Phl Consulate General in Sydney shares Super Typhoon Yolanda list of donation drive

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As an initiative of the Philippine Consulate General in Sydney, The Filipino Australian has put up this page as a combined list of donation, fund-raising and promotion activities in Sydney and other areas in Australia for the victims of Super Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan).

This list is updated as new information is received by the Consulate and this website.

Kindly inform the Philippine Consulate General at telephone (02) 9262 7355 or contact us using our online form or call/sms +61 459 120 117 to let us know of your event including promotion to update this page. (Note: Information in this list has been uploaded to this website in no particular order.)


Philippines Embassy, Canberra

Philippines Embassy appeals for assistance for those affected by supertyphoon Yolanda, and advises that donations may be sent to the following agencies:

National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Center (NDRRMC)
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, CLC.
Contact Nos. (632) 421-1920; 911-5061 up to 65 local 116
Email:; website:

Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD)
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 Nos. (632) 931-8101 Iocal 226;
Cell phone (632) 918-628-1897

Philippine Red Cross (PRC)
Website: www. redcross.
Tel. (632) 527-0000

Bank accounts for Donations:

a. Banco De Oro
Peso: 00-453-0018647
Dollar: 10-453-0039482;
Swift Code: BNORPHMM

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

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

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

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

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 (63) 918-930-2356
Recommended types of donation:
Meals-ready-to-eat (MREs, no need for cooking)
Bottled water
Note: Donation of used clothing is discouraged

Philippines Consulate of Victoria

In an effort to centralise all funds sent to the Philippines from the Filipino Australian Communities in Victoria, may I request that funds raised by individuals and organisations be remitted to the following account details:

Filipino Pastoral Council of Melbourne
Bendigo Bank
BSB: 633 000
Acct No: 1220 96712

Emergency Relief Funds for Philippines
Westpac Banking Corporations
BSB: 033 385
Acct No: 70 4383

Please keep your receipt for reference.

Virginia Kalong
Consul a.h.


Phil Aust. Medical Association
Cash, Medicines
Medical Mission – 17 Nov
Direct to victims
Mao de Vera 0434 516 734
Dr Francisco 9837 2114

Phil. Language & Cultural Association of Australia
Cash, goods
Goods collection
Caretian Missionaries, Ormoc, Samar
Alexis Leones 0421 602 424
Drop off sites:
Astley Medical Centre (daily)
Cnr Mamre & Great Western Highway
(parking at Sainsbury Road)

St Mary’s Senior Citizens Hall
(Saturdays – 9.30-11.30am)
Cnr Mamre & Great Western Highway
(entrance Swanston St)

Aust. Samarenos
Cash, Goods
Goods collection
Samar Parish
Solina Lapalma 0422 451 642
Mercy 0433 573 778

Filipino-Australian Community

The Filipino-Australian Community Help Typhoon Yolanda Survivors Appeal 48-Hour Response Project Dear Family and Friends in Australia, Two Steps to Help!

Step One: Donate $50 or more to go towards canned goods, water purification tablets, water and medicine for the people of Tacloban City. Purchased goods will be distributed by: Ramon Aboitiz Foundation Inc. We have chosen this Non-Government Organisation (NGO) because we have a volunteer on the ground who will coordinate purchase of all goods and will be our eyes in ensuring the goods get to the survivors. RAFI also works with local government units and are experts in providing aid in the Leyte region. You can donate by Paypal or credit card, through our friends at Little and Loud International, Inc (Thanks to Michelle Roldan, co-founder). Or you can donate by bank transfer: Radio Kawayan St. George Bank BSB 112 879 Account No 457462651 Under description: 48hours

Step Two: Donate canned goods, medicine, blankets, children’s clothing and toys this weekend (November 16-17 from 9am-5pm). Drop-off point: Boon Chocolate Shop, 251 Victoria St, Darlinghurst. For those who live in the Campbelltown area, drop them off straight to BM Express Address: 11 Wiltshire Street, Minto (call BM Express on 02 9820 2645 prior to drop-off). For those who live in the Blacktown area, drop them off at the residence of Michael De Guia, Ph. 0410 699 108, Address: 1 Hillside Road, Blacktown (on Saturday, between 6pm-8pm or Sunday, between 9am-12noon).

Our preference would be canned goods and medicine, if possible. Lead coordinators of this appeal: Michelle Baltazar 0412 906 224, Alex Chan 0457 176 522

Timek Iti La Union
Phil. Red Cross
Dr Francisco 9837 2114

Gawad Kalinga (GK) Australia

Thank you to everyone and there is unanimous agreement to establishing the option of fundraising through our GK International Community Development account in addition to donating directly to GK HQ.

