Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Location breakdown for volunteers and donations

I'm just reposting this from Bianca's blog.. she actually collated all these info from twitter..galing noh?



- go to ateneo de manila university, katipunan avenue, and proceed to the college covered courts to volunteer. shifts are in three hour cycles. you can go as early as 6AM but it goes on the whole day.

- please bring packed/cooked food to 12 Denmark, Loyola Grand Villas, QC, and help @patriciahizon whose group was the only one helping the victims in tumana today.

- TULONG BAYAN, to volunteer, just go to Balay Expo Center in Cubao, Edsa cor McArthur, 8AM onwards. contact (02) 9137122 and look for Mary, May or Cam

- donations accepted in MIRIAM COLLEGE insa office.

- donations also accepted in UP DILIMAN student council office at vinzons hall.

- for the GMA Kapuso Foundation, you can drop your donations at Samar St. cor GMA Network drive, QC. Behind GMA complex. Beside Malayan Bank. Tel # 9284299, 9289351, 9827777.

- for those who want to volunteer for sagip kapamilya: call 4132667/4160387, or go to #13 examiner st., west triangle, QC

- the other address for sagip kapamilya is sct. bayoran corner tomas morato. look for Girlie Aragon or Jet at 0916-7227806 or 0929-5348176

- this is the REAL SAGIP KAPAMILYA ACCOUNT for your donations: banco de oro #56 300 20111 under abs-cbn foundation. to all those spreading fake accounts, please naman..


- DLSU along taft avenue will be accepting any and all kinds of donations starting 830AM.

- csb alumni also accepting donations at 9/f dls-csb school of design and arts building, along pablo ocampo street, vito cruz.

- UST is also accepting your donations, proceed to the Tan Yan Kee Student Center.

- donations can be dropped off at victory church in malate, call 5221212 or visit the victory website.


- MEGATENT, Meralco Ave, Ortigas beside Renaissance: need more volunteers and donations! Very big space! Open 24 hrs til Friday!

- according to @margaga, poveda school (beside galleria) opens 9AM tomorrow and is open to all volunteers and any kind of donations.

- according to @angel21kawaii, CFC Center in Ortigas is receiving donations in cash or in kind. Call (02)7270682-87 or 09195359036.

- donations can be dropped off at victory church in ortigas, contact 6311212 or visit the victory website.


- GAWAD KALINGA is accepting volunteers and donations, base is RFM gym in pioneer. Contact Raul Dizon 09178888109 and Felice Caringal 09178888304. for other GK sites you can help out, check out this blog.


- White Space in Pasong Tamo ext. / Chino Roces is in need of volunteers to pack goods

- you can drop of your donations at Assumption College, San Lorenzo Village, Makati

- you can drop off your donations at the following stores in rockwell powerplant mall: aranaz, luca, greyone social.

TAGUIG or FORT area:

- donations can be dropped off at victory church in the fort, you can call 8171212 or visit the victory website.

- you can drop off your donations in embassy superclub in the fort.


- @elizabacud shares that Manila Doctors College will also be accepting donations. Bring anything that can help at Speech Lab., Macapagal Blvd, PasayCity


- La Salle Greenhills, Xavier School, and ICA (right beside Xavier) are also accepting donations. Xavier will be accepting goods till 12midnight.


- Help needed in Fairview and Novaliches. Please send clothes, food, water, meds & blankets to the Divine Savior Parish in North Fairview.

SOUTH (alabang, las pinas, paranaque):

- drop donations or volunteer at DE LA SALLE ZOBEL. Contact Ms. Angie Brazan at the Social Action Office 0917-8597602

- you can drop donations at the ATC concierge, call 8422782 or 7721860

- san beda alabang in alabang hills village is also accepting donations

- you can help pack donations 10AM at st. james church, ayala alabang village

- you may volunteer at Red Cross Alabang - ATC along Zapote Road fronting National Bookstore call 8097131 for info

- CFC center in Las Pinas City is accepting donations. it is near Verdant and in front of the construction of SM Center Las Pinas. Contact 09174493154 / 8460809

- There are two new drop-off points for relief goods. Recipients will be various areas, including flooded ParaƱaque & Muntinlupa areas. You can get in touch with Jeff Tagle (09178875824) and Katrina Villareal (09175298332) respectively for details.


