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San Jose / Valley Charity for Ondoy Victims

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Volunteers at St. John the Baptist Church are hard at work gathering canned goods, adult and children’s clothing, blankets, towels, medicine and money for the victims of the Ondoy flood in the Philippines. Tropical Storm Ondoy ravaged the Philippines with a month’s worth of rain in a day, leaving Manila and surrounding cities with the worst flooding in 40 years.

Dropoffs can be made at Pavalkis Hall, 279 S. Main St., from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. weekdays and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. on weekends. Those who wish to write checks are asked to make them payable to St. John the Baptist Church, with Ondoy Flood Drive in the memo space. The Antipolo and Pasig dioceses will be the recipients of the donations. For more information, call 262-2546.

Source: The Mercury News – San Jose / Valley

Written by Raffy Pekson II

November 14, 2009 at 10:36 am

Johnny Rockets Opens in the Philippines

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A Johnny Rockets hamburger franchise recently opened in the Philippines right the day before typhoon Ondoy (or Ketsana) wreaked havoc on the country. The 2,000+ square foot restaurant is located inside the mall in Eastwood City, Libis, Quezon City. This is the first branch of twenty that is planned in the Philippines.

Since 1986, Johnny Rockets has been offering the all-American fast food service, which includes hamburgers, classic sandwiches and hand-dipped shakes and malts. It is headquartered in Lake Forest, California, with about 280 corporate and franchise-owned restaurants in 29 states and 11 countries.

Visit the Johnny Rockets Website

Written by Raffy Pekson II

October 6, 2009 at 4:18 pm

Free Laundry for Victims of Typhoon Ondoy

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Below is a message relayed through the Facebook Group “Philippine Renaissance International Movement.” In summary, typhoon victims, local government units, non-profit organizations and other groups involved in relief operations may send their dirty laundry to:

Kalinisan Steam Laundry, Inc.
No. 10 Manggahan Street, Bagumbayan
Libis, Quezon City
Tel. No. 635-0601 to 05 local 128
Mobile No. 0917-890-9577 (look for Alex Malco)
Mobile No. 0917-859-1917 (look for Espie Ditablan)
Mobile No. 0917-893-6630 (look for Atty. Raul Lambino)


Today October 3, 2009, in a lunch meeting with my client MR. WYDEN KING, owner of KALINISAN STEAM LAUNDRY, INC., one of the biggest industrial laundry company in the country that serves various big establishments like hotels, hospitals, & garment factories, he has told me that KALINISAN is offering FREE LAUNDRY & WASHING of all clothing materials (linens, bedsheets, pants, shirts, dresses, etc.) to all victims of typhoon Ondoy in Marikina, Quezon City, Cainta, Pasig, Taguig, Antipolo City and other areas in NCR, Rizal & Southern Tagalog. He instructed me to help disseminate this information so Kalinisan can immediately serve our people.

After the meeting, I immediately called up Mayor Mon Ilagan of Cainta, Rizal about this development and texted various friends in the media. Then I went to the Kalinisan warehouse at No. 10 Manggahan St., Bagumbayan, Libis, Quezon City where the factory is situated and conferred with the people in charge of the operations. I saw some dirty clothings already arriving from numerous victims and even saw more than 500 people-evacuees who are comfortably housed at the Kalinisan warehouse and supplied with foods, water and other needs mostly from Mrs. Peachy King, wife of Mr. Wyden King. Their condition is much-much better of than those who are now in other evacuation centers.

We enjoin the concerned LGUs, government agencies, NGO’s , foundations, other individuals and the victims themselves to bring to Kalinisan such cloth items if theY have the logistics to do so, or coordinate with their respective LGUs how we can effectively carry out this mission.

You can get in touch directly to Kalinisan by calling or texting these numbers: Tels. 6350601 to 05 local 128; CP # 0917-8909577 look for ALEX MALCO; or 0917-8591917 look for ESPIE DITABLAN. Likewise, you may call or text me at 09178936630.

Please pass this Note to others & let us do our little share in helping and uniting our nation by alleviating the plight of those who are most in need at such kind of moment. God bless us all.


Written by Raffy Pekson II

October 3, 2009 at 10:32 am

National Bookstore’s Project Aral for Ondoy Victims

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Purchase 20 or 25 Peso “Study Kits,” put your name on the tag and drop them in the boxes provided in National Bookstore branches. Runs from October 10 up to 24, 2009.

Written by Raffy Pekson II

October 3, 2009 at 8:50 am

Provincial Locations to Donate for the Victims of Typhoon Ondoy

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University of St. La Salle Coliseum. 435-3857
Cafe Breizh. 0919-365-1101

ABS-CBN Baguio Office
Baguio Convention Center Executive Room (volunteers also needed)
Donations of veggies from Baguio via Victory Liner. Dave-0917-839-6179.

De La Salle Lipa

ABS-CBN Legazpi
Plaza Quezon, Naga City, needs volunteers
Universided de Sta. Isabel, Naga City at the Community Extension Service office.

Nutrimart Warehouse at CPG North Avenue near Bohol Wisdom School.

RedCross Bulacan at in Malolos near Bulacan Capitol

Xavier University, KKP Office
Ateneo de Cagayan

De La Salle-Dasmariñas at 2nd floor of SBC Building

University of San Carlos, North Campus
Gawad Kalinga Office. Tel 581-9754 or May Nogra 0922-810-1820

Silliman University. Tweet

Ateneo de Davao, Samahan Office in Jacinto Campus
Bantay Bata 163, Matina, Davao City

Ateneo de Zamboanga, SACSI Office. Alma Curesma 991-0871, loc 2224 or 2225.

Source: SuperBianca

Written by Raffy Pekson II

October 1, 2009 at 8:27 am

UNICEF Will Match Your Donations to Philippines – Dollar for Dollar

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UNICEF’s webpage writes, “Give today and an anonymous donor will match your gift, dollar for dollar, up to $100,000 — doubling your support for UNICEF’s lifesaving efforts in the Philippines.”

Written by Raffy Pekson II

October 1, 2009 at 6:29 am

Wells Fargo Eliminates Remittance Transfer Fees To Philippines

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Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC) —with its remittance network member Bank of the Philippine Islands (BPI) – is temporarily eliminating all remittance transfer fees (normally $5 or $7) for customers sending money using the ExpressSend® service to friends and family in the Philippines impacted by Typhoon Ketsana (also known as Typhoon Ondoy). The fee waiver is effective September 29 through October 12, 2009.

ExpressSend customers can send up to $3,000 a day for $5 if originated from an eligible Wells Fargo account (or $7 if originated from cash). The fee will be waived September 29 through October 12, 2009. Recipients can claim their funds at more than 800 branches and 1,500 plus ATMs throughout the Philippines.

Read more at [Wells Fargo article].

Written by Raffy Pekson II

September 30, 2009 at 9:56 pm