A guide to relief efforts for Marawi

Though the dust hasn’t quite settled over the situation in Marawi, there are still ways we can help. What follows is a list of organizations who are organizing relief efforts for those affected by the conflict.

Donation details per drive (whether they accept food or non-food items or cash or all three), and the duration of each effort, vary. Keep in mind, however, that because the majority of Mawari’s population, food donations have to be halal, which means they have to be permissible according to Islamic law. So basically, no pork, no blood, no meatloaf, no sausages, and no alcohol.

Kaya Natin! Movement for Good Governance and Ethical Leadership

Kaya Natin is currently working with the Office of the Vice President in their efforts. Our source says that the Kaya Natin relief ops are already on the ground.

Donation details

Send to: The Kaya Natin office at 21 Kaliraya St., Brgy. Dona Josefa, QC

Contact details

266 1446 / +63906 444 6435


Tulong Kabataan

The Tulong Kabataan Volunteer Network is a non-profit organization registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission formed by student councils and youth organizations. This is their call for donations.

Requirements for food donations

  • Ready-to-eat, no canned goods
  • No batchoy flavor for any of the donations
  • Bottled water
  • Other non-perishable goods

Non-food items

  • Hijab
  • Blankets
  • Full covered clothes (sweaters, hoodies, jeans, and other such articles of clothing)
  • Toiletries
  • Sanitary Napkins
  • Medicine
  • First Aid Kits
  • Cash

Tentative drop-off points

  • CASSC Office, College of Arts and Sciences, UP Manila
  • Office of the Student Regent, Vinzons Hall, UP Diliman
  • Room 19E, One Burgundy Residences, Katipunan Avenue
  • UPLB USC Office, Room 10, Student Union Building, UP Los Baños

Contact details

Marvin Santiago – 0917 794 3055
Adrian Puse (KPL) – 0916 226 6436
Pat Cierva (UPM) – 0935 295 0875
Lee Jann Abes (UPM) – 0916 722 0210
Sam Vizcarra (UPD) – 0917 542 0918
Mackie Valenzuela (UPLB) – 0905 208 4934

Cash donation details
Account Name: College Editors Guild of the Philippines
Bank: Philippine Postal Savings Bank
Account #: 0001-003036-211


Ateneo De Manila Sanggunian

The relief effort of Ateneo De Manila’s student government will take place from May 24-26, from 8am to 5pm, at the MVP building, specifically in MVP 200.

Requirements for food donations

  • Halal canned goods
  • Non-perishables
  • Bottled water

Non-food items

  • Blankets
  • Full-covered clothes

Contact details

+632 426 6001 loc.5400


The Student Council Alliance of the Philippines

SCAP, alongside Buklod Atenista and Bukluran UP System will be holding a National Donation Drive. Keep posted for further announcements as to when and where this drive will take place. As of writing this, the confirmed parts of the Philippines participating in this drive are NCR, Debu, Davao, Cagayan De Oro, and Los Banos.

Cash donation details

Bank of the Philippine Islands (BPI)
Current Acct. No: 9331013363
Account Name: Xavier University
Branch: CDO-Divisoria Branch

Be sure to specify that your donation is for the donation drive of Xavier University Central Student Government. Email the deposit slip to scap.neb@gmail.com for accounting purposes.

Contact details

Francis +63932 228 4155
Isaac +63908 315 1257


Philippine Red Cross

There have been no official announcements by Philippine Red Cross on the Mawari situation, but it might do you good to monitor their Facebook and Twitter accounts for any updates.

Contact details
(02) 790 2300


Department of Social Welfare and Development

Keep in mind that there are also government offices and institutions who must respond to situations similar to what Mawari is going through.You can read find the details of DSWD’s Preparedness for Response Report here.

Contact details
DSWD Central Office
Trunkline: 931-8101 to 07

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