Yolanda Survivors Dances to "Happy"

months after super typhoon yolanda (haiyan) devastated some parts of the Visayas Islands in the Philippines, see how the people there continued with their lives and still be able to dance to Pharell Williams’ Happy! ūüôā


PINOY IT Community Called to Help in Yolanda Victims


calling ALL IT PINOYs, here is a chance to make use our tech talents and help out the super-typhoon Yolanda victims.

sharing this information from our colleague, Dave Quitoriano:

“Dear Tech community, let’s volunteer our gifts to help our kababayans. Relief goods and food can be donated by others. But your tech skills are your gifts that only you can donate. Technology was a driving force in the fast recovery during the Haiti earthquake, tsunami affected Banda Aceh, Indonesia and many others. Let’s all pitch in and lend a hand. See you there! Details here:

Sharing the message from¬†Fernando Contreras Jr.: ‘To those who want to volunteer their talent in developing software/apps to help the relief effort for the Visayas region, our first meeting will be on Nov 13, 4:30pm at Imperium’s office 5F YL Building 115 VA Rufino Street Legaspi Village Makati. I’ll also be online on Skype for those who want to join remotely. Please PM if you are attending.’


more info to follow…

Victims of Super-Typhoon Yolanda Needs Your Help


these are some of the current scenes in tacloban and samar cities, a day after super-typhoon yolanda wreak havoc in Southern Philippines.

[warning] some scenes may be too graphic 

above images c/o cnn.com, abs-cbnnews.com, and rappler.com

guys, if you can help please do. every cent counts. in Twitter you can check #ReliefPH, the best way is go through the Philippine Red Cross  (http://www.redcross.org.ph/donatenow)

