Sunday, December 18 @ 9:43 PM 
One horrific storm that destroyed the peaceful place of my home, my city, CDO. This happened on a friday night, 12-16-11. It was our last day in school for this year and meant the start for a Christmas break. So anyway, we were all in the mood for partying but the rain became a party crasher. So instead, I went home early. When I was riding a jeepney back home, it was raining really hard but when we reached in Bugo, CDO it slowly disappeared. I never knew there was a storm incoming and I never even thought that CDO (the center place, well you know what I mean) River overflowed!

Fast forward, last Jan-Feb 2010, CDO was also affected by Typhoon what's-it's-name and I had some kind of imagination/vision what it would be like if CDO was really affected to the point where the bridge split(ed), water above a man's head you know something like that. I never knew that this would really happen! So last Saturday morning, I was shocked to hear the news about it. At first I was like: Ok, that always happen like in MUST and Ketkai where the flood is overflowed. But then after I saw the images of dead kids, people, houses, cars, the news about my friends, I finally realized that this Typhoon was no joke. It wasn't the same last 2010 in fact, it's even worse!

I felt sad and angry. How can I complain about not having electricity and water when the others lost not only their material things but also their loved ones? I am really selfish. Yes, I admit it and I know you already know it. I want to volunteer but my parents prohibits me of doing it. Instead, we just donated money to redcross and bdo for the needy.

In this kind of disastrous situation, it is where we, Filipinos, are united as one. We never lose hope because we know it is God's plan for us and we will surpass any obstacles big or small. God finds ways. As one famous saying goes, "When you're down on your knees, remember its the best position to pray"

Fellow Pinoys, let us all help those people that are affected in the flood. Many people lost their clothes, things, houses, cars and even loved ones. This is the time where we help our fellow kababayans overcome this huge obstacle.

Stop what you're doing and DONATE NOW!

15 Ways to Help Sendong’s Victims

1. Sagip Kapamilya Foundation

SAGIP KAPAMILYA HOTLINES

(02) 411-4995
(02) 394-9272
0917-887-4411

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FOR IN-KIND DONATIONS*

SAGIP KAPAMILYA
ABS-CBN Foundation Inc.
Mother Ignacia cor. Eugenio Lopez St.
Diliman, Quezon City

*You may send rice, canned gods, noodles, biscuits, coffee, sugar, clothes, blankets, mats, medicines

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ABS-CBN CAGAYAN DE ORO and ABS-CBN DAVAO also accepting donations for relief operations

ABS-CBN Cagayan De Oro
Barangay Bulua, Cagayan De Oro City

ABS-CBN Davao
Shrine Hills, Matina, Davao City

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FOR CASH DONATIONS
1. BDO Peso Account
Account name: ABS-CBN Foundation Inc.-Sagip Kapamilya
Account Number: 39301-14199
Swift Code: BNORPHMM

2. BDO Dollar Account
Account name: ABS-CBN Foundation Inc.-Sagip Kapamilya
Account Number: 39300-81622
Swift Code: BNORPHMM

3. PNB Peso Account
Account name: ABS-CBN Foundation Inc.-Sagip Kapamilya
Account Number: 419-539-5000-13
Swift Code: PNBMPHMM

4. BPI Peso Account
Account name: ABS-CBN Foundation Inc.-Sagip Kapamilya
Account Number: 3051-1127-75
Branch: West Triangle, Quezon City
Swift Code: BOPIPHMM

5. BPI Dollar Account
Account name: ABS-CBN Foundation Inc.-Sagip Kapamilya
Account Number: 3054-0270-35
Branch: West Triangle, Quezon City
Swift Code: BOPIPHMM

2. TV5 Kapatid Foundation

Cash donations may be sent through the following accounts:

TV5 Kapatid Foundation Inc. BDO Savings Account No. 005310-410164 and

Bank of the Philippine Islands Savings Account No. 1443-05333-2

Donations in kind like food, clothing, utensils, blankets, mats, water containers, and medicines may be sent to News5 Aksyon Center, TV5 office in San Bartlolome, Novaliches, Quezon City.

For inquiries, please call News5 Aksyon Center hotline – 938-6393.

3. Kapuso Foundation

For monetary donations, the Foundation accepts cash or checks. Our finance officer can personally accept these in our office, from Mondays to Fridays, 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. or you may course your donations through the following:

•METROPOLITAN BANK & TRUST COMPANY (METROBANK)
Peso Savings
Account Name:GMA Kapuso Foundation, Inc.
Account Number:3-098-51034-7
Dollar Savings
Account Name:GMA Kapuso Foundation, Inc.
Account Number:2-098-00244-2
Code:MBTC PH MM

•UNITED COCONUT PLANTERS BANK (UCPB)
Peso Savings
Account Name:GMA Kapuso Foundation, Inc.
Account Number:115-184777-2
:160-111277-7
Dollar Savings
Account Name:GMA Kapuso Foundation, Inc.
Account Number:01-115-301177-9
:01-160-300427-6
Code:UCPB PH MM

•CEBUANA LHUILLIER (all branches nationwide)

•NO SERVICE FEE CHARGED!

