A friend of mine is looking for a contact to help arrange the pick up a LOT OF BREAD from the Airport later (Sept 30). A guy from Cagayan De Oro is asking for help to transport.
Need a vehicle that can hold 10-15 cigarette boxes of bread. Please reply here ASAP.
Around 200-300 loaves.
4/430pm later at NAIA terminal 3
(Cebu Pac airline, guy from CDO)
UPDATE: Problem resolved. Guy donating the bread has found transportation. Thank you to everyone who offered services and reposted.
As most of you from abroad might have heard, the Philippines was visited by another typhoon this weekend. Nothing unusual, except for the fact that the typhoon poured a lot of rain. When I mean a lot, I mean a heck load of rain; the estimates for the amount of rain that poured in those 6 hours was equal to the amount of rain that usually falls in a month.
A lot of people in Metro Manila and the surrounding areas were deeply affected. In places like Rizal and Marikina, where the ground is nearer to the sea level, a lot of houses were instantly flooded with water (flash flood). Many people had to quickly escape to their rooftops, leaving behind many of their belongings. Many had to rush without thinking of bringing food or water or clothes, and ended up on their rooftops for up to a day or two (depending on how fast the rescue got to them, or how quickly the water receded in their area). Some families were lucky if they had 2nd floors because some of them could stay dry there. In other areas, even the 2nd floors were flooded. I’ve seen many videos and pictures of cars stalled on streets, cars that were submerged in the water, people who were on their roofs, people who tried to brave the waters, and other alarming images.
Though not many people perished (as of now, about 100+), many families had to evacuate from their homes. It was really sad to see all those families who suffered deeply, and even many personal friends of mine were affected. Disasters like this seem so distant when it usually happens, but this time, it was more than just distant.
As of now, we’re all trying to help our fellow Filipinos who had suffered deeply in this disaster.
Donations are greatly appreciated.
For those who wish to help victims, kindly refer to my mom’s blog entry for a rundown of ways to help.
For paypal donations (even for people abroad) kindly refer here.
A compilation of almost everything you need to know about Typhoon Ondoy, at Ondoy Manila.
Other important announcements (will try to update as regularly as I can):
Please watch for the prices of food in wet and dry markets and report any incident of overpricing to 0917-806-3473, the DTI hotline.
National Disaster Coordinating Council (NDCC) Emergency Numbers:912-5668, 911-1406, 912-2665 Help hotlines:734-2118, 734-2120.
Most needed for Ateneo Task Force Ondoy are: 1) Alcohol, 2) Slippers, 3) Canned goods, and 4) Food for volunteers. Those who wish to donate or volunteer are welcome to go to the College Covered Courts, where they will be directed, assisted, and briefed.
URGENT: As of midnight (Sept 29-30) Ateneo needs: Children’s clothes, slippers/footwear, underwear, sanitary napkins, alcohol and toiletries. Also, noodles, crackers and water (preferably in a 250ml bottle).
For places without medical assistance, kindly fill out the ASMPH Ondoy relief form~ http://bit.ly/18upz
Help needed at Payatas. Corpses all over….lacks media attention. Please repost so others can also take action.
Official Statement from Sanggunian, COA, and OSA
As of 12:30AM, September 28, 2009, Monday
To all: The Ateneo de Manila University would like to inform its students that classes are suspended on September 28-29 (Monday-Tuesday) due to Typhoon Ondoy. Relief Operations are ongoing and will continue for the following days.
The Ateneo is accepting donations, both in kind or in cash/check. The center of relief operations is the Ateneo College Covered Courts. Most needed are ready-to-eat food, canned goods, drinking water, clothes, mats, and blankets. Those who wish to donate or volunteer for Ateneo Task Force Ondoy are welcome to go to the College Covered Courts, where they will be directed, assisted, and briefed.
For cash donations, direct deposits can be made to:
SIMBAHANG LINGKOD NG BAYAN (Account Name/Payee)
Bank of the Philippine Islands (Loyola-Katipunan Branch)
BPI Peso Checking Account Number: 3081-111-61
BPI Dollar Savings Account Number: 3084-0420-12
Checks may be addressed to Simbahang Lingkod Bayan as well. For GCASH users, you may send your donations by typing: DONATE_<Amount>_<4-digit pin>_SLB and send to 2992.
Operations start at 6AM daily, and deployment to the areas start at 1PM. Volunteers are welcome to help by signing up for three-hour shifts each, starting at 6AM ending at 12AM. For easier monitoring, people are highly encouraged to come at the start of the three-hour intervals. For volunteers, please wear comfortable working clothes. Bring umbrellas, jackets, extra shirts, and water. Please wear blue.
We are also consolidating a list of missing people and evacuation centers around Metro Manila. Please visit and update http://ateneotaskfo rceondoy.misa.org.ph. If you know people who are missing or who are at evacuation centers, please add their names and contact information at the website. The site is currently still down, but please check back in an hour or so. We are still finishing uploading files into the site.
Just today, September 27, we were able to raise Php 83,000 in monetary donations to aid the relief victims. 8,000+ food packages and 609 clothing packages have also been sent to Upper Brangka Bliss.
For inquiries, please contact Gio Tingson at 09178807427 or Kacci Morales at 09279818811.
As reposted from the online bulletin for students