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PH Embassy Appeals for PH Australian Community Donations to Typhoon Haiyan Victims

Philippine Ambassador to Australia Ms Belen Anota  has issued appeals to the Filipino-Australian community to extend their generosity to those affected by supertyphoon Yolanda (International name:  Haiyan), mainly in the Visayas.

 Philippine embassy reported that Yolanda was in the Philippine area of responsibility from 6 – 9 November 2013 bringing heavy rains and flooding to 455 municipalities and 49 cities in 41 provinces of Regions IV-A, IV-B, V, VI, VII, VIII, X, XI and CARAGA.

 Philipppine Embassy reported that according to the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council’s Situation Report No. 11 of 10 November 2013, a total of 2,055,630 families or about 9,497,847 persons are affected by the disaster. As of 7PM, 10 November 2013, 299 persons were reported dead, 45 injured and 28 are still missing.  The death toll is expected to rise.

Initial damage to agriculture and infrastructure was pegged at Php 138,552,546.55 million.


Cash donations may be sent to the following:

 Government sector

 1. National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Center (NDRRMC)

Account Name: NDRRMC Donated Funds

Account Nos: 0435-021927-030(Peso account); 0435-021927-530(Dollar account)

Swift Code: DBPHPHMM

Account #: 36002016

Address: Development Bank of the Philippines (DBP), Camp Aguinaldo Branch,

PVAO Compound, Camp Aguinaldo Quezon City, Philippines 1110

Contact Person:  Ms. Rufina A. Pascual, Collecting Officer NDRRMC, Office of Civil Defense, Camp Aguinaldo, Quezon City

Contact Nos. (632) 421-1920; 911-5061 up to 65 local 116

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; website:


2. Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD)

Account No. 3124-0055-81

Bank branch address: Land Bank of the Philippines, Batasan, Quezon City,


Contact Person:  Ms. Fe Catalina Ea, Cash Division

Contact Nos. (632) 931-8101 local 226; cell phone (632) 918-628-1897



  •  Philippine Red Cross (PRC)


Tel: (632) 527-0000

Bank Accounts for Donation:

 Banco De Oro

Peso: 00-453-0018647

Dollar: 10-453-0039482

Swift Code: BNORPHMM

 Philippine National Bank

Peso: 3752 8350 0034

Dollar: 3752 8350 0042

Swift Code: PNBMPHMM

 Metro Bank

Peso: 151-3-041631228

Dollar: 151-2-15100218-2

Swift Code: MBTCPHMM

Unionbank of the Philippines

Peso: 1015 4000 0201

Dollar: 1315 4000 0090

Swift Code: UBPHPHMM

 The Philippine Red Cross website advises, “For your donations to be properly acknowledged, please fax the bank transaction slip at PRC nos. +632-527-0575 or +632-404-0979 with your name, address and contact number.”

  •  Caritas damayan

Peso bank accounts (Account Name: Caritas Manila, Inc.):
BPI #3063-5357-01
BDO #5600-45905
UNION BANK #00-030-001227-5
METROBANK #175-3-17506954-3

 USD Bank accounts (Account Name: Caritas Manila, Inc.):
BPI #3064-0033-55 (swift code BOPIPHMM)
PNB #10-856-660002-5 (swift code PNBMPHMM)

  •  Any other organization of your choice

Donations in kind may be sent to:

  •  DSWD National Resource Operations Center (NROC).

Address:  DSWD, Chapel Road, Pasay City Philippines

Contact Person:  Ms. Francia Fabian

Tel. No. (632) 918-930-2356

 Donors may sent meals-ready-to-eat (MREs – no need for cooking) and bottled water.  Donation of used clothing is discouraged per DSWD Administrative Order No. 06-2010.

  •  Caritas Manila drop off centers located at:
  • 2002 Jesus St., Pandacan Manila, or
  • Radio Veritas office along West Avenue corner EDSA, Quezon City, or
  • your nearest parish (drop-off centers)


 Those in search of their missing loved ones may contact the following:

  • Department of Foreign Affairs (Philippines)

Tel. No. +632-834-4000

c/o Office of United Nations and Other International Organizations


  • Philippine Embassy in Canberra

Tel. No. +612-62732535

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  • Department of Foreign Affairs Consular Emergency Hotline (for Australians)

Tel. 1300-555-135

  •  Philippine Red Cross

Social Services for Restoring Family Links and Tracing

Tel. No. +63917-532-8500