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Grab offers rubber boats for ‘Ompong’ rescue efforts

By: - Reporter / @CMarquezINQ
/ 09:53 PM September 14, 2018

Grab Philippines officials prepare on Friday, September 14, 2018, a rubber boat, which the firm will lend to the Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA) and the local government of Marikina City, for rescue efforts during onslaught of typhoon “Ompong” (international name: Mangkhut). Photo from Grab Philippines

Grab Philippines on Friday offered help for rescue missions during typhoon “