Mar 142013

Disaster Alert

Citizens Disaster Response Center 72-A Times St., West Triangle Homes, Quezon City, Philippines Fax: (632) 929-9822Tel. No. (632) 929-9820 E-mail: Website:

Update: Number of affected families by TS Ondoy increases


The number of families affected by Tropical Storm Ondoy (international name Ketsana) increased to 89,116 families or 448,454 persons.  Ondoy battered Metro Manila and parts of Luzon after it made landfall near the boundary of Aurora and Quezon Saturday morning, September 26. Metro Manila, Bulacan, Pampanga, Batangas, Laguna and Rizal were the most affected by massive floods.


The National Disaster Coordinating Council reported that 100 people died in the National Capital Region, CAR, and Region IV-A. In the NCR, 7 people died, 3 in Muntinlupa City; 2 in NIA Road; 1 in Marikina City; and 1 in Brgy. Bato, San Juan. In Region III, 36 people died, 24 in Bulacan; and 12 in Arayat, Pampanga. In Region IV-A, 56 people died, 1 in Calaca, Batangas; 1 in Calauag, Quezon; 23 in Tanay; 1 in Theresa, 10 in Angono; 5 in Baras; 2 in Cavite; 5 in Laguna; 3 in Montalban; and 5 military personnel. In CAR, 1 died in Kabugao, Apayao. Meantime, 32 people remain missing in Kabayan, Benguet (1); Tanay, Rizal (20); Infanta, Pangasinan (9); and Arayat, Pampanga (2).

In Metro Manila, over 5,000 people from 45 barangays were evacuated after incessant rains caused heavy flooding in Manila, Marikina, Malabon, Muntinlupa, Makati, Pasay, Pasig, Valenzuela, San Juan and Quezon City. Flood water in some areas have already reached the second and third floors of buildings, forcing residents to seek refuge on the roof of their houses. A total of 50 road sections were also left impassable to vehicles due to raging flood waters, leaving several commuters stranded.


In Bulacan, 113 baranggays in Marilao, Meycuayan, San Miguel and Bocaue Sta Maria, Calumpit, Bustos and Norzagaray were heavily flooded. In Pampanga, 64 barangays in San Simon, Guagua, Masantol, Apalit, Lubao, Porac, Sto Tomas and San Fernando.


In Rizal, several barangays were flooded and 5,000 families were affected by rising floodwater. Many villages were not accessible to the rescue teams, leaving several families trapped on rooftops for hours.


Landslides occurred in Mt Province-Cagayan via Tabuk in CAR; Brgy. San Juan-Banyo, Arayat, Pampanga in Region III; Brgy. Bongalon, Sangay, Camarines Sur in Region V; Tagaytay-Taal Road, and Tagaytay-Talisay Road in Cavite; and Antipolo-Teresa Road and Sumulong Highway in Rizal.


The total cost of damage has already reached P108.9M. The damage to infrastructure has reached P108.7M; and to agriculture P212,537.


The Secretary of National Defense declared a State of National Calamity in the following areas in view of the extensive effects of Tropical Storm “Ondoy”:


–         The whole of National Capital Region (NCR)

–         CAR: Mt. Province, Ifugao and Benguet

–         Region I: Pangasinan, La Union and Ilocos Sur

–         Region II: Isabela, Quirino and Nueva Vizcaya

–         Region III: Aurora, Nueva Ecija, Zambales, Pampanga, Bulacan, Tarlac and Bataan

–         Region IV-A: Cavite, Laguna, Batangas, Rizal, Quezon

–         Region IV-B: Mindoro (Occidental and Oriental) and Marinduque

–         Region V: Catanduanes, Camarines Norte and Camarines Sur



Table 1.  Affected Population by Tropical Storm ONDOY

Region Number Affected  
Brgys Families Persons  
Region 1


75 244
NCR 67 10,921 58,161
Region III 188 47,720 229,223
Region IV-A 102 27,834 148,504
Region IV-B


720 3,600
Region V


1,191 5,957
Region IX


191 436
Region XII


320 1,600



TOTAL 384 89,116 448,454

Source: NDCC





Appeal for assistance


Right after the typhoon, CDRC and its Regional Centers immediately conducted a Damages, Needs and Capacities Assessment (DNCA) in the affected areas.


