I am from the Philippines and I am safe.  But a good portion of our Eastern Visayas region is not.  The bank I work for already reported two deaths, an employee and a retiree, and mostly deceased family members of employees.

I regret not posting sooner on this channel to call for help.  I’ve seen the local news, but it wasn’t until I heard exasperation in Anderson Cooper’s voice did I realize help is taking too long.

I will do my best to constantly update this post for help and information where you can donate.

May God bless us all.

Haiyan (Yolanda) Fact Sheet:

Fact Sheet

Rappler is my favorite local news source as of late.

Relief Rappler



How to Help

Red Cross DSWD

Air 21

One Run

If you have other relief operations, food drives, fund generation and means to give aid to those in need, please let me know so I can post announcements here.  I have a good number of unique hits per day; let’s put that to good use.

Again, thank you and let’s continue to pray for each other.

UPDATE:  If you follow me on Twitter, I was screaming for airdropping relief goods.  Here’s why they won’t do so.  And to tickle your fancy, here’s a very interesting read from Time.

UPDATE 2, 16 November 2013:  This has to be my most favorite kind of donation drive:  DINE FOR A CAUSE! :)  Eat at these restaurants for the weekend and contribute to the continuing rescue of Yolanda victims.

Dine for a Cause

More updates on August 7 rains

UST Hospital needs help.  I wonder if anyone got to them already.  Flood water reached the second floor already.

Taft Avenue has become a river.

Sadder view is NLEX.  Please pray that relief gets to those who need it.

Here’s the Puregold at Paso de Blas.

And here’s Balintawak area in QC.

And Araneta Avenue in QC.

And now… for some good news.

I believe Globe has an option too. Please post in comments section when you’ve seen the instructions to avail.


If there are psychiatrists out there reading this post, please find the time to visit an evacuation center.  There are still a lot of people suffering from PTSD, especially with what had happened to Ondoy, and especially because of this fact:

From Nababaha.com


But this young man said it best:

Keep spirits up!  Help your neighbor!