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Call for assistance for Pedring victims

The Ateneo de Manila University through the DReaM Team (Disaster Response and Management Team) responds to calls for assistance from various communities affected by natural calamities. Today, it is making a call for donations on behalf of the following groups: Gawad Kalinga-Ateneo (GK-Ateneo), Simbahang Lingkod ng Bayan (SLB), and the Office of Social Concern and Involvement (OSCI) of the Loyola Schools.

These groups have been working toward building empowered communities and engaging local government units in promoting public education, public health and public livelihood. GK is currently assisting the following communities in Cabiao and Gabaldon, Nueva Ecija; SLB has been working with communities in remote coastal towns of Isabela; and the OSCI is working closely with communities in Area 5 in Brgy. Bagong Silangan in Quezon City, Rosales in Pangasinan, Maporak in Zambales, Masantol, Mexico and Lubao in Pampanga; and Galvan in Nueva Ecija.

Your usual generous support is much appreciated. This time, donations in cash or check are preferred, as amounts raised will be sent to the group coordinators on the ground to purchase the needed items in the vicinity of the affected sites. This will be more expedient as there will be no need to spend for transporting relief goods to the far flung areas, not to mention reducing the risk of spoilage or damage.

Donations in cash and check may be made as follows.
Channels of giving in Philippines pesos from within the Philippines
  • The Bills Payment facility of Metrobank at any branch. Donor fills out two copies of the Payment Slip and indicates the following details: Company name: Ateneo de Manila University; Subscriber Name: name of donor as will appear in the Ateneo official receipt; Reference Number: DREAM Team; Subscriber number: 002; Mode of payment: Indicate whether cash or check; Amount of payment: indicate Php amount.        
Donor will please fax to (632) 4266079 the validated Payment Slip so that the Ateneo can send him an official receipt. Please call Cecille Bartolome 426-6001 local 4032, 4031 or email,to confirm receipt and provide a mailing address for the receipt.                                                                                                                                                           
  • Giving checks or cash directly to the Ateneo. Pay to the Order of Ateneo de Manila University FAO DReaM Team and addressed to Dr. Edna P. Franco, Vice President for Administration and Planning, Xavier Hall 2F, Ateneo de Manila University, Katipunan Avenue, Loyola Heights, Quezon City 1108. Please indicate donor’s name and address so that an official receipt can be sent to the donor.
  • Giving checks or cash directly to the Ateneo through the various Cashiers. Cashier windows are located at the Grade School, High School, Xavier Hall, Ateneo Professional Schools at Rockwell, and the Ateneo School of Medicine and Public Health on Ortigas Avenue. Donations will be credited to the DReaM Team, account OVPAP DCB 002-078-016. The Cashier will issue the donor an official receipt.
Channels of giving in foreign currency from outside the Philippines
  • For donations in US Dollars, a wire transfer can be made via China Bank with the following details.
Beneficiary Customer: Ateneo de Manila University; US$ S/A Account No. 101-732651-4
Beneficiary Bank: 803-3278-269; China Banking Corporation; Manila, Philippines; Swift Address: CHBKPHMM            
Receipt of donation via wire transfer maybe verified with Cecille Bartolome, (632) 426-6001 local 4032, 4031. Official receipts will be in Philippine pesos.
  • For online credit card donations, visit the web page of the Philippine Jesuit Foundation (PJF) or the Philippine Development Foundation or PhilDev (Ayala Foundation USA). The PJF and PhilDev are duly registered and qualified charitable organizations in the U.S.A. Donations to the PJF and to the AF-USA or PhilDev are deductible gifts under the U.S. Tax Code Section 501(c)(3). Receipts will be in US Dollars.
Email Margaret B. Llamas at <>

Email Marivic Padilla or Rene Encarnacion
  • For donations in check, please issue check to Philippine Jesuit Foundation and mail to Margaret B. Llamas, Executive Director, Philippine Jesuit Foundation, P.O. Box 312, New York, N.Y. 10028, U.S.A. On the memo line please write: Ateneo de Manila University DreaM TeamEmail Margaret B. Llamas or call her at (646) 370-1526.
For inquiries, please contact the Ateneo DReaM Team at (632) 921-9724 or email

Thank you once again for being part of our mission of service. Let us be one with our suffering brethren and help them at this time of great need.

Donations for Pedring victims

The Ateneo DReaM Team has earlier made a call for cash donations. In response to urgent requests, we are now accepting donations in kind, in the form of tarps or tolda as makeshift beds and tents, blankets, children’s clothes, and footwear (preferably rubber slippers, rubber shoes). All donations in kind may be delivered to the Cervini Hall, Ateneo de Manila University.

The Ateneo DReaM Team through the partner communities of Gawad Kalinga-Ateneo (GK-Ateneo), Simbahang Lingkod ng Bayan (SLB), and the Loyola Schools’ Office of Social Concern and Involvement (OSCI) are continuously providing assistance to communities in Pampanga, Cagayan Valley, Quirino/Nueva Vizcaya, Nueva Ecija, Pangasinan, and Zambales.

•    In Pampanga, an estimated 2,000 households in the barangays and municipalities of Masantol, Mexico, and Lubao are in need of aid.
•    In Nueva Ecija more than 6,000 households in Cabiao, Galvan, Gabaldon, and Jaen communities are in need of help.
•    In Pangasinan, more than 1,500 households in Rosales communities are given assistance.
•    In Zambales, rehabilitation assistance will be provided to the communities in Maporak.

Medicines and medical supplies will be accepted but these will be dispensed through the local government health agencies. Access to vehicles and transportation is still much needed.

Donations in cash and check are still welcome. Please refer to the announcement we earlier sent on how to give cash and check donations.

For inquiries, please contact the Ateneo DReaM Team at (632) 921-9724 or email

Thank you once again for being part of our mission of service. Let us be one with our suffering brethren and help them at this time of great need.

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