Task Force Children of the Storm: Urgent Appeal for Victims of Flash Flood in Metro Manila

Repost from Task Force Children of the Storm

Watch Children of the Storm Marikina mission

Hagupit ng Agostong habagat. Photo GABRIELA Tatalon Chapter

For almost two weeks, the incessant rain brought by tropical storm Gener followed by the effect of the southwest monsoon caused massive floods in the provinces in Central Luzon, Southern Tagalog and National Capital Region particularly communities in Quezon City: Brgy. Bagong Silangan, Payatas, Batasan, Commonwealth, Tatalon and Bahay Toro. Six (6) communities in Marikina City and other parts of Metro Manila including our community day care center situated in the said areas were submerged in flood water. More than 12,000 families from Quezon City and Marikina City have been affected of this catastrophic event.

In 2009, the Tropical Storm “Ondoy” claimed thousands of lives, injured many people, destroyed properties and livelihood.

Three years after the incident, Ondoy survivors have yet to recover from the devastation as they presently continue to face another storm. Because of the situation, many houses have been submerged from floodwater. Residents who evacuated have not saved any of their belongings. The affected families are in need of immediate assistance for their survival. Food, drinking water, medicines, clothes, shelter and other relief goods are greatly needed.

We appeal for your support, for us to reach out to the victims, especially the women and children, who are in need of relief and rehabilitation services.

The Task Force Children of the Storm accepts donations of food, clothing, toiletries and medicines through the office of Children’s Rehabilitation Center (CRC).

Please bring your donations to #90 J. Bugallon St., Brgy. Bagumbuhay, Project 4, QC. For inquiries please call (632) 913-9244 or (632) 439-1053 and look for Sara Espineda.

For financial donations, you can deposit at:

Peso account

Account name: Children’s Rehabilitation Center                                                                            Bank name: Bank of the Philippine Island – Kamias/Anonas Branch                                              Account number: SA 3323-2050-85

Dollar Account

Account name:  Children’s Rehabilitation Center                                                                                  Bank name: Bank of the Philippine Island – Kamias/Anonas Branch, Quezon City                       Dollar account # 3324-0233-71                                                                                                                     swift code: BOPIPHMM

Please notify us of your deposit for your official receipt. Your donation will be a BIG help to the victims of flash flood.

Thank you.

Task Force Children of the Storm is an initiative of organizations for children’s advocacy in concerted effort for the relief and rehabilitation especially of child victims of natural disasters. First formed in 2009, it conducted relief operations and psycho-social therapy for victims of tropical storm Ondoy. 

Among members of the Task Force are Salinlahi Alliance for Children’s Concerns, Children’s Rehabilitation Center (CRC), Parent’s Alternative on Early Childhood Care and Development, Inc. (PAECCDI), Samahan ng Maagang Pagkatuto ng mga Bata (SMPB), Association for the Rights of Children in Southeast Asia (ARCSEA) and Concerned Mother’s League (CML).


Below is Initial Data of Affected Families gathered by GABRIELA community chapters in Metro Manila (as of Aug 7, 2012  at 12 nn)

Evacuation Center
No. of Families
Bagong Silangan:
11 evacuation centers
2, 411families (9,813 + individuals)
Batasan Hills
3 evacuation centers
180 families (805 individuals)
Hapiland Chapel
4 families
Sylma’s house
25 families
Waterhole (di pa makaalis sa bahay)
80+ families
Covered Court, Diosdado Macapagal Elem School at iba sa 3rd flr ng bahay
5000 families
Dona Imelda
400 families
Damayang Lagi
500 families
del Monte
350 families
Kainging Bukid
500 families
Don Manuel
100 families
Bahay Toro
Chapel sa Sitio Militar
2000 families
San Antonio
Sinagtala Elem School
250 families
500 families
200 families
300 families
200 families
Olandes, IVC, Marikina
43 families (800 indi)
24 evacuation centers
35,000 families

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