Saturday, December 21, 2013

Let Me Be Your Genie (Fundraising For Philippines Typhoon Victims)

We all saw the shocking news that swept parts of our neighbouring country, caused by the Haiyan Typhoon.

Apart from lives being lost, some surviving ones has actually lost their homes. This is really sad. And many victims are also looking for other aids like food and simply things that can make them go through this hard part of their lives.

Looking at this, I would like to assist in my own lil way to the victims. I too would like to raise funds for the victims.

In return of the kind deeds (and to add fun to this whole fundraising process), I would be your "genie" should we achieve to raise at least USD500 in total. Cos for every USD500 we raise, I will pick one "dare" from the comments on the Youtube video and act it out. Seriously - as long it doesn't get me into trouble haha!

Some additional info:
1. If you are keen, simply click on the donation button below, and let me know the amount that you would like to raise.
2. All proceeds will go to one of the recommended fundraising organisations, recommended by the Philippines Embassy (Malaysia).
3. The closing date for donations will be 15 January 2014.
4. I will post the amount raised in another video/ blog post including the dares that I perform.

Well, that's it! Let's help our friends together!!

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Btw, this is the reply I received from the Philippines Embassy when asked on where to donate the money to.

The Philippine Embassy in Kuala Lumpur has been receiving queries on possible ways on how to donate for those affected by Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan).
The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Center (NDRRMC), Philippine Red Cross (PRC) and Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) have indicated that monetary donations are the most flexible at this time. Please also indicate that the donation is intended for those affected by Typhoon Yolanda.
Center of relief operations have also moved from Manila to Cebu.
A. Cash Donations:
Donations may be sent through the following:
Account Name: NDRRMC Donated Fund
Account Numbers: 0435-021927-030 (Peso Account); 0435-021927-530 (Dollar Account)Swift Code: DBPHPHMM Account # 36002016
Bank Branch Address: Development Bank of the Philippines (DBP)Camp Aguinaldo Branch, PVAO Compound, Camp AguinaldoQuezon City 1110, Philippines
Contact Person: Ms. Rufina A. Pascual, Collecting Officer NDRRMC,Office of Civil Defense, Camp Aguinaldo, Quezon City
Contact Nos.: +(632)421-1920; 911-5061 to 65 local 116
Website: Account Name: DSWD FOREIGN DONATION
Account Number: 3124-0055-81
Bank Address : LBP-Batasan Branch, Constitution Hills, Quezon City
Contact : Fe Catalina Ea Contact Nos.: (+632) 931-8101 local 226; (+63918) 628-1897 (cellphone) Website: Contact Nos.: (+632) 931-8101 local 226; (+63918) 628-1897 (cellphone) Website: Contact Nos.: (+632) 931-8101 local 226; (+63918) 628-1897 (cellphone) Website: No.: (+632)527-0000Website: Numbers: 00-453-0018647 (Peso Account);
10-453-0039482 (Dollar Account) Swift Code: BNORPHMM
Account Number: 151-3-041631228 (Peso Account);
151-2-15100218-2 (Dollar Account) Swift Code: MBTCPHMM
Account Number: 3752 8350 0034 (Peso Account);
3752 8350 0042 (Dollar Account)Swift Code: PNBMPHMM
Account Number: 1015 4000 0201 (Peso Account);
1315 4000 0090 (Dollar Account)Swift Code: UBPHPHMM
Due to the logistical constraints, the Embassy would not be accepting in-kind donations for those affected by Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) starting 18 November 2013.
For those interested to ship in-kind aid (except medicines and medical equipment), in kind donations are administered by the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD).
(Attn: Typhoon Yolanda Relief)
DSWD Field Office VII
Maxilliom Avenue
Cebu City, Philippines
- For non-governmental entities, a letter of offer or intent addressed to Secretary Enrique T. Ona, Department of Health
- List of items with descriptions
- Shipping documents (airway bill or bill of landing, packing list)
As of the moment, we are informed that medical teams/field hospitals going in the area should be self-sufficient in terms of transport, security and other logistical concerns. They should also have advanced capabilities to provide specialty care, operating rooms and hospital beds, as basic medical aid and outpatient services are already being provided by local and foreign medical teams on site.
Urgent queries on those affected by the typhoon may be directed through the government hotlines listed below:
Tel. Nos.: (+632) 911-1406; (+632) 912-2665; (+632) 912-5668;
(+632) 911-1873; (+632) 912-3046
Trunkline: (+632) 911-5061 to 64
Tel. Nos.: (+632) 911-1876; (+632) 527-0000; (+632) 527-8385 to 95
Tel. Nos.: (+632) 931-8101 to 07 loc. 426 or 425

National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Center (NDRRMC)
Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD)
Philippine Red Cross (PRC)*
Bank Accounts for Donation:
Banco de Oro
Philippine National Bank
Unionbank of the Philippines
*For donations to the PRC to be properly acknowledged, please fax the bank transaction slip to (+632) 527-0575 or (+632) 404-0979 with your name, address and contact number.”
B. In-Kind Aid
However, if you would like to donate an in-kind donation, please contact Joanne Teh at +6016-2152926 or email at They offered their services but they requested that to facilitate customs clearance, the items should be homogenous.
C. Donations to be Shipped
For private individuals and organizations, Filipino community members and non-government entities are advised to consign their in-kind, non-medical goods to the DSWD, which allows the granting of duty and tax exemptions.
Department of Social Welfare and Development
They can also consign the shipment to other organizations and foundations to the DSWD. The intended organization must be specified in the consignment details, c/o DSWD.
Medicines and medical equipment require clearance from the Department of Health prior to entering the country. Medicines and equipment should have English labels, or at least English translations attached to the items. Expiration dates of the medicines should be indicated, and generally have an expiry date of no less than six months. This also allows duty and tax exemptions..
Requirements include the following:
D. Sending of personnel
As for search and rescue teams, it is no longer a priority as the search and rescue phase of field operations have already wound down. Teams which are capable of the following are preferred: debris clearing and cleaning; cadaver collection and burial; forensic operations, and; water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) operations.
They are requested to coordinate with the Malaysian Embassy in Manila to facilitate their clearances and other requirements.
E. Queries on Persons:
National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council
Philippine National Red Cross (PRC)
Department of Social Welfare and Development-Disaster Response Unit
They can also check on the NDRRMC website for list of casualties and Google People Finder on this.
The Embassy conveys its deepest appreciation to all those who expressed sympathy for the victims of the typhoon, and is one with our kababayans in praying for them.

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