|Illustration by Anjo Aborlada|
Manila and the National Capital Region were flooded this week due to heavy rains. Poor drainage systems and high tides combined with less care for the environment complicated the situation creating a deluge reminiscent of Typhoon Ondoy (international codenamed Ketsana) in 2009.
Please help them, help us in the Philippines.
The safest way to donate is via the Philippine National Red Cross (PNRC). By saying the safest, I mean your donations will not be used by politicians and other entities for personal gains and will directly go to the recipients without fanfare.
For details on how to donate, please follow this link: DONATE.
|Frank Lurzano captures Janela Arcos Lelis rescuing their school's flag during a flood|
that hits the town of Malinao in Albay province.
You can also find other means of how to help, especially if you are an alumni of Manila schools or if you belong to an organization, by reading the details of the activities being done by schools, universities, companies and other entities here. Please follow the link: Flood PH: How Can You Help?
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