A gallery of pictures from Pamela Mantuhac, Vincentian Center for Asia Pacific, who updates us on Adamson University relief and recovery efforts.
October 1, 2009 – More than two hundred volunteers composed of students, personnel and administrators of Adamson University (AdU) head to Northville 4-B in Marilao, Bulacan to carry-on “Bigay Lakas”, the empowering relief operation of AdU. This specific community which is a relocation site of former informal settlers from the PNR compound in Tondo, Manila is one of the hardest hit by Typhoon Ondoy. Armed with no more than spades and wheelbarrows, the males in the group initiated the clean-up of the alleyways littered with typhoon debris; the females did the distribution of relief goods. Through the Integrated Community Extension Services (ICES) , the local government unit and a private construction firm collaborated by sending bulldozers to hasten the clean-up as well as drums of clean water for the residents who neither have electricity nor water supply for five days now. Aside from the clean-up and distribution of goods for the entire week, a reinforced medical mission is also in order to prevent an epidemic. Adamson University is taking the lead to help alleviate the plight of our least fortunate brothers and sisters especially when a threat of another super typhoon to hit the Philippines this weekend is brewing.
Cash donations from both local and international donors are greatly appreciated and may be deposited at the following:
Bank name : Philippine National Bank (PNB)
Branch : Nations Ave. Branch United
Address : G/F, UMC Headquarters
900 United Nations Ave.
Ermita, Manila, Philippines
Account No: In Dollar – PNB FCDU # 250-702588-1
In Peso – PNB C/A # 250-810204-9
Swift ID # : PNBMPHMM
For the account of: Adamson University – (Cash donors are requested to indicate in their deposit slip “Calamity Fund” for easy identification. Please also state if your donation is for the relief of typhoon victims or for the rehabilitation of Adamson University which has also suffered damage from the floods).