The tropical storm Maring brought calamity not just in some parts of Luzon, but also in Metro Manila. Provinces in the North and even Metro Manila have experienced heavy rains in almost a week. The Habagat (Monsoon) intensified the rainfall which brought many city roads impassable due to flood waters.
Many people were shocked because of the catastrophic event brought by the heavy rainfall. Cities in the South including Paranaque, Taguig, Makati, Laguna and Cavite have experienced flash floods. Even the major road – SLEX was flooded and one of its bridges had been ruined. The people living in low-lying areas like CAMANAVA were also flooded since Tuesday. Some of the places mentioned are still on the state of calamity up to now and there’s still a risk of higher flood rate because of the upcoming high tide. People were evacuated from their houses with the help of the city government and National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC).
Many families are seeking temporary shelter to different evacuation center which brought problems such as lack of food, water, beddings and medicines. Various organizations, government agencies, and even local media networks seek the help of citizens and netizens who can donate money or in kind. These can be used to give support for the relief goods they will bring to different evacuation centers and areas under state of calamity.
CEO Allan Tan called the attention of Ideyatech employees who wants to help the victims of the storm Maring by donating money, in kind or for volunteering. In less than 24 hours, they were able to raise 13,300 pesos from pledges which was doubled by the company to 26,600 pesos. The money was used to buy the relief goods. Mr. Tan, together with a number Ideyatechies gathered at the office to repack the commodities. They have produced 100 bags each containing 2 kilos of rice, 2 liters of water, 2 cans of sardines, 4 packs of noodles, 1 pack of biscuits and 11 sachets of coffee. The afternoon of August 21st, the relief goods were handed over to the National Red Cross in Shaw Boulevard.