Showing posts with label Typhoon Ulysses. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Typhoon Ulysses. Show all posts

Sony Philippines Supports Save the Children’s Typhoon Ulysses Emergency Response with Half Million Donation

The onslaught of Typhoon Ulysses (international name: Vamco) in mid-November brought massive flooding and widespread damages in Metro Manila and regions of Luzon, most especially in the Cagayan Valley that heavily affected more than 4.6 million people, including children.

In response to the emergency crisis, Sony Philippines raised PhP 500,000 for the victims of Typhoon Ulysses which will be donated to Save the Children Philippines. This included donations from both company and employees in a matching gift program.

Since 2010, Sony Corporation, headquartered in Japan, has had a strong corporate partnership with Save the Children.

Save the Children is the world’s leading independent children’s organization and has been working in the Philippines for over three decades, protecting and supporting children in need, saving lives in emergencies, and advocating for children’s rights.

LG PH Aids Typhoon Rolly and Ulysses Victims

Even as the storms have passed, a lot of Filipinos are still reeling from being ravaged by typhoon Rolly and Ulysses. Communities have been displaced with people losing their home, leaving them with no shelter and no place to go. In the spirit of makabayan, government agencies, together with private individuals, groups, and corporations, have stepped up to the plate to assist fellow countrymen in their time of need.

PDRF mobilizes private sector to deliver aid to Ulysses-torn Cagayan

The Philippine Disaster Resilience Foundation (PDRF) and its private sector partners, as well as representatives from the United Nations, Germany, and the Netherlands, recently travelled to Tuguegarao City to oversee the delivery, packing, and distribution of relief items. PDRF is under the shared leadership of Manuel V Pangilinan, Jaime Augusto Zobel de Ayala,and Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle (Prefect for the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples).  

This mission included the Ambassador of the Netherlands H.E. Saskia de Lang, the Ambassador of Germany H.E. Anker Reiffenstuel, the United Nations Resident Coordinator and Humanitarian Coordinator Gustavo Gonzalez, PDRF President Butch Meily, PDRF Executive Director Veronica Gabaldon, AirAsia Chief Finance Officer Ray Berja, Mayor of Tuguegarao City Jefferson Soriano, OCD Region II Director Harold Cabreros, Dr. Teofredo Esguerra of Wilderness Search and Rescue Philippines, Iliac Diaz of Liter of Light, and representatives from Aboitiz Foundation. 

GCash raises P20.8M for Typhoon Ulysses relief ops

GCash, the undisputed leader and preferred mobile wallet in the Philippines, has raised a total amount of P20,825,695.23 in donations from its #UlyssesPHAid and #TulongCagayan campaigns aimed at helping victims of Typhoon Ulysses that pummeled many parts of the country in the recent weeks. 

Leveraging its mobile-first technology, GCash led the digital relief efforts, launching two donation drives to send help to those who were affected by Typhoon Ulysses.

A third of the total P20.8-million donation amount came from the #TulongCagayan campaign, and the rest were from #UlyssesPHAid.

All proceeds from the donation drives go to typhoon relief programs of GCash for Good partner NGOs, namely Unicef, Philippine Red Cross, ABS-CBN Lingkod Kapamilya, Philippine Disaster Resilience Foundation, Save the Children, World Vision, and Gawad Kalinga. 

MVP Group mobilizes support to areas hit by Typhoon Ulysses; Chairman MVP praises frontliners for ‘pagmamalasakit’

The MVP Group, which is composed of the companies under the leadership of Manuel V Pangilinan, pours in support to families affected by Typhoon Ulysses (international name: Vamco).    

“We salute you, our brave men and women across the MVP Group, for tirelessly helping our fellow kababayans. In a pandemic, that is heroism. Salamat sa inyong pagmamalasakit,” Pangilinan said.   

“Tuluy-tuloy po tayo sa paghahatid ng tulong at pag-asa sa ating mga kababayan (We will continue to provide help and hope to our fellow countrymen),” Pangilinan added.   

MVP Group heeds call for help in Isabela and Cagayan, leads in relief and communication aid provisions post Ulysses

The MVP Group has expanded its relief operations in Northern Luzon as floods brought about by Typhoon Ulysses submerged the provinces of Cagayan and Isabela.

MVP Group’s umbrella corporate social responsibility initiative Tulong Kapatid (TK) has so far distributed at least 18,500 relief packs to affected residents from various provinces hit by the series of storms in as many weeks— from this year’s most powerful storm in the world Rolly (international name: Goni) to Ulysses (international name: Vamco), which flooded communities in Isabela and Cagayan.

UNICEF concerned about situation of children affected by typhoons in the Philippines

Less than two weeks after Super Typhoon Rolly/Goni brought destructive wind and rain to the Philippines, Typhoon Ulysses/Vamco left many residents trapped in floodwaters or taking refuge in evacuation centers. UNICEF is concerned for children and families who continue to bear the brunt of natural disasters in one of the most emergency prone countries in the world.

The country has been hit by weather disturbances that caused significant damage to lives and livelihoods. Super Typhoon Rolly/Goni, Severe Tropical Storm Siony/Atsani, Tropical Storm Tonyo/Etau and Typhoon Ulysses/Vamco descended on the archipelago within days of each other and made communities at risk of COVID-19 more vulnerable.

World Vision mounts humanitarian response for families affected by typhoon Ulysses

Following its exit from the Philippine landmass, Typhoon Ulysses (international name Vamco) leaves the entire Luzon grid, including Metro Manila, heavily battered and inundated due to destructive winds and raging flood.

"It is heartbreaking to see photos of children and their families seeking safer ground due to the massive flooding. Ulysses has also caused further damage to the already Rolly-stricken communities in the Bicol Region, where World Vision is currently doing an emergency response," says Rommel Fuerte, World Vision Development Foundation National Director.

Smart provides free data to over 12m subscribers in areas hit by Typhoon Ulysses

To provide vital communication services in the aftermath of Typhoon Ulysses, PLDT wireless unit Smart Communications is giving free data and text/call credits to over 12 million affected Smart and TNT customers in Metro Manila and Luzon.

It had earlier provided similar efforts to customers in Southern Luzon, impacted by Super Typhoon Rolly. Sun Prepaid subscribers, which were recently rebranded to Smart Prepaid, also received the free credits.

"We will implement all viable means to support our countrymen and keep customers connected during these times," says PLDT-Smart FVP & Group Head, Corporate Communications Cathy Yap-Yang. "Our goal is to keep everyone connected, as we restore telco services disrupted by the passage of typhoons."

Let's help our kababayans affected by Typhoon Ulysses and Rolly!

With the onslaught of consecutive typhoons Rolly and Ulysses that ravaged many areas in Luzon and the Visayas over the past few weeks, many families have lost their homes, belongings, and even their loved ones.

To help raise funds for immediate typhoon relief and rescue efforts, several organizations have started accepting donations through PayMaya for initiatives that will help deliver food, clothing, shelter, and other forms of assistance to beneficiaries in typhoon-hit areas.