Donation are also accepted in the following banks:

BANCO DE ORO (BDO)
Peso Savings
Account Name:GMA Kapuso Foundation, Inc.
Account Number:469-0022189
Dollar Savings
Account Name:GMA Kapuso Foundation, Inc.
Account Number:469-0072135
Code: BNORPHMM

PHILIPPINE NATIONAL BANK (PNB)
Peso Savings
Account Name :GMA Kapuso Foundation, Inc.
Account Numbe:121-003200017
Dollar Savings
Account Name:GMA Kapuso Foundation, Inc.
Account Number:121-003200025
Code:PNB MPH MM

4. Red Cross: to help, send RED to 4143 (Smart) and RED to 2899 (Globe).

* Smart subscribers may send financial help to the Philippine Red Cross through text. To donate, cellphone users should send RED to 4143. Valid donation amounts are 10, 25, 50 and 100 and will be charged to the subscriber’s prepaid load or postpaid bill.

* Globe subscribers may send help to Red Cross. Just text RED and send to 2899. Valid donation amounts are 10, 25, 50, 100 (For ex, RED 10).

5. SMART Subscribers

* Smart subscribers all over the country may send help to those affected by typhoon Sendong. Smart Money users can instantly transfer funds through their mobile phones to the official Baha Fund account number 5577 5130 6822 1104. Donors may also deposit cash to the same Smart Money account number in any Banco De Oro branch nationwide or through Hapinoy and Cebuana Lhuillier outlets.

* SMARTCares: Subscribers may donate to #Sendong victims via text. Just send RED to 4143. Valid donation amounts 10, 25, 50, 100.”

6. Globe Subscribers

Through GCASH, text DONATE and send to 2882.

7. Iligan Bloggers Society through One For Iligan allows you to donate $1 for the Iligan flood victims of typhoon Sendong.

* One for Iligan is a Google doc that tells you how you can donate at least US$1 via PayPal

* Contact points

SITE: http//:iliganbloggers.com EMAIL: iliganbloggers@gmail.com FB Fanpage: http://www.facebook.com/iliganbloggers

* How to else to help? The group Iligan Bloggers Society says that aside from paypal donations, they are also asking for canned goods, noodles, bath and laundry soaps, toothpaste, rice, used clothings and slippers.

8. DXIC

SITE: http://www.ustream.tv/channel/rmn-dxic-iligan
FB Fanpage: http://www.facebook.com/iliganbloggers

9. Xavier University, Tabang Sendong

* Any help — food, clothes, books, bottled water, others — can be sent to Fr. Eric Garcia Velandria SJ, coordinator of Sendong Operation, KKP Office, Xavier University-Ateneo de Cagayan, 9000, Corrales Ave. Cagayan de Oro City, Philippines.

According to XU-CSG President, GemGem Tero, food and clothes donations are more needed.

Account Name: Xavier University

Bank Name: Bank of the Philippine Islands, CDO Divisoria Branch

Account Number: 9331-0133-63

10. Armed Forces of the Philippines

The Civil Relations Service AFP at Camp Aguinaldo is accepting donations. It will fly donations/relief goods via C130.

Contact details: Situation Awareness Center (SAC), CRS AFP, Camp Aguinaldo, QC

Landline: 912-6615

CP Nr. (0917)2471252

Focal Person: Lt. Col. Rolando Rodil, Operations Officer

11. Department of Social Welfare and Development

Volunteers are needed at DSWD Cagayan de Oro (Masterson Road, Upper Carmen) to repack and deliver relief goods. Call 09066150095 @DSWDserve

12. The Oblate Missionary Foundation (OMF) accepts donation for the victims of Sendong.

Email us: oblate.missionaryfoundation@gmail.com

Call or text us 0644212652/09177204604/09228366422

You can send food items, drinking water, used clothing, blankets, medicines, cash and what you have to the following dropping centers.

13. Panday Bulig Relief and Rehabilitation Center

Tabang Mindanao Center 12th-22nd streets, Nazareth 9000 Cagayan de Oro CityT/F: +63 (88) 856 6413E: pandaybulig@gmail.com(look for Ms. Beryl Tranco)

14. Rural Missionaries of the Philippines

Northern Mindanao Sub-Region Room 01, Kalinaw Lanao Center0016 Bougainvilla Puti, Villaverde9200 Iligan CityT/F: +63 223 5179E: rmpnmr@gmail.comW: www.rmp-nmr.org(look for Ms. Ida Melody Bucog)

15. Drop Center in Metro Manila c/o StartArt Project

10A Alabama st New Manila Quezon CityMobile:+63926 7112450

email:info@startartprject.org

ornikkiluna@startartproject.org

For cash donations, please send to this account:

Bank Name and Address:Bank of the Philippine Islands (BPI)Quezon Avenue branch, 9200 Iligan City, Philippines
Account number: 009359-1348-08

Swift Code: BOPIPHMM

Account Name and Address: RMP-NMR Inc.


Information source: ADLSU


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