Considering that the Philippines is used to tropical storms and various calamities, the recent typhoon Ondoy caught us all by surprise. It’s the worst flooding in the history of the country, and the nightmare hasn’t stopped even as Ondoy leaves us dazed and confused. In his wake he left 86 people dead, hundreds missing and 435,000 people displaced.
Above is a guide to the relief center nearest you. (source: FB of Ana Maria Gonzalez Marques)
Ateneo is also receiving donations. Food, clothes (especially underwear), slippers and rubbing alcohol are welcome. Kindly proceed to the Ateneo Covered Courts where the relief operations are underway. You can also bring your cash or check donations to Tanging Yaman Foundation in Loyola House of Studies in Ateneo de Manila, or deposit at Metrobank Savings Account (USD) #448-2-44800265-3 or Current Account (PESO) #007-613-00046-8. (Tanging Yaman Foundation is currently headed by Fr. Manoling Francisco.)
Singer Noel Cabangon is also going to hold a gig in Conspiracy on Wednesday, September 30, 2009. He will donate his proceeds to the victims of Ondoy. There will also be a volunteer sign up and relief drop off at his gig. Please bring relief goods (non-perishable) to Conspi. Gig will start at 930PM.