Citizens Disaster Response Center | CDRC

Update: TS Ondoy affects 1.8 M people


Sep 09


DSC09372The number of families affected by Tropical Storm Ondoy (international name Ketsana) has already reached 1,872,036 persons or 319,881 families. Ondoy battered Metro Manila and parts of Luzon after it made landfall near the boundary of Aurora and Quezon Saturday morning, September 26. Metro Manila, Bulacan, Pampanga, Batangas, Laguna and Rizal were the most affected by the massive floods.

The National Disaster Coordinating Council reported that 240 people died in the National Capital Region (101), CAR (3), Region III (37), and Region IV-A (99). Meantime, at least 37 people remain missing.

In Metro Manila, over 100,000 people from over 900 barangays were evacuated after incessant rains caused heavy flooding in Manila, Marikina, Malabon, Muntinlupa, Makati, Pasay, Pasig, Valenzuela, San Juan and Quezon City. Flood water in some areas have already reached the second and third floors of buildings, forcing residents to seek refuge on the roof of their houses. A total of 50 road sections were also left impassable to vehicles due to raging flood waters, leaving several commuters stranded.

In Bulacan, 113 baranggays in Marilao, Meycuayan, San Miguel and Bocaue Sta Maria, Calumpit, Bustos and Norzagaray were heavily flooded. In Pampanga, 64 barangays in San Simon, Guagua, Masantol, Apalit, Lubao, Porac, Sto Tomas and San Fernando.

In Rizal, several barangays were flooded and 5,000 families were affected by rising floodwater. Many villages were not accessible to the rescue teams, leaving several families trapped on rooftops for hours.

Landslides occurred in Mt Province-Cagayan via Tabuk in CAR; Brgy. San Juan-Banyo, Arayat, Pampanga in Region III; Brgy. Bongalon, Sangay, Camarines Sur in Region V; Tagaytay-Taal Road, and Tagaytay-Talisay Road in Cavite; and Antipolo-Teresa Road and Sumulong Highway in Rizal.

The total cost of damage has already reached P108.9M. The damage to infrastructure has reached P108.7M; and to agriculture P212,537.

The Secretary of National Defense declared a State of National Calamity in the following areas in view of the extensive effects of Tropical Storm “Ondoy”:

  • The whole of National Capital Region (NCR)
  • CAR: Mt. Province, Ifugao and Benguet
  • Region I: Pangasinan, La Union and Ilocos Sur
  • Region II: Isabela, Quirino and Nueva Vizcaya
  • Region III: Aurora, Nueva Ecija, Zambales, Pampanga, Bulacan, Tarlac and Bataan
  • Region IV-A: Cavite, Laguna, Batangas, Rizal, Quezon
  • Region IV-B: Mindoro (Occidental and Oriental) and Marinduque
  • Region V: Catanduanes, Camarines Norte and Camarines Sur

Table 1.  Affected Population by Tropical Storm ONDOY

Region Number Affected
Brgys Families Persons
NCR 171 42,666 176,894
Region I 6 84 253
Region II 2 140 700
Region III 157 38,287 185,993
Region IV-A 569 235,769 1,493,772
Region IV-B 4 720 3,600
Region V 3 1,191 5,957
Region IX 15 541 2,186
Region XII 10 479 2,395
CAR 2 4 29
TOTAL 939 319,881 1,872,036

Source: NDCC

Appeal for assistance

Right after the typhoon, CDRC and its Regional Centers immediately conducted a Damages, Needs and Capacities Assessment (DNCA) in the affected areas.

Of the total number of affected families, the most vulnerable were carefully identified, taking into account the gravity of destruction, their economic capacity to cope, their accessibility to relief services conducted by other agencies, and their willingness to help themselves. On the basis of these criteria, 25,473 families have been short-listed as the most vulnerable families from among the total affected.

Table 2. Selected Areas for Relief Delivery Operation:

Region Province/City Number of Affected
Brgys Families
NCR Taguig City Western Bicutan 320
Bagong Bayan 350
Manila City Tondo Dumpsite 452
Hapilan 400
Parola 520
Baseco 600
Punta Sta Ana Brgy 905 330
Brgy 679 Paco 355
Brgy 836 Peter Paul Pandacan 400
Brgy 868/867 Pandacan 700
Dagupan Extension, Tondo 380
Brgy 173 Gagalangin, Tondo 300
Pasig City Maybunga 500
Rosario 500
Sta. Lucia 500
Kalawaan 350
Pandacan Dapo Ilang-ilang 325
Banana 300
Kahilom 250
Caloocan Dagat-dagatan 500
Bagong Silang Tala 700
Brgy 35 Dagat-dagatan 500
Brgy 14 Dagat-dagatan 500
Brgy 28 Dagat-dagatan 350
Malabon Panghulo/Tonsuya/Catmon 600
East Riverside Tulyahan 250
Valenzuela Malinta/Marulas 400
Navotas San Roque/Daan Hari/San Jose/Tanza/Tangos/NBBS 1,000
Marikina Tumana River 1,000
San Juan 300
Paranaque Sucat Creek and Lawa Side 1,785
Brgy Buli 120
Muntinlupa Cupang 1,600
Alabang 200
Putatan 1,650
Poblacion 450
Tunsan 1,000
Advan 250
Triumph 200
III Pampanga Arayat 940
IV-A Batangas Ambulong, Tanuan 48
Aya, Talisay 51
Laguna Malaban, Binan 507
Rizal Sto Nino/Sta. Inez/San Andres/Daraitan/Mamuyao/Tandang Kutyo/Laiban, Tanay 1,025
San Jose, Antipolo 118
Quezon Anoling/Banglos/Minahan Norte/Minahan Sur/Magsikap/San Marcelino/Sablang/Maligaya/ Umiray/Lumutan, Gen. Nakar 523
IV-B Mindoro Occidental Sablayan/Rizal/San Jose 328
Mindoro Oriental Roxas/Mansalay/Bulalacao/ Victoria/San Teodoro/Naujan/Baco 746
Grand Total 25,473

The above-mentioned communities are among the worst affected by the typhoon and floods. Their houses were destroyed by the floods, and many of these areas are still difficult to access and therefore receive very little assistance if any. Immediate needs are food supply augmentation and other essential non-food items.

Needs include:

  • food provisions
  • water supply
  • medicines (for common colds and diarrhea)
  • clothes
  • bedding (mats, blankets, mosquito nets)
  • plastic sheet
  • kitchen utensils
  • sanitary napkins
  • construction materials (plywood, corrugated metal roof, etc)

Donations for the evacuees may be sent through the Citizens’ Disaster Response Center at 72-A Times St., West Triangle Homes, Quezon City. Concerned individuals and donors can easily reach us at (632) 929-9822 / (632) 929-9820. Donations may also be sent through the following bank accounts:

Dollar Account

Account Name:  Citizens’ Disaster Response Center
Account Number:  2-63600158-3

Bank:  Metrobank, Examiner Branch

Bank Address: Corner Examiner and Quezon Avenue, West Triangle, Quezon City, Philippines

Swift Code: MBTCPHMM

Peso Account

Account Name:  Citizens’ Disaster Response Center
Account Number:  3-63600741-3

Bank:  Metrobank, Examiner Branch

Bank Address: Corner Examiner and Quezon Avenue, West Triangle, Quezon City, Philippines


Reports from:

Community Response for Enlightenment, Service and Transformation (CREST)

Alay Bayan Incorporated (ABI)

Southern Tagalog People’s Response Center (STPRC)