Financial Aid for Typhoon Victims Still Pouring In

Two months has passed after deadly tropical cyclone Sendong struck Cagayan de Oro City, and yet, financial aid and relief goods of local government units (LGUs) from various parts of the Philippines still keep pouring in with love.

Biñan City Mayor Marlyn ‘Len-len’ Alonte-Naguiat visits VYE

Lately, Toledo City Government of Cebu donated P 500,000.00 in check, personally handed by its Mayor Aurelio P. Espinosa to City Mayor Vicente “Dongkoy” Y. Emano . Manila Mayor Fred Lim also donated P1 million and Speaker Sonny Belmonte gave P500,000. Masbate Governor Rizalina L. Seachon Lanete sent her representatives to handover P 250,000 donations from their province. From the City of Biñan, its City Mayor Marlyn ‘Len-len’ Alonte-Naguiat came together with her team and also donated P266,632.00.

The League of Provinces of the Philippines and Governor Orlando A. Fua Jr. of Siquijor even donated some P125,000.00 and P500,000 in checks, respectively. Total financial aid received by the City Government have now reached P P68,409,317.82.

Pasig shares disaster management idea

Another LGU came up with a different, but smart, way to help CDO. Pasig City Team led by Pasig DILG chief Jay E. Timbreza and Pasig Liga President Ferdinand A. Avis also visited the city last February 16,2012. Their team introduced and discussed with Mayor Emano Pasig’s existing Disaster Risk Reduction and Management System (DRRM) – a DRRM action plan adopted shortly after their city was hit by typhoon Ondoy. Accordingly, they have now remained assured and disaster-resilient especially when it comes to flooding.


The Philippine archipelago locates in the Pacific Ring of Fire and is situated along a Typhoon Belt. Due to its geographical set-up, natural hazards abound in the archipelago- tropical cyclones, floods, earthquakes, volcanic eruptions among others. Flooding and tropical cyclones are the ones most prevalent. An average of 20 cyclones visit our country every year. Like many other places in our archipelago, the City of Golden Friendship is also prone to natural hazards. Its citizens’ experience of the devastation of Sendong attests to this.

Yet, despite this great threat from nature, every LGU must, all the more, rise up to the challenge and muster its responsibility to build adaptive and resilient communities especially in the face of global climate change.

A real challenge that the CDO City Government, its people, local and foreign partners involved in the comprehensive rehabilitation work for Sendong survivors had stood up to.


For more than two months now, the city government, through the leadership of City Mayor “Dongkoy” Y. Emano, together with its donor partners, have focused its efforts in the completion of building permanent houses in the city’s relocation sites. A target of 1,000 concrete houses is to be completed by April 2012.

All financial aids from partner LGUs have contributed and made possible the rise of adaptive, disaster resilient new communities for Sendong survivors.


P65M+ and Counting

Despite the constant mud-slinging and character assassination by the opposition, donations and relief goods still keep pouring into the city through the office of City Mayor Vicente “Dongkoy” Y. Emano.

mayor emano“Even 2 months after the city’s ordeal with Sendong, I’m surprised that there are still many kind souls who offered their assistance and donations to us,” the mayor gratefully said.

“In fact, just recently, through Congressman Bambi Emano, Manila Mayor Fred Lim gave a P1M donation, and Speaker Sonny Belmonte P500T,” the mayor further revealed.

As of late, the record shows a total of P65,590,685.85 that the city received from donations which will all go to the implementation of the city government’s housing project – the construction of 1,000 houses in the Calaanan Relocation Site.

Source: CIO Press Release

Of Donations and Transparency


“Aside from the large tarpaulins displayed in front of the City Hall premises, City Hall welcomes everyone who wishes to check the records regarding donations, financial aids, relief goods, and whatever other paraphernalia received by the city government from all generous parties,” Mayor Vicente “Dongkoy” Y. Emano straightforwardly stated.

The Mayor also warned everyone to be alert especially around people who would try to extract P500 from anyone and promising a ‘house and lot’ in return.

“All the houses that are currently being built (in the relocation areas) and those yet to be constructed are all free, and definitely not for sale,” the Mayor informed.

Source: CIO Press Release

Generous and Helping Hands 3

Previous post: Generous and Helping Hands 2. These donations hugely help toward the implementation of the priority project of building permanent houses for the typhoon Sendong-affected families.


