Jupiter Bel-Air and Rockwell shall be accepting relief goods (Canned Goods, Ready-to-drink Milk, Bottled Water and Clothes) for distribution by Veritas to displaced countrymen due to Typhoon Ondoy.

  • Papelmelroti stores shall also be accepting relief goods (canned goods / milk / bottled water / clothes - NO CASH pls.): 91 Roces Ave. / Ali Mall Cubao / SM City North EDSA / SM Fairview / SM Megamall / Glorietta 3 in Makati /... SM Centerpoint / SM Southmall

  • Aranaz:  Donations of any kind for Payatas communities affected by Ondoy will be accepted at Aranaz stores in Rockwell and Greenbelt.

  • Citizens' Disaster Response Center (CDRC) is calling for donations for the families affected by TS Ondoy. Drop your donations at 72-A Times St., West Triangle Homes, QC or call 929-9820/22.

  • Caritas:  Relief Goods can be sent to Caritas Manila Office at Jesus St., Pandacan Manila near Nagtahan Bridge ( or Radio Veritas at Veritas Tower West Ave. Corner EDSA (tel no. 9257931-40)

  • WHITE SPACE: 2314 Chino Roces Ave, Pasong Tamo Ext. in Makati is a designated relief center and WE NEED MORE DONATIONS PLEASE. Please drop off any goods - Canned goods, candles & matches, bottled water, rice, crackers, toilet paper, blankets, pillows, clothes.

  • DSWD drop-off points: (1)DSWD Batasan Complex, Quezon City Tel. no. 951-7119 or 09184219780 (2)DSWD-NCR 389 San Rafael St., corner Legarda St., Quiapo,Manila Tel. no. 7348634 to 35 or 09152913722 (3)D...SWD-National Resource Operations, Chapel Road, NAIA, Pasay (behind Air Transport Office) 8528081 or 7348622

  • Philippine Red Cross:  Please donate Relief goods like can goods, rice, noodles, blankets, mats, decent clothes, Cooking burners, pots, eating utensils for the resettlement areas, can be sent to Philippine National Red Cross 527000

  • Petron:  Relief donations (cash, old clothes, food, water may be dropped off at Petron stations. Petron has been closely coordinating with the National Disaster Coordinating Council (NDCC), the Private Sector Disaster Management Network (PSDMN), Corporate Network for Disaster Response (CNDR), DSWD and Tulong Para sa Pinoy (Help for the Filipino) Relief Operations to ensure that efforts reach those in need immediately.

  • Noynoy/Mar:  Drop off area for relief goods is Balay-Expo Center, EDSA cor. Gen. MacArthur in front of the Farmers Market fruit section, Araneta Center, Cubao. You may get in touch with Clare Amador at 9285205508 re the NoyMar relief efforts.

  • Cong Ruffy Biazon (Muntinlupa):  I'm preparing relief operations for my constituents. 1,800 families are now in evacuation centers in Muntinlupa City, roughly about 10,000 persons. While my office and the local government are appropriating our resources to give assistance, donations of food, medicine, clothing, insect repellant, diapers, blankets and sleeping mats are welcome and needed. Those who are interested to add food or clothing through donations please send them to my district office, tel 8093132 starting Monday, Sept 28.

  • De La Salle Greenhills Relief Operations Drop-Off Center has been set-up at La Salle Greenhills. Beginning 9am, Sunday, September 27, those who are living in the nearby areas may bring their donations to Gate 2 of La Salle Greenhills, along Ortigas avenue, Mandaluyong.

  • De La Salle Zobel De La Salle Zobel's Relief Goods Collection Center will be open from 8AM-6PM. The Center is located at the Ground Floor of Gym 5 (Lower Grades area). Donors and volunteers may pass through Gate 7 (Molave St.).

  • De La Salle Health Sciences Institute (DLSHSI) is launching a relief drive, please drop off donations of food (ready to eat) canned goods, clothes, blankets at the lobby(info) of de la Salle university medical center starting tomorrow AM.

  • The Ateneo Community has launched Task Force Ondoy. For details, please go to They need MORE people to volunteer in the next 3-5 days. Donations in the form of food, water, clothes, medicine and toiletries are needed. Relief operations are ongoing 6 am - 12 mn at the college covered courts. Non-ateneans are VERY MUCH welcome.

    Note: For a more exhaustive list, go to

  •  Red Cross Rescue and Relief Operations. Send RED (space) (amount) to 2899 (Globe) and 4483 (SMART) The service only accepts the following amounts: 5, 25, 50, 100 and 300 (pesos). In addition, the telco charges you P2.50.  [Latest update: Globe & Smart have waived its transaction fee].  To know more about how you can donate via cash/cheque, bank deposit, credit card and paypal go to

  •  Ayala Foundation - USA AF-USA will provide the needed procedures in which donors, will be able to support worthwhile projects in the Philippines. Since AF-USA is a 501 (c) 3 organization, donations coursed through Ayala Foundation USA are tax deductible. You may send your donations for victims of Typhoon Ondoy by clicking on and search for "AF-USA Typhoon Relief Fund" in the box marked "Donations For." Note: you may also donate to the Red Cross, Caritas Manila, & Gawad Kalinga in the same portal

  •  ABS CBN Foundation SAGIP KAPAMILYA in North America is accepting donations for the victims of Typhoon Ondoy. Log onto and go to the donate page. In the "comments" or "instructions to the seller" box, please write, "Sagip - Ondoy" to indicate that your donation is for the typhoon victims.

  •  Kapuso Foundation Operations Bayanihan and Kapuso School Rehabilitation take place when there is need for them since both are natural and man-made adversity-based projects. Click on


    Let's leave the blaming for later. Right now, what everyone needs is help. Times like these call for People Power..... Note: Take DOXYCYCLINE 200mg tab single dose as prophylaxis for Leptospiral infection. LEPTOSPIROSIS is an infecton of an organism found in rat urine. Patients infected have a history of wading in flood waters especially those with open wounds. Symptoms may include flu like symptoms, leg (calf) pain, redenning of the eyes, jaundice,etc.

  •  Red Cross Rescue and Relief Operations. Call #9203672 Red Cross QC Chapter, QC city hall gate 7 along Kalayaan Ave. Bring 3 copies of your resume. Different activities: 1st aid, packing of relief goods, call center, etc..

  •  Makati Medical Center's Medical Mission
    The Makati Med medical missions in Cainta/Rizal area will run for one week beginning Monday, September 28. Doctors and personnel will visit evacuation areas to provide consultations and distribute medicines as needed, while the Health Services Program (HSP) center, located at the Ground Floor of MakatiMed, will be open 24/7 for one week to assist those who were affected by the typhoon. Volunteers may submit their names and contact details to Dr. Victor Gisbert of the Social Services Dept and HSP at 0917.8922807 or Dr. Johnny Sinon, Emergency Department of MMC at 0917.5261345. Donations will be accepted, in cash or kind. You may send your contributions to Ms. Jocelyn or Ms. Fatima at the Social Services Office, Ground Floor of the Makati Medical Center, Amorosolo St, Makati. They can also be reached at telephone numbers 8888-999 locals 7124 and 7104.

  •  Kapuso Foundation Kapuso Foundation needs volunteers to help repack relief goods in Tandang Sora warehouse. 24 hours. Tel: 9317013. Look for Sheila Ward.

  • NOTE: This entry will be updated regularly.

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