here’s a comprehensive list of ways to donate¬†collated by Rappler.com:¬†

OPEN RELIEF OPERATIONS CENTERS
(as of 8:45am, Saturday, November 10, 2013)
Donors are advised to conduct due diligence before donating money directly to personal bank accounts. Ask the organization or individual receiving the deposit for an acknowledgement receipt and how they intend to spend the money.
For corrections or edits, please email: move.ph@rappler.com or make a comment in the comments page.
NATIONAL
  • DSWD is accepting donations: NAIA Chapel Road, Pasay City (at the back of CAAP)
    • Roel Montesa – 09263469927,¬†roelmontesa@gmail.com
    • Elma Pille –¬†ecpille@dswd.gov.ph
    • Cash deposits accepted – DSWD Bank Acct. at Landbank of the Philippines Nos. 3122-1011-84 (current) and 3124-0055-81 (savings) Fe Catalina Ea – 09186281897
    • Repacking of relief goods ongoing at DSWD-NROC, Pasay City. Interested volunteers can call 8512681 to schedule.
  • World¬†Vision, an international Christian humanitarian, development and relief organization is accepting donations for Typhoon Yolanda survivors. Donor hotline 372-7777 or visit their¬†website
  • Operation Walang Iwanan –¬†Gawad Kalinga
  • World Food Programme Philippines is accepting donations through their¬†website
  • ABS-CBN Sagip Kapamilya pledge lines (02) 411-0183, 411-0182, 411-0115
    Accepting relief goods and cash donations, with other drop-off points nationwide: Cebu, Bacolod, Iloilo, Cagayan de Oro and Davao
  • The Philippine Red Cross provides many ways to¬†donate. Hotline: 143 Trunkline: 5270000
    • You may also SMS donations by texting REDAMOUNT to 2899(Globe) or 4143(Smart)
  • Cebu Provincial Government, is in need of volunteers to repack relief goods for Northern Cebu, Leyte, and Bohol. Contact Ms. Evelyn Senajon at 254-7198 and 254-8397, PSWDO, Ground Floor Executive Bldg., Cebu Provincial Capitol.
  • The Office of Senator Bam Aquino,¬†Extension Room 23, 5/F Senate of the Philippines, GSIS Financial Complex, Pasay City, is accepting donations Monday to Thursday from 9am – 6pm. ContactMr. Ares Goyena at (0917)621-6311.
  • The Philippine Daily Inquirer is accepting cash donations through the following accounts:
    • BPI – C/A 4951-0067-56
      Account name – Philippine Daily Inquirer Inc.
      Metrobank – C/A 7286-8109-30
      Account name – Philippine Daily Inquirer Inc.
      Contact Bianca Casilag or Connie Kalagayan at 897-8808 or 899-4426.
OVERSEAS/ONLINE
  • For the Ayala Foundation’s¬†‘Laging Handa Fund’, overseas donors can use this¬†online portal¬†for donations.
  • ShelterBox is an international disaster relief charity that provides emergency shelter and life-saving supplies to families around the world who are affected by disasters. Donations are welcome through its¬†website. Know more about their efforts in the Philippines for victims of typhoon Yolanda (international codename Haiyan)¬†here.
  • De La Salle University’s Center for Social Concern and Action (COSCA) is accepting web-based donations from overseas individuals via¬†GlobalGiving.com. Credit and debit card donations accepted. Contact Joseph Rosal, Coordinator for Community Engagement, COSCA at 525-4267 or local 147 for more information.
  • The Catholic Relief Services¬†is accepting donations through their¬†website¬†and through¬†Caritas Filipinas Foundation.
  • Victory¬†is accepting online donations for Yolanda relief efforts via¬†BPI Express Online¬†or¬†credit card.
  • Save the Children is collecting donations through its¬†website.¬†Save the Children has a team on the ground in Tacloban working to respond to this emergency.
  • UNICEF is accepting online cash donations thorugh its¬†website.
  • The 1000 Bear Hugs Project¬†is accepting huggable-sized toys for Tacloban children from November 8 to December 9. Drop-off points for pre-loved toys will be announced on their Twitter profile shortly. Email 1000bearhugs@gmail.com or contact Mon Corpuz at (0917)796-1378
LUZON
NCR
  • UP Diliman USC Student Council, New CHK gym, UP Diliman, Commonwealth Avenue, Alex Castro, 0917-8725396, Tweet @uscupdiliman
  • The Dream Project Philippines is accepting donations at the RFM Corporate Center, Pioneer cor. Sheridan Street, Mandaluyong City. Contact Prim Paypon at 09088100424
  • Tulong Kabataan: UP System, UP Office of the Student Regent are accepting donations in cash or kind. Dropoff point: Vinzon’s Hall, UP Diliman, Quezon City. Contact Eds (0927)384-1392 or Zie (0916)796-5740) for more information.
  • Phi Yolanda Relief Operations of Phi Kappa Mu Fraternity and Phi Lambda Delta Sorority of UP Manila, Pagkalma Park, UP College of Medecine, Pedro Gil St., Malate, Manila, Contact Miko – 09175129144 or Gela – 09277029488, tweet @PhiLambdaDelta1
  • Tulong Tomasino of the¬†UST Simbahayan Community Development Office in Manila is accepting donations. Tweet¬†@USTCSC.
  • Center for Social Action and Concern (COSCA) De La Salle University Manila, food and non food donations can be droped off at the COSCA Office 2nd Floor, Br Connon Hall. Contact Joseph Rosal at (0922) 899-2558 for inquiries.
  • Ateneo De Manila Disaster Response and Management Team is accepting cash donations. Check this¬†page on how to donate.¬†For inquiries contact the Office of the Vice President for Social Development at (632) 4266001 locals 4051, 4054, 4099.
  • De La Salle College of St Benilde’s Yakap Mo Yakap Ko Benefit Concert was originally a benefit concert for the kids in Smokey Mountain. The Betina and Catalino Yap Foundation was planning to build a library in the area. They will be accepting donations during the event on¬†November 22, 2013, 6pm-10pm. Regular price for the concert is Php 300.00
  • Dakila’s¬†Ride and Rock Relief¬†is calling on artists, cyclicts, donors, and individuals willing to donate their talent, time, and relief goods on November 10, 9am to 4pm at My Little Arts Place, 222 Wilson St., San Juan City, Metro Manila. For inquiries call 435-4309.
  • TindogTacloban, a partnership among private individuals, Victory Christian Fellowship (VFC), and the City Mayor’s Office of Tacloban are accepting donations and volunteers for deployment. Contact Ms. Joey Hernandez at 347-3975 for inquiries. Donations may be dropped off at the following locations:
    • VCF Alabang – 4th Floor Filinvest Wing, Festival Supermall, Alabang, Muntinlupa City
    • VCF Fort – 32nd Street corner University Parkway Bonifacio Global City
  • Operation Blessing Philippines¬†is accepting donations in¬†cash¬†and kind at E. Rodriguez Ave. C5 Road cor. Corporal Cruz Bagong Ilog, Pasig City. Call 477-7802 to 04 or (0917)581-2603 for more details. Operation Blessing is also accepting volunteers for their partners in Cebu and other nearby areas.
