Typhoon Vamco’s Major Effect on Philippines Amidst Pandemic


Bird’s eye view of houses submerged from floods in Cagayan valley region. Taken from Reuters and Akanksha Sharma, CNN

Charisse Vales

Typhoon Vamco (also known as Typhoon Ulysses, in the Philippines) wiped out the Northern island of Luzon leaving over 74 dead and 19 missing on record. The typhoon started creeping up on November 8th and settled down on November 15th. Its activity may have lasted for a week, but its effects have drastically changed the millions of people within these developing communities. The category-2 super typhoon rose the water levels around the area over 72 feet and has been pictured to almost reach the roofs of the residents’ homes. These floods have damaged the residents’ buildings, crops (which is a heavy dependent source of income in the Philippines), current education system, power sources, homes, and their fellow neighbors/family members’ lives. Alone, it would take an excessive amount of time for them to restore and regain their necessities but realistically, their lives have changed forever. To minimize this struggling time, there have been Instagram pages, donation centers, and organizations set in place for people around the world to provide materials, learn more about it, and donate (some are listed below).Regardless of where you live, it is open for donations all throughout the world and would support fellow brothers, sisters, mothers, children, etc. that have been affected. Simply acknowledging and educating others about this can do wonders and provides the basic needs all of us humans need to survive.



Instagram Pages

The Lakambini (@thelakambini)

Unicef Philippines (@unicefphils)

Kids for Kids (@kidsforkidsph)

For the Future (@forthefutureph)


Organizations / Donation Centers

Unicef Philippines Donation Link https://donate.unicef.ph/campaign/typhoon[1]rolly?utm_source=instagram&utm_medium=organic&utm_campaign=Emergency_Typhoon _Ulysses&utm_content=link_in_bio_ulysses (Links to an external site.) Rise Against Hunger Philippines Donation Link https://act.riseagainsthunger.org/give/151038/?_ga=2.247842433.746878573.16070355 36-1566168385.1607035536#!/donation/checkout (Links to an external site.)


Cash Donations

Rise Against Hunger Philippines, Inc. BDO Peso Account No. – 0043 1801 0970 BPI Peso Account No. – 3601 0010 46 BPI Dollar Account No. – 0036 0401 5323 BPI Swift Code – BOPIPHMM

Ambangan PH Cash Donations ** through Ambangan PH’s spokesperson, Angelica N. Reyes Landbank Account No. – 1476 0844 68 GCash Account No. – 09566687586 and 09152137496 Paypal – paypal.me/ambaganph (Links to an external site.)


https://news.abs-cbn.com/ancx/culture/spotlight/11/13/20/heres-where-you-can-send[1]help-for-typhoon-ulysses-and-typhoon-rolly-victims (Links to an external site.) https://www.straitstimes.com/asia/se-asia/typhoon-vamco-hammers-main-philippine[1]island-of-luzon-paralyses-manila (Links to an external site.) https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/asia_pacific/typhoon-vamco-manila-damage[1]flooding/2020/11/12/fe05667e-248d-11eb-9c4a-0dc6242c4814_story.html (Links to an external site.) https://www.cnn.com/2020/11/12/asia/typhoon-vamco-philippines[1]intl/index.html (Links to an external site.) https://www.cnn.com/2020/11/14/asia/typhoon-vamco-vietnam-intl-hnk/index.html