Philippines Relief Efforts

As the Philippines begins to recover from the devastation of typhoon that left an estimated 10,000 people dead and countless others homeless, we reached out to old friend Fred Blancas of Integrated Micro-electronics Inc., the Laguna-based EMS company, to see how our readers could help. Here’s his response.

Dear Mike,

Thank you for your effort to ask your readers to help. They may send donations through the Ayala Foundation Inc., the corporate foundation of IMI’s parent company Ayala Corporation. The Ayala Foundation’s donation channels for victims of recent natural calamities are listed below.

For donors based outside the Philippines

1. Wire transfer: Use the USD bank account details below:

Account name: Ayala Foundation, Inc.

Account number: 0014-04630-48


Bank: Bank of the Philippine Islands

Bank Address: 6768 Ayala Avenue cor. Paseo de Roxas Makati City 1226 Philippines

Note: If there are donations expected from foreign sources, please advise us for proper identification of bank credits.

2. Feed the Hungry. For US-based donors who want to make a tax-deductible contribution, please mail your check to: Feed the Hungry, Inc. 6419 Floridon Ct. Springfield, VA 22150.

Kindly indicate “DONATION THROUGH AYALA FOUNDATION (AFI)” and specify that it is for Victims of Typhoon Yolanda and Bohol/Cebu Earthquake.

You may also donate through the official Feed the Hungry website. Select “Bridge of Hope – AFI,” and specify that it is for Victims of Typhoon Yolanda and Bohol/Cebu Earthquake.

Many thanks,


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Mike Buetow is president of the Printed Circuit Engineering Association ( He previously was editor-in-chief of Circuits Assembly magazine, the leading publication for electronics manufacturing, and PCD&F, the leading publication for printed circuit design and fabrication. He spent 21 years as vice president and editorial director of UP Media Group, for which he oversaw all editorial and production aspects. He has more than 30 years' experience in the electronics industry, including six years at IPC, an electronics trade association, at which he was a technical projects manager and communications director. He has also held editorial positions at SMT Magazine, community newspapers and in book publishing. He is a graduate of the University of Illinois. Follow Mike on Twitter: @mikebuetow