The Gist


Our kababayans in the provinces need our help. This season of giving, our simple acts of kindness can help them heal.

/ 23 December 2021

Typhoon Odette already left the Philippine Area of Responsibility, but its damage is still felt by the country especially by the provinces directly affected in Visayas and Mindanao region.

Unfortunately, victims will most likely spend their Christmas on evacuation centers, mourning for the loss of their loved ones, the damage on their homes and businesses, and even the destruction of the things that they treasure.

They need our help now. Since Christmas is all about giving and it’s a couple of days away, these are some ways that we can share our blessings to those who need it the most at the moment.

Presidential aspirant Leni Robredo and her tandem VP aspirant Kiko Pangilinan organized a donation drive that accepts monetary and in-kind assistance.

Ateneo De Manila University will use the donations that they will receive to buy food and give them to the victims.

Miss Universe 2021 candidate Beatrice Luigi Gomez together with SimplyShare Foundation Inc. and Naval Reserve Center Eastern Visayas also accepts in-kind and monetary donations.

GCash together with their partnered Non-Government Organizations also allowed us to donate monetarily by scanning the QR Code and selecting our preferred NGOs.

Using another e-wallet, we can donate money to Oxfam Pilipinas by scanning the QR Code provided by PayMaya.

Ayala Foundations is also open for cash donations through various ways to help the victims of the typhoon.

There are a lot of donation drives out there solely created for the purpose of helping our brothers and sisters affected by the typhoon. It doesn’t matter where or how we donate; it doesn’t matter how small of how big we give, but what matters is that we help as much as we can. Do you know other donation drives? Let us know!