Sunday, December 18, 2011

12/18/2011 10:45:00 PM - 3 comments

Let's help the victims of typhoon Sendong

Let's save Iligan, Cagayan de Oro and Northern Mindanao !

While everyone is preparing for the upcoming Yuletide celebration, our brothers in Visayas and Mindanao are suffering from the aftermath of the typhoon Sendong which struck the southern part of the country this weekend.

Never was the province exposed to such threats for several years but recently the devastation of Sendong has brought everyone in these parts of the counrty to their knees.

I was so struck by the photos and footages shared by fellow bloggers on what happened at Cagayan de Oro. Analogous as it happened during typhoon Ondoy yet the damage and the death toll has surpassed the former.

I was so disheartened to see bodies of dead children while their parents and relatives grieve. It's too much for me to accept what I saw that I burst into tears. I felt what these people are experiencing. A father with a lifeless kid in his arms. It really breaks my heart. I can't help to think that it might happen to us. Yet  I am thankful that the Lord has kept me and my family safe throughout the storms that passed.

I fear to say that the dead are already gone in this world (may their souls rest in peace) yet the people who are left living are still to suffer the pain and regret of the aftermath. Lives lost can no longer be replaced even with any amount. True. But a helping hand is what the survivors of this tragedy is what it takes for them to stand up from their bad fall.

I ask for everyone of us to help our fellowmen who are victims of this unlikely tragedy. You can make your donations to the various channels available to you.
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

ABS-CBN Cagayan De Oro: Brgy. Bulua, Cagayan De Oro City
ABS-CBN Davao: Shrine Hills, Matina, Davao City
BDO Peso Account
Account name: ABS-CBN Foundation Inc.-Sagip Kapamilya
Account Number: 39301-14199
Swift Code: BNORPHMM
BDO Dollar Account
Account name: ABS-CBN Foundation Inc.-Sagip Kapamilya
Account Number: 39300-81622
Swift Code: BNORPHMM
PNB Peso Account
Account name: ABS-CBN Foundation Inc.-Sagip Kapamilya
Account Number: 419-539-5000-13
Swift Code: PNBMPHMM
BPI Peso Account
Account name: ABS-CBN Foundation Inc.-Sagip Kapamilya
Account Number: 3051-1127-75
Branch: West Triangle, Quezon City
Swift Code: BOPIPHMM
BPI Dollar Account
Account name: ABS-CBN Foundation Inc.-Sagip Kapamilya
Account Number: 3054-0270-35
Branch: West Triangle, Quezon City
Swift Code: BOPIPHMM

Armed Forces of the Philippines
Situation Awareness Center, CRS AFP, Camp Aguinaldo, Q.C.
Contact Details: 912-6615 or 0917-2471252
Focal Person: Lt. Col. Rolando Rodil, Operations Officer

Bigby's Café & Restaurant
Bigby's will start to accept donations in cash or kind at all Bigby's branches in Megamall, Ayala Cebu, SM City Cebu Northwing, Abreeza Davao, SM City Davao, SM City Bacolod, Limketkai Center, SM City Cagayan de Oro, Robinson's Place General Santos.

Capitol University
Look for Ms. Armi Sobremisana for repacking and distribution purposes.

Channel (TV)5 Kapatid Foundation Inc.
BDO Savings Account No. 005310-410164
Bank of the Philippine Islands Savings Account No. 1443-05333-2
Donations in kind like food, clothing, utensils, blankets, mats, water containers, and medicines may be sent to News5 Aksyon Center, TV5 office in San Bartlolome, Novaliches, Quezon City.

GMA Kapuso Foundation
You may personally bring your donation to the GMA Kapuso Foundation at 2/F Kapuso
Center, GMA-7, EDSA Diliman, Quezon City or Call 928-4299 or 928-9351.

Darwin Manubag
President Association of IIT Alumni Foundation
Contact for MSU-IIT Mobile No: 09157733708
Oblate Missionary Foundation (OMF)
Email us:
Contact Details: (064) 421-2652, 0917-7204604 or 09228366422

Panday Bulig Relief and Rehabilitation Center
Tabang Mindanao Center, 12th-22nd Sts., Nazareth, Cagayan de Oro
Contact Details: (088) 856-6413 or

SuperFerry corporate ticket outlets located in Robinson’s Ermita, Araneta Center Cubao, Victory Mall Caloocan, Pier 2 and 15.

Xavier University
Account Name: Xavier University
Bank Name: Bank of the Philippine Islands, CDO Divisoria Branch
Account Number: 9331-0133-63
You can also send in items in kind at the Campus gate.

I know it is Christmas Day soon (6 days upon publishing this post). Sharing just any amount that you can gratefully give to the poor victims of typhoon Sendong would help them in any way possible. It is now the right time to show the true meaning of Christmas to our fellow countrymen.

We may have gifts and food to eat this Christmas but these people will be left without anything to celebrate for themselves.


You can start donating even just 5 pesos for the red cross. Small amounts when done i great numbers can make a huge difference. Be thankful we are still well and alive.

It was indeed very disheartening! This morning I just found out that one of us bloggers from CDO have lost 3 out of her 4 children. That is just indescribable!

Up for this one!

Thanks for sharing Adrian.

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