Here’s what you can do for typhoon ‘Urduja’ victims

Michaela Andrea
PUBLISHED December 19, 2017 04:14 pm
Photo from PCOO

(Inside Manila)  The wrath of tropical storm ‘Urduja’ struck Eastern Visayas over the weekend.


Urduja took away at least 42 lives while 33 others are reported missing.


According to Philippine National Police Eastern Visayas, out of 48 deaths, 28 were recorded in the province of Biliran, the area most destructed by the storm.


There were 16 fatalities in Naval town, seven in Caibiran, four in Almeria, and one in Biliran town. Six deaths were recorded in Leyte, two in Samar, two in Eastern Samar and two in Ormoc City.


“Most of the causes of deaths were landslides. The DILG (Department of the Interior and Local Government) is also looking into the possibility that the cause of deaths were drowning incidents because of flash floods and also, the sea voyage while the storm was inside the country,” Romina Marasigan, National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council spokesperson, said.


Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Acting Secretary Emmanuel Leyco also said they have opened 608 evacuation centers to accommodate 44,000 storm-hit families.


Around  25,000 food packs and other non-food items, including malongs, hygiene kits, and clothing to the affected cities and municipalities, on the other hand, have been deployed to victims as of Monday, December 18.


According to Gov. Gerardo Espina, Biliran is running out of fuel and water due to the damaged bridges, hindering the delivery of supplies.


Interested donors can send their assistance through the following accounts:


Dollar Savings Account
Account Name: DSWD FOREIGN DONATION
Account Number: 3124-0055-81
Swift Code: TLBPPHMMXXX
Bank Address: Land Bank of the Philippines, Batasan Branch, Constitution Hills, Quezon City


Peso Savings Account
Account Name: DSWD DONATION FUND
Account Number: 3122-1011-84
Bank Address: Land Bank of the Philippines, Batasan Branch, Constitution Hills, Quezon City


Send your in-kind donations or lend your helping hand to the following groups:




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