The Season of Sharing is the best time to be RADICAL.

We are 43 days till Christmas day.  Yet our country Philippines are going into a very difficult disastrous events and experiencing extreme calamity like Super Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan)  and 7.2 earthquake in Bohol. We can say that this quarter has the most pressure to all Filipinos. For this year, we are called to be radically different, to affect others to be radically different as well.

Instead of trying to curry favor with everyone by buying the most expensive Christmas gifts and getting into debt, take a deep breath and say goodbye to all that pressure.

Let's give gifts that count. Give gifts that have meaning. Give gifts that are priceless simply because it's impossible to put price tags on them. Now is the right time to "Give Yourself" - your time, your energy, your attention, your best for others.

These are few tips and ways when put into action, will make us happier and can help on our little ways that make a huge difference in the long run:

  • Give someone special in your life something that you really love - a shirt, a piece of jewelry  a favorite book, CD or movie, pen, photo. It doesn't matter what it is. If it's meaningful to you, and you're meaningful to them,then whatever you give them will be meaningful too.

  • Give personal coupons / gift certificates for a movie date (expires in 6 months), carwash, back massage, ice cream sundae, take your trash out/do your chores for a week, etc.

  • Invite someone to go volunteering together. Set-up a garage sale or project for a cause. Go on medical missions, share your blessings to the victims of typhoon Yolanda. You'll be amazed at how life-changing it is. 
Here are the top things needed by the victims of calamities:
  • Water
  • Food
  • Medicines
  • Clothings
  • Sanitation & Personal Hygiene Items
If you want to share your blessings, you can send them to the following:

ABS-CBN Sagip Kapamilya Foundation – Davao
ABS-CBN Davao, Broadcast Avenue, Shrine Hills, Matina, Davao City

Abreeza Ayala Mall
JP Laurel Avenue, Davao City

Ateneo de Davao University
Roark L. Masbad
221-2411 local 8245

Department of Tourism Davao
5th Floor LandCo Corporate Center
JP Laurel Avenue, Bajada
Davao City
082-2210070, 082-2251940

Ambassador of Habitat for Humanity (Davao City)
Contact person: Bianca Garcia Dizon
Drof-off centers:
1. Tindabaw Tropical Garden Resto, FS Dizon Rd (Bacaca Road)
2. Sweet Spot Artisan Ice Cream. Davao Crocodile Park Complex, Diversion Rd

Gloryrose + Glorypeal Dy of Tabang Tacloban
27 Galaxy Street, GSIS Heights, Matina
Davao city
For cash donations, please send a message or contact at 09219205803.

Cupcakes for a Cause – Davao
Yellow Hauz
V. Mapa corner Mabini Street, Davao City
Sandy – 0905-3200265
Che- 0927-2269448
April – 0922-8585554

Cor Jesu College – Student Government
Sacred Heart Ave.Cor Jesu College, Digos City
Ardeen Roy Diamante

Impalambong, Bukidnon
Twitter – @bukidnonvoice
EMail –


ABS-CBN Sagip Kapamilya Foundation – CdeO
ABS-CBN Cagayan de Oro, Greenhills Road, Bulua, Cagayan de Oro City
Operation Tulong

SM City Cagayan de Oro
Masterson Avenue corner Gran Via St. Carmen, Cagayan de Oro City
(088) 859 2884
Alay sa Komunidad – Typhoon Yolanda

Centrio Mall CDO
Claro M. Recto Avenue, Cagayan de Oro
Drop you donations at any Centrio Mall Concierge Booths.
Cash or check donations shall be deposited to a dedicated bank account Alay sa Komunidad with BPI Account No. 0031-0684-95.
323 – 4000

One Happy Story
Capistrano – Gomez streets, ATCO building, 2nd floor, Bella Vita, Cagayan de Oro City
Tweet @mindanaoan for more details.

Xavier University
Donations will also be collected in KKP office or DC Lab, Aggie Building, 5F and the Crusader Publication.

KakaoTalk + Fleishman Hillard via WORLD VISION PHILIPPINES

Google Person Finder
For those looking for information about relatives/friends:

Typhoon Yolanda Emergency Appeal:

Philippine Red Cross
Text RED to 4143.
Donate 10,25, 50, 100, 300, 500 or 1000.

For Smart & Sun subscribers who want to donate via text, send TULONGPH to 4483
Eg.TULONGPH 100 send to 4483. You can choose from the ff denominations: P5, P10, P25, P50, P100.
You may also send donations via Smart Money & PayPal through

#buligILOILO by Iloilo Bloggers Inc
Drop Off Center: Vibe Dance Studio
Unit 204 of the Perpetual Succor Business Centre
38 San Agustin St., Iloilo City.
Bank: Bank of the Philippine Islands
Account Name: Iloilo Bloggers Inc.
Account Number: 2893-0692-86

Cebu Provincial Government
Drop-off center: Ground Floor Executive Building,
Cebu Provincial Capitol
Cebu City
Contact person: Evelyn Senajon
Contact number: 254-7198 or 254-8397

Junior Chamber International – Philippine Headquarters
14 Don A. Roces Avenue, Quezon City
JCI Metro Area 2
Contact Person: Lyn Manansala

The FILOIL Flying V Arena
Santolan Road, Brgy Corazon de Jesus, San Juan City
Contact Number: 09175796732

