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Ways on how to help the victim of typhoon ondoy

Posted by Shamn on 09/29/2009

Things you may want to donate:

1) Bottled Water
2) Instant Noodles (preferrably in bowl packaging like Nissin or Lucky Me)
3) Canned Goods w/ pull tab cover (no can opener available in relief centers)
4) Bread or Biscuits
5) Coffee or Juice
6) Multivitamins (preferrably Vitamin C)
7) Medicines (Paracetamol, Ibuprofen, Loperamide, Betadine)
8) Old but wearable clothes
9) Slippers/ Flip flops
10) Alcohol
11) Some organizations will accept cash donations.

For babies/toddlers:
14) Diapers
15) Milk/ Infant Formula

For USA Residents:
1) Help in the typhoon relief effort by calling ABS-CBN Foundation USA toll-free 1-800-527-2820

2) American Red Cross call 1-800-435-7669

For those near ABS-CBN:
Help pack relief goods at Sagip Kapamilya at #13 Examiner St. They are also looking for people willing to go to provinces and distribute the goods.

For those near The Philippine Daily Inquirer Office or a McDonald’s Branch:
Go to: 1098 Chino Roces Ave. cor. Mascardo and Yague Streets, Makati City or to any of its classified ads branches and to any Mcdonald’s Branch within Metro Manila
Hotline: 8978808 loc.260 and look for Megi Garcia

For the Cebuanos who want to help:
Please click on the link>> Living For A Cause

For those near a La Salle School:
(OPLAN: Sagip Metro) DLSZ (Ayala Alabang, Muntinlupa) and LSGH (Greenhills) are now accepting relief goods and looking for volunteers from 8am to 6pm. DLSU- Manila (Taft Avenue) will accept relief goods as early as 8:00 A.M. at South Gate

For those near Ateneo De Manila:
Go To: Ateneo de Manila University, Loyola Heights , Quezon City
Manuel V. Pangilinan Building Center for Student Leadership Lobby
University Dorm Cervini Hall

Hotlines: 09089977166, 09178952792, 4266001 local 5050

Operations: 24-hours operations for the entire week.

For those near a Petron Station or 2Go Branches:
Visit any Petron or 2GO Branches to drop off your donations.

The Philippine National Red Cross:

Monetary Donations           

Please send cash or check donations to the PNRC National Headquarters in Manila. Checks should be made payable to The Philippine National Red Cross.  We can also arrange for donation pick-up.

Account Name:  The Phil. Nat’l. Red Cross

    Port Area Branch
    Peso Acct.: 151-3-041-63122-8
    Dollar Acct.: 151-2-151-00218-2
    Type of Acct. : SAVINGS
    Swift Code: MBTC PH MM


    Port Area Branch
    Peso Acct.:  4991-0010-99
    Type of Account: CURRENT

    UN Branch
    Dollar Acct.: 8114-0030-94
    Type of Account: SAVINGS
    Swift Code:  BOPI PH MM
For your donations to be properly acknowledged, please fax the bank transaction slip at nos. +63.2.527.0575 or +63.2.404.0979 with your name, address and contact number.

Credit Card               

Please fax the following info to +632.404.09.79 and +632.527.0575:

Name of card member, billing address, contact nos. (phone & mobile), credit card no., expiration date, CCV2/ CVC2 (last three digits at the back of the credit card), billing address, amount to be donated.

For online donations you may also visit our website at http://www.redcross.org.ph  .

In-Kind Donations           

Please send in-kind local donations to The Philippine National Red Cross – National Headquarters in Manila.  We could also arrange for donation pick-up.


  1. Send a letter of intent to donate to the PNRC
  2. A letter of acceptance from PNRC shall be sent back to the donor
  3. Immediately after shipping the goods, please send the (a) original Deed of Donation, (b) copy of packing list and (c) original Airway Bill for air shipments or Bill of Lading for sea shipments to The Philippine National Red Cross–National Headquarters c/o Secretary General Gwendolyn Pang, Bonifacio Drive, Port Area, Manila 2803, Philippines.

The PNRC does not accept rotten, damaged, expired or decayed goods.  Though we appreciate your generosity, the PNRC also discourages donations of old clothes as we have more than enough to go around.

Other Ways You Can Help:
1) Visit a branch of the Philippine National Red Cross and volunteer. You can also send donations using your mobile phone: text RED <space> AMOUNT and send to 2899 (GLOBE/TM) and 4483 (SMART/ TNT). Globe is accepting P300 txt donation through G-Cash text DONATE<space>AMOUNT<space>4-digit M-PIN<space>REDCROSS to 2882

2) Visit Citizens Disaster Response Center (CDRC)
Go To:
72-A Times St., West Triangle Homes , QC
Hotlines: 9299820, 9299822
Operations: 8 a.m. onwards.

3)Radio Veritas
Go To: Veritas Tower , West Ave. cor EDSA
Look For: Karla Turingan
Hotlines: 9257931 to 39, 0918VERITAS
Operations: 24-hours, tentatively until Tuesday.

