10 Nov2013

Our Zubuchon GM is currently bobbing about on a ferry off the shores of Bantayan, and they are having great difficulty landing as the pier is destroyed. Not sure if she is going to make it onto the island today, but we are keeping our fingers crossed. She is traveling with members of the GMA Kapuso Foundation and we have agreed to make three large Zubuchon branches in Cebu City as drop off points for anyone who wishes to donate food, water, etc. for the typhoon victims in Northern Cebu. So if you have friends or family, or anyone you know in Cebu is wondering where they can bring donations of goods, they can drop them off starting 4pm today, Sunday 10 November 2013 at:

ZUBUCHON
One Mango
Mango Avenue
63.32.2395697

ZUBUCHON
Escario Central
Escario Street
63.32.2391225

ZUBUCHON
I.T. Park
63.32.2368253

GMA Kapuso Foundation will help us distribute any goods received. In addition, Marketman & Family and the Zubuchon Family has committed 100 sacks or 5,000 kilos of rice, thousands of canned goods and instant noodles for roughly 30-40,000 meals that we will start re-packing tomorrow and hope to obtain transport to distribute the goods on Tuesday or Wednesday in Northern Cebu. Our staff are crazed organizing this and our apologies if branches seem a bit pre-occupied with relief efforts. I will be in Cebu tomorrow morning and want to accompany any relief missions up North. Mrs. MM and our daughter will be there as well. Thank you very much to all of you who send your messages of concern and who can spare some food, water, clothing, etc. Salamat.

 

COMMENTS:

  1. JSmith says:

    Hi MM. I live here in California. Can I send a balikbayan box of slightly used clothing (no stains, holes, rips) to you at your Zubuchon address? You may get it by January if it’s okay with you. I also intend to give cash once you establish a bank account for donations.

    Nov 10, 2013 | 11:41 am

     
  2. Rea A. says:

    Been a silent reader of your blog eversince but my first time to comment. Surely, you and your family will be blessed a thousandfold!

    Nov 10, 2013 | 12:22 pm

     
  3. farida says:

    Thank you, MM. I knew you’d be doing something of this kind. I will send some donation once you have an account established. I heard the roads are still impassable. God be with you.

    Nov 10, 2013 | 2:03 pm

     
  4. Edrid says:

    Thank you for that great concern MM. I would also like to inform that CULION PALAWAN a very small island is also devastated by “Yolanda”… Foods and Drinks are badly needed…

    Nov 10, 2013 | 3:09 pm

     
  5. Marketman says:

    Hi Edrid, yes, I have my antenna high on Culion, it’s the transport from Coron, and lack of supplies in both areas that is really worrisome and is going to make it hard to get to the remote islands. My prayers and heart goes to both of those towns and all the little islands in-between… I have featured them on this blog often. And when it is clear how we can help Culion, I will. Farida, thank you. JSmith, I wouldn’t normally encourage that, but for this catastrophe, yes, please go ahead and send that box in… we will figure out how to distribute contents when it gets here. Thanks.

    Nov 10, 2013 | 3:25 pm

     
  6. myra_p says:

    MM, Wells Fargo will be waiving remittance fees for disaster donations. Can send you details by email if you want the info. TY.

    Nov 10, 2013 | 4:59 pm

     
  7. present tense says:

    GMA7 has started a database on the missing. There is also one on Leyte survivors made by the local government. I wish something could be done to make such a list current, comprehensive and referable and maybe online. I hope this isn’t asking too much. It seems there are several people working on it but not on a unified effort. Thanks and cheers !

    Nov 10, 2013 | 6:33 pm

     
  8. Christina says:

    Thank you for doing this MM. I’m based in New York, also concerned about the smaller / harder to reach islands that won’t get as much attention.

    Please do post or email me with any hyperlocal aid links that I can share with my circle here in the next few days. I want to help however I can.

    Nov 11, 2013 | 2:13 am

     
  9. I says:

    Thanks for doing this, MM. I’ll wait for the bank account details to be posted.

    Nov 11, 2013 | 8:22 am

     
  10. marilen says:

    Godspeed.. thank you, MM, everyone, for generosity and best efforts. I know there are also many of us here in this part of the world heartbroken over the disaster and praying and sending monetary assistance. (I am using Catholic Relief Services earmarked for Philippines)

    Nov 11, 2013 | 8:36 am

     
  11. Namipueblo says:

    Hi MM, it’s so heartwarming to see how your blog is serving as a channel to help our disaster hit brethren in the Visayas. In my heart, it evokes such positive and reassuring feelings especially with Christmas fast approaching. And in my mind, it conjures images of Christmas islands where love is in the air.

    The reason I revisited your blog is because I was craving for some ‘suman” which name I cannot recall but I remember having read about it in a post here several years back. I had little faith I will still find it but I did search. Lo and behold there it was together with a host of related articles. It was dated 22 Apr, 2005 titled “Saturday Salcedo Market” and the name of the “suman” is bud-bud kabog!

    MM, this blog and the work you put into it is your legacy to the world. Superb!

    Nov 11, 2013 | 9:32 am

     
  12. mitzuy says:

    Thank you very much for your efforts, MM – will gladly help once you have established the account. God bless you and your family – He will surely reward you a thousandfold.

    Nov 11, 2013 | 12:13 pm

     
  13. Joan says:

    Thank you MM, Mrs. MM and Teen for all the help extended to the people of Northern Cebu.

    For everyone’s information, most main roads are passable now as the LGUs and the local residents themselves have cleared the roads, ferries are now operating since yesterday.
    It will take months before power is fully restored in Northern Cebu and Bantayan Island and its neighboring islands.

    Damage is great, many are homeless and any aid given is very much needed and welcome – food, water, clothes, slippers, milk, sugar, medicines, nails, hammers, construction materials, flashlights with batteries, etc.

    The profuse thanks coupled with tears as they receive relief goods, no matter how measly are heartbreaking to watch. Senior citizens, some even carried by relatives, line up under the scorching sun just so they could get whatever they can. I am thankful I was able to join the GMA Kapuso Foundation Cebu group who moved heaven and earth just so we can get to Northern Cebu and Bantayan Island.

    Whatever you give would be highly, highly appreciated.

    Daghang Salamat for all your help!

    Nov 11, 2013 | 1:24 pm

     
  14. EJ says:

    Due to the tragedy in the Visayas, I was so preoccupied with reading the news about it that I had failed to check your blog for several days. When I checked today, I was almost sure I would find you getting people to help out. True enough… God bless you and your family, MM.

    Nov 12, 2013 | 3:06 am

     
  15. Dad in Manila says:

    I shuttle back and forth Manila-Cebu on a regular basis as part of my work and Zubuchon Flakes is always part of my Manila bound lugguge. I’m very happy to know that you are spending a lot of time and energy on helping out the Yolanda victims.

    God bless you and your family.

    Dad in Manila
    http://dadinmanila.wordpress.com/

    Nov 26, 2013 | 11:47 pm

     
 

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