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Floods in Manila: Help Needed in Relief Operations

Severe flooding in Metro Manila. Photo credit: MSNBC
Severe flooding in Metro Manila. Photo credit: MSNBC

The torrential downpour yesterday has left  Metro Manila and nearby provinces underwater. 16 are reported dead while 80,000 are now staying in evacuation centers. If you want to help in the relief operations or donate food and clothing, here’s a compilation of the relief efforts organized by various NGOs and institutions.



The Ateneo de Manila DReaM Team, composed of the Grade School, High School, Loyola Schools, and Professional Schools, in partnership with the Simbahang Lingkod ng Bayan will deploy to the following communities on August 8, 2012: Olandes in Marikina, Cab-cab in Antipolo, Sta. Rosa Laguna, Binangonan in Rizal, and Litex in Fairview.
Apart from your monetary donation, should you find it in your hearts to make more donations, may we request for the following:

· Food pack
o Tuna in easy to open cans

o Pork and beans in foil packs
o Mixed biscuits
o 2 gallons of water
· Hygiene pack
o Bath Soap
o Laundry soap
o Tissue
o Sanitary Napkin
o Towels

· Sleeping materials
o Tarps or tolda as makeshift beds and tents
o Blankets

· Set of clothes (tops, bottoms and comfortable footwear – sorted according to age group and gender)

· Medicines (paracetamol, amoxycillin, cefalexin, betadine, band-aids, and antiseptics)

· Sacks to place the relief donations to be given per family

Use of vehicles for hard to reach areas and volunteer drivers would also be welcome.

If you are in the Quezon City area, in-kind donations may be delivered to the Cervini Hall Lobby, Ateneo de Manila University, Katipunan Road, Loyola Heights, Quezon City. If you are in the Makati area, you may donate through the Rockwell campus of the Ateneo, through the Ateneo Law Student Council. If you are in the Ortigas/Pasig area, you may go to our Ortigas campus, through the Ateneo School of Medicine and Public Health.

For inquiries, please contact the Ateneo DReaM Team at (632) 697-7168 and email

The PRC welcomes donations in cash for flood-affected families. You may send or deposit your donations to the following:

Banco De Oro
Peso: 00-453-0018647
Dollar: 10-453-0039482

Peso: 151-3-041631228
Dollar: 151-2-15100218-2

Philippine National Bank
Peso: 3752 8350 0034
Dollar: 3752 8350 0042

Unionbank of the Philippines
Peso: 1015 4000 0201
Dollar: 1315 4000 0090

All Check/Cash for the account of Philippine Red Cross (Swift Codes)
Banco De Oro

Bank of the Philippine Islands


Philippine National Bank

Unionbank of the Philippines

For your donations to be properly acknowledged, please fax the bank transaction slip at nos. +63.2.527.0575 or +63.2.404.0979 with your name, address and contact number.

SMS and G-Cash

Text RED<space>AMOUNT to 2899 (Globe) or 4143 (Smart)

Text DONATE<space>AMOUNT<space>4-digit M-PIN<space>REDCROSS to 2882

You can donate the following denominations:
Globe: 5, 25, 100, 300, 500 or 1000
Smart: 10, 25, 50, 100, 300, 500 or 1000.


UST is now accepting donations of drinking water, instant noodles, canned goods, rice, clothes, footwear, pillows, blankets, sleeping mats, toiletries, and medicine. Drop-off points are the CSC office, Tan Yan Kee Student Center Lobby, or the Local Student Council Office. You may contact Agree Gonzales (09178460671).


Philippine Christian Foundation Inc is helping nearly 6000 individuals (mostly from Smokey Mountain). They need water. For cash donations: HSBC. Account name: The Philippine Christian Foundation Inc. (PCFI) Account No 000075697040. Swift code: HSBCPHMM. For water donations: PCF School, Smokey Mountain Reclamation Area, Paradise Heights, Manila. Road 10.For bulk donations: PCFI can arrange pick up. Contact Ms Elma Tulio at +63920-262-6998 or Ms Tess Sarmiento +0910-2805396.


Xavier Schools are now accepting donations.  Bring relief bags containing: 8 canned goods, 12 packs of instant noodles, 2 liters of water, and 2 kilos of rice for easier distribution.


Rock Ed is now accepting rice, canned goods, noodles, biscuits, and water at Camp Aguinaldo. Text Roy at 09178017693.

I will update this list from time to time.  If you have more information, please let me know.

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