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teers and staff have delivered preliminary
care and have provided hot meals to survivors. You can give by donating online or
by mailing a check to your local American Red Cross chapter. Learn more about
them on http://www.redcross.org/charitable-donations. You can also send contributions directly to the Philippine Red
Cross on www.redcross.org.ph.
AmeriCares is sending medical aid for
20,000 survivors. This includes antibiotics, wound care supplies, and pain relievers. It is also giving funds to local organizations to purchase supplies. To support
AmeriCares’ relief efforts.
World Vision
World Vision is providing food, water,
and hygiene kits at the evacuation centers. They are also still providing help to
the Bohol earthquake victims. Learn more
about how you can help through donate.
Portraits for Yolanda at Island Pacific,
Panorama City
To raise funds and contribute further
to worldwide relief efforts for the victims of Typhoon Yolanda, Island Pacific
Supermarket, along with Monet Salon,
Studio 1003 and friends have organized
“Portraits for Yolanda” -- a family portrait
photography event which will be held on
November 17, Sunday from 10am-4pm at
the TFC Tambayan inside Island Pacific
Supermarket in Panorama City, CA. Bring
your families and have your portraits taken for only $50. 100 percent of the proceeds will go to ABS-CBN Foundation, to
assist them in their relief efforts for Typhoon Yolanda victims.
ShelterBox provides families with a survival kit that includes a tent and other essential items while they are displaced or
homeless. Help ShelterBox provide families with a temporary shelter. Learn more
on https://app.etapestry.com/hosted/ShelterBoxUSAInc/OnlineGiving.html
UNICEF anticipates that children will
be among the worst affected by the typhoon. UNICEF is providing medicines,
nutrition supplies, safe water and hygiene
supplies to children and families in the affected areas. To help, go to http://www.
unicefusa.org/ or to http://www.unicef.
Salvation Army
One hundred percent of all disaster donations received by Salvation Army will
be used for relief efforts and to “immediately meet the specific needs of disaster survivors.” Text TYPHOON to 80888
to donate $10, or you can go online at
Save The Children
Save The Children is sending relief kits
for children and families, including household cleaning items, temporary school
tents and learning materials. Learn more
Filvets thank Obama for...
brought to his knees by any typhoon,” the
President said.
As details on the death toll, extent of
damages and casualties of Typhoon Yolanda (International name: Haiyan) continue
to unfold in the news and social media,
relief efforts for the typhoon victims are
also increasing, not just in the Philippines
but in the global community as well.
For the benefit of our readers and those
who have been inquiring about ways to
donate, Asian Journal has collected information on relief drives and international
organizations that are currently accepting
donations. We have consolidated them
into one comprehensive list.
National Disaster Risk Reduction and
Management Council (NDRRMC)
Account Name : NDRRMC Donated
Account Numbers: 0435-021927-030
(Peso Account);
0435-021927-530 (US Dollar Account);
Swift Code : DBPHPHMM Account
Address: Development Bank of the Philippines (DBP), Camp Aguinaldo Branch,
PVAO Compound, Camp Aguinaldo, Quezon City, Philippines 1110
Contact Person: Ms. Rufina A. Pascual
Contact Number: (632) 421-1920;9115061 to 65 local 116
Email : [email protected]; website : www.ndrrmc.gov.ph
Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD)
Account No.: 3124-0055-81
Bank Branch Address: Land Bank of the
Philippines, Batasan, Quezon City, Philippines
Contact Person: Ms. Fe Catalina Ea
Contact No.: (632)931-8101 local 226;
Website: www.dswd.gov.ph
Philippine Red Cross (PRC)
www.redcross.org.ph; Tel. (632)5270000
Banco De Oro: (Peso) 00-453-0018647;
(Dollar) 10-453-0039482;
Swift Code: BNORPHMM
Swift Code: MBTCPHMM
Philippine National Bank: (Peso) 3752
8350 0034; (Dollar) 3752 8350 0042;
Swift Code: PNBMPHMM
(Peso)1015 4000 0201; (Dollar) 1315
4000 0090;
Swift Code: UBPHPHMM
World Food Programme (WFP)
WFP has allocated $2 million for Yolanda victims, as well as 40 metric tons of
fortified biscuits. Americans can text the
word AID to 27722 to donate $10. They
can also give donations online.
Red Cross
Emergency responders and volunteers
of the Philippine Red Cross and international Red Cross groups have already
begun their own relief operations. Volun-
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on how you can donate. Log on to www.
Doctors Without Borders
Doctors Without Borders is sending
200 tons of medical and relief items including vaccines, tents, and hygiene kits.
To support Doctors Without Borders, log
on to http://www.doctorswithoutborders.
