Press Releases


November 2013


On November 8, Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan), a Category 5/Signal #4 typhoon, made six landfalls in the Philippines over most of the Visayas region and parts of southern Luzon and Mindanao. In its aftermath, the Ayala group mobilized people and resources to reach out to affected communities.


As of 3AM, November 11, Globe has restored 50% of its communication services in the Visayas
To serve the communication needs of residents, Globe sent a mobile cell site to Tacloban on Sunday in coordination with the Philippine Navy. It also put up Libreng Tawag booths in the severely battered areas of Iloilo, Antique and Romblon and has opened its manned cell sites in Southern Leyte, Bohol, and Antique. Twenty four Libreng Charging stations have been set up in areas with no commercial power in Southern Leyte and Bohol. For the list of locations, visit
Manila Water’s Mobile Treatment Plant is ready for deployment to provide clean and potable water to residents of affected areas in the Visayas. In the meantime, Baso Water (potable water in sealed plastic cups) will be produced and distributed.
Ayala Aviation’s plane and choppers fly daily from Manila/Cebu to support the Ayala group’s relief efforts in Leyte.
AFI Visayas office is coordinating with partners on the ground for distribution of donations.
Globe is undertaking its first wave of relief operations today in these areas: Iloilo, Roxas, Antique in Panay Island; Malapascua and Bantayan in Northern Cebu; and Ormoc, Leyte.

Donate cash through these channels:

Ayala Foundation Laging Handa | Go to
Globe GCash | Dial *143# and select GCash, enter your MPIN and select Red Cross
BPI eDonations | Log on to, choose Payments & Reloading>eDonations

Donate in kind and bring the items to:
Tower One and Exchange Plaza – Ground floor, Room E2
Ayala Malls – Concierge

The DSWD National Resource Operation Center is open 24/7 for relief goods repacking at Chapel Road, Pasay City (near Airport Terminal 2). Contact 851-2681 or 852-8081 for scheduling.

Need updates or help? Use these hashtags on Facebook or Twitter: #YolandaPH #ReliefPH #RescuePH

With initial reports from Ayala, Globe, Manila Water, and Ayala Foundation