Saturday, January 28, 2012



With over 16,000 people still in various evacuation sites throughout Cagayan de Oro (CDO) after flashfloods hit the city, Pusong Pinoy HEROES from all over the globe showed even more of an outpouring of generosity as they gave monetary donations to help 2,250 of the neediest evacuees in the city – for the second time. 

After the devastation caused by typhoon Sendong (Washi), PP heroes gave what they could to help the victims.  On December 29, 2011, with the help of our long-time supporter and project partner, EDWIN RODRIGUEZ and his company, RCS LOGISTICS PHILIPPINES, INC. (RCS), Pusong Pinoy turned over Php120,000 worth of bottled water, hygiene packs, and slippers to the Philippine Red Cross Misamis Oriental- Cagayan de Oro chapter.  Click HERE to read about our CDO Relief Project 1. 
The miracle of heroes stepping up did not end there. By January 2012, more HEROES from different locations in the world expressed their intent to help.  This time, Pusong Pinoy raised P213,000 in monetary donations to purchase items specifically requested by Philippine Red Cross,
because people at the evacuation centers are in dire need of those itemsOnce again, our amazing PP Hero and a major partner in this endeavor, Edwin, took a flight from Manila to CDO.  Using resources from his company, RCS, he turned over the items listed below to the Philippine Red Cross CDO Chapter on January 26, 2012.  He was joined by SABINA DURANO, a CDO representative of PHILIPPINES TYPHOON RELIEF, a group that raised P97,000 for our second CDO relief project. Ms. Durano helped procure some of the goods locally and handed it out to those taking shelter at the Red Cross Center.
  • 2,250 toothbrushes
  • ,250 sachets of toothpaste 
  • 2,250 sachets of shampoo
  • 2,250 large bars of soap
  • 480 medium baby diapers
  • 960 large baby diapers
  • 180 pax @ 12pcs/pack of sanitary napkins
  • 110 dozens women's underwear
  • 85 dozens men's underwear
  • 80 dozens boy's underwear
  • 80 dozens girl's underwear 
Indeed, goodness is in the heart of many.  Overall, we received over P300,000 for our CDO Relief Projects.   Pusong Pinoy is truly grateful to all the HEROES who have shared their blessings with the typhoon victims.  THANK YOU SO MUCH!

P21,000 - P42,000


P10,000 - P19,999
Martin, Aileen Paz & Family (Philippines)
TL Beng Dizon's Friends (Philippines)
 SMK Japan Interns & Employees (Japan)
Susan Chua-Tan & Family (Philippines)

 P5,000 - P9,999
 TL Douglass Inness (Scotland)
 Marjorie Hagedorn Umali (Philippines)
 Tonton, Violy Ong & Family (Philippines)
TL Cherry & Vic Tanedo (Dubai)
Anonymous Hero (Hong Kong)
RSD Auto Broker (USA)
Eli & Miguel Ventigan (USA)
Tony Velbis (USA)

P3,000 - P4,999
 Mary Hagedorn (Philippines)
TL Sharon Barrios (USA)
Rebecca Thomson (USA)
Theresa Fernandez (USA)
Bernardina "Bernie" Cortes Kimmerle (USA)
TL Dana & Marty Gali (USA)
Alma & Edwin Sacurom (USA)

Anonymous Hero (India)
Jovito Macatugal (USA)
Caroline Zarate Boyle (USA)
Amy Canlas Reyes (USA)
Liza & Alfred Acevedo (USA)
Minessa Joaquin (USA)
Rowena Chee (USA)
Gil & Karina Barrios (USA)
Loi Lee (Hong Kong)
HK Bayanihan (Hong Kong)
Tracy Japson-Jimenez (Philippines)
Millie Padilla (USA)
Sheila Lorenzo (Australia)
Nessie Suarez (Hong Kong)
VTL Laica Martinez (Hong Kong)
Lianne CB (Hong Kong)
Janice & Chito Sagana (USA)
Miguel Bustria (USA)
Planet Pansit (USA)
Elizabeth Caceres (Philippines)

P400 - P999
Benson Lee of "BLACK & WHITE TEA & COFFEE" (USA)
 Pretzell Placino (Hong Kong)
Nelia Arino (Hong Kong)
Leda Guion Garcia (Hong Kong)
Sam Dardiel (USA)
Marlon De La Cruz (USA)
Myrna Tanedo Romero (USA)

Special thanks to our friends from PHILIPPINES TYPHOON RELIEF, especially BRIAN BURGONIO, for partnering with Pusong Pinoy for this relief effort!  Thank You!  We are truly grateful!