Close to P2M from Up North

Representatives from Quezon Province pose with City Mayor Vicente ‘Dongkoy’ Y. Emano during their visit to the Mayor’s Office where they turned over close to P2M donations coming from Quezon Province & its component Municipalities, to help CdeO’s Sendong housing projects. From left are, Provincial Assessor Atty. Melojean Puache, Provincial Chief of DSWDO Sonia S. Leyson, Mayor Emano, Quezon PDRRM Officer Dr. Henry M. Buzar, and Provincial Treasurer Rosario Marilou M. Uy.


Mr & Ms Romulo @ the Mayor’s Office

Congressman Roman Romulo (right) and Valenzuela Councilor Shalani Soledad (left) posed for a picture with City Mayor Vicente ‘Donkoy’ Y. Emano after handing their P50T donation for the city’s housing project for Sendong survivors. The couple was also here last December 26, 2011 and had also visited the Mayor before they distributed relief goods at the evacuation centers in the city.


MBBC Distributes Relief Goods

City Mayor Vicente “Dongkoy” Y. Emano and Former Congressman Pastor Benny Abante shares an animated conversation during the courtesy call made by the latter at the Mayor’s Office. Cong. Abante and his team, composed of members of the Metropolitan Bible Baptist Church, distributed relief goods in the evacuation centers prior to this visit.


Province of Masbate Sends Aid

Masbate Governor Hon. Rizalina L. Seachon-Lanete (not in picture) sent her representatives bearing P250,000.00 as their contribution to the City Government’s priority housing project for the victims of the typhoon Sendong.


Cong. Mitos Magsaysay Visits CdeO

Siquijor Governor Orlando A. Fua, Jr. (not in picture) sent P500,000.00 through Zambales Representative Congresswoman Milagros ‘Mitos’ Magsaysay (left), to help expedite City Mayor Vicente ‘Dongkoy’ Y. Emano’s priority housing project for the victims of typhoon Sendong .


From the City of Biñan

Biñan City Mayor Marlyn ‘Len-len’ Alonte-Naguiat (3rd from left), together with her team posed with City Mayor Vicente “Dongkoy” Y. Emano for a picture after handing over their donation consisting of a total of P266,632.00 (in cash/cheques) and relief goods.


Relief Goods From Biñan

Mayor Vicente “Dongkoy” Y. Emano thanks Biñan City Mayor Marlyn ‘Len-len’ Alonte-Naguiat as he receives the relief goods that the Biñan team brought with them for the victims of the typhoon Sendong. They also handed over a total of P266,632.00 (in cash/cheques) for the priority housing project of the city.


League of the Provinces of the Philippines

A representative hands over to City Mayor Vicente “Dongkoy” Y. Emano a couple of cheques totaling P125,000.00, one coming from the League of the Provinces of the Philippines and another from the Province of Abra. These donations work to speed up the construction of more houses for the calamity-affected families.


From Lebak, Sultan Kudarat

Representatives from the Municipality of Lebak, Sultan Kudarat, led by MSWDO Mrs. Corazon Pelobillo (2nd from right) and G39 CEO Eng’r. Gilbert Besana (3rd from right), came to Cagayan de Oro to hand in their donation in the form of a P100,000.00 cheque for the City Government’s priority housing project and a truck load of relief goods.


Help CDO – Cong. JV Ejercito & JCI

Congressman JV Ejercito hands in a huge cheque worth P1 Million pesos as he and a team of representatives from the San Juan Jaycees visited the city during their Help CDO & Iligan campaign.


Help CDO – Cong. JV Ejercito & JCI

Congressman JV Ejercito (6th from left), together with some members of the San Juan JCI, pose with City Mayor Vicente “Dongkoy” Y. Emano after donating a P1M cheque as they implemented their ‘Help CDO & Iligan’ campaign.


From M. Pacquiao

Mr. and Mrs. Mario Pacquiao, who said they’re not related to Manny, dropped by the Mayor’s Office to hand in P18,000.00 as their contribution to the city government’s effort at providing permanent homes for the Sendong-affected families.


Malapatan, Saranggani Province Cares

Malapatan Mayor Alfonso M. Singcoy, Sr. (not in picture) sent a P100,000.00 cheque to help Cagayan de Oro Mayor Vicente “Dongkoy” Y. Emano expedite his housing projects for the Sendong-affected families, delivered personally by his executive assistant (and also the congressional liaison officer of Cong. Manny Pacquiao) Kingchopazar L. Belimac (seated right) and his Municipal Administrator Israel C. Singcoy (standing, left). Former Bugo Captain Roger Potane (standing, center) helped facilitate the Malapatan team’s visit with the mayor.



