The Embassy of the Philippines in London expresses sympathy to the families of those who were affected by floods caused by the monsoon rains in Metro Manila, the National Capital Region, Regions III and IV-A and nearby provinces. 

All are enjoined to view regular situation reports on the effects of the current southwest monsoon rains from the website of the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (http://www.ndrrmc.gov.ph).   

Information on relief operation centers may be found at the Office of the President website link (http://president.gov.ph/evacuation-centers-relief-operations/)

The following institutions are accepting cash donations, which may be sent to their Philippine bank accounts:

National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Center (NDRRMC)
www.ndrrmc.gov.ph
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, Quezon City, Philippines
Contact Nos.: (632) 421‐1920; (632) 911‐5061 up to 65 local 116
Email Address: accounting@ocd.gov.ph

Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD)
www.dswd.gov.ph
Account No. 3124-0055-81
Bank branch address: Land Bank of the Philippines, Batasan, Quezon City, Philippines
Contact person: Ms. Fe Catalina Ea, Cash Division
Contact numbers: +632 931 8101 local 226; mobile: +63 918 628 1897

Philippine Red Cross (PRC)
www.redcross.org.ph 

Banco de Oro
Peso         :              00-453-0018647
Dollar       :              10-453-0039482
Swift Code:              BNORPHMM

Metrobank
Peso         :              151-3-041631228
Dollar       :              151-2-15100218-2
Swift Code:              MBTCPHMM

Philippine National Bank
Peso         :              3752 8350 0034
Dollar       :              3752 8350 0042
Swift Code:              PNBMPHMM

Unionbank of the Philippines
Peso         :              1015 4000 0201
Dollar       :              1315 4000 0090
Swift Code:              UBPHPHMM

(per PRC website, “For Your donations to be properly acknowledged, please fax the bank transaction slip at PRC nos. +632 527 0575 or + 632 404 0979 with your name, address and contact number.”)   

The following UK-based remittance institutions have offered to send the public’s donation free of remittance charges: 

Gem Remittance (Global Express Money Remittance)
11-12 Hogarth Place, Earl’s Court
London SW5 0QT
Tel. No. +44 (0) 20 3441 1824
Mobile No. +44 (0) 7944166478
Email: info@gemremittance.com

iRemit Global Remittance Ltd.
1st Floor, Orchard House
167-169 High Street Kensington
London W8 6SH
Tel. No. +44 (0) 20 7993 6092
Email: iremit.uk@myiremitfo.com

Metro Remittance (UK) Limited
12 Kensington Church Street
London W8 4EP
Tel. no. +44 (0) 20 7368 4490

TFC myRemit/ABS-CBN Europe Limited
117 Earls Court Road
London SW5 9RL
Mobile No. +44 (0) 7889642038

The Ateneo de Manila University through the DReaM Team (Disaster Response and Management Team) in partnership with the Simbahang Lingkod ng Bayan are currently assisting victims from Barangay Tatalon, Barangay Bagong Silangan in Quezon City, Praxis Areas in Masantol, Pampanga, Sta. Rosa Laguna and Binangonan, Rizal. Following are their bank account details:

Account name:              SIMBAHANG LINGKOD NG BAYAN
Bank                    :              Bank of the Philippine Islands, Loyola Katipunan Branch
Peso                     :              3081-1111-61
Dollar                  :              3084-0420-12
Swift Code         :              BOPIPHMM (Routing No.: 021-0000-21). 

For a better exchange rate from GBP to Philippine pesos, donations to Simbahang Lingkod Bayan may be coursed through Father Ari Dy, SJ, in London. He will collate and remit the donations in GBP directly to the Ateneo and coordinate the proper issuance of official receipts.  Arrangements can be made with Fr. Ari by contacting him at mobile number 07440 766289.

Donations in Kind may be sent to DSWD National Resource Operations Center (NROC)
Address: DSWD, Chapel Road, Pasay City, Philippines
Contact Person: Ms. Francia Fabian
Contact No.: (632) 918 930 2356

NDRRMC and DSWD have not yet specified what types of in‐kind donations are needed; however donors may send meals‐ready‐to‐eat (MREs no need for cooking) and bottled water.

Donation of used clothing is discouraged per DSWD AO No. 06‐2010

The Embassy conveys its appreciation to the Filipino community in the United Kingdom for the expression of support and cooperation to the victims of the disaster.