Typhoon Ondoy brought a month's worth of rainfall to Metro Manila particularly in Marikina and nearby areas in just a few hours, causing severe flooding which resulted in the loss of many lives and the displacement of hundreds of thousands of people. This site compiles relevant information about the disaster, including a volunteer-maintained map of persons needing rescue and a list of relief organizations accepting donations, so that more help can be provided where it is needed.
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Bank Name: Philippine Veterans Bank - Marikina Branch
Account Name: MARIKINA CALAMITY FUND
Account No. 01001-000652-4
SWIFT Code: PHVBPHMM
Marikina Mayor Marides Fernando vowed to “immediately restore normalcy” to the Ondoy-ravaged city as she mobilized the entire local government workforce in the massive clean-up operations.
In her message at the flag-raising ceremony on Monday, Fernando encouraged “everyone, from our department heads to employees and volunteers to do their share in helping bring back the cleanliness and orderliness that characterize our city.”
“It’s important for all of us to move on after the devastation that typhoon Ondoy caused and rebuild not just homes but lives as well,” she added.
Fernando also lauded Rescue 161 personnel whom she said “have tirelessly devoted themselves to saving typhoon victims since Sept. 26 when Ondoy struck.” She likewise commended local government employees who reported for work from Sept. 28 to Oct. 2 and helped clear mud from the City Hall, Justice Hall Building, Freedom Park, and Public Market. “Your involvement helped facilitate the restoration of basic social services,” she said.
Meanwhile, Fernando announced that the local government’s cleanup and rehabilitation efforts would be focused on the three barangays that were hit hardest by Ondoy: Tumana, Malanday, and Nangka.
She also directed City Health officer Dr. Alberto Herrera to deploy doctors and nurses to public schools to conduct free medical checkup. “We want to ensure that our school children are fit and healthy when classes resume after a weeklong layoff,” she stressed.
Fernando said the City Environmental Management Office and City Engineering Office will jointly make garbage collection rounds citywide to quickly clear the streets of debris from damaged houses and other structures.
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