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Embassy encourages Bayanihan for victims of Cebu Ferry Tragedy and those affected by tropical storm Maring

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The Philippine Embassy encouraged the Filipino-Australian community to practice bayanihan for the victims of the ferry tragedy involving the collision of the MV St. Thomas Aquinas and the cargo ship Sulpicio Express Siete and those affected by the widespread flooding caused by the monsoon rains and tropical storm Maring .

While 750 have been rescued from the ferry accident of 16 August 2013, the sea disaster has claimed the lives of over 70 people while 65 others remain missing.

Typhoon Maring entered the Philippine area of responsibility on 17 August bringing heavy rains and flooding 88 municipalities and cities in Regions I, III, IV-A, IV-B, and the National Capital Region.

According to the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council’s Situation Report No. 8 of 22 August 2013, a total of 267,551 families or 1,256,508 persons are affected by the disaster.

As of 23 August 2013, casualties numbered sixty-five (65), including 20 deaths, 41 injured and 4 reported missing.

Damage to agriculture and infrastructure was pegged at Php 78.8 million.

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 local 116

Email:; website:

2. Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD)

Account No. 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 local 226; cell phone (632) 918-628-1897



Philippine Red Cross (PRC)


Tel: (632) 527-0000

Bank Accounts for Donation:

Banco De Oro

Peso: 00-453-0018647

Dollar: 10-453-0039482

Swift Code: BNORPHMM

Philippine National Bank

Peso: 3752 8350 0034

Dollar: 3752 8350 0042

Swift Code: PNBMPHMM

Metro Bank

Peso: 151-3-041631228

Dollar: 151-2-15100218-2

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.”

Donation in kind may be sent to the DSWD National Resource Operations Center (NROC).

Address: DSWD, Chapel Road, Pasay City Philippines

Contact Person: Ms. Francia Fabian

Tel. No. (632) 918-930-2356

Donors may sent meals-ready-to-eat (MREs – no need for cooking) and bottled water. Donation of used clothing is discouraged per DSWD Administrative Order No. 06-2010.

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