A guide to donating to the Philippines 2013

Donating to the Philippines

On Friday a devastating typhoon ripped through the Philippines displacing more than 600,000 people, and may have killed an estimated 10,000. This story has effected everyone who has seen the destruction this typhoon has left behind. I just got off the phone with a company we do business with in the Philippines who has been deeply effected by this typhoon. I asked what we could do to help and he sent me over a guide to exactly what the best steps are to donating to the Philippines to ensure that your donations go directly to the relief effort:

DSWD
The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) is accepting donations at their National Resource Operations Center (NROC), located at NAIA Chapel Road, Pasay City. You can contact Roel Montesa at +639263469927 or [email protected], and Elma Pille at [email protected]

They are also looking for volunteers to help with the repacking of relief goods at DSWD-NROC. You can call +63851-2681 to volunteer.

They are also accepting cash deposits through the DSWD Landbank of the Philippines account Nos. 3122-1011-84 (Current), and 3124-0055-81 (Savings), or by contacting Fe Catalina Ea at 09186281897.

Gawad Kalinga
Gawad Kalinga has activated Operation Walang Iwanan to help the typhoon survivors. They are calling on everyone to donate and volunteer at relief centers and schools around Antique, Cebu, Iloilo, and Negros Occidental.

You can donate through credit card by filling out this form, or through bank deposit at the following accounts:

  • Gawad Kalinga Philippine Peso Current (BPI EDSA Greenhills branch) – Account No.: 3101 0977 56
  • Gawad Kalinga US$ Savings Account (BPI EDSA Greenhills branch) – Account No.: 3104 0162 34; Swift code: BOPIPHMM

ABS-CBN Sagip-Kapamilya
ABS-CBN Sagip Kapamilya is accepting in cash or in-kind. You can drop off in-kind donations at the Sagip Kapamilya Warehouse, #13 Examiner Street, West Triangle, Quezon City. For cash and check donations, visit the ABS-CBN Foundation Inc. Building at Mother Ignacia Avenue corner E. Lopez St. Barangay South Triangle, Quezon City (Tel. no. +632-411-4995/+632-415-2272 loc. 3765).

You can also donate through bank deposit, in pesos or dollars through the following bank accounts (all under the name “ABS-CBN Foundation Inc. – Sagip Kapamilya”):

Peso Accounts

  • BANCO DE ORO (Sct. Albano, Quezon Avenue, Quezon City branch) – Account No.: 393- 011-4199; Swift Code: BNORPHMM
  • BANK OF THE PHILIPPINE ISLANDS (West Triangle, Quezon City branch) – Account No.: 305-111-2775; Swift Code: BOPIPHMM
  • PHILIPPINE NATIONAL BANK (Timog, Quezon City branch) – Account No.: 419-539-5000-13; Swift Code: PNBMPHMM
  • METROBANK (Examiner-Quezon Ave. branch) – Account No.: 636-3-636-08808-1; Swift Code: MBTCPHMM

Dollar Accounts

  • BANCO DE ORO (Sct. Albano, Quezon Avenue, Quezon City branch) – Account No.: 393-008-1622; Swift Code: BNORPHMM
  • BANK OF THE PHILIPPINE ISLANDS (West Triangle, Quezon City branch) – Account No.: 3054-0270-35; Swift Code: BOPIPHMM
  • PHILIPPINE NATIONAL BANK (Timog, Quezon City branch) – Account No.: 419-539-5000-21; Swift Code: PNBMPHMM

GMA Kapuso Foundation
The GMA Kapuso Foundation is accepting in-kind donations at the Kapuso Center and foundation warehouse. You can bring or send your donations to:

  • GMA Kapuso Foundation 2nd Floor Kapuso Center, GMA Network Drive corner Samar Streets, Diliman, Quezon City (Tel. no. +63928-4299/+63928-9351)
  • GMA Kapuso Foundation Warehouse # 366 GMA Compound Tandang Sora Avenue Brgy. Culiat, Quezon City (Tel. no. +63931-7013)

They also accept cash donations in dollar or peso through the following accounts (all under the name “GMA Kapuso Foundation, Inc.”):

Peso Savings

  • METROBANK – Account Nos.: 3-098-51034-7 and 3-098-51566-7
  • UNITED COCONUT PLANTERS BANK – Account Nos.: 115-184777-2 and 160-111277-7
  • PHILIPPINE NATIONAL BANK – Account No.: 121-0032000-17
  • BANCO DE ORO – Account No.: 469-0022189

Dollar Savings

  • METROBANK – Account No.: 2-098-00244-2; Swift Code: MBTCPHMM
  • UNITED COCONUT PLANTERS BANK – Account Nos.: 01-115-301177-9 and 01-160-300427-6; Swift Code: UCPBPHMM
  • PHILIPPINE NATIONAL BANK – Account No.: 121-0032000-25; Swift Code: PNBMPHMM
  • BANCO DE ORO – Account No.: 469-0072135; Swift Code: BNORPHMM

The Philippine Red Cross
I personally recommend sending cash donations to the Philippine Red Cross (PRC). You can contact PRC to arrange a pick-up, or send check (payable to The Philippine Red Cross) or cash donations to the PRC National Headquarters at Bonifacio Drive, Port Area, PO Box 280, Manila 1018. You can also give your cash or check donations to any Cebuana Lhuillier Pawnshop or 7-11 store nationwide.

You can also send online donations by filling out the following forms:

International Aid
It warms the heart to see so many countries and people from outside the Philippines doing what they can to help. If you’re interested in offering cash donations to help the local relief efforts, you can do so through the following organizations (links lead straight to donation forms):

Helpful Resources
Check these other posts to for more information and other ways you can help.

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