Donations from other local government units nationwide continue to pour in as Bohol Governor Edgardo M. Chatto and party handed over a P620,000 check to Mayor Dongkoy Emano, Feb. 07, 2012. The mayor earlier announced that donations will be used for the construction of 1,000 housing units in Calaanan Relocation Site.


From the Rice Granary of the Province of Cotabato

The mayor of Kabacan, North Cotabato, George B. Tan, (seated left), together with his staff and team strike a pose with City Mayor Vicente “Dongkoy” Y. Emano after handing in a total of P128,000.00 to aid the City Government in its housing project for the calamity-affected families.


More Aid For Housing Projects

City Mayor Vicente “Dongkoy” Y. Emano acknowledges and receives a cheque worth P450,000.00 sent by DOTC Secretary Manuel “Mar” Roxas II and hand carried by Capitol University President Atty. Casimiro Juarez and a representative. As with most monetary donations received by the city government, this will go a long way towards expediting the city government’s priority project – the building of more permanent houses primarily for those rendered homeless by the typhoon Sendong.


Ipil, Zambo Sibugay Shares

A representative from Ipil, Zamboanga Sibugay delivers cheques worth P100,000.00 from the local government of Ipil and P6,627.00 from an Ipil private company for the Sendong operations. They also handed over various relief goods to the regional office of the DSWD.


Tagum City Gives

A representative from the City Government of Tagum turns over to City Mayor Vicente “Dongkoy” Y. Emano a cheque worth P250,000.00 for the rehabilitation of Sendong affected families.


LCP/Pampanga Chief

No less than the President of the League of Cities of the Philippines, who is also the concurrent Mayor of San Fernando, Pampanga, Hon. Oscar Rodriguez, together with his Vice Mayor Hon. Edwin D. Santiago (in white polo) and other city officials, came to call on City Mayor Vicente “Dongkoy” Y. Emano and handed P1,156,000.00 and various relief goods to help in the Sendong rehabilitation.


Ormoc City Gives Aid

City Mayor Vicente “Dongkoy” Y. Emano receives from Ormoc City Chief Legal Counsel Atty. Augustine M. Vestil, Jr. a cheque worth P500,000.00 sent by the City Government of Ormoc City as their contribution towards the quick rehabilitation of the typhoon Sendong victims.


Batangas: Back for More

Representatives from the City of Batangas CSWD Officer Mila M. Española and City Engineer Adela B. Hernandez again called on City Mayor Vicente “Dongkoy” Y. Emano to deliver another cheque worth P26,800.00 this time coming from the Employees of Batangas City. Earlier, they have handed in P500,000.00 from the City Government of Batangas.

Where do all these donations go?

Generous and Helping Hands 2

Help continues to come. See Generous and Helping Hands 1.



More than a month after the devastating typhoon ‘Sendong’ struck the city, cash donations from local government units are still pouring in. Photo shows Mayor Dongkoy Emano accepting the P3.0 million check from Cebu City Mayor Michael ‘Mike’ Rama when he paid a courtesy call on January 19, 2012.



Mayor Vicente “Dongkoy” Y. Emano poses with PLDT representatives who came in with a truck load of much needed water for the flood victims.



Mayor Vicente “Dongkoy” Y. Emano and Senator Teofisto Guingona III helps distribute food and other goods to city folks billeted in an evacuation center.



Mayor Vicente “Dongkoy” Y. Emano thanks Senator Teofisto Guingona III as he receives the One Million pesos (P 1,000,000.00) cheque which the Senator donated as aid for the flood victims.



Mayor Vicente “Dongkoy” Y. Emano, Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte (middle), and Vice Mayor Rodrigo Duterte (left) stands before the trucks containing various goods the Dutertes brought from Davao, including One Million pesos (P1,000,000.00) cash, intended for the flood victims of Cagayan de Oro City.



Mayor Richard Tiu of Alicia, Zamboanga Sibugay, together with his son RJ, pays a courtesy call to Mayor Vicente “Dongkoy” Y. Emano, Dec. 28, as he handed over P65,000.00 in cash aid to ‘Sendong’ victims.

These donations hugely help toward the implementation of the priority project of building permanent houses for the typhoon Sendong-affected families.

Pictures of Some Generous and Helping Hands

A lot of generous organizations and individuals have come forward to give assistance to the city after the typhoon Sendong. We were fortunate to sometimes be present during their visit and so were able to take pictures. There are times however when we could not be there to witness them and thus missed the opportunity to shoot pictures.

