Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Typhoon Haiyan/Yolanda: How Can We Help the Philippines?

Donate in Kind
There are many donation centers around the Philippines, I am sure there's one near you.

In Cebu, here are a few suggestions:
ABS CBN at North Road, Jagobiao, Mandaue City
DSWD Field Office VII at MJ Cuenco Avenue cor. Gen Maxilom Avenue, Cebu City
The Freeman at D Jakosalem St corner V Gullas St, Cebu City
Gawad Kalinga at the old Sacred Heart School along Gen. Maxilom Avenue, Cebu City
The Philippine Red Cross along Osmeña Blvd., Cebu City (beside Jose Rizal Memorial Library)

If you'd like to donate for a specific area, visit these pages:
Malapascua Island, Cebu: Help Malapascua
Bantayan Island, Cebu: Bangon Bantayanons
Carigara, Leyte: Bulig Para Carigara
Isabel, Leyte: Bangon Isabel, Leyte
Ormoc, Leyte: Hope for Ormoc
Tanauan, Leyte: Burublig para ha Tanauan
Guiuan, Eastern Samar: Bangon Guiuan

Donate Time

If you're in Cebu, volunteer to pack goods at:
Operating 24/7 in these locations:

DSWD 7 AVRC II Camomot-Franza Rd. Labangon, Cebu City

DSWD Field Office VII MJ Cuenco Avenue cor. Gen Maxilom Avenue

Benito Ebuen Airbase in Mactan, Cebu
Contact persons: Mary Jane Muaña 0926 633 8652 or Beth Canalda 0916 437 1532
Rules: No wearing of shorts and slippers. No cameras/picture taking allowed.

Cebu International Convention Center in Guizo, Mandaue City, Cebu
Contact 032 343 9441

1PM to 10PM
Old Sacred Heart School along Gen. Maxilom Avenue
0925 574 8292 / (032) 266 1288

Operating 24/7
Osmeña Blvd., Cebu City (beside Jose Rizal Memorial Library)
(032) 253 9793 / (032) 412 4140

Please visit their facebook page for schedules
or contact 0942 359 1097

Casa Gorordo, #35 Lopez Jaena St. Cebu City
November 16 (Saturday) 8AM to 1PM
November 17 (Sunday) Shifts: 8AM-11AM / 11AM-2PM / 2PM-5PM
November 18 (Monday) Starts at 10AM
November 19 (Tuesday) Starts at 9AM
November 20 (Wednesday) Starts at 9AM
November 21 (Thursday) Starts at 10AM
November 22 (Friday) Starts at 10AM
November 23 (Saturday) Starts at 9AM
Register through their facebook page or call (032) 418 7234 loc 511 or text Ms Rose 0917 316 9888

University of San Carlos (USC) Main, P del Rosario St. Cebu City
Up to November 19 (Tuesday)
Please bring ID
Contact Edelyn Juntila 0917 624 8439 for questions

Or volunteer to cook and pack hard-boiled eggs at  
Kaona Grill
Wilson St. Lahug, Cebu City
0917 323 0020 / 0917 310 7699 / 0917 303 8638
Starts at 11AM. Operations end on November 22.

For those outside Cebu, please visit this article from Rappler to find relief operations centers around the Philippines.

Donate to Rebuild Homes

Donate Money
Donate to any of these organizations. No amount is ever too small.

Australia / Belgium / Cambodia / Canada / China / Czech Republic / Denmark / Finland / France / Germany
Hungary / India / Indonesia / Ireland / Israel / Italy / Japan / Kuwait / Luxembourg / Malaysia / Mexico
The Netherlands / New Zealand / Norway / Panama / Qatar / Russia / Saudi Arabia / Singapore / Slovakia
South Korea / Spain / Sweden / Switzerland / Taiwan / Thailand / Turkey / United Arab Emirates
United Kingdom / United States of America / Vatican / Vietnam

I know there are many small groups who are also doing their share that I missed to include in the list above.
Please send me an email so I can add you to the list.
Thank you.
Thank you.
Thank YOU!


  1. I love the Philippines islands and I suffer by watching the same news every year. We need to invest in proper building that won't keep falling year by year and birth control, so the population can stop booming and duplicating year by year and we can take care of the one who are already here instead to keep producing more and more future typhoon victims. Philippines is a country full of lovely people but I think they keep forgetting what happening every year. Protecting and preparation. Hopefully this is the last year we will hear a similar news! :(

  2. Very helpful as always, Mustachio! I particularly liked the hard boiled eggs idea of Kaona Grill. Gotta make my post, too. Lami kayo e copy paste imo. :D

    Babe for Food - your BFF in Cebu dining! :)