Information on Typhoon “SENDONG” (WASHI)

The Philippine Embassy in Madrid wishes to inform those who have families and friends affected by Typhoon “Sendong” (Washi) that the National Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council (NDRRMC) has established an operations center where queries may be directed. The contact details of the center are:

Tel: +632 911 1406
+632 912 2665
+632 912 5668

According to the situation report issued by the NDRRMC, as of 1800h, 20 December 2011, the death toll is at 957 with 1,582 injured and 49 missing. The total affected population is 338,415 persons in 259 villages, with a total of 10,345 houses damaged houses.

The Armed Forces has dispatched personnel and equipment to the affected areas, mainly in the southern cities of Cagayan de Oro City and Iligan. The Government is likewise taking measures to prevent outbreaks of cholera, dysentery, dengue and respiratory problems particularly in evacuation centers.

President Benigno Aquino visited the affected zones and declared a state of national calamity in the aftermath of the devastation and tragedy brought about by the typhoon.

Interested parties are advised to send donations through the following channels:

A. Through Government Agencies
1. National Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council

Bank Name: Development Bank of the Philippines
Account Name: NDRRMC Donated Funds
Account No: 0435-021927-130
Swift Code: DBPHPMM Account # 36002016
Focal Person: Ms. Rufina Pascual
Collecting Officer, Office of Civil Defense,
Camp Aguinaldo, Quezon City
Tel: +632 421 1920
Mobile: +632 911 506 165

2. Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD)

Bank Name: Land Bank of the Philippines (Batasan, Quezon City branch)
Account No: 3124-0055-81
Focal Person: Ms. Fe Catalina Ea
Cash Division
Tel: +632 931 8101 loc. 226
Mobile: +632 918 628 1897

B. Through Non-Government Agencies

1. Philippine Red Cross (PRC) –
2. GMA Kapuso Foundation –
3. ABS-CBN Foundation –

For more information please visit the NDRRMC website at or the DFA website .