The Philippine Embassy appeals to the Filipino-Australian community to extend their generosity to those affected by Supertyphoon Yolanda (International name: Haiyan), mainly in the Visayas.
Yolanda was in the Philippine area of responsibility from 6 – 9 November 2013.
According to the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council’s Situation Report No. 59 of 11 December 2013 (6:00 AM):
A .Cash donations may be sent to the following:
1. National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Center (NDRRMC)
Account Name: NDRRMC Donated Funds
Account Nos: 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
2. Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD)
Account Name: DSWD
Account No. 3122101184 (Peso Account); 3124005581 (Dollar account)
Swift Code: 3124-0055-81
Address: Land Bank of the Philippines, Batasan Commonwealth Branch, Batasan Commonwealth, Quezon City, Philippines
Contact Person: Ms. Fe Catalina Ea, Cash Division
Address: Constitution Hills, Batasan Pambansa Complex, Quezon City, Philippines
Contact Nos. (632) 931-8101 local 226
Contact Person: Ms. Grace Ann Nisteros
Address: Constitution Hills, Batasan Pambansa Complex, Quezon City, Philippines
Contact Nos. (632) 931-8101 local 220
3. Department of Health-Health Emergency Management Staff (DOH-HEMS)
Account Name: DOH-HEMS
Account No. 1432-1046-01
Address: DOH Trust Funds for Grants and Donation through Landbank of the Philippines
Contact Person: Ms. Merlina Villamin, RN
Address: Bldg., 12, HEMS, OpCen San Lazaro Compound, DOH, Sta. Cruz, Manila, Philippines
Contact No. (63) 915-662-4724
4. Commission on Filipinos Overseas (CFO)
Through Lingkod sa Kapwa Pilipino (LINKAPIL) Quick Donate online facility: Click the “Donate Now#YolandaVictim” button on the right column of the CFO website or via http://www.cfo-linkapil.org.ph/new/index.php/yolanda.html
1. Philippine Red Cross (PRC)
Website: www.redcross.org.ph Tel: (632) 527-0000
Bank Accounts for Donation:
Banco De Oro
Swift Code: BNORPHMM
Philippine National Bank Peso: 3752 8350 0034 Dollar: 3752 8350 0042 Swift Code: PNBMPHMM
Swift Code: MBTCPHMM
Unionbank of the Philippines Peso: 1015 4000 0201 Dollar: 1315 4000 0090 Swift Code: UBPHPHMM
The Philippine Red Cross website advises, “For your donations to be properly acknowledged, please fax the bank transaction slip at PRC nos. +632-527-0575 or +632-404-0979 with your name, address and contact number."
2. Caritas Damayan
Peso bank accounts (Account Name: Caritas Manila, Inc.):
BPI Account No. 3063-5357-01
BDO Account No. 5600-45905
UNION BANK Account No. 00-030-001227-5
METROBANK Account No. 175-3-17506954-3
USD Bank accounts (Account Name: Caritas Manila, Inc.):
BPI Account No. 3064-0033-55 (Swift Code: BOPIPHMM)
PNB Account No. 10-856-660002-5 (Swift Code: PNBMPHMM)
3. Any other Philippine or Australian organization of your choice
Donations made through Australian organizations such as the Australian National Red Cross, Caritas Australia, Oxfax Australia, and CFC ANCOP Australia are tax deductible.
Several Money Transfer Operators (MTOs) have offered to waive fees for donations in cash to victims of the typhoon. Please see updates on the SendMoneyAsia website at http://sendmoneyasia.org/HaiyanRelief for a listing of these MTOs.
B. Donations in Kind
The following items are most urgently needed by those affected by the calamity:
• Food (preferably ready-to-eat, no need for cooking) • Bottled water • Water purifiers • Water containers • Tents and temporary shelters • Blankets, pillows and towels • Hygiene kits • Cooking apparatus and utensils • Power generators
Donation of used clothing is discouraged per DSWD Administrative Order No. 06-2010.
In-kind donations are administered by the Department of Social Welfare and Development. The contact person is Mr. Patrick Reyes email@example.com Procedure for in-kind donations:
Private individuals and organizations, Filipino community organizations and other non-government entities are advised to consign their in-kind non-medical shipment to the DSWD, which allows the granting of duty and tax exemption.
If donors would like to consign their shipment to other organizations or foundations, the shipment may still be coursed through the DSWD. The intended organization must be specified in the consignment details, i.e, “The ABC Foundation, c/o DSWD, Constitution Hills, Batasan Pambansa, Complex, Quezon City 1100.”
The use of door-to-door delivery services is encouraged to ensure that donations are immediately received, repacked and distributed.
For the list of freight forwarders who have offered to assist in sending in-kind donations, please visit the SendMoneyAsia website at http://sendmoneyasia.org/HaiyanRelief.
C. Donations of Medicines, Medical Equipment, Forensic Equipment and Body Bags
All medical items and equipment require clearance from the Department of Health (DOH) prior to entering the Philippines. The DOH contact person is Ms. Mylene Beltran.
Medicines and equipment should have English labels, or at least English translations attached to the items.
Expiration dates of the medicines should be indicated. Generally, they should have an expiry of no less than six months.
Individual donors, private groups and other non-government entities are encouraged to consign their donations to the DOH c/o Secretary Enrique T. Ona, San Lazaro Compound, Sta. Cruz, Manila. Consignment to the DOH allows for duty and tax exemptions
Donors may consign their shipment to other organizations or foundations but still course them through the DOH. The intended organization must be specified in the consignment details, i.e, “The ABC Foundation, c/o DOH, San Lazaro Compound, Sta. Cruz, Manila.”
*The Embassy will waive the authentication fees for documentary requirements for in-kind donations so as to facilitate the immediate processing of their shipment.
Assistance is always appreciated; however, it must be stressed that volunteers that aid missions need to be self-contained and self-sufficient.
The Philippine government is currently not in a position to provide volunteer groups assistance in terms of logistics, transportation and the like as its resources are fully engaged. Volunteer groups and smaller NGOs are therefore encouraged to contact their respective Embassies or NGO umbrella organizations to assist them in their outreach activities.
Those in search of their missing loved ones may contact the following:
11) Department of Foreign Affairs (Philippines)
Typhoon Yolanda Coordinating Unit
Contact Person: Assistant Secretary Jesus R.S.Domingo, Office of Office of United Nations and Other International Organizations
During Office hours Tel. No. +632-834-4933 or +632-551-0445 Fax No. +632-832-1597 After Office hours Tel. No. +632-834-3333 or +632-834-4997 Fax No. +632-831-4411 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
12) Department of Foreign Affairs Consular Emergency Hotline (for Australians) Tel. 1300-555-135
13) Philippine Red Cross Social Services for Restoring Family Links and Tracing Tel. No. +63917-532-8500
14) Office of Civil Defense 15) Google’s People Finder Service: http://google.org/personfinder/2013-yolanda/
SURVIVORS (Click here for more info)
Situation Updates Situation updates may be accessed via the NDRRMC website www.ndrrmc.gov.ph.
Information on relief efforts, particularly the relief distribution map of the Department of Social Welfare and Development, may be accessed at (www.dfa.gov.ph). DSWD may also be reached at Mobile No. +63920-9463766.
The public may also access a dedicated webpage on the DFA website (www.dfa.gov.ph) for press releases, advisories and other information related to Typhoon Yolanda.