Los Angeles, 08 November 2013 The Philippine Consulate General in Los Angeles wishes to inform the public that according to the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC), as of 08 November 2013 in Manila, the Typhoon Yolanda, internationally known as Haiyan has an equivalent to a category five hurricane. The storm has weakened but is still packing sustained winds from 379 km/h (235mph) down to 215km/h (134mph) near the center and gustiness of up to 250kph moving 40kph (25mph) W NW has already resulted in 3 dead and 7 injured.

A pre-emptive evacuation was done for 151,910 families/748,572 persons to 664 evacuation centers in 31 provinces, 32 cities, 181 municipalities in Regions IV-B, V, VI VII, X and CARAGA.

Typhoon Yolanda is expected to move out of the Philippines and head towards Vietnam on Saturday, 09 November 2013.

Please be informed that monetary donations may be coursed through the following:

1.     National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC)
Account Name : NDRRMC Donated Funds
Account Numbers: 0435-021927-030 (Peso Account);
0435-021927-530 (US Dollar Account);
Swift Code : DBPHPHMM Account #36002016
Address: Development Bank of the Philippines (DBP), Camp Aguinaldo Branch, PVAO Compound, Camp Aguinaldo, Quezon City, Philippines 1110
Contact Person: Ms. Rufina A. Pascual
Contact Number: (632) 421-1920;911-5061 to 65 local 116
Email :; website :


2.     Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD)
Account No.: 3124-0055-81
Bank Branch Address: Land Bank of the Philippines, Batasan, Quezon City, Philippines
Contact Person: Ms. Fe Catalina Ea
Contact No.: (632)931-8101 local 226; CP(632)918-628-1897


3.     Philippine Red Cross (PRC); Tel. (632)527-0000
Banco De Oro: (Peso) 00-453-0018647; (Dollar) 10-453-0039482;
Swift Code: BNORPHMM
Metrobank: (Peso)151-3-041631228; (Dollar)151-2-15100218-2;
Swift Code: MBTCPHMM
Philippine National Bank: (Peso) 3752 8350 0034; (Dollar) 3752 8350 0042;
Swift Code: PNBMPHMM
Unionbank of the Philippines: (Peso)1015 4000 0201; (Dollar) 1315 4000 0090;
Swift Code: UBPHPHMM

The Consulate also urges the Filipino community to follow developments on the relief and rehabilitation efforts of the government through NDRRMC official website ( and the Official Gazette of the Philippine Government