The recent onslaught of typhoons Pedring and Quiel (international names Nesat and Nalgae respectively) on the Philippines has killed over 80 individuals, affected over a million people, displaced over 120 thousand families and ravaged towns, cities and valuable farmlands with damages estimated at over Php12M (USD275M)– an amount which is over a billion Pesos more than the cost of destruction wrought two years ago by typhoon Ondoy (Ketsana), one of the strongest recorded typhoons ever to visit the Philippines which poured down a month’s worth of rain in just 12 hours.
Rescue efforts are still underway and evacuation centers are almost filled to capacity. Damages to important infrastructure such as roads and bridges need to be addressed.
Those who wish to assist in the relief and rebuilding operations in the Philippines may send their donations in cash/check or in kind via the following options:
- Philippine Red Cross (www.redcross.org.ph)
- ABS-CBN Foundation Sagip Kapamilya (www.abs-cbnfoundation.com/sagip.php)
- GMA Kapuso Foundation (http://www.kapusofoundation.com/donate)
Your generosity will go a long way towards helping Filipinos, communities and the Philippines recover from the devastation brought about by Pedring and Quiel.