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Thursday, September 29, 2011

Task Force Noah: PEDRING for typhoon survivors

Reposting the email from SIMBAHANG LINGKOD NG BAYAN (SLB), an Ateneo-based NGO whose mission, among others, is disaster response initiatives.

If you wish to help through Gawad Kalinga or the Philippine Red Cross, please click HERE.

for the victims of Typhoon Pedring

The number of families and individuals in the evacuation sites in various parts of Luzon is still high. The continued rain is posing continuous threat in many parts of North and Eastern Luzon. Some towns are still submerged in flood and with another threat of tropical cyclone passing our territory the next 24 hours according to PAGASA, the evacuees will have to bear the ordeal much longer. The situations in the various evacuation sites visited by our partner institutions and personnel are in need of your help. The children are getting sick, food shortage is common, potable water supply is unpredictable, sanitation is a major concern. Very few organizations are helping in the relief operations.

Our brothers and sisters are waiting for our urgent assistance. We appeal for the generosity of every Filipino out there to extend financial assistance and help our evacuees cope with the crisis. The evacuees are in need of the following:

1. Food and water supply.

Palanan, Isabela (1,500 families; dried fish; monggo; canned goods; coffee; rice)
Agta, Isabela (300 families; dried fish; monggo; canned goods; coffee; rice)
Maconacon, Isabela (500 families; dried fish; monggo; canned goods; coffee; rice)
Divilacan, Isabela (500 families; dried fish; monggo; canned goods; coffee; rice)
Quirino Province (details to be verified)
Bayombong, Nueva Vizcaya (details to be verified)
Navotas, Metro Manila (1,900 families; Drinking Water, Cooked Food)
Sub-Urban and Sabah; Montalban, Rizal (260 families, Drinking Water, Food Items)

Please visit our websites for more details:

SLB is outsourcing the goods from ROBINSONS SUPERMARKET and NFA. For your convenience; we accept cash donations for the goods to be purchased.


We still accept donations in kinds for those who are interested to donate goods for NAVOTAS AND MONTALBAN. You may drop your donations to CERVINI, Ateneo Residence Hall, Ateneo de Manila University, Katipunan Road, Quezon City. We will accept donations up to Friday September 30, 2011. We enjoin donors to segregate their donations according to types for facility in packing.


Direct deposits may be made to:

Bank of the Philippine Islands (Loyola-Katipunan Branch)
Peso Checking Account Number: 3081-1111-61
Dollar Savings Account Number: 3084-0420-12

Or channel to:

Simbahang Lingkod ng Bayan
Loyola House of Studies
Ateneo de Manila University
Loyola Heights 1108, Quezon City

Contact Information:
Landline: 426-6101 loc. 3440/3441
Telefax: 426-5968
Mobile: 0949-7337049 or 0906-3480476
Look for: Mr. Mykey Cuento / Ms. Marjorie Tejada

For proper acknowledgment:
- Please fax a copy of the validated deposit slip to SLB through telefax 426-5968.
- Kindly indicate contact information: Name, address, email, landline/mobile.
- Those who wish to remain anonymous may skip this procedure.

Acting Director
Simbahang Lingkod ng Bayan

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Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Organizations accepting donations for Typhoon PEDRING survivors

At least eight of the 17 regions of the Philippines were hit by Typhoon PEDRING (international codename: Nesat), displacing thousands of Filipinos because of the heavy rains and ensuing floods. As it leaves the country, we'll find out the full extent of the damages it caused and its corresponding health consequences. (PAGASA image above shows TY PEDRING moving through Luzon island and out to the West Philippine Sea, as of 10pm 27Sept.)

Scouring the Internet, here are some of the organizations who are now accepting donations for Typhoon PEDRING survivors. Kindly visit their respective websites and Facebook accounts and follow their Twitter accounts for updates as regards mechanisms for donation such as what items they need, where to drop off your donations, SMS or online donation systems, etc

List as of 10pm, September 27:

Simbahang Lingkod ng Bayan (SLB), an Ateneo De Manila University-based NGO involved in disaster response
Landline: 426-6101 loc. 3440/3441
Telefax: 426-5968
Mobile: 0949-7337049 or 0906-348047
Contact person: Mykey Cuento
* UPDATE 9/29/2011: SLB has launched their Task Force Noah: PEDRING appeal for typhoon survivors: More details can be found >>here<<

* UPDATE 10pm 9/27/2011: Kindly visit SLB's website to know the exact areas where help is needed, the items being requested, and the field coordinator to work with in these areas.
* As of their 12nn 9/27/2011email, ready to eat food, water, and clothing are being collectedat the Loyola Schools Covered Courts, Ateneo de Manila University, Loyola Heights, Quezon City.

* SLB is also accepting donations via BPI bank deposits

Gawad Kalinga (GK)
Mobile: (+63917) 523 9777
* GK is mobilizing for Quezon City, BASECO, Pangasinan, and Nueva Ecija, among other areas

Philippine Red Cross (PRC)
Email: /
Hotline: 143 and (+632) 527.0000
* Accepts donations via SMS or text messaging

I will try to update this list should other organizations also announce their donation mechanisms.

Every little bit helps =]

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Monday, September 05, 2011

Going to the dogs!

In its continuing quest to demystify science and bring experts out of the proverbial labs to make them accessible to more people, The Mind Museum, the Philippines' first world-class science museum holds another CAFE SCIENTIFIQUE.

This month, it's all about dogs and the experts who can "talk" to them. Dogs and their humans are in for a treat at the Bonifacio High Street, beside Hobbes and Landes, at the Bonifacio Global City, on Saturday, September 10 from 3-5pm. Learn more about this month's Cafe Scientifique below.

Get updated about The Mind Museum events by being a Twitter follower @themindmuseum and liking their Facebook page

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