#ReliefPH: How you can help those affected by the Batanes earthquakes

#ReliefPH: How you can help those affected by the Batanes earthquakes
People affected by the recent Batanes earthquakes need your support. This page shows how you can help.

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MANILA, Philippines – magnitude 5.4 earthquake rocked Itbayat, Batanes before dawn of Saturday, July 27, followed by aftershocks and a stronger magnitude 5.9 earthquake.

At least 8 people were killed and over 60 people were injured when the twin earthquakes struck. The earthquakes also caused damage to homes, structures, and other properties. Initial reports said 911 families from Itbayat camped out at the town plaza, which currently serves as the evacuation center.

With the threat of additional aftershocks and their homes partially or totally in ruins, Ivatans are appealing for help and support to rebuild Itbayat. Batanes residents are in urgent need of tents, clothes, and blankets. 

Here’s a list of relief operations for victims of #BatanesEarthquakes:

Philippine Red Cross 

The Philippine Red Cross was among the first responders to assist evacuees in Itbayat, Batanes. 

They have distributed hot meals, water, temporary shelters, and survival kits to the affected residents and have also set up welfare desks to provide psychosocial support for the victims in the evacuation areas. 

Click here to support Philippines Red Cross’ aid efforts in Batanes.

Operation Blessing

In coordination with the Municipal Social Welfare Development (MSWD) of Itbayat, Batanes, Operation Blessing Foundation Philippines will be sending donations to the affected communities. 

You may send your donations through:

  • Banco De Oro (BDO)
    • Account Number: 0030000-55279
  • Credit Card
  • 7-Eleven: Go to any 7-Eleven Store and send your donations via the kiosk

For inquiries, please contact their hotline at 09399215543.


Addaw Project

Addaw Project, through Fr. James Andrew Castillo of the Our Lady of the Most Holy Trinity College Seminary, a Batanes local, is spearheading a donation drive to help the victims of #BatanesEarthquake through #Sidung(Help). 


Explore PH Online

Explore PH Online, an online site that features travel destinations and tourism in the Philippines is also leading a financial donation campaign. 

Those who want to help may send their financial donation through:

  • Landbank account: Account Name: Prelature of Batanes
  • Account Number: 1081-0502-08


Liberal Party

Liberal Party Philippines is acception donations in the form of tents, clothes, blankets and raincoats. Interested donors may contact the following: 

  • Office ng Provincial Governor
    • Malou Cayco
    • 0939-904-6278
  • Metro Manila
    • Luis Abad
    • 0917-791-9412

Donors may also drop off their donations at Balay Expo Centro Building, EDSA corner McArthur Avenue, Cubao, Quezon City, Philippines until August 10.



Facebook user Eva Marie Gutierrez, Provincial Legal Officer of Batanes, also appealed to those interested to course their donations to the provincial government of Batanes. Interested donors may do the following: 

  • Deposit to Landbank account no: 1082-1008-37
  • Those who have sent their donations may send proof of deposit or transfer  to ptobatanes@yahoo.com for issuance of Official Receipt.


– Rappler.com

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