Photo from: ABS-CBNnews.comThree weeks after a 7.2 earthquake shook Visayas (Central Philippines), particularly the Bohol and Cebu region. Another natural catastrophe hit Visayas once again. Super Typhoon Yolanda, with international name Haiyan, is one, if not the, strongest storm to make landfall in world history. (Hindi lang yang Philippines.) Yolanda, according to CNN weather, is stronger than Hurricanes Katrina and Sandy combined. As Yolanda Haiyan moves away from the Philippine Area of responsibility, we see the damage that this super typhoon has caused. Lines of communication, electricity are down. Tacloban, Ormoc seems to be the hardest hit. (I have a friend whose family is in Tacloban, and she has not been able to reach them. Thankfully she is in Manila.) But of course, we still worry about those who have been shook hard by the earthquake, and now is sufferign more because of this.
Below are the lists of some charitable institutions which can contribute in the search and rescue operations of our kababayans in the Central Philippines:
Photo from CNN.comDonate/Volunteer to Sagip Kapamilya, ABS-CBN Foundation Inc.
Sagip Kapamilya welcomes canned goods, rice, noodles, water, and clothes. Visit the site anytime to help repack.
13 Examiner St. West Triangle, Quezon City, a few blocks away from Kowloon House West. For more information (such as bank accounts), visit: http://www.abs-cbnfoundation.com/sk/donate.html
ABS-CBN through It's Showtime welcomes pledges. Call: (+632) 4110182 to 83
Donate/Volunteer to Alagang Kapatid Inc (TV5)
Alagang Kapatid welcomes canned goods, rice, noodles, water, and clothes. Visit the site anytime to help repack.
730 Quirino Highway, Novaliches. For more information visit: https://www.facebook.com/AlagangKapatidFoundation/info
Donate/Volunteer to Kapuso Foundation (GMA7)
Kapuso Foundation welcomes canned goods, rice, noodles, water, and clothes. They also welcome volunteers to help repack. For more information, visit: http://www.gmanetwork.com/kapusofoundation/
Donate to Philippine Red Cross
Globe makes it possible to donate via your phone. Simply text: RED
Donate to World Vision Philippines
Donate/Volunteer at Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD)
Help Pack reliefs in Chapel Rd, Pasay City. For more information, call (+632) 851-2681
For those who are unable to contact their loved ones you may want to try Google Person Finder: http://google.org/personfinder/2013-yolanda
Let us all do our share. If we cannot donate money, goods, then at least find some time to volunteer. Any amount of money or help that we can extend towards the typhoon victims will certainly go a long, long way.
I hope that those who stole from the kaban ng bayan, will do soemthing about this travesty. Have some conscience within them to return the money, instead of using it for personal glory but to help the Super Typhoon Yolanda's victims.