How to help the survivors of Supertyphoon Yolanda

It’s been more than a week since Supertyphoon Yolanda (International name:  Haiyan) devastated the Philippines leaving 5,240 dead (as of posting date; Source:  NDRRMC) and scores injured.  Majority of those who survived were left homeless and starving.

As the Filipino nation struggle to rise from this massive devastation, here are different ways you can help:




The following agencies and organizations are looking for volunteers with the appropriate training and can conduct psychological intervention and stress debriefing for the survivors.

Deparment of Education (DepEd)

Contact Person: Dr. Ella Naliponguit | (02)632-9935, 0917-8809655
Online Registration:

Villamor Airbase

Contact number: 0917-6317240



Oplan Hatid / Operation Drop Off
The goal is to reunite the survivors with their relatives in Manila or in the neighboring provinces. Unfortunately, due to lack of resources, there is not official transportation provided for them. This is where your help would come in.

For details on how to be a volunteer driver, visit their website:



The following agencies and organizations are looking for volunteers to repack relief goods. In the interest of maintaining order and maximize the volunteers, it is advisable that you call their hotlines first so that they may schedule your shift.

Villamor Airbase
Volunteers at Villamor Airbase welcome Yolanda Survivors as they come off the C-130 plane and respond to their immediate needs such as medical attention, food, and clothing.

To schedule your shift, go to:
Department of Social Welfare and Development (Pasay City)
Conact number: 931-8101

Department of Social Welfare and Development (Cebu)
Location: DSWD Region 7 Field Office, MJ Cuenco Avenue Cor Gen Maxillom Ave, Brgy. Carreta, Cebu City
Contact person: Rico Algarme | (32)232-9509

ABS-CBN Sagip Kapamilya
Contact Person: Jeng Del Rosario | 411-4995

Cebu Provincial Government
Location: PSWDO, Ground Floor, Executive Bldg., Cebu Provincial Capitol
Contact person: Evelyn Senajon | 254-189, 254-8397



Philippine Red Cross

For inquiries, call the Red Cross hotline 143 or the trunkline 5270000.

United Nations Children’s Fund

World Food Programme

World Vision

ABS-CBN Sagip Kapamilya

For confirmation of donation, please fax +632-411-4995 or email the copy of transmittal/ transaction slip with complete donor’s information.

GMA Kapuso Foundation

  • All monetary donations may be deposited at any Metrobank, UCPB, PNB, and Cebuana Lhuiller branch all over the Philippines. Specific bank details may be accessed through the GMA Kapuso Foundation website at

RockEd Philippines

  • You may also deposit your donation to their accredited bank account:

Account name: RockEd Philippines
Account number: 3080-0073-44

The Archdiocese of Manila

  • To deposit your donations via their accredited banks, visit this site for the list:

Jolibee Foods Corporation

  • You may deposit your donation to the following accounts:

Metrobank – Cubao Araneta Branch
Account Name: Jollibee Group Foundation
Account Number: 473-7-47301401-3

BDO – Megamall Branch
Account Name: Jollibee Foundation, Inc.
Account Number: 100661267008
Swift Code: BNORPHMM

Ayala Malls/Ayala Land

  • You may deposit your donation to the following account:

BPI Account no. 0031-0684-95.

De La Salle University – Manila

  • You may deposit your donation to the following accounts:

Account Name: De La Salle University
Account Number: 120-1147119

Account Name: De La Salle University
Account Number: 01-120-300035-8
Swift Code: UCPBHMM


Ateneo De Manila University



Here’s a list of the drop-off points for various agencies and organizations accepting donations in kind.

Department of Social Welfare and Development

NAIA Chapel Road, Pasay City (at the back of CAAP)

ABS-CBN Sagip Kapamilya

a. 13 Examiner St., West Triangle, QC
Telephone Number: 411-4995
b. PBB Activity Center, from 8am to 6pm.
c. McDonald’s Stores within NCR, until November 15.
d. Bayantel Fairview Warehouse, Regalado Ave., South Fairview, QC

a. ABS-CBN CEBU, North Road Jagobiao, Mandaue City
b. ABS-CBN Bacolod, 26 Lacson St., Barangay 1, Bacolod City
c. ABS-CBN Iloilo, Luna St., La Paz, Iloilo City

a. ABS-CBN Cagayan de Oro, Greenhills Road, Bulua, Cagayan de Oro City
b. ABS-CBN Davao, Broadcast Avenue, Shrine Hills, Matina, Davao City

GMA Kapuso Foundation

a. Kapuso Foundation Main Office, 2nd Floor, Kapuso Center, GMA Network Drive cor. Samar St.
Diliman, Quezon City
b. GMA Kapuso Foundation Warehouse, #366 GMA Compound, Tandang Sora Avenue, Bgy. Culiat, Quezon City

a. GMA Iloilo Station, 5 Alta Tierra Village, Jaro, Iloilo City
b. GMA Cebu Station, GMA Complex, Apas Nivel Hills, Cebu City

De La Salle University – Manila

Marilen Gaerlan Conservatory Gate
De La Salle University
Taft Avenue, Manila


All LBC branches are accepting donations until November 30, 2013. For a list of their branches, visit:

Ayalla Malls/Ayala Lands

  • Glorietta
  • Greenbelt
  • Alabang Town Center
  • Ayala Center Cebu
  • Market! Market!
  • Bonifacio High Street
  • Serendra
  • TriNoma
  • MarQuee Mall
  • Abreeza Mall
  • Harbor Point
  • Centrio Mall

All McDonal’s stores in the National Capital Region are accepting donations which will be packed and distributed thorugh the Ronal McDonal House Charities Bigay Tulong Program and ABS-CBN Sagip Kapamilya.

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