  • De La Salle Santiago Zobel¬†through its Social Action Office (SAO) now accepts donations for the affected communities in the recent Typhoon Yolanda. Kindly bring all donations to Gate 2, 3, and 7 of the campus. For inquiries, contact¬†Mr. Jayjay Jacinto at 0917-8597602 or Ms. Evangeline De Peralta at 0917-5638870.
    • Please deposit your cash donations to the school account with the following details:
      Account Name: De La Salle Santiago Zobel School
      Bank: Union Bank of the Philippines, Ayala Alabang Village
      Peso Account: 0180-3000-6691
      US Dollar Account: 0181-0100-9418
      Send a scanned copy of the deposit slip to lesacasr@dlszobel.edu.ph orjacintojn@dlszobel.edu.ph for proper acknowledgment.
  • Citizen’s Disaster Response Center¬†is calling for donations and volunteer’s at 72-A Times St., West Triangle Homes, Quezon City. Call 929-9820 for inquiries.
  • The Mu Sigma Phi Relief Operations of the UP College of Medicine s now again accepting donations for victims of Typhoon Yolanda.¬†Eman (0925-884-3050) or Billy (0927-571-1017/0922-535-6100).
    • Monetary donations may be deposited at the following account:
      Account name: Mu Sigma Phi Relief Operations
      Account number: 504259500015
      Bank: Philippine National Bank (PNB) ‚Äď PGH Branch
    • Donations from overseas may also be coursed through the following:
      Swift Code: PNBMPHMM
      Routing # 01008-0081
  • St. Michael’s Church at The Fort is accepting donations through Father Arnold. Water and food are badly needed. The church addesss is at 39th Street, North Bonifacio Triangle, Bonifacio Global City.
  • AWANA Organization Philippines is accpeting donations starting Monday, November 10, 9am-6pm at35-A Scout Tobias Street, Brgy Laging Handa in Quezon City.¬†For cash donations, you may visit us at our office or deposit your donation to: BPI Family Bank (E. Rodriguez-Broadway Branch) Peso Current Account Number: 6871-0015-86 Dollar Current Account Number: 6874-0059-22 Swift: BOPIPHMM. Contact Jennifer Jansalin at¬†(02) 376-5688 or 0928-8531693
  • ETYSBM Student Council¬†of Mapua Institute of Technology is now accepting relief goods at 333 333 Gil Puyat Ave, Makati City. Contact Angeline Bernardino (0915)446-9715 or Edgar Aquino (0905)149-2319 for more information.
  • Santuario de San Anotio Church at 3117 McKinley Road, Forbes Park, Makati will be accepting on November 10 at 9am at the Parish Center. The goods will have to be packed in Manila for immediate distribution in Tacloban and other affected areas. Call (632) 843-8830 to 31 for more details.
  • Air21 offers free door-to-door pick-up of relief goods on Sunday (Nov 10) 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM. Just call their hotline at 8542100 to schedule pick-up.Call¬†8542100 or tweet @Air21ph
  • Tulong Kabataan Relief Drive¬†is calling out for volunteers, food, medicine and non food donations. You can donate via¬†Paypal¬†or sign up to¬†volunteer. Operations ongoing at the following addresses:
    • Kabataan Partylist HQ: #5 Palosapis St., Brgy Amihan, Proj 3, Quezon City
    • CEGP National Office, 37-C Yale St., Cubao, Quezon City
    • LFS HQ, 1650 Sisa St., Sampaloc Karatula Up, Manila
  • Give a Drop of Love,¬†CFC Foundation, Inc. WWP at¬†Apartelle 12, Starmall Complex, EDSA cor. Shaw Blvd., Madaluyong City are accepting food/non-food donations. For cash donations:¬†CFCFI BPI Mandaluyong Branch,¬†Dollar: 0184-0279-84 or¬†Peso: 0181-0504-89.¬†Fax your deposit slip to (+632) 718-2213. Contact¬†Anna Arcaya at¬†718-2213 or (0923)583-8577 for more details.¬†
  • St. Scholastica’s College is accepting donations (cash or in kind).¬†You may drop off the donations at 2560 Leon Guinto St., Manila, located behind DLS-College of St. Benilde.¬†For cash donation, you may look for Sr. Selene or Dr. Rebecca Cacho. For donations through check or deposit, account name is St. Scholastica’s College Manila, BDO account number 4580-000-210. If the donor is not based in Manila, inform the BDO manager that the deposit is for relief operations and have your fees waived.
    You may then email your transaction receipts to lizaban2@gmail.com for proper acknowledgment.
  • Lingap Gabriella Manila, drop off relief goods, medicines, and cash donations at¬†35 Scout Delgado St., Brgy. Laging Handa / 25 K-10th Street, West Kamias, Quezon City. Contact¬†374-3451 for more details or tweet¬†@gabrielaphils.
  • The MVP Tulong Kapatid Center will be open today from 9AM to 5PM to accept cash and relief goods at the¬†Meralco Covered Tennis Court, Meralco Compound, Ortigas, Pasig City. Contact Eds Addun at (0939)913-3771 or 632-8301 for more details.
  • Oplan Kaagapay/NOYLeads,¬†Junior Chamber International Philippines (Philippine Jaycees) is accepting donations at¬†14 Don A. Roces Avenue, Quezon City. Contact¬†Ismael Penado at¬†749-9399 for inquiries.
  • Caritas Damayan, Caritas Manila Inc is accepting relief goods at¬†2002 Jesus St. Pandacan, Manila.
    Cash donation may be coursed through:
    • Peso bank accounts:
      BPI SA# 3063-5357-01
      BDO SA# 5600-45905
      PNB CA# 10-856-660001-7;
      UNION BANK CA# 00-030-001227-5
    • Dollar bank accounts:
      BPI #3064-0033-55 (swift code BOPI PH MM)
      PNB #10-856-660002-5 (swift code PNB MPH MM)
  • Victory Church Fellowship at¬†LGF Every Nation Building 32nd St. Corner University Parkway, Bonifacio Global City is now accepting relief goods.
Bicol
  • Tarabanagan, Tara Bangon of the Bicol University (CU) College of Science Extension Office along with partner-organizations are accepting donations at the G/F BU College of Science Building 2, Legazpi City. Contact the ff for inquiries:
    JONATHAN JAIME G. GUERRERO – 09175928610
    JOHN JERVIE ALCERA – 09179270262
    MELLIE MORCOZO – 09153161527
Batangas
  • Isla Verde in Batangas is also in need of donation. Drop-off point is at¬†Meralco Site, Kumintang, Ilaya. Brgy Captain¬†Arnold E. Briton will bring the goods to the barangay-island through a boat. Contact Briton at¬†0910-884-3334.
Laguna
  • Operation Walang Iwanan¬†of UP Gawad Kalinga – Los Ba√Īos & UPLB USC are accepting donations of relief packages and cash. Contact Cyril (0926)341-9140 or Rohanne (0915)449-0589 for inquiries.
  • Oplan Sagip of the University of the Philippines Los Ba√Īos (UPLB) is accepting donations at theUPLB Baker Hall.¬†For cash donations, deposit to: Plantersbank UPLB Branch, Account Name: UPLB University Student Council, Account Number: 017-604-0580. Contact Arthur at 09054155616
Nueva Ecija