American Jewish Joint Distribution
Committee (JDC)
The JDC, the Filipino Jewish community
and their global parters are working to assist in addressing the immediate needs of
the typhoon survivors. You can send help
to the JDC online or by phone at 1(212)
CARE’s emergency response team are
coordinating with local partners in the
Philippines to provide food, water, shelter, and health care for the victims of disaster. You can support CARE’s efforts
via http://www.care.org/emergencies/typhoon-haiyan, or by phone at 1(800)5212273 (within the US) or +1(404) 681-2252
(outside the US).
Catholic Relief Services
Catholic Relief Services is providing
help with water purification, shelter materials and essential living supplies. You
can donate to the CRS online or you can
call via 1 (877) 435-7277. You can type in
your phone number on the website and a
representative will call you back to take
your donation.
ABS-CBN Foundation International
ABS-CBN Foundation International is
currently accepting donations for the victims of Typhoon Yolanda and the recent
earthquake. Checks or money orders can
be sent to ABS-CBN Foundation international at 150 Shoreline Drive, Redwood
City, CA 94065. Direct deposits can be
made to Wells Fargo bank account 303618-6462 with ABA number 121-042-882.
Contributions can be made online on
Habitat for Humanity
You can contribute to Habitat for Humanity’s relief efforts by logging on to
ReBuildPhilippines or http://www.give2habitat.org/philippines/rebuildbohol
Donations to Brick-by-Brick, Philippine
Disaster Recovery Foundation’s crowdfunding campaign, may be received thru
http://brickbybrick.pdrf.org/yolanda via
different payment channels such as PayPal, SmartMoney, and PasaBayad.
Rain Love on Manila
Rain Love on Manila is a network of Filipino volunteers across America organized
by Ateneo alumna Deb Flores. RLOM is
working with a local Red Cross chapter in
the Philippines in distributing their relief
goods. They are currently organizing efforts in major cities in the US, including
About a hundred US military personnel with emergency humanitarian supplies were flown to the Leyte disaster area a day
“Our thoughts and prayers are with the Filipino People,” Obama
told APHCV Executive Director Eric Lachica and Maj. Jesse Baltazar (USAF ret.), of the American Coalition for the Filipino Veterans (ACFV), during their photo opportunity in the White House
Blue Room.
During the breakfast, Baltazar, 94, a Bataan Defender and a
former prisoner-of-war, and Lachica, a son of veteran, greeted
Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel. They discussed the plight of
thousands of Filipino veterans who were denied official recognition by the US Army of their service under American officers in
World War II.Hagel, a Vietnam War army veteran, said he was
quite familiar with the Filipino veterans issue since he was a former senator and an enthusiastic co-sponsor of the Filipino Equity
Compensation bill that became law in 2009. Hagel said he would
be eager to meet soon with coalition representatives to review
possible solutions to address US Army’s concerns.
Baltazar, a decorated Purple Heart recipient, was a USAFFE
Philippine Commonwealth Army survivor of the Bataan Death
March in 1942. After the war, he joined the US Air Force and was
the first Filipino American promoted to the rank of major.
After the breakfast, Baltazar said he was very proud of meeting
his American president for the first time in his first visit to the
White House. Baltazar has two sons Melchor and Thomas who
formerly served in the SEALS and US Special Forces respectively.
He later joined his fellow veterans at the National World War II
Memorial ceremonies to honor them.
Typhoon Haiyan overshadows...
extra mile” in their negotiations.
Scientists say single weather events cannot conclusively be linked
to global warming. Also, the link between man-made warming and
hurricane activity is unclear, though rising sea levels are expected
to make low-lying nations more vulnerable to storm surges.
Nevertheless, extreme weather such as hurricanes often prompt
calls for urgency at the UN talks. Last year Hurricane Sandy’s assault on the US east coast and Typhoon Bopha’s impact on the Philippines were mentioned as examples of disasters the world could
see more of unless the world reins in the greenhouse gas emissions
that scientists say are warming the planet.
“We can fix this. We can stop this madness. Right now, right
here,” Sano told delegates in Warsaw.
Choking on his words, he said he was waiting in agony for news
from relatives caught in the super-storm’s path, though he was relieved to hear his brother had survived.
“In the last two days he has been gathering bodies of the dead
with his own two hands,” Sano said.
“In solidarity with my countrymen who are struggling to find
food back home ... I will now commence a voluntary fasting for
the climate,” he added. “This means I will voluntarily refrain from
eating food during this (conference) until a meaningful outcome is
in sight.”
On the sidelines of the conference, climate activists called on developed countries to step up their emissions cuts and their pledges
of financing to help poor countries adapt to rising seas and other
impacts of climate change.
Tense discussions are also expected on a proposed “loss and
damage” mechanism that would allow vulnerable countries to get
compensation for climate impacts that it’s already too late to adapt
Though no major decisions are expected at the conference in
Warsaw’s National Stadium, the level of progress could be an indicator of the world’s chances of reaching a deal in 2015. That’s the
new watershed year in the UN-led process after a 2009 summit in
Copenhagen ended in discord.