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10/11/2013: UPDATES ON TYPHOON YOLANDA

RE: TYPHOON “YOLANDA” (HAIYAN) ANNOUNCEMENT ON TYPHOON "YOLANDA" (HAIYAN) The Philippine Consulate General wishes to inform the public that President Benigno S. Aquino III declared a State of National Calamity in the Philippines on 11 November 2013 (Proclamation No. 682, s. 2013) For those who are inquiring about the whereabouts of their families and loved ones in affected areas in the Philippines by Typhoon “Yolanda” (Haiyan), the Consulate General has compiled several available tools, as follows: 1. Philippine National Red Cross – Social Services Restoring Family Links and Tracing Services. Please call (+63) 917-5328500. 2. Google Person Finder: Typhoon Yolanda Website: http://google.org/personfinder/2013-yolanda (Mobile version of Google person finder is also available. You can send a search request via SMS by sending an SMS to 2662999 (Globe subscribers), 4664999 (SMART subscribers), 22020999 (Sun subscribers), or +16508003977 with the message Search person-name. For example, if you are searching for John, send the message Search John) 3. CNN iReport Website: http://ireport.cnn.com/topics/1059028?hpt=hp_t2 (The site allows you to upload photo and enter information of the missing person and other information that you think may help in the body of the iReport). 4. National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council Operations Center Mail: opcen@ndrrmc.gov.ph Operations Center Telefax: +632 911 1406; 911 2665; 912 5668 NDRRMC Secretariat: +632 912 0441 END.