“… the government has fewer resources to invest in infrastructure that could resist natural disasters and be used for relief efforts.”
~ Max Fisher, The Washington Post (Why the Philippines wasn’t ready for typhoon Haiyan)

You have no idea.

These are difficult times indeed but we shall never forget.

From the Official Gazette: How to donate
Please be guided of the following information and contact details:
1: Local Donors
DSWD Focal Persons for Donations:
Usec. Angelita Medel +63 917-866 4297
Asec. Ted Romo +63 947-996 1785
Dir. Resty Macuto +63 916-428 6557
+63 908-225 2559

2: Cash Donations
– DSWD Donations Accounts
– Land Bank of the Philippines – Batasan Branch, Quezon City
Account Numbers:
Peso Current Account No.: 3122-1011-84 (local)
US Dollar Savings Account No.: 3124-0055-81 (foreign)
Contact Person: Ms. Fe Catalina +63 918-6281897
– Online Donation http://disaster.dswd.gov.ph/online-donation/
– Donate via GCash – http://dromic.dswd.gov.ph/
– Donate via Credit Card – http://disaster.dswd.gov.ph/online-donation/

3: Donations-in-Kind
– DSWD Operations Center, NAIA Chapel Road, Pasay City
– DSWD National and Regional Donations Desks
– Contact Person: Charles Kevin Ronda +63 905-342 7647

4: International Donors
Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA)
Asec. Gary Domingo +63 917-866 4297
Rachel Oronce +63 903-820 7123

UntitledThey used to call this home.

To foreign governments, international organizations, private groups and individuals who have been extending help to the Philippines, we can’t thank you enough.
“It is under the greatest adversity that there exists the greatest potential for doing good, both for oneself and others.”
~ Dalai Lama XIV

I am on Twitter: @HecklerForever.

[Photos: Rappler, AFP]

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