  • #OperationBayanihan,¬†Nueva Ecija Federation of Student Councils of¬†Central Luzon State University will be accepting¬†food, drinking water, medicines/sanitary/hygiene needs and cash to buy items for shipping to affected areas in the Visayas starting November 11 from 9am to 6pm. Contact¬†(044)940-8416 or (0927)391-1172 for more details. Email:¬†devinsagun@clsu.edu.ph and operationbayanihan@gmail.com

VISAYAS
Cebu
  • UP Cebu SC and UP Katilingban Han Leyte√Īo Ngan Samarnon ug Biliranon, contact Darl Santos of KaLeSa-Bi and Ynna Bisnar of UPC SC – 09434116336, 09328637303
  • Ramon Aboitiz Foundation, Inc.¬†is accepting donations in cash or kind at 35 Lopez Jaena Street, Cebu City. Contact Edwin Marfil (local 510) or Totits Ocampo (local 204) at (032) 418-7234 for inquiries.
  • YUPPIES Care Ministries of the¬†Grace Baptist Church of Cebu City, Inc. is accepting donations at the628B Happy Valley Road, Guadalupe. Contact Jaspher Obi√Īa at 09231500219, 09183484294, or 09177149679 for inquiries.
  • A barge docking off from Rigid Port beside Colorado Port, Consolacion, Cebu at 6pm to deliver relief goods (Rice Canned Goods, Noodles Water, Blankets, Tarpaulins/Tents, Medicine) to Ormoc, Leyte. A truck deployed by Mayor Duke Frasco of Liloan will be going around our drop off points in Cebu City and Liloan to collect the relief goods donated, and will thereafter be delivering it to the Barge. Contact Christiana Garcia Frasco via¬†Facebook¬†for more detials. Drop off points are in the following areas:
    In Cebu City:
    • Titay’s Liloan Rosquillos Cebu City Branch,¬†Raintree Mall, General Maxilom Avenue, Cebu City (near Jollibee)
    • Politics Cafe,¬†Escario Central Mall, N. Escario Street. Cebu City
    • GILT Artisan Lounge,¬†Crossroads, Banilad, Cebu CIty
    • All San Jose Bakeshops in Cebu City
    • Rescue Bar and Lounge, The Forum Building (beside Grand Convention Center)