Of the total number of affected families, the most vulnerable were carefully identified, taking into account the gravity of destruction, their economic capacity to cope, their accessibility to relief services conducted by other agencies, and their willingness to help themselves. On the basis of these criteria, 25,473 families have been short-listed as the most vulnerable families from among the total affected.


Table 2. Selected Areas for Relief Delivery Operation:

Region Province/City Number of Affected  
Brgys Families
NCR Taguig City Western Bicutan 320
    Bagong Bayan 350
  Manila City Tondo Dumpsite 452
    Hapilan 400
    Parola 520
    Baseco 600
    Punta Sta Ana Brgy 905 330
    Brgy 679 Paco 355
    Brgy 836 Peter Paul Pandacan 400
    Brgy 868/867 Pandacan 700
    Dagupan Extension, Tondo 380
    Brgy 173 Gagalangin, Tondo 300
  Pasig City Maybunga 500
    Rosario 500
    Sta. Lucia 500
    Kalawaan 350
  Pandacan Dapo Ilang-ilang 325
    Banana 300
    Kahilom 250
  Caloocan Dagat-dagatan 500
    Bagong Silang Tala 700
    Brgy 35 Dagat-dagatan 500
    Brgy 14 Dagat-dagatan 500
    Brgy 28 Dagat-dagatan 350
  Malabon Panghulo/Tonsuya/Catmon 600
    East Riverside Tulyahan 250
  Valenzuela Malinta/Marulas 400
  Navotas San Roque/Daan Hari/San Jose/Tanza/Tangos/NBBS 1,000
  Marikina Tumana River 1,000
  San Juan   300
  Paranaque Sucat Creek and Lawa Side 1,785
    Brgy Buli 120
  Muntinlupa Cupang 1,600
    Alabang 200
    Putatan 1,650
    Poblacion 450
    Tunsan 1,000
    Advan 250
    Triumph 200
III Pampanga Arayat 940
IV-A Batangas Ambulong, Tanuan 48
    Aya, Talisay 51
  Laguna Malaban, Binan 507
  Rizal Sto Nino/Sta. Inez/San Andres/Daraitan/Mamuyao/Tandang Kutyo/Laiban, Tanay 1,025
    San Jose, Antipolo 118
  Quezon Anoling/Banglos/Minahan Norte/Minahan Sur/Magsikap/San Marcelino/Sablang/Maligaya/ Umiray/Lumutan, Gen. Nakar 523
IV-B Mindoro Occidental Sablayan/Rizal/San Jose 328
  Mindoro Oriental Roxas/Mansalay/Bulalacao/ Victoria/San Teodoro/Naujan/Baco 746
  Grand Total   25,473



The above-mentioned communities are among the worst affected by the typhoon and floods. Their houses were destroyed by the floods, and many of these areas are still difficult to access and therefore receive very little assistance if any. Immediate needs are food supply augmentation and other essential non-food items.


Needs include:

  • food provisions
  • water supply
  • medicines (for common colds and diarrhea)
  • clothes
  • bedding (mats, blankets, mosquito nets)
  • plastic sheet
  • kitchen utensils
  • sanitary napkins
  • construction materials (plywood, corrugated metal roof, etc)


Donations for the evacuees may be sent through the Citizens’ Disaster Response Center at 72-A Times St., West Triangle Homes, Quezon City. Concerned individuals and donors can easily reach us at (632) 929-9822 / (632) 929-9820. Donations may also be sent through the following bank accounts:


Dollar Account

Account Name:  Citizens’ Disaster Response Center Account Number:  2-63600158-3

Bank:  Metrobank, Examiner Branch

Bank Address: Corner Examiner and Quezon Avenue, West Triangle, Quezon City, Philippines

Swift Code: MBTCPHMM


Peso Account

Account Name:  Citizens’ Disaster Response Center Account Number:  3-63600741-3

Bank:  Metrobank, Examiner Branch

Bank Address: Corner Examiner and Quezon Avenue, West Triangle, Quezon City, Philippines



NDCC PAGASA Reports from:

Community Response for Enlightenment, Service and Transformation (CREST)

Alay Bayan Incorporated (ABI)

Southern Tagalog People’s Response Center (STPRC)


The date posted here is due to our website rebuild, it does not reflect the original date this article was posted. This article was originally posted in Yonip in Sept 28th 2009




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