The GK HQ donations can be made by going to and following the directions. Alternatively, people can make an EFT or direct deposit to our National Australia Bank account GK International Community Development Account –082-080 128813318. They should enter the code “YOL [their name]”.

Deposits can also be made into that account at any branch of the NAB.

SBS Filipino Radio (national)
15 Nov 10-11am
Phil Red Cross
Ronald Manila 9420 2883

Worldwide Filipino Alliance
c/- Atty Lolita Farmer

Global Filipinos Australia
c/- Leo Ceniza

Alliance of Philippine Community Organisations (APCO)

Goods & Cash Drop off Sites:

1. Auburn and adjoining areas:
Dr Cen and Ruben Amores – (02) 9645 6670/0407 870 771
Availability to receive goods: Everyday, Open hours

2. Bossley Park and adjoining areas:
Ron and Pet Storey – (02) 9753 1170/0415 733 485
Availability to receive goods: Everyday from 4:00 pm – 9:00 pm

3. Castle Hill and adjoining areas:
Daisy Cumming – (02) 8850 7798/0466 157 095
Availability to receive goods: Everyday, Open hours

4. Liverpool and adjoining areas:
Jhun and Sarah Salazar – (02) 8747 0206/0414 352 606
Availability to receive goods: Weekdays, after hours; Sat & Sun, Open hours

5. Blacktown and adjoining areas:
Melanie and Francis Balagtas – 0430 327 894 (Melanie), 0433 466 242 (Francis)
Availability to accept goods: Weekdays, after hours

6. Belmore and adjoining areas:
Prima West – 9740 6597/0431 144 826
Availability to accept goods: Everyday, open hours

7. Wollongong and adjoining areas:
Mir McCauley – (02) 4261 3206/0407451 078
Availability to receive goods: Everyday, 7:00 am – 7:00 pm

8. Campbelltown and adjoining areas:
Jo Bonto – 0415 400 391
Availability to receive goods: Mon – Tues, 3pm – 5 pm; Wed – Sat, 10 am —2:00 pm

Non-perishable foods, bottled water
Philippine National Red Cross
Drop-off site: Unit 3/50 George, Granville
Emma 9760 0933
Mari 0411 873 099


Alliance of Philippine Community Organisations

Benefit concert, Nov 23, 5-10pm
All Saints’ Catholic Church, Elizabeth Street, Liverpool
Entry fee: $10
Other items to be auctioned off

Donation drive on train stations
Lidcombe, Thursday Nov 21 7am-7pm
Central Station, Thursday Nov 21, 6.30am – 5pm
Strathfield Station, Friday 22 Nov 7am – 7pm

Kiosk at Fairfield Multicultural Festival
Sunday, Nov 24

Juan Ride and Filipino-Australian Catholic Community in the Central Coast

Series of Mass Offerings +/- Mini Concerts
* 16th November at St. John the Baptist Church, Woy Woy – Juan Ride sang 3 songs after the 6PM mass, 3rd collection for the Yolanda victims
* 17th November at St. John the Baptist Church, Woy Woy – Juan Ride sang 4 songs after the 9:15AM mass, 3rd collection for the Yolanda victims
* 24th November at Our Lady of the Rosary Parish, The Entrance – 9:30am mass offering + 3rd collection. No concert
* 24th November at St. Mary of the Cross MacKillop Parish, Warnervale – 5PM mass offering. No concert
* 30th November at Holy Spirit Catholic Church, Kincumber – 5PM mass offering + concert
* 1st December at Our Lady of the Rosary Church, Wyoming – 9:30AM mass offering + concert. Morning tea will be served afterwards.

The proceeds will be forwarded to the Philippine Red Cross after the last event.

Filipino Cyclists Assoc

Ride-4-Bai-Charity Ride
17 Nov 6am
Cash to Red Cross Australia
Cash, goods
Goods to Alpha Phi Omega fraternity with sponsorship Kimberley Clark
Boysie Leopando 0408 971 534
Rooty Hill Car Park front of Skate Park
Registration – 6am
Race starts 7am

De La Salle
El Akous & Friends for a Cause
$30 including dinner
Pinoy Lounge2
Main St., Blacktown
Miguel 0404 521 431
Joey 0414 364 496


Telstra announces free call/sms to the Philippines

Telstra customers wishing to check on family and friends affected by Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines can call or text them free of charge.

All standard voice calls and SMS messages made to the Philippines between 6am on Monday 11 November and 6am on Monday 25 November from Telstra fixed or mobile services will be free of charge for our retail customers.

Gordon Ballantyne, Group Executive Telstra Retail, said Telstra wanted to offer support to its customers during this difficult time.

“We want to help our customers who are concerned about their friends and relatives in the Philippines affected by the devastating typhoon to check on loved ones. Calls and text messages to the Philippines will not be billed during this time.”

