Typhoon Ulysses left a trail of destruction over a large area of Luzon. It could not have come at a worse time, with several provinces still reeling from several typhoons that hit the country, the latest of which was supertyphoon Rolly. In a span of about a month, six storms hit the Bicol area, which brought unprecedented destruction in the region. Last weekend, there was massive flooding in Cagayan Valley, especially in the provinces of Isabela and Cagayan.
We need to help. Not everyone can go to the areas affected and doing so without help from the local authorities could be difficult. There are several organizations which are helping. I’ve listed a couple below. Apologies if I’m not able to list all organizations, or you feel I should have included one you work with. The list below is a partial list which I found on-line. I suggest checking on-line for more organizations. What is very important is you vet the organization you donate to. There are several organizations to choose from. Work with one you’re comfortable with (even if the organization is not included in the list below).
Kaya Natin! Movement – Bank of the Philippine Islands, KM Movement for Good Governance and Ethical Leadership, Inc. (3081-1173-72). For inquiries contact them at 0917 822 6626 or E-mail them at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Philippine Red Cross – BDO – PESO Savings: 00-453-0190938; Metrobank – PESO Savings: 151-7-151524342. Please send a copy of your deposit slip to: email@example.com.
Caritas Manila, Inc. – BPI – Peso S/A: 3063-5357-01; BPI – Dollar S/A: 3064 0033 55 (Swift Code: BOPIPHMM); BDO S/A: 000-5600-45905. For other inquiries, you may call 8562 0020 to 25, 8563 9311 or 8564 0205.
Ateneo de Manila University – BPI – Account Number 3083 7210 56.
Abot-Kamay PH – Abot-Kamay is a youth-led charity program that focuses on bridging the gap between people who are in need and people who have the heart to help. BPI – Account No.: 664680993; for in-kind donations such as non-perishable foods, rice, clothes, blankets, toiletries, and facemasks/shields, you can refer to the following drop-off points: North Luzon, #5 Callaguip, Batac City, Ilocos Norte.
College Editors Guild of the Philippines – The College Editors Guild of the Philippines (CEGP) is calling for in-kind and monetary donations for victims of #UlyssesPH. Cash donations can be made through the following accounts: Union Bank: Antonio Narciso III / 109651394855; BDO: Kimberly C. Axalan / 000880297808. Those interested to give in-kind donations may send them to the CEGP drop off point at 117C, Matatag Street, Barangay Central, Diliman, Quezon City.
Millennials PH – Millennials PH spearheaded an initiative dubbed as Kapit Pinas for residents in Metro Manila, Bulacan, Rizal, Laguna, Cavite, Mindoro provinces, Marinduque, Quezon, Sorsogon, Albay, Catanduanes, Camarines Sur, and Camarines Norte. In-kind donations may be dropped off at 4434A A2, Albina St., Sta. Mesa, Manila. Those interested to provide cash donations may do so through the following: BDO Savings Account: Marjon Fenis/008840072026; Union Bank: Cyra Aurelio/109421265983.
Philippine Animal Welfare Society – The Philippine Animal Welfare Society (PAWS) plans to distribute pet food and relief packs to pet owners who were affected by Typhoon Ulysses. The group is in need of in-kind donations such as dog and cat food, ready-to-eat food for pet owners, and hygiene packs. These can be dropped off starting 10 a.m. Friday, November 13, at PAWS Animal Rehabilitation Center, Aurora Blvd. Katipunan Valley, Loyola Heights, Quezon City. Account Name: The Philippine Animal Welfare Society, Inc., BPI Account Number: 3943-0086-11; PNB Account Number: 888-70015305.
Pembarya – Pembarya, a non-profit organization, is also opening its donation channels for typhoon survivors in Marikina, one of the hard-hit cities in NCR. The group accepts monetary and in-kind donations to help affected communities. Those interested to course their cash donations to Pemberya may send through the following bank accounts: GCash: 0921-734-6527 / Genesis Felipe; PayMaya: 0908-680-5213.
Quarantine Tribute Tips – Quarantine Tribute Tips (QTT) has launched the #ParaSaRizal project, which seeks to provide relief for hard-hit communities in Rizal province. BDO: Jotham Russel Campo, Account Number: 0044 5066 480. Similar to other initiatives, QTT is also accepting in-kind donations like food, water, hygiene products, blankets, medicines, surgical masks, alcohol, and school supplies. Those interested to send these necessities may contact the following: MAKATI – Nicole Correra at 09997782105; MANDALUYONG – Kinna Ebona at 09065407786; MANILA – Angelica Isabel Castro at 09173241540; PARAÑAQUE — Carla Macasio at 09614949653; or TAGUIG – Natalie Pacaliwangan at 09453007226.
Samahan ng Nagkakaisang Pamilya ng Pantawid – Samahan ng Nagkakaisang Pamilya ng Pantawid (SNNP) is also conducting relief efforts to aid affected communities. The group accepts monetary donations, which can be sent through the following accounts: BDO CASH CARD: 527270034869855; GCASH: Sarah Pacayra / 09491563291. Meanwhile, those interested to provide in-kind donations with SNNP may reach out to the following contact persons: Annabelle Luna: 09983972449; Tess Briones: 09178138377 San Fernando, Pampanga.
Tanging Yaman Foundation – Tanging Yaman Foundation is accepting in-kind donations such as canned goods, instant noodles, powdered milk, rice, bottled water, diapers, sanitary napkins, and hygiene kits. These can be dropped off at Ateneo de Manila University Monday to Friday, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Metrobank Account Number: 448-7-44800988-9.
Tulong Kabataan UP Diliman – BPI account name: Patricia Emerie Dela Pena, Account Number: 3879 0420 88; BDO account name: Keana Sumi Rachelle Nerona, Account Number: 007000543504.
GMA Kapuso Foundation – Philippine National Bank (PNB) Peso Saving, Account Name: GMA Kapuso Foundation, Inc.; Account Number: 1263-1000-8797.
World Vision – World Vision launched different ways to help communities devastated by Typhoon Ulysses. To help them reach more residents, donations can be made through the following: Joy to Give fundraising page: https://joytogive.worldvision.org.ph; Investagrams: https://investagrams.com/donate; Lazada: https://lazada.com.ph/shop/world-vision/; Shopee: https://shopee.ph/worldvisionph; Zalora: https://zalora.com.ph/zalora-cares/.
ABS-CBN Lingkod Kapamilya Foundation, Inc. – BDO Account Number: 0039302-14711 Swift Code: BNORPHMM; BPI Account Number: 42210000-27 Swift Code: BOPIPHMM.
Bangon Isabela – Efforts to help those affected by the storm in Isabela Province. Landbank Account: Joey Loristo / 3217072599; GCash: Christian Aquino / 09955028235.
Stay Safe. Stay healthy. Help fellow Filipinos.