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Gov't, NGOs give P105 million in aid to monsoon victims

Aug 12, 2018 - 8:00 PM

Evacuees receive assistance in the form of family food packs, sleeping mats, and medicines

EVACUEES. Families who evacuated to Malanday Elementary School in Marikina were provided with tents. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

#ReliefPH: Help those affected by August 2018 monsoon

Aug 11, 2018 - 11:11 PM

People affected by floods from the southwest monsoon need your support. This page shows how you can help.

Over 13,800 Filipinos in Luzon evacuate due to monsoon

Jul 22, 2018 - 2:55 PM

The Department of Social Welfare and Development and local government units provide around P9.16 million in aid to affected residents

MMDA, Metro Manila LGUs to send aid for Mayon evacuees in Albay

Feb 07, 2018 - 5:25 PM

Each Metro Manila local government unit will contribute at least P500,000 to a common fund for the evacuees. Emergency response personnel are also set for deployment.

EVACUATION. Some families and individuals affected by the Mayon volcano eruption were evacuated in Bical High School in Sto. Domingo, Albay. Photo by Angie De Silva/Rappler

#ReliefPH: Help those affected by Mayon Volcano threats

Jan 25, 2018 - 2:59 PM

(UPDATED) People affected by Mayon Volcano threats need your help and support. This page shows how you can help.

DSWD thanks #ReliefPH volunteers

Dec 31, 2017 - 12:22 PM

More volunteers are needed. 'Your time is the most precious gift you have given those in need this holiday season', says DSWD OIC Emmanuel Leyco.

DSWD extends financial aid to families affected by Vinta

Dec 27, 2017 - 5:30 PM

DSWD distributes cash aid to affected areas in the municipalities of Bacolod Kalawi, Madalum, Wato Balindong, and Tugaya in Lanao del Sur

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Davao City gov’t gives P83.4 million assistance to Vinta victims

Dec 27, 2017 - 3:08 PM

Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte says they plan to distribute a second batch of food packs on December 30 to 31 in anticipation of New Year's Eve

DAVAO FLOODING. Homes in a barangay in Davao City are submerged in flood waters on Friday night, December 22, 2017. Photo by Mick Basa

#ReliefPH: Philippine Red Cross to accept cash donations for Vinta victims

Dec 27, 2017 - 11:01 AM

Read this to know how you can help victims of Severe Tropical Storm Vinta through the Philippine Red Cross

Marawi City, Lanao del Sur under state of calamity due to Vinta

Dec 23, 2017 - 12:27 PM

This will expedite the humanitarian efforts being undertaken by the local government to respond effectively to the crisis that Vinta has created

SUBMERGED. Several houses in Bubong, Lanao del Sur are under floodwaters due to Vinta. Photo provided by ARMM Assemblyman Zia Alonto Adiong

Over 31,000 affected by flooding in Davao City

Dec 23, 2017 - 1:15 AM

The City Information Office urges donors to either drop their donations at the City Hall or directly give them to victims in coordination with evacuation center managers to ensure orderly distribution of relief goods

DAVAO FLOODING. Homes in a barangay in  Davao City are submerged in flood waters on Friday night, December 22, 2017. Photo by Mick Basa

DSWD needs 500 volunteers to repack relief goods

Dec 22, 2017 - 6:27 PM

DSWD is calling for volunteers to repack relief goods at the National Resource Operations Center in Chapel Road, Pasay City

#ReliefPH: Help victims of Vinta

Dec 22, 2017 - 12:37 PM

(UPDATED) People affected by Tropical Storm Vinta need your help and support. This page shows how you can help.

Caritas brings spirit of Christmas to Urduja-hit Biliran

Dec 22, 2017 - 11:36 AM

Caritas Palo, the humanitarian arm of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Palo, distributes relief goods in remote Biliran towns

NEEDS ASSESSMENT. Caritas Palo conducts needs assessment in Naval town in Biliran province, which was heavily damaged by Tropical Storm Urduja (Kai-tak) on December 16, 2017. Photo courtesy of Caritas Palo

Groups provide relief aid to Urduja-hit Biliran

Dec 20, 2017 - 1:27 PM

The Philippine Red Cross and Caritas Philippines respond to the needs of those affected by Urduja in Biliran

LIST: Hotlines, social media accounts during emergencies

Dec 19, 2017 - 6:50 PM

Bookmark this page for a handy list of emergency hotlines you can call or text, plus Facebook and Twitter accounts to contact

DSWD, LGUs provide P2.09-M aid for Urduja victims

Dec 18, 2017 - 7:36 PM

(UPDATED) The Department of Social Welfare and Development has provided assistance to affected families in Bicol, Western Visayas, Central Visayas, and Eastern Visayas

DOUBLE TIME. Volunteers pack relief rations at the DSWD warehouse in Pasay City on December 18, intended for victims of the on-slaught of Tropical Depression Urduja. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

#ReliefPH: Help victims of Urduja

Dec 16, 2017 - 11:42 PM

(UPDATED) People affected by Tropical Storm Urduja need your help and support. This page shows how you can help.

