Blog Action Day for Typhoon Ondoy

Personal Experiences

As many of you already know, Metro Manila and nearby provinces have been badly hit by typhoon Ondoy (international code name: Ketsana) over the weekend. It is estimated that more than eighty percent of the metropolis was flooded during the height of the storm and several areas (Marikina, Pasig and Rizal) are still under water as I post this article. Many lives were lost and thousands are needing our help. is supporting TXTpower call for donation via paypal.

Quoting TXTpower statement:

TXTPower urges its members, supporters and friends abroad to make donations via Paypal. You may also donate via SmartMoney (5577-5144-1866-7103) or GCash 0917-9751092.  All donations coursed through TXTPower will be sent to the Philippine National Red Cross.

You may also donate directly to the Red Cross.

Thank you very much!

Update 2009.10.11
I heard yesterday from Tonyo Cruz that Paypal prohibited online donations to charitable institution coursed thru them. See details at
Now it can be told: Paypal ruined online donation drives for Ondoy victims