Below are some pictures of generous and helping hands who took the time to deliver their assistance to the City themselves.



City Mayor Vicente “Dongkoy” Y. Emano thanks Alfonso Tagliaferri, the deputy head of mission of the Embassy of Italy, for bringing assistance to the city in the form of 40 tons of relief goods. DSWD Region X Director Araceli F. Solamillo (left) oversees the distribution of these relief goods.



Bayugan City, Agusan del Sur Mayor Kim Lope A. Asis (right) chats with the mayor after handing in to Mayor Vicente “Dongkoy” Y. Emano a P500,000.00 check to help the city’s Sendong typhoon affected families.



TV host Willie Revillame took the time to make a courtesy call to Mayor Vicente “Dongkoy” Y. Emano to hand-in a 2M cheque donation to help the flood affected families in the city last December 30, 2011.



Members of the Philippines Chinese Chamber of Commerce & Industry – Davao Chapter pose with City Mayor Vicente “Dongkoy” Y. Emano after delivering relief goods for the Sendong affected city folks.



The Municipality of Kapalong, Davao del Norte sent their team, lead by Ma. Rosario Dulay, Secretary to the Mayor (front right), and Martina P. Galleno, Municipal Social Welfare Officer (front left), to deliver relief goods for Sendong victims.



Representatives from the Philip Morris Fortune Tobacco Corporation, Inc. hands over to Mayor Vicente “Dongkoy” Y. Emano a ceremonial cheque worth P300T for the Sendong affected city folks.



A team from Southern Leyte headed by Governor Damian G. Mercado himself visited City Mayor Vicente “Dongkoy” Y. Emano last December 30, 2011, and handed over a cheque worth P500T as aid to the Sendong victims. The Governor also went around the city and checked out the areas that were affected by the flood.



Business tycoon Lucio Tan dropped by the office of City Mayor Vicente “Dongkoy” Y. Emano and pledged to build 600 houses for the city folks who were rendered homeless by the typhoon Sendong. The houses which are to be patterned after the standard designs suggested earlier by the Filipino Chinese Community (who also pledged to build 300 houses) are to be built on the 9-hectare relocation site in Barangay Canitoan.


From Heidelberg City

Former Councilor Harald Geider of Heidelberg City, Germany and family dropped by the mayor’s office and talked to Hon. Vicente “Dongkoy” Y. Emano as they gave relief goods to help Typhoon Sendong victims.
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Mandaue City Mayor Jonas Cortes himself handed to Mayor Vicente “Dongkoy“ Y. Emano a cheque worth P1.5M (from LGU-Mandaue City) and P19,519.75 cash (from the Mandaue City Hall employees) for the Sendong victims.


From Tigbauan, Iloilo

A young mayor from Tigbauan, Iloilo, Hon. James Torres, hands over a cheque worth P100t to Hon. Vicente “Dongkoy” Y. Emano as thier contribution in helping CDO folks in rebuilding lives again after the typhoon.


From the Province of Cebu

The Governor of Cebu Province Gwendolyn Garcia, together with her town Mayors: Dumanjug Mayor Nelson Garcia, Medellin Mayor Ricky Ramirez, Sogod Mayor Lissa, Marie Durano, Boljoon Mayor Teresita Celis, San Francisco Vice Mayor Al Arquillano, and Tabuelan Mayor Rex Gerona called on City Mayor Vicente “Dongkoy” Y. Emano and handed their cheques totalling 1.5M.


International Organization for Migration

International Organization for Migration (IOM) led by European Union Ambassador Guy Ledoux (left) paid a courtesy visit to Mayor Vicente “Dongkoy” Y. Emano as the international community poured in humanitarian aid.



The Provincial Government of Sultan Kudarat sent a Mobile Hospital and a medical team consisting of doctors, nurses, and volunteers headed by Dr. Archangel Lampria (inset) to help address the Sendong typhoon victims’ medical concerns.


City Mayor Vicente “Dongkoy” Y. Emano poses with the representatives from Isulan, Sultan Kudarat sent by Isulan Mayor Diosdado G. Pallasigue (not in photo) who called by phone to chat with Mayor Emano, as his team delivered relief goods and cash assistance for the city.

These donations hugely help toward the implementation of the priority project of building permanent houses for the typhoon Sendong-affected families.

Check this page often as we will be adding more pictures of donors here…