In Liloan :

    • Municipal Social Welfare Department Office (MSWD), Ground Floor, Liloan Municipal Hall
  • Help Malapascua is¬†accepting relief goods and food packs to be distributed to affected communities in Malapascua Island. Drop off point is¬†35-B Amon Court , Salinas Drive, Lahug Cebu City. ContactContact (0932)631-3864, (0916)561-4309, (0928)555-5443 and look for Prima for more details.¬†
Bohol
  • Lingap Gabriella Bohol, drop off relief goods, medicines, and cash donations at¬†FARDEC Office, Lower Butalid St. Tagbiliran City. Contact (0912)5949170¬†for more details or tweet¬†@gabrielaphils.
Bacolod
  • Operation Yolanda, University of St. La Salle Bacolod, is accepting donations in cash or kind. Drop off point is 2nd Gate Security Office, Center for External Relations, Institute for Negros Development.
Iloilo
  • Gawad Kalinga- Iloilo, have ongoing operations for badly hit areas of Panay. You can drop off relief goods at the following addresses:
    • Maxximiler Warehouse, Fastcargo Logistics Corp, Lapus Norte, Iloilo
    • The Mango Tree Restaurant, Guzman Street, Mandurriao, Iloilo City
    • For Cash donations
      BPI Lapaz Branch
      Account Name: Gawad Kalinga Community Development Foundation Inc.
      Account Number 1471000325
  • The Trea House¬†is accepting relief goods for distribution from 10AM to 10PM on November 10. Bring your donations to the Smallville branch: 2nd Floor Red Square Buildingm Smallville Complex, Barangay San Rafael, Mandurriao
MINDANAO
Cagayan De Oro
  • Liceo Ripple of Hope of the Liceo de Cagayan University is accepting cash donations at the¬†R.N. Pelaez Boulevard, Carmen, Cagayan de Oro City from November 11 to 15. Cash collected will then be deposited to ABSCBN’s Sagip Kapamilya account. Contact¬†+63 (088) 858 4093 to 95 local 231 or +63 917 716 1613 for more details.
Iligan
  • The Rural Missionaries of the Philippines-Northern Mindanao Sub-Region (RMP-NMR) Inc. is accepting donations at¬†RMP-NMR Inc,¬†Kalinaw Lanao Center for Interfaith Resources,¬†0016 Bougainvilla Puti, Villaverde,¬†9200, Iligan City. For inquiries, call¬†+63 (63) 223 5179


PINOY PRIDE – Ariella Arida and Nonito Donaire


a day after super-typhoon Yolanda (international name – Haiyan)¬†devasted Philippines, two PINOYs stood up and strive to spark hope for the rest of us. Ariella Arida won 3rd runner up in the Miss Universe 2013 and Nonito “The Flash is back” Donaire won over Vic Darchinyan via TKO on the 9th round.¬†

we’re very proud of you! gaya nila, sa mga nasalanta po ng bagyong yolanda, manalangin at laban lang po tayo. pag tulong-tulong, kaya natin ito!


Google Opens Crowdsourced Crisis Response Map for Super-Typhoon Yolanda Victims

super-typhoon Yolanda (internationally named, Haiyan), which just passed Philippines has now been reported to have claimed over 100 souls, infrastructures devastated and many homeless (thus far). and PINOYs just like in Ondoy took to the web and found ways to help out their fellow men.

Google, offered a crowdsourced crisis response map for PINOYs to track Yolanda as it crosses over The Philippines. the site shows landslides, flood-prone areas as well as information for evacuation centers, hospitals and command posts. its also offers organizations willing to give out reliefs. 

to know more, check out, check out DOST’s Project NOAH, or by following these Twitter hashtags – @GovPH (official account of the Philippine government. #YolandaPH (to share weather information, emergency numbers, and photos and videos of affected areas), #RescuePH (if people needed rescue), #FloodsPH (to report a flood), and #ReliefPH (for those who need to be supplied with goods).

Typhoon Yolanda has been tagged as the biggest storm this year and one of the biggest storms to landfall in this planet’s history. it was considered a category 5 hurricane (and 3.5 times more forceful than Katrina).¬†

kapit mga PINOYs, with faith we can get through this and rise once again.