Friday, 06 December 2013 12:50
CEBU NOW HUB FOR TYPHOON YOLANDA RELIEF EFFORTS
The Philippine Consulate General wishes to inform the public that an Emergency Inter-Agency Meeting convened by Cabinet Secretary Jose Almendras and held in Cebu on 16 November 2013 decided that Cebuwill be the hub for:
- 1. Typhoon Yolanda International Operations;
- 2. The location of the main packing center for food; and
- 3. The main relocation center for persons leaving the typhoon-affected areas.
Cebu operations will be under the overall supervision of Lt. Gen. Roy Deveraturda AFP.
In view of this development, all new offers of assistance and their means of conveyance should henceforth be directed to Cebu and not Manila. Decisions as to where the assistance will be later directed will be made in Cebu. However, arrangements made prior to this decision may continue as per terms agreed upon between the Philippine Government and the international partner.
Parties overseas who wish to ship in-kind goods are requested to direct them to Cebu to the following addressee:
Department of Social Welfare and Development
(Attention: Typhoon Yolanda Relief)
DSWD Field Office VIII
Cebu City, Philippines
Friday, 06 December 2013 12:50
ADVISORY ON TYPHOON YOLANDA (UPDATE 6 DEC)
According to the Situational Report No. 43 dated 26 November 2013 from the Philippine National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) on the effects of Typhoon “Yolanda’ (Haiyan), there are 5,786 individuals reported dead, 26,233 injured and 1,779 missing. A total of 2,379,887 families or 11,241,237 persons were affected in 589 municipalitiesand 57 cities in 44 provinces (Regions IV-A, IV-B, V, VI,VII,VIII,X,XI and CARAGA). Of those affected 872,727 families or 4,006,747 persons were displaced and served both inside and outside evacuation centres.
A complete and updated report on the status of relief operations in areas affected by the typhoon can be found on the link http://www.gov.ph/crisis-response/updates-typhoon-yolanda/.
Cash donations may be sent through the following:
National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Center (NDRRMC)
Account name: NDRRMC Donated Funds
Account Numbers: 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, CLC.
Contact Nos. (632) 421-1920; 911-5061 up to 65 local 116
; website: www.ndrrmc.gov.ph
Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD)
Account No. 3124-0055-81
Swift code TLBPPHMMXXX
Bank branch address: Land Bank of the Philippines, Batasan, Quezon City Philippines Contact Person: Ms. Fe Catalina Ea, Cash Division
Contact Nos. (632) 931-8101 Iocal 226; Cell phone (632) 918-628-1897 Website: www.dswd.gov.ph
Philippine Red Cross (PRC)
Website: www.redcross.org.ph Tel. (632) 527-0000
Bank accounts for Donations:
a. Banco De Oro - Peso: 00-453-0018647, Dollar: 10-453-0039482; Swift Code: BNORPHMM
b. Metrobank - Peso: 151-3-041631228, Dollar: 151-2-15100218-2; Swift Code: MBTCPHMM
c. Philippine National Bank - Peso: 3752 8350 0034, Dollar: 3752 8350 0042; Swift Code: PNBMPHMM
d. Unionbank of the Philippines - Peso: 1015 4000 0201, Dollar: 1315 4000 0090; Swift Code: UBPHPHMM
Per the PRC website, "For your donations to be properly acknowledged, please fax the bank transaction slip at PRC nos. +63.2.527.0575 or +63.2.404.0979 with your name, address and contact number."
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Friday, 06 December 2013 12:49
New South Wales Government Extends Financial Assistance to Philippine Typhoon Victims
The New South Wales (NSW) Government conveyed its sympathies and support for the Philippines in light of the destruction brought by Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan).
On November 12, NSW Premier Barry O’Farrell expressed his condolences to the Philippine Government and to the Filipino people through Consul General Anne Jalando-on Louis. The Premier requested that the same message be conveyed to President Benigno S. Aquino III whom he met during the latter’s State Visit to Australia in October last year. He also conveyed to Consul General Louis the NSW Government’s pledge of financial assistance to the Philippines in the amount of A$500,000.00.
Read more: New South Wales Government Extends Financial Assistance to Philippine Typhoon Victims
Friday, 06 December 2013 12:47
Philippine Ambassador Addresses the Rotary Club of Sydney
Upon the invitation of the Rotary Club of Sydney Inc., Ambassador Belen F. Anota addressed the members of the Club during its weekly meeting on November 26. Ambassador Anota spoke on the topic, “Australia’s Stake in the West Philippine Sea”.
Read more: Philippine Ambassador Addresses the Rotary Club of Sydney
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Friday, 06 December 2013 12:33
Philippine Consulate General in Sydney Conducts Consular Mission in New Caledonia
The Philippine Consulate General in Sydney sent a team composed of Consul Marford Angeles and Consular Assistant Jessie Llaneta on a mobile consular mission to New Caledonia, a French territory 1,230 miles from Sydney on November 21.
Read more: Philippine Consulate General in Sydney Conducts Consular Mission in New Caledonia
Thursday, 05 December 2013 16:11
Filipino Community in New South Wales Extends Assistance and Offers Prayers for Typhoon Victims
On November 14, the leaders of the Filipino community in New South Wales (NSW) and the Filipino community media attended a holy mass organized by the Philippine Consulate General in Sydney for the intention of the victims of super typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan). The mass was celebrated by Father Manuel Santiago who urged the Filipino-Australian community in New South Wales to reach out and help those affected by the disaster.
Read more: Filipino Community in New South Wales Extends Assistance and Offers Prayers for Typhoon Victims