Ayala Malls
Glorietta, Greenbelt, Trinoma, Marquee, Terraces, Centrio, and Abreeza
ABS-CBN Foundation
Sagip Kapamilya Warehouse
#13 Examiner St. West Triangle,Quezon City

Peso Account
Bank Account No: 393- 011-4199
Bank Account Name: ABS-CBN Foundation Inc. – Sagip Kapamilya
Branch:Sct. Albano, Quezon Avenue, Quezon City
Swift Code: BNORPHMM
Dollar Account
Bank Account No: 393-008-1622
Bank Account Name: ABS-CBN Foundation Inc. – Sagip Kapamilya
Branch:Sct. Albano, Quezon Avenue, Quezon City
Swift Code: BNORPHMM
Peso Account
Bank Account No: 305-111-2775
Bank Account Name: ABS-CBN Foundation Inc. – Sagip Kapamilya
Branch:West Triangle, Quezon City
Swift Code: BOPIPHMM
Dollar Account
Bank Account No: 3054-0270-35
Bank Account Name: ABS-CBN Foundation Inc. – Sagip Kapamilya
Branch:West Triangle, Quezon City
Swift Code: BOPIPHMM
Peso Account
Bank Account No: 419-539-5000-13
Bank Account Name: ABS-CBN Foundation Inc. – Sagip Kapamilya
Branch:Timog, Quezon City
Swift Code: PNBMPHMM
Dollar Account
Account Number: 419-539-5000-21
Account Name: ABS-CBN Foundation, Inc.-Sagip Kapamilya
Branch:Timog, Quezon City
Swift Code: PNBMPHMM
Peso Account
Account Number: 636-3-636-08808-1
Account Name: ABS – CBN Foundation, Inc. – Sagip Kapamilya
Branch: Examiner Quezon Ave. Branch
Swift Code: MBTCPHMM
{For confirmation of donation, please fax (+632-411-4995) or email ( copy of transmittal/ transaction slip with complete donor’s information.}

Jollibee Foods Group
JGF coinbanks found in over 2,000 JFC stores (Jollibee, Chowking, Greenwich, Red Ribbon, Mang Inasal and Burger King) across the country.
Petron Stations
Look for the Sagip Alalay Sign
Alagang Kapatid Foundation
Drop-off place: Alagang Kapatid Foundation Warehouse
730 Quirino Highway
San Bartolome, Novaliches
Quezon City
Bangon Visayas
Ushare Union Bank
Contact person: Danny Cerence for Coordination
Contact number: 0917-630-8172
Contact person: Rowena Astillo
Contact number: 0917-630-4484
Caritas Manila
Drop-off points:
1. Caritas Office2002 Jesus St.Pandacan, Manila City
2. Radio Veritas OfficeEDSA, West AvenueQuezon City
3. All SM Malls (Accepting donations for Caritas Manila)
Contact number: 925-7931 to 40

Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD)
Account name: DSWD
Landbank of the Philippines: 3122-1011-84 (Current) and 3124-0055-81 (Savings)
Drop-off center:NAIA Chapel RoadPasay City (at the back of CAAP)
Contact person: Fe Catalina Ea, Roel Montesa
Contact number: 09186281897, 09263469927
Email: Elma Pille –

Gawad Kalinga
Account name: Gawad Kalinga Philippine
Peso Current Account: BPI EDSA Greenhills: 3101 0977 56
US$ Savings Account:BPI EDSA Greenhills: 3104 0162 34
(Swift code: BOPIPHMM)

GMA Kapuso Foundation
Operation Bayanihan
Telethon hotline number: 981-1950
Available from 7:30 AM to 10PM
Drop-off centers:
1. GMA Kapuso Foundation 2nd Floor Kapuso Center,
GMA Network Drive corner Samar Streets,Diliman, Quezon City
Contact numbers: 928-4299/ 928-9351
2. GMA Kapuso Foundation Warehouse
# 366 GMA Compound Tandang Sora Avenue
Brgy. Culiat, Quezon City
Contact number: 931-7013

Lakas Atenista Organization
Drop-off center:
Lakas Atenista Bulletin Board
Ateneo de Davao College of Law
Ateneo, Jacinto Street, Davao City

Drop-off center:Any McDo National Capital Region (NCR) branches
(McDo in partnership with Sagip Kapamilya)
Philippine Daily Inquirer
Account name: Philippine Daily Inquirer Inc. (current account)
BPI: 4951-0067-56
Metrobank: 7286-8109-30
Contact numbers: 897-8808 or 899-4426
Look for Bianca Kasilag or Connie Kalagayan

Philippine Red Cross (PRC)
PRC Peso Account:
Account name: Philippine Red Cross
Banco de Oro: 004530018647
Metrobank: 1513041631228
Philippine National Bank: 375283500034
Drop-off center:
Philippine Red Cross National Headquarters
Bonifacio Drive, Port Area
Manila 2803, Philippines
Phone Number: 527-0000

Tindog Tacloban
Drop-off points:
1. Victory Church Alabang
2. Victory Church Fort
Contact person: Raymund Romualdez
Contact number: 0917-318-4777

Get the picture?
Go against the grain; swim against the tide. Resist buying that latest gadget to impress your boss / girlfriend / father-in-law-to-be / important client and just give YOU. Be challenged to be radically different at the end of 2013 and doors to more radical change automatically open for 2014!

We can help in our own simple little ways. 


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