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Brand & Business: GMA Kapuso Foundation’s Operation Bayanihan: Typhoon Odette reaches over 112,000 Filipinos nationwide

MANILA, PHILIPPINES — From providing COVID-related assistance to immediate relief efforts during calamities, GMA Network’s socio-civic arm GMA Kapuso Foundation (GMAKF) was able to deliver much-needed aid to thousands of affected families of super typhoon Odette in Visayas and Mindanao.

Under GMAKF’s Operation Bayanihan disaster relief program, it proactively pre-positioned its teams in key areas prior to the typhoon’s landfall in the country. The Foundation has so far conducted two waves of aid distribution in badly damaged areas of Southern Leyte, Surigao del Norte, Siargao Island, Cebu, and Negros Occidental.

As of January 6, a total of 69,080 individuals were given food, Noche Buena packages, bottled water, and hygiene kits. A third wave of relief goods distribution to an estimated 43,000 individuals is also ongoing in Bohol, Siargao Island in Surigao del Norte, and Limasawa Island in Southern Leyte.


In total, GMAKF will be able to reach over 112,000 individuals from various provinces nationwide. The relief packs were quickly delivered through the help of the Armed Forces of the Philippines as well as with the donations gathered from the public and multi-sectoral partners.

GMAKF continues to accept donations to help fellow kababayans to get back on their feet as they welcome the New Year with renewed hope.

For details on how to donate, visit

Donations may also be sent through Cebuana Lhuillier or online via GCash, PayMaya, Globe Rewards (Globe Bridging Communities), Lazada, Metrobank Card, ZALORA, and Megamart PH

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