- donations can be dropped off at the ABSCBN Baguio Office

- donations are also accepted at the Baguio Convention Center Executive Room from 10am til 4pm starting tomorrow til Friday. Volunteers are urged to come.

- Organizing a soup kitchen. Baguio donating vegetables to arrive via Victory Liner. Contact Dave at 09178396179.


- RedCross bulacan accepts donations. It is located in Malolos Bulacan, near bulacan capitol :)


- send your donations to the kkp office in xavier university, ATENEO DE CAGAYAN.


- DLSU-Dasmarinas is also accepting donations, pls proceed to the 2nd floor of SBC Building


- DE LA SALLE LIPA is now accepting your donations, drop off point is at the college lobby.


- details on how you can donate are on noelle's blog or the living for a cause blog.


- People here in Dumaguete or in Negros Oriental can send their donations to Silliman University. contact @princessngaako on twitter for more details.


- For your donations, drop off center is at the Coliseum in the University of St. La Salle. 435-3857

- CAFE BREIZH wil be a drop off center for donations. text 09193651101 for details.


- ATENEO DE DAVAO is accepting in kind donations for ondoy. drop off at the samahan office in jacinto campus.

- BANTAY BATA 163 davao located at matina,davao city is also a drop off point for any in-kind donations.


- ATENEO DE ZAMBOANGA is accepting donations. You may bring them to the SACSI office. Look for Alma Curesma, 991-0871, loc 2224 or 2225.

for PETS in need of aid:

- @kimmydeleon is announcing that PARC is open for animals. Click this site for info of PAWS for helping from the flood. for the official website of paws, click here

for those in SINGAPORE:

- dropoff for relief goods is @ airfreight lucky plaza #03-09. can call 62351011, they are open up to 7pm.

- pinoys are mobilizing and gathering donations, visit this forum for more details.

for those in SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA:

- you can deliver relief goods to 303/5 Stromboli Strait, Homebush Bay 2127. you can also contact through twitter at @allorange if you want to arrange for a pick up in the city

for those in CANADA:

- TORONTO - pinoys are spearheading efforts to help, visit this website for details.

- WINNIPEG - the Philippine Community Centre of Manitoba here in Winnipeg Canada started to raise money for the victims today

for those based in BELGIUM:

- from @SayChiz, they can contact Shiera Catalan at +32485328811 if they want to donate goods for typhoon relief

for anyone in the UNITED STATES:

- you can call the ABS-CBN US Helpline at 1-800-5272820 to know how you can help

- also, you can donate through the kapuso foundation site.

- with your credit card, donate via the the abs-cbn foundation.

- for those in california, Island Pacific Supermarket is gathering donations to be shipped to the Philippines

- SAN FRANCISCO - 5750 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94112 For details call 510-750-3036, 209-3499576, 415-239-9576

- LOS ANGELES - Manila Forwarder Headquarters 4249 Eagle Rock Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90065 1.800.210.1019323. 478.1599

- NEW YORK - NYC Disaster Relief drop off center @ Pandayan Center 406 W40th St. Between 9th and 10th Aves. NY, NY 10018 or 212.564.6057.

- NEW JERSEY - NJ drop off Sinugba Cafe or Casa Victoria or (201)621-3156 -Yves Nibungco

for those in the UK:

- you can donate through OXFAM on their official website.

for anyone else ABROAD who wants to help:

- you can donate through the paypal account link on this site.

- the official website of the PHILIPPINE RED CROSS has a complete listing of how you can donate to them.

- the ayala foundation is also accepting your donations through their website.

- you can donate through the kapuso foundation site.

- you can use your credit card to donate via the the abs-cbn foundation.

- donate rice through the UN's World Food Programme through their official website.


NEED TO SEND YOUR DONATIONS? Mail & More, FedEx & Air21 outlets are now accepting donations. For locations please call 8794789 or log to their official website.

PAL IS OFFERING FREE AIRLIFT FOR DONATIONS. for details, click on the pal website.


marikina - 09209389914
qc - 09216555262
pasig - 09189356318
cainta - 09175606241.

DATABASE OF ONDOY VICTIMS AND EVACUATION CENTERS: click on the ateneotaskforceondoy website.

