The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) is now ready to accept donations for families affected by ‘Lawin’ following the ongoing initial ground assessment in regions struck by the typhoon.

“We have already identified the initial needs of affected residents based on the ongoing needs assessment in areas affected by ‘Lawin.’ Our doors remain open to those who offered aid assistance, as long as they do not come with conditions and are locally available already. We also appeal to the public to have patience with us as we conduct the ongoing validation of areas affected and assessment of their needs because we want to ensure that all donations and relief items will not overlap and will be rationally distributed to rightful beneficiaries,” said DSWD Secretary Judy M. Taguiwalo.

For organizations and individuals who plan to donate goods, the list of goods or items that can be donated are the following:

  • Canned process goods (not expiring within six (6) months);
  • Rice;
  • New clothing and underwear;
  • Shelter materials;
  • Jerry cans;
  • Cooking and Kitchen kits;
  • Water;
  • Hygiene kits;
  • Sleeping kits (such as mats, blankets, mosquito nets, etc.)
  • Tents/tarpaulins/laminated sacks

Donors can proceed to the nearest DSWD-Field Office in their area or to the DSWD National Resource Operations Center (NROC) in Pasay City. Hotline numbers of NROC are: (02)852-8081 / (02)851-2681 / (02)511-1259.

Meanwhile, the Department also accepts cash donations through:


Account Name : DSWD DONATION

Account Number : 3122-1011-84

Bank Address : Land Bank of the Philippines, Batasan Branch, Constitution Hills, Quezon City

Foreign donors may also send monetary assistance through:



Account Number : 3124-0055-81


Bank Address : Land Bank of the Philippines, Batasan Branch, Constitution Hills, Quezon City

Donors are advised to directly deposit to the DSWD donation account and notify the DSWD Finance Management Service (FMS) or Cash Division (CD) through phone or email. They can send the validated deposit slip together with the donor’s information and or fax to 931-8127.

“Rest assured that all donations will be appropriately handled by DSWD. All donations will be inventoried, monitored, reported and acknowledged. We will also provide donors with reports regarding the receipt and utilization of the items. For transparency, these will also be posted on our website,” assured Sec. Taguiwalo. ###