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Gatchalian calls for donation for Super Typhoon Yolanda victims

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A few days after Super Typhoon Yolanda barreled through Visayas, Valenzuela City Congressman Win Gatchalian has called on residents of Valenzuela City to provide donations in cash or in kind to those who were severely affected.


Gatchalian, a former mayor of Valenzuela City who served from 2004 to 2013, is encouraging Valenzuelanos to do their part in helping fellow Filipino survivors, who lost their loved ones and houses to Super Typhoon Yolanda, also known as Typhoon Haiyan.


The Valenzuela City’s first district representative to the House of Representatives is making the call for donation in coordination with the Philippine Red Cross (PRC) in Valenzuela City.


Gatchalian, one of the governors of the Philippine Red Cross, reminded those who want to help to give much needed in-kind donations like:

  • Tents and blankets
  • Medicines
  • Clothes
  • Rice
  • Ready-to-eat food
  • Bottled water
  • Toiletries


Those who wish to help may contact Marlen at (02) 916 6895 or deliver their donations at drop-off points located at Gatchalian’s district office at 332 MacArthur Highway in Malinta, Valenzuela City.


Donations may also be given to the Philippine Red Cross Valenzuela Chapter Office along Dahlia St., Villa Teresa Subdivision in Marulas, Valenzuela City. They may get in touch with Alvin or Sheila at contact numbers (02) 293 8375 or (02) 239 9914.

Those who volunteer and donate their time and help in repacking donations for Super Typhoon Yolanda victims can get in touch with the Philippine Red Cross main headquarters located at Bonifacio Drive, Port Area, P.O. Box 280, Manila 1018 with telephone number 527-0000.


One can also sign up online to volunteer at


Super Typhoon Yolanda, dubbed as the strongest typhoon to ever make landfall on Earth in 2013, has barreled through several provinces in Visayas and left behind its wake severe damage to infrastructure.


The city government of Tacloban City in Leyte estimated more than 10,000 people have perished due to the onslaught of Super Typhoon Yolanda.