Now onto something I hope we all can do something about.

Yolanda/Haiyan…I don’t even know where to start.

Here are some ways we could help, if you are in Cebu:

Some of the Drop-off Centers:



To volunteer to repack relief goods:

Red Cross – Manila/Mandaluyong
Location: Bonifacio Drive Port Area Manila near Anda Circle
Contact: 5270000 local 130 or at 5242101 (Christian, Lyn)
Sign up:

University of San Carlos – Main
Location: Wrocklage Yard
When: Nov 11, Starting now

Ramon Aboitiz Foundation, Inc
Location: Casa Gorordo Museum
Contact: 4187234 loc 511 or 0942-359-1097 (Mileesa)
When: Nov 11, Starting now

Cebu Capitol
Location: The Cebu Capitol
Contact: 254-7198 or 254-8397 (Evelyn)

Department of Social Welfare and Development
Location: AVRC office, Camomot Franza Rd., Labangon, Cebu City
Contact: 09164371532 (Maribeth)


For those living outside of the Philippines and you would like to help:


Important announcements:

From Viber:

In light of the current situation in the Philippines, we are opening a temporary service, allowing Filipino users to call regular (non Viber) numbers outside of the Philippines for free. Please note that this is not a final product, so not all countries are supported and quality may vary. You may have to restart your phone for this to work.

To call someone using this service, go to any contact in Viber and tap any of the numbers listed next to “Viber Out”.

Call your family now. Let them know you are ok!

For details and list of supported countries, visit

From PAL Express and Cebu Pacific:

BTW. PAL Express and Cebu Pacific is shuttling around 20 Flights daily from Tacloban To Cebu for FREE, yes for FREE. This was announced today by Secretary Almendras. Only from tacloban to Cebu are free, to go to your final destination will no longer be free. You just have to cue at the airport, have your selves listed and then good to go na. Please advise everyone…ty


Now this is probably the most heartbreaking part for me, to find about your loved ones, who have not been contacted or found yet, you can click this link to a Google Person Finder:


Any help just like what we say about make-up, goes a long a way.  Off to repacking now!