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In Which We Call for Help and Comfort for Those in Need…

Folks, many of you are aware now that over 1,000 people have lost their lives due to the onslaught of Typhoon Sendong [International Name: Washi] and damage has been pegged at approximately P 1 Billion (US$ 17.5 Million).

In the spirit of the Yuletide Season, please send help to those survivors in Iligan and Cagayan de Oro through the following channels listed by RockEd Philippines:


Metro Manila — National Resource Operations Centers (NROC) Chapel Rd. Pasay City (Back of Air Transportation Office) Contact: Francia Fabian 0918-9302356

Cagayan de Oro — DSWD. Volunteers needed at DSWD Cagayan de Oro (Masterson rd, Upper Carmen) to repack and deliver relief goods. Call +63906-615-0095 or tweet @DSWDserve.

Iligan — Iligan Bloggers Society. Meet at Rizal Park at 8AM everyday, until the need subsides. Contact: Erika Cruz 0905-280-2002

Red Cross — Contact Ramil at 0926-902-3726 or 0917-722-1874


Rock Ed Philippines via TV5 — f you have blankets, clothes, slippers, canned goods, rice and water that you can donate today, please send a message to Leslie at 0927-377-1249 so we can coordinate drop-off or pick-up. Salamat!


National Resource Operations Center (NROC) Chapel Rd. Pasay City (Back of Air Transportation Office) Contact: Francia Fabian 0918 9302356

Manila – DSWD Field Office NCR: San Rafael St., Legarda, Manila

Alabang – DSWD Field Office IV-A: Alabang-Zapote Road, Alabang, Muntinlupa City 1770 Tel. No.: (02) 807-4140 Fax No.: (02) 807-1518 Contact: Gina Laranan 09108860826

Malate, Manila – DSWD Field Office IV-B: 1680 F. T. Benitez St., Malate Manila Contact: Shiela Tapia (02) 5252445

Rock Ed Iligan — Running a soup kitchen in Iligan now. Donate any amount so they can continue to serve hot meals for homeless families in the neighborhood to BPI Loyola 3080.0073.44. Tweet @rockedradio or @RockEdIligan for help

Red Cross

Via credit card & bank deposit. Visit

Via Globe. Text RED < amount > to 2899. You may transfer P5, 25, 50, 100, 300, 500

Via Smart. Text RED < amount > to 4143. Valid donation amounts 10, 25, 50, 100

Xavier University, Cagayan de Oro — Needs donations in CASH, FOOD (noodles, canned goods, etc.), BOTTLED WATER, and CLEAN CLOTHES. Details here:

Fr. Eric Garcia Velandria S.J. 

Coordinator of Sendong Operation,

KKP Office, Xavier University-Ateneo de Cagayan, Corrales Ave.

9000 Cagayan de Oro City, Philippines.


Cash donations can be deposited at this account:

  • Account Name: Xavier University
  • Account Number: 9331-0133-63


Iligan Bloggers Society — asking for cash donations, canned goods, noodles, bath and laundry soaps, toothpaste, rice, used clothings, slippers. Details here:

Donation Paypal ID:

UNION BANK Account: Revilla N. Carbonell-Noel – 109451077611



St. Michaels’ Cathedral, DXIC Radio Staion, City Hall, Rizal Park, and Calda Pizza Iligan City Branch



  • Makati City: 3553 Durango St., Palanan, Makati City 1235. Contact Migz @ 09065777812 or 09227130006 OR 6-D Cypress Gardens Condo 112 VA Rufino St. Makati City c/o Meikah Delid
  • Quezon City: Berkeley Residences, Katipunan Avenue, Quezon City. Contact Jamie Steffani Mijares @ 09157744244
  • Manila/Taft Avenue: Madison Square Condominium, Taft Avenue, Manila, Right infront of De La Salle University, Right beside Kenny Rogers . Contact Roden Lim @ 09228446777

ABS-CBN Sagip Kapamilya — Donations accepted in cash and in kind. Details:

GMA Kapuso Foundation — Accepting donations for Sendong victims.

9284299, 9289351.

Metrobank Peso Savings account: GMA Kapuso Foundation, Inc. / Account Number: 3-098-51034-7

La Salle Greenhills — Donations will be accepted starting December 19, 2011 (Monday) — Donations in cash and kind can be received at Gate 2 of La Salle Green Hills at 343 Ortigas Avenue, Mandaluyong City 1550. You may also call any of the following telephone numbers for further inquiries:

Aluimni Office — 721-2729, 722-7750, 725-4720

GS Principal — 721-2482

HS Principal — 721-8914

Buildings and Grounds Office — 721-8904 (Telefax)

La Sallian Mission Office — 726-5851 (Telefax)

La Salle Academy in Iligan City is accepting donations in kind and in cash. Money may be deposited to:

Development Bank of the Philippines (DBP) Account No. 0820-016221-030.

Kindly inform Lourdes Melegrito of COSCA the details of your donation at email

.ph, Tel. No. 524-4611 local 147 or telefax 523-4143


University of the Philippines – Manila campus is accepting donations. Drop-off donations at the Office of Student Affairs or PGH.  Send a tweet to @UPManilaOnline for other info or query.

Simbahang Lingkod ng Bayan (SLB) in the Ateneo de Manila campus is accepting donations in any kind for the victims of Sendong. Globe Users: DONATE(space)AMOUNT(space)MPIN(space)SLB and send to 2882

Caritas Manila is accepting donations in cash/kind to help them. Pls. Call 5639311 & 5640205 for pick-up & confirmation of donations (for your receipt). Deposit to the following banks:

BPI S/A: 3063-5357-01

BDO S/A: 5600-45905

Metrobank S/A: 175-3-17506954-3

For USD accounts:

BPI $: 3064-0033-55 (Swift BOPIPHMM);

PNB $: 10-856-660002-5 (Swift PNBMPHMM);

Moon Leaf Tea Shop is accepting donations from 9am-11pm in their Maginhawa branch. Address is 103 Maginhawa St., UP Teachers Village, Quezon City.

US-based individuals may help Sendong victims through PhilDev:

And while I understand that some readers may not necessarily be religious, please pray for the victims of the typhoon as well as those people in Northern Luzon who are preparing to weather some serious flooding in their part of the world if the rains don’t let up in the next few days.

As bleak as it looks at the moment, any help you can spare may lead to a more meaningful, heartfelt Christmas for all of us.



Midge started her career in PR writing at seventeen when she began drafting documentaries for a government-run television station in the Philippines. Since then, she made a career in advertising and public relations which ended in June 2016 These days, she works full time at Philippine Tatler as a features writer under the nom de guerre Marga Manlapig. Aside from what she does for a living and her poetry, she has turned her home kitchen into a personal culinary lab and is currently working on another novel. Follow her on Instagram at @midgekmanlapig.

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