Students, companies donate to families in Marawi

Jun 14, 2017 - 3:36 PM

The DSWD thanks the many groups and individuals who continue to send goods and cash to victims of the Marawi conflict

HELP FOR MARAWI. DSWD personnel prepare to load donations from students of the University of the Philippines for families affected by the Marawi crisis. Photo from DSWD

DSWD to Marawi residents: 'Don't panic, organize yourselves'

May 24, 2017 - 10:50 PM

Punta sila sa mga nakaupo nating local government officials at sa ating mga DSWD focal persons humingi ng tamang instructions says DSWD Undersecretary Hope Hervilla

DON'T PANIC. Resident fleeing Marawi City cramped on a truck as they traverse a traffic gridlock near a police checkpoint at the entrance of Iligan City on May 24, 2017. Photo by Ted Aljibe/AFP

#ReliefPH: DSWD ready to help areas affected by Tropical Depression Crising

Apr 15, 2017 - 8:09 PM

DSWD field offices are on standby to extend assistance to affected local government units

#ReliefPH: Earthquake-hit Batangas island needs food, water

Apr 12, 2017 - 8:31 PM

We will immediately deliver water and additional food packs even on Holy Thursday says Social Welfare Secretary Judy Taguiwalo

#ReliefPH: Donate to provide water for quake-hit Surigao

Feb 13, 2017 - 3:39 PM

The DSWD is accepting cash donations which will be used to buy water for quake victims in Surigao de Norte

Over 500 houses damaged in Mindanao quake

Feb 11, 2017 - 5:57 PM

This Office of Civil Defense describes the earthquake damage in Surigao as ‘extensive and widespread

DAMAGED STRUCTURE. Aftermath from the magnitude 6.7 earthquake that rocked Surigao City on February 10. Contributed photo

#ReliefPH: Good samaritans open doors, brave floods to help stranded Cagayan de Oro residents

Jan 17, 2017 - 3:50 AM

A professor makes an appeal on social media for people to donate food and other needs of those affected by the floods in Cagayan de Oro

STAYING POSITIVE. Students and faculty of USTSP try to cross the campus to get to high ground. Photo by Nefoi Luczon

Cardinal Tagle to parishes: Prepare to help LGUs hit by Nina

Dec 26, 2016 - 1:00 AM

Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle makes this appeal to parishes in the Archdiocese of Manila which covers 5 cities in the National Capital Region

BEFORE LANDFALL. Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle leads the Christmas Eve Mass at the Manila Cathedral on December 24, 2016, a day before Typhoon Nina (Nock-ten) made landfall in Catanduanes. Photo by Maria Tan

#ReliefPH: DSWD ready to accept donations for Lawin survivors

Oct 27, 2016 - 4:26 PM

Donors can proceed to the nearest DSWD Field Office in their area or to the DSWD National Resource Operations Center NROC in Pasay City

#LawinPH: Road to recovery begins

Oct 22, 2016 - 2:00 PM

Typhoon Lawin left at least 9 dead and 3 missing with thousands more lives interrupted Now the process of rehabilitation and recovery begins

HARD ROAD AHEAD. A family gathers their belongings along a highway after their house was destroyed by super typhoon Haima, in San Pablo town, Isabela province, north of Manila on October 20, 2016. Photo credits: Ted Aljibe/AFP

#ReliefPH: Help victims of typhoon Lawin

Oct 20, 2016 - 11:08 AM

People affected by typhoon Lawin need your help and support This page shows how you can help

SIGN UP: DSWD needs volunteers for #LawinPH relief packing efforts

Oct 19, 2016 - 7:30 PM

Sign up here if you or your organization wish to help in packing additional relief goods for those affected by Super Typhoon Lawin

#ReliefPH: Catholic Church launches solidarity appeal for Batanes

Oct 05, 2016 - 11:00 AM

The typhoon hit province still needs food shelter water and non food items says NASSA Caritas Philippines national director Archbishop Rolando Tria Tirona