4) Victory Fellowship- Fort Bonifacio
Go to: Victory Fellowship, Every Nation Building , across from Market-Market, Fort Bonifacio
Look for: Pastor Bernard Marquez
Hotlines: 813-FORT, 8171212
Operations: Tentatively until 5pm may may extend hours. Entire week until Friday.
Website: http://www.twitter.com/VictoryFort

5) Tulong Bayan
Go to: Balay Expo Center, EDSA (northbound) cor. Gen McArthur, Araneta Center (right across Samson College) or visit WhiteSpace 2314 Pasong Tamo Ext. beside Faith Christian School
Hotline: 09175273906/ 09086579998/ 9137122/ 9136254/ 9133306
Operations: Come as early as 8:00 a.m.
Open to volunteers/ cash and goods donation

6) World Vision Philippines
Go to: Quezon Avenue (near Delta Theatre)
Open to volunteers/ cash and goods donation

7) Corporate Network for Disaster Response
How to: Donate cash through BPI Ayala-Paseo Branch with account number 0031 0654 02

Luzon Relief
Go to: Renaissance Fitness Center, 2F, Bramante Bldg., Renaissance Towers, Ortigas, Meralco Ave., Pasig City
Hotline: 0929-8713488
Operations: 9am to 7pm Daily
Open to volunteers/goods donation




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The wrath of typhoon Ondoy

Posted by Shamn on 09/29/2009

I’m so busy recently so I don’t have time to keep tracking of what’s going on in the world.  For some reason when I came home from work, I just turned on to local news channel and there it was: [Breaking news:] Help for Typhoon Ondoy Victims in the Philippines, and I was just there asking to myself, what is going on so I went right up to my computer. 

Here, I saw different images and videos of how bad it is.  It was so devastating and totally broke my heart, and I can feel the real sadness of the people. It was so hard to see the streets were turned into rivers. My heart goes out to all the victims of Typhoon Ondoy.  

Here are some images from the typhoon Ondoy:

Please help the victims of Typhoon Ondoy.

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2010 election [Vote Wisely]

Posted by Shamn on 11/04/2009

Election is not even starting yet, but campaign is too early to start!  2010 election in my hometown is getting nearer as the time goes by and wonder if it is all worth to have an election.  Corruption, lacks of job, over population, healthcare, education, has been the major issues of the government. These are the days that the people should be choosing the right candidates to vote.

I know everyone have the right to choose who to vote for.  If you’d choose to sell your vote, then you’d be crazy and practically non-sense. If you choose to think and do a research about the candidate who you thought deserve in the position, then you did a right thing.

I know there’s a lot of people just doesn’t care about election, it’s because they thought there’s no hope. Not all people are corrupt, we just have to think carefully who to vote for.  Voting is our fundamental right! Every vote has its value and it’s your statement of belief and principle. It’s a self-expression!

It seems our present election system is only meant for the rich and the celebrities. Don’t vote just because of fame, or their names and faces are engraved in big monuments, or they are your friends or sociable. Think about the love of your nation!  It’s the voter’s responsibility to act on what you believe and thought what is right for our nation, and not by the money of any politicians!

Try to consider the candidates, and where they stand on different issues.  You just don’t listen and believe on what they are saying.  Spend time to make sure that you are protecting and defending your freedom by voting wisely.

You should be proud of yourself because you are given the chance to vote. So, again, vote wisely!

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Cisco is First Major VPN Vendor to Support Win7/OSX 10.6 Clients

Posted by Shamn on 10/24/2009

Cisco just released support for the Windows 7 operating system in both its IPSEC client and SSLVPN client software. The Cisco Anyconnect 2.4 SSLVPN client now supports both 32bit and 64bit Windows 7 hosts. The new Anyconnect 2.4 client additionally supports MAC OSX 10.6.1 32 and 64bit operating systems as well. Cisco also released a Windows 7 32bit version of its widely deployed Cisco VPN client 5.0.6.

Neither client requires any changes at the head-end VPN concentrator/ASA.

There are also some new features in the Anyconnect 2.4 client.

•Split DNS Fallback – You define domain names that should be tunneled through to the corporate DNS servers for resolution. All other DNS queries will be sent directly to the Internet DNS server configured on the client.

•Trusted Network Detection – Allows you to automatically bring up the vpn tunnel when a client is on a untrusted network. Conversely, when the client connects to a internal corporate trusted network the Anyconnect client will automatically disconnect. You define the trusted networks list.

•Simple Certificate Enrollment Protocol (SCEP) – You can now configure the Anyconnect client to provide automatic cert provisioning if the user fails certificate checking. The client will use SCEP to make this process easy. Or you can show a “Get Certificate” or an “Enroll” button to the user for manual certificate provisioning. Once they click on this button, Anyconnect uses the SCEP protocol to automatically provision a user certificate to them. It also has the ability to present the user with a challenge request for authentication to the CA Authority. Bottom line is this will make it way easier for you to start using certificates as a second factor auth method.

•Prompting Users to Select Authentication Certificate – Before this release the Anyconnect client would auto pick the best certificate. Now you have the option of providing a list of certificates to the end-user that they can choose from.

•Scripting – Very useful feature that allows you to run OnConnect scripts and OnDisconnect scripts on the host. You could run login scripts, drive mapping scripts, whatever you want using this new feature.

•New Proxy Support Enhancements

•PEM File Certificate Store – For MAC and Linux clients the AnyConnect client supports certificate authentication using a Privacy Enhanced Mail (PEM) formatted file store. Instead of relying on browsers to verify and sign certificates, the client reads PEM-formatted certificate files from the file system on the remote computer, and verifies and signs them.

•FIPS Compliant Anyconnect Solution

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