In response to the widespread devastation of Typhoon Frank in Iloilo City, the local government has established a website to help spread information about the calamity. Dubbed as “Bangon Iloilo” (http://www.bangoniloilo.com), the website contains updates and news, stories, pictures, and other resources about Typhoon Frank and its aftermath.
Here’s a quote from the website on what “Bangon Iloilo” is about:
“Bangon Iloilo is a comprehensive program designed to help the flood victims recover in terms of housing, access to basic services such as water, health and education, and livelihood and income. The program also desires to optimize rehabilitation efforts to help victims improve their livelihood and realize incomes closer to if not above the poverty threshold level on a sustained basis.
Its goal is the economic and environmental rehabilitation of the at least 241 affected barangays in Iloilo City and Metro Iloilo local governments of Leganes, Oton, Pavia, San Miguel and Santa Barbara through livelihood activities that support the restoration of the environment.
Bangon Iloilo is a social investment promotion campaign to support the rehabilitation efforts of the Metro Iloilo local governments to be managed by the Metro Iloilo-Guimaras Economic Development Council (MIGEDC) and the Canadian Urban Institute (CUI) under its Urban Partnership Program funded by the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA).”
The Iloilo City Government has also opened a trust account to cater to individuals who want to help the victims of the Iloilo Flood by giving their donations. Here’s the bank and contact details:
Land Bank Of The Philippines
Account Name: Iloilo City Government Typhoon Frank
Account Number: 0032-1450-78
Swift Code: TLBPPHMMA XXX
Routing Number: 080350013
Metropolitan Bank & Trust Company
Iloilo Delgado Branch
Account Name: Iloilo Dinagyang Foundation, Inc. – Typhoon Frank
Account Number: 012-3-01275982-8
Swift Code: MBTCPHMM
Routing Number: 080260019
NOTE: Kindly email bangoniloilo [at] yahoo [dot] com the details of your donation, Donor’s Name and Amount, so that we may be able to document them properly.
Other relief assistance can be coordinated with Ms. Snow Chua at the city mayor’s office with telephone numbers (033) 337 0036 and 3372760.
To learn more about Typhoon Frank in Iloilo visit Iloilo Flood – Typhoon Frank Ravages Iloilo. To view pictures and videos of the Iloilo Flood visit Iloilo Flood Pictures and Videos.