#ReliefPH: Batanes needs potable water, canned goods, fuel

Sep 16, 2016 - 7:14 PM

As of September 16 more than 10 200 people in Batanes have been affected by Typhoon Ferdie Authorities have yet to reach the towns of Sabtang Itbayat and Mahatao

Red alert for habagat: DSWD activates Virtual Operations Center

Aug 14, 2016 - 10:30 PM

Information is power and we want this power to be used by Filipinos so they themselves can find means to prepare for calamities and help themselves immediately when calamities strike says DSWD Secretary Judy Taguiwalo

DSWD to donors: Tweet your #ReliefPH operations

Aug 14, 2016 - 7:01 PM

The DSWD is calling on those who will donate to evacuation centers to post photos of their relief operations on Twitter and Facebook with the hashtag ReliefPH

#ReliefPH: How to help those affected by monsoon rains

Aug 14, 2016 - 3:06 PM

DSWD provides guidelines on how Filipinos can help those who are displaced by heavy rains

Typhoon Nona leaves over P4B in damage in Oriental Mindoro

Dec 23, 2015 - 11:33 PM

At least 87 of Oriental Mindoro barangays are affected

Image courtesy Alyssa Arizabal. Left base image courtesy EPA/FRANCIS R. MALASIG.

Bike Scouts: An eyewitness account of Mindoro after #NonaPH

Dec 21, 2015 - 10:27 PM

Providing an alternative means of communication for survivors is just one of the reasons they ride

Help identify needs of #LandoPH communities

Oct 20, 2015 - 11:57 PM

Help us crowdsource information on what s needed in typhoon Lando affected communities

WHERE TO GO? Evacuees stay at the Barangay health Center turned evacuation site at Mabasa, Dupax del Norte, Nueva Viscaya, on October 18, 2015. Photo by AFP

Tabang Sibilyan: Help internally displaced people in Mindanao

Mar 16, 2015 - 6:25 PM

More than 123 000 people displaced by military offensives against Moro rebels need your support

Hundreds of families from villages on the border of North Cotabato and Maguindanao fill makeshift evacuation centers while fighting rages between elements of the MILF's 108th Base Command anf BIFF fighters.

#ReliefPH: Metro Manila volunteers pitch in

Dec 09, 2014 - 6:43 PM

Volunteers at the DSWD national resource operation center work round the clock to help those affected by Ruby

#ReliefPH: Pope Francis on disaster, charity

Dec 09, 2014 - 10:52 AM

Pope Francis hits activities that merely allow one to feel good about oneself and pushes for Christian charity

#ReliefPH for #RubyPH: Filipinos helping Filipinos

Dec 08, 2014 - 7:28 PM

Do your part to help those affected by Typhoon Ruby Hagupit get back on their feet as quickly as possible

#ReliefPH: Time to help #MarioPH evacuees

Sep 19, 2014 - 11:29 PM

With thousands of residents in Luzon affected by Tropical Storm Mario in evacuation centers it s time once again to lend a hand and ease their discomfort

A wake up call for the sheltered

Jul 16, 2014 - 4:11 PM

Typhoons used to mean a happy day off from school; but my perspective has changed a lot since those pampered days

Emergency hotlines

Jul 16, 2014 - 2:26 PM

Here s a list of emergency hotlines you can call text or tweet

#ReliefPH: Help #GlendaPH victims

Jul 16, 2014 - 2:09 PM

If you want to donate or need assistance let us know Use the hashtag ReliefPH or email us at move ph@rappler com

Songs of hope for Guiuan, from Guiuan

Mar 15, 2014 - 11:16 PM

On a bright Saturday morning Manila based artists and homegrown talents sing songs of hope and healing in Guiuan Eastern Samar

AFTER YOLANDA. Guiuan locals gather at the town plaza for a concert featuring Manila and Guiuan-based artists. All photos by Bea Cupin/Rappler

#AyudaZamboanga: Internally displaced persons need your help

Feb 25, 2014 - 5:35 PM

You can help the evacuees of the Zamboanga siege

Football used to shine spotlight on Haiyan recovery needs

Feb 17, 2014 - 2:02 AM

Two thirds of funds raised will help communities affected by Super Typhoon Haiyan Yolanda to rebuild their lives

David Benoit, jazz artists gather to 'Heal Our Land'

Jan 06, 2014 - 11:55 AM

International jazz musicians and OPM acts gather in a benefit concert for Yolanda Haiyan survivors

DAVID BENOIT. The world-class artists join forces in a night of solidarity and jazz. Photo courtesy of All That Jazz Productions