The free calls and SMS offer applies to standard voice calls and SMS messages made from Australian (+61) Telstra fixed or mobile services to +63 (Philippines) numbers. For some calls, credits may be applied after the call or to the next bill.

Two campaigns to support victims of Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines

Campaign 1: Typhoon Haiyan – Philippine Red Cross (PRC) donations
Promo code: PRCNOV13
Details: Zero fees on all money transfers to the Philippine Red Cross Metrobank account
Applies to: All users
Valid on: Valid 12 Nov – 30 Nov
(this month)

Campaign 2
Typhoon Haiyan – Money transfers to friends and family
Promo code: HAIYAN
Details: Zero fees on all money transfers to the Philippines
Applies to: All users
Valid on: Valid 12 Nov – 15 Nov
(this week)

Ceylon Exchange
Message from Money Transfer Operator, Ceylon Exchange:
Mention SendMoneyAsia and bank transfers to the Philippines will be fee free. Valid till 30th of December 2013.

Money Move IT
Money Move IT will match and donate fees to the Red Cross

To show our support, Money Move IT will donate 100% the fees for all transfers to the Philippines between now and the end of January 2014 to the Red Cross to assist them with their efforts. In addition, we will match these donations dollar for dollar, and have already sent and advance donation to the Red Cross. You can also make your own donation at

Western Union
No-fee* transfers from 43 countries and territories into Philippines for Typhoon Haiyan’s relief efforts

Over the course of this week, The Western Union Company will activate a no-fee* money transfer transaction program from participating Agent locations in the following countries, through November 30, 2013. Additional countries will be updated as they are activated.

• Asia Pacific: Malaysia;
• Europe & CIS: Italy, Greece, Cyprus, Austria, Germany, Switzerland, United Kingdom, Norway, Sweden, Slovenia;
• Middle East: Kuwait, UAE, Qatar, Oman, Bahrain;
• Americas: the United States, Anguilla, Antigua & Barbuda, Aruba, Bahamas, Barbados, Bermuda, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Curacao, Dominica, Dominican Republic, French Guiana, Grenada, Guyana, Haiti, Jamaica, Montserrat, St. Barthelemy, St. Kitts, St. Lucia, St. Maarten, St. Martin, St. Vincent, and Suriname

No-fee* online transactions to the Philippines have also been enabled for the same time period at
• Asia-Pacific: Australia, New Zealand
• North America: the United States
• Europe: United Kingdom.

Both retail and online consumers in the United States will need to use the promotion code HAIYANRELIEF to utilize the no-fee offer, while online consumers in Australia, New Zealand and the United Kingdom need to use promotion code HAIYANRELIEF2013.

I-Remit to the Philippines
No fee when sending money to the Visayas Region. As our way of helping the Typhoon Victims, we will not charge the $7 service fee for those who would like to send money to their loved ones in the Visayas Region. This offer is valid until further notice.

For more information contact I-Remit to the Philippines: 02 8005 1979

Pinoy First
No charge for remittances to foundations. Remittances to the foundations below are free of charge through Pinoy First:

1.BDO Foundation, Inc.
Peso Current Account No.: 00300-8026717
Dollar Savings Account No.: 103000-132788
Branch of Account: BDO Corporate Center

2.ABS-CBN Foundation, Inc.
Peso Savings Account No.: 003930114199
Dollar Savings Account No.: 103930081622
Branch of Account: BDO Scout Albano, Quezon Avenue

3.GMA Kapuso Foundation, Inc.
Peso Savings Account No.: 004690022189
Dollar Savings Account No.: 104690072135
Branch of Account: BDO Timog-EDSA

4 Philippine Red Cross
Peso Savings Account No.: 00453-0018647
Branch of Account: BDO Port Area-South Harbor
For more information call Pinoy First: 1300-73-555-1

BM Express International
BM Express International is now accepting donations for the victims of super Typhoon Yolanda.

You may drop off your donations in kind ( food and clothing ) at BM Express office 11 Wiltshire St. Minto NSW from Monday to Friday between 9am to 5pm. Please contact Fely at tel. no 98202645 before going to our office.

BM Express will send all the donations via sea to the Philippines for free to the following registered charities:
Philippine Red Cross, Bonifacio Drive, Port Area, PO Box 280, Manila 1018

MFF Remit
No charge when sending donations to the ABS-CBN Foundation. For more information call MFF Remit: (03) 8312 8200 or 1300 721 885 (Australia Wide)

Sagip Kapamilya
ABS-CBN Foundation, Inc.
#13 Examiner St. West Triangle, Quezon City
Make sure to indicate your chosen charity.

LBC Express
Send goods to the Philippines for free until the 30th of November.
For more information call LBC: 1-800-522-0000

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