All eyes were on the Philippines on November 8, Friday, as super typhoon Yolanda (international name: Haiyan) barreled through the country. According to a report from gov.ph, "a total of 2,o55,630 families (9,497,847 persons) were affected in 7,027 barangays, 49 cities, 455 municipalities in 41 provinces in Regions IV-A, IV-B, V, VI, VII, VIII, X, XI, and CARAGA."

While reports on casualty count vary, the Official Gazette states that as of November 10, Sunday, 229 people have been reported dead, 45 people have been injured, and 28 people are currently missing. Power and communication lines have yet to be restored in certain areas, and lots of people are in dire need of food, water, and other basic necessities.

Still, there's a silver lining in every cloud, and it's good to know that various agencies have already mobilized relief efforts in severely affected areas. Planning to pitch in? Click here to load the crowdsourced Google document for a list of relief operations. You might also want to look into these organizations that are accepting donations:

1. The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD)

2. The Philippine Red Cross

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  1. You may send donations through PayPal, PayDollar, Ushare, and GreenPeso via PayPal, Bancnet, and GCash.
  2. Cash donations are also accepted through 7-11 and Cebuana Lhuillier Pawnshop branches nationwide.
  3. You may send in-kind donations directly to the Philippine Red Cross-National Headquarters at Bonifacio Drive, Port Area, Manila
  4. You may also send donations via the following bank accounts:
  • Banco De Oro
    Peso: 00-453-0018647
    Dollar: 10-453-0039482

  • Metrobank
    Peso: 151-3-041631228
    Dollar: 151-2-15100218-2

  • Philippine National Bank
    Peso: 3752 8350 0034
    Dollar: 3752 8350 0042

  • Unionbank of the Philippines
    Peso: 1015 4000 0201
    Dollar: 1315 4000 0090

  • All Check/Cash for the account of Philippine Red Cross (Swift Codes)
    Banco De Oro
    BNORPHMM

  • Bank of the Philippine Islands
    BOPIPHMM

  • Metrobank
    MBTCPHMM

  • Philippine National Bank
    -
    PNBMPHMM

  • Unionbank of the Philippines
    -UBPHPHMM

For your donations to be properly acknowledged, please fax the bank transaction slip at +63.2.527.0575 or +63.2.404.0979 with your name, address, and contact number.

3. ABS-CBN Sagip Kapamilya

4. Aboitiz Foundation

5. Air 21 Relief Drive

6. Ateneo de Manila University

7. Ayala Foundation

8. Caritas Manila

9. Catholic Relief Services

10. Cebu Provincial Government

11. Citizen's Disaster Response Center

12. De La Salle University

13. Gawad Kalinga

14. GMA Network-Kapuso Foundation

15. Humanitarian Response Philippines

16. LBC

17. MVP Tulong Kapatid Center

18. Philippine Daily Inquirer

You may send cash donations through the following bank accounts:

  • BPI - C/A 4951-0067-56
    Account name - Philippine Daily Inquirer Inc.

  • Metrobank - C/A 7286-8109-30
    Account name - Philippine Daily Inquirer Inc.

Contact Bianca Casilag or Connie Kalagayan at 897-8808 or 899-4426.

19. Rocked Philippines
Donations are accepted at Route 196 Bar along Katipunan Avenue, Quezon City. You may also deposit cash to BPI account# 3080-0073-44 of Rock Ed Phillipines.

20. Save the Children

21. Tulong Kabataan

22. UNICEF

23. University of the Philippines


24. University of Santo Tomas

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25. Victory

26. World Vision

27. World Food Programme

28. 1,000 Bear Hugs Project

Have more agencies in mind? Please don't hesitate to leave a comment below!

(Illustration by Sabrina Lajara)

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