Humanitarian Aid & Relief Initiatives (HARI)


An outreach program that aims to help alleviate suffering and maintain human dignity in communities affected by natural and man-made disasters in the Philippine Cordillera & neighboring provinces.

The Beginning

On the year 2018, the world’s strongest storm (so far) has hit Northern Philippines and was at its height of destruction on September 14, 2018. Much stronger than Super Typhoon Juan (Megi) in 2010 and Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) in 2013, Typhoon Ompong took the lives of more than a hundred people in the Philippines (including confirmed deaths and missing persons).

Hit the hardest was the Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR). Tragically, many of our people were buried alive by landslides, homes washed out by days of heavy rains, and families have lost their loved ones—either still missing, found dead or both.

In an attempt to immediately respond to calls for help, MABIKAs Foundation-The Netherlands urgently launched its Humanitarian Aid & Relief Initiative (HARI) by teaming up with individuals, organizations or groups based in the Philippines (particularly those in the education sector) to conduct community outreaches in devastated areas…

Community Outreaches

Itogon, Benguet

Natural Disaster: Typhoon Ompong

Partner: Benguet National High School (BeNHS)

Recipients: 30+ Families at Ucab, Itogon, Benguet

Donation: €190 (approx. ₱11,300)

Status: Completed on September 22, 2018

Gonzaga, Cagayan

Natural Disaster: Typhoon Ompong

Partner: Petra Barcena & Mercy Bainan

Recipient: Taoil-Barcena family at Gonzaga, Cagayan

Donation: €100 (₱5,500+)

Status: Completed on November 11, 2018

Bakun, Benguet

Natural Disaster: Typhoon Ompong

Partner: Young, Adults & Professionals Aiding Cordilleran Kids (YAPACK)

Recipients: Pupils at Bagu, Barbarit and Diaolan Elementary Schools

Donation: €250 (approx. (₱15,000)

Status: Completed on October 19, 2018

Kayapa, Nueva Vizcaya

Natural Disaster: Typhoon Ompong

Partner: Young, Adults & Professionals Aiding Cordilleran Kids (YAPACK)

Recipients: Pupils at Banao and Talmoy Elementary Schools

Donation: €250 (approx. ₱15,000)

Status: Completed on December 7-8, 2018

Ongoing & Upcoming

Purok 2, Loakan, Benguet

Natural Disaster: Typhoon Ompong

Partner: Mercedes Dewalan (6 of her relatives died due to Ompong)

Recipient: To bereaved families, our sincerest condolences & prayers

Donation: €100 (₱5,500+)

Status: Fund to be used for food allowance of rescuers who are still looking for missing bodies of 2 family members

Natonin, Mountain Province

Natural Disaster: Typhoon Rosita

Partner: Igorot Austria c/o Marjorie Guidangen-Akistoy

Recipient: Affected residence in Natonin

Donation: €100 (approx. ₱6,000)

Status: Overall collected fund is set for distribution to affected families sometime in January 2019 (c/o Igorot Austria).

Tuba, Benguet

Natural Disaster: Typhoon Rosita

Partner: Bakun Fire Department (BFD)

Recipients: Pupils at Anagan Elementary School

Donation: €200 (approx. ₱12,000)

Status: Set on January 8 or 9, 2019

From the bottom of our hearts, we would like to thank all the donors and volunteers who made all these community outreaches possible. Indeed, alone we can do so little, but together we can do so much.

~ A heartfelt message of thanks from the MABIKAs Foundation Team

Alaek man met iyebkas ti naimpusuan nga panagyaman mi ti tulong ti MABIKAs Foundation ti impaayyo numanpay haan nga parte ti Cordillera ti Gonzaga ket haan nga lapped nga nangiburay kayo ti makasapul nga kailyan/ ka kabagyan mi nga sinalanta piman ni bagyo Ompong. Ni Apo Dios koma ti maka subalit. No haan kami nga makasubalit ket kararag mi nga ni Apo Dios ti mangsubalit ti ay-ayat yo nga timmulong.

Luniza Taoil & Janet Barcena

Family Members of Typhoon Victims


You can use this form and get in touch when you want to: (1) Make a donation (in cash or in kind) to reach out to our fellowmen in need in times of humanitarian crisis; (2) Volunteer team in the Philippines or would like to coordinate a community outreach; and/or (3) Inquire for more information and others.

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