FOR CAR TOWING NEEDS: HONDA and NISSAN offer free towing! call 09228504452, 09224452242, and 09228997959.

DONATIONS ON WHEELS!! if you have donations to give but no means to transport, contact 09189791229, 09177974098, 09326991794. don't worry guys, this is not a scam! its by friends of @jiggycruz!

WANT TO OFFER YOUR MEDICAL SERVICES? please submit your name and contact details to Dr. V. Gisbert 0917-8922807 and Dr. J. Sinon at 0917-5261345

let's all help in any which way that we can! no matter how big or small... let's all help out our fellow Filipinos!!




My friend, Divine Lee, has been heading some relief operations on her own for the victims of Typhoon Ondoy... I'm so proud to have a friend like her. right when the floods were happening, she was planning out how to help out with the aftermath already.

read one of her entries below and be inspired...

Our magical Payatas adventure

"Yesterday (September 27, 2009), we helped at the relief center and were able to pack 4 truckloads of goods. But today, we wanted to be on the front lines.

Our day started with a lot of tweets, calls, and texts. We gathered all the goods from among ourselves and from those that donated to LUCA branches. The tweets, retweets, facebook status updates really helped! I was so shocked to see the number of relief goods dropped off at our branches! Our shop was overflowing!

We were coordinating with Angel Locsin who set up a relief drive 2 buildings away from our GA SKY SUITES showroom. We all planned to go to Payatas for distribution. I wanted to go to Marikina today but after seeing Angel's text, I decided Payatas it is! She truly is an Angel!

Angels' text about payatas "....Kawawa yung mga biktima dito na never nakatikim nang maginhawang buhay. Wala silang 2nd floor na matungtungan. Estimated 50 ang patay, pero hindi sila mabibigyan nang pansin"

So we were able to gather the goods at the showroom by 12:30. Some of our friends were already there when we arrived. People from GA (Florence, Theresa, Merla, Mj, Chubby,Rocky, Vanessa and Donny) were in full force; designers such as Martin Bautista and Veejay Floresca, Ino Caluza were there; Stylist Shahani Gania and Pam Quinones; Embassy DJ Mars Miranda; Supreme/LUCA director David Milan; Our Doctor Khaz; Architects Ric Matic, Yong Lansigan, Jay Lumbuan; Saga peeps Mia and Elmer; and sugar artist Olive Chan. Whew... what a list!!

So here comes the magical part. Since we all finished packing quite late, Angel's group went ahead. We were able to fill 4 SUVS with relief goods. And i mean PACKED: just the driver, the goods, and no passengers. We made our way to Payatas but since we were such a long convoy of some 7 cars, we lost some of the others along the way. Anyways, while we were trying to look for Angel's location, the way going there showed us the devastation that Typhoon Ondoy wrought. You could already see how so many people's houses were destroyed, and how everything was just so muddy. Even the people walking had mud all over them. The roads were tiny and we got lost trying to maneuver from one point to the next. We ended up at one of the basketball courts that had already been converted into a relief center. I went down to check if we could distribute any goods or if we had finally found where Angel and the rest were. They weren't there. All that i saw was the basketball court divided into 2 sides: left side were for those that had lost their homes, and right side were for those that had lost their lives. There were dead bodies right in front of me. I decided that I wanted to help but i wouldn't have been able to stop the tears flowing from my eyes had we continued.

With nowhere to go, i just told my group to go straight but the roads started to get narrower until we couldn't pass anymore. So we saw an open area: a gate with a ramp that led upwards. We decided we we could enter the gate and make our u-turn. Upon entering the gate, we realized it was a small compound of houses. Then, off to our right, we saw a few people unloading some boxes. I went down to ask if they were Angel's group but they said no. Then i asked if they were distributing goods. They said yes but they had just run out of food.... SERENDIPITY. We had 4 vans of goods. We decided right then that we were going to stay and join forces. In 30 minutes, everyone was moving. Clothes packages, food packages and with no instructions, everyone knew where to go and what to do! The people we met there coordinated with the barangays and within 30 mins, they were able to gather the victims of the flood. This was not the riot type of gathering - everyone was so nice, polite, and orderly. They even had stubs ready so that they could claim their goods. Organized in a matter of minutes! We saw the line go from short to endless... we were scared that we might run out of food and clothes to give. But just like the 7 loaves of Jesus, we were able to give everyone. It was so magical... Just when the line looks endless, the supplies seemed endless as well. We gave away a total of 800 packages more or less. 800 families! Can you imagine?

And while we were giving away goods, someone was about to give birth! Unbelievably, one of our friends was a doctor! See? Another magical moment. No, she didn't give birth, after all. But he assisted her the whole time.

To top it all off, before we left, we heard the most magical thing. The area where we stayed was nicknamed NOAH's Ark. It became the the safe refuge for the whole immediate area, as it was the highest point in the vicinity. The place wasn't big, only about 1000 sqm. So it looked like an island during the storm. It was just so magical that we ended up there, considering the place was pretty hard to find. You wouldn't have thought it was a compound but rather, just the gate for someone's house.

Before we left, we said our goodbyes and promised to come back and to never forget our experience. We may have lost Angel trying to find the original relief center, but you know what? All the angels i'd ever need were already with me... my friends. While we were all close to tears and saying our goodbyes, one "lola" asked me again... is your name really "divine lee", as in the word "divinely" ? They thought it was a joke. No, my name really is divine lee. And this place really is Noah's ark... for them and us alike. :)"

u are really divine, Divine!!!!

If you want to donate goods for Divine's relief drive, please send old clothes, etc to LUCA store in Eastwood mall, Shangri-La or Rockwell..thanks!

Monday, September 28, 2009

let's all help..

a lot of people have been in dire need as Typhoon Ondoy hit our country... my friends, co-artists and i decided to volunteer this afternoon in GMA to help in the repacking of the relief goods for the victims...


from donating money (any amount will do-- every centavo counts!!), food, blankets, clothes,,, to doing volunteer work (helping in relief centers or going to the flood-stricken areas), EVERYTHING COUNTS!!!


doin something for the good of others feels so fulfilling!!

so here's some of the pics from our voluntary repacking activity...

getting instructions from the person in charge from GMA Kapuso Foundation

Chynna brought along her niece Zoe, so she can have a sence of charity at an early age...

Pia, Mond, & Sir Joey were helping too...


we divided ourselves into groups, this was out packing station by the corner...

noodles, sardines, rice & bread pan were part of the bag..

we didnt even feel tired at all!! time flew by so fast we didnt even realize it.


Thursday, September 24, 2009


i ADORE Rachel Zoe's style. Watching her show The Rachel Zoe Project never fails to make me wana just run to my closet and create outfits to wear. I'd kill for a closet like hers though. Plus she's so thin i love it. I know i'll never be that thin though. haha.. Last year, whenever I needed to create outfits for the show i was doing, i'd just watch an episode and i'd get so riled up and create countless of outfits to bring on the set. I even end up bringing more than required! She just inspires me so much!! Ofcourse i still interject it with my personal style, but still. i believe that my style is largely influenced by her (among my other style idols)...

How about you? Who's style do you look up to? :)

Sunday, September 20, 2009

From Sushi Sisters to Style Sisters

Since it has already been aired, then here's the continuation of my previous SweetLife post :)

my Sushi Sister Chynna Ortaleza,
(dresed like &) styled by yours truly :)

this was one of the funnest guestings i've had so far :)

Saturday, September 19, 2009

all's well that ends well

i stand my ground that i did not do the things that she claimed i did to her, but i do admit i still wasnt the nicest person to her either. we both had our faults and we 're both sorry. so, all's well that ends well.

when i approached her last june, though it was a showbiz event, i really made sure that there would be no cameras or whatsoever.. because i didnt want it o look like a publicity stunt. i sincerely wanted peace. i felt like, before i turned a year older, i should have peace in my heart and in my mind. true enough, after our encounter, i did feel much lighter and better..

Last Thursday, when we had a meet & greet sort of thing in Summit, as we made beso, alot of people thought that we only made up that day...so i had to clarify that it was a long time ago pa... i just didnt announce it to the world. coz just like in the Bible, the person who was just mum was the one who was realy sincerely praying rather than the person who made sure that the people knew he was.

as for the allegations that "someone" made me do it. no. i went up to her by my own free will. it wasnt for anybody but myself. thankyouverymuch.

Monday, September 14, 2009

SweetLife: "Barkada Fashionista"

Please watch the SweetLife on Friday, Sept 18, 5pm on QTV11

Chynna, Carla and I are guests on the show :)
at the end of the show, we all style each other based on our own way of dressing up, so imagine me in casual wear that is soooo Carla, Carla in formal glam that is very Chynna and Chynna in party clothes that is screaming Bubbles. :) i wont post pics of those yet tho --- u HAVE TO wait and see ;)

hosted by Lucy Torres-Gomez & Wilma Doesnt

our signature styles
Bubbles -- dresses & huge accessories ; Carla -- dainty & light colors ; Chynna -- edgy

dress from Plains & Prints ; platforms from Topshop

check out some of the stuff that we brought for the styling game :)

Sunday, September 13, 2009

tindera lang :)

i have been wanting to get rid of some clothes and shoes for the longest time, and despite joining some celebrity bazaars, some stuff -- i just cant seem to really bring with me to sell. maybe because i didnt want to lug around 10 pairs of shoes, when i am unsure if anyone would buy it anyway.

but then, the other day, when I was asked by my good friend Chynna if i wanted to sell some of my old clothes thru her multiply site, i said YES :) and i'm so happy because now, i would get to sell not just old clothes, but shoes as well..

so, my dear friends, starting Friday, SEPT 18, http://stellar01.multiply.com will be selling some of my old clothes and shoes in cheap, cheap prices :)

dont worry, this is just the first batch though, i'm planning to add more items after a week or 2 :)

it's a celebrity online bazaar for everyone! yey!

aside from Chynna & myself, Ryza Cenon, LJ Reyes, Carla Humphries & Phoemela Baranda are going to be selling their stuff there too :)

happy shopping!!

a friend just told me...

Carry yourself in such a way that when people are sitting, you would be STANDING.

And when they are standing, you will STAND OUT;

and when they stand out, you'll be OUTSTANDING;

and when they dare to be outstanding, you will be their STANDARD. :)


Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Tatakbo ka ba?

i know these pictures are overdue, but just thought of sharing these pictures from last week's Tatakbo Ka Ba? fun run that the GMA News and Public Affairs did for a clean 2010 elections :) this was before Sen. Mar Roxas gave up his candidacy..

as seen in StyleBible

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Planet: Philippines

Chard, thanks so much for making me part of this... :)

as part of his advocacy with Greenpeace, and his new documentary Planet:Philippines, Chard, ate Ruffa, Carla, Ynna, Ehra, Michelle, Ana, Tj & I, with the rest of our PA's and people from GMA's News and Public Affairs team went to Montalban, Rizal to plant trees and help Mother Nature.

It took more than an hour to climb the mountain but it was all sooo worth it. it was tiring, fulfilling and fun all at the same time.... And and i guess its coz I did it with the people who I consider as my 2nd family :)

i hope we can all be more aware with Mother Nature and how we can help decrease the cause of Global Warming, and help erase our carbon footprints to help create a better world for the future generation by watching Chard's new show every Sunday... let us all open our eyes to the beauty of the Philippines and how we can help preserve it.

in the meantime, here are some pictures from our tree planting adventure :)

Gossip Girls - all we did was eat chips, tweet and gossip on the way to Montalban, Rizal. hahaha

shades: check. sunblock: check. cap: check. sneakers: check. all ready to go trekking up a mountain :)
to think it was mostly girls save for Chard & TJ!! :)

after more than an hour of roadtrip, we all had to ride the 4x4 pick up before trekking over to the site..
we're all geared up and ready! :)
(not in pic: tj)

people may think i'm prissy, but i honestly didnt mind not wearing any gloves at all as i planted trees trees and more trees and held the soil with my bare hands... we all got down and dirty all right, and it was ALL SO WORTH IT. :)

Ynna showing off her soiled hands.. :)

Ehra was enjoying planting trees too! :)

we were obviously having a good time...
about to take a group pic in between tree planting with my Royale Era brothers and sisters :)

incidentally, the first tree that Chard planted was called the Mulawin tree :)

here's Chard, Me & Ynna with our baby trees ...

this Sunday, SEPT 6
10:30 PM on GMA 7's SNBO
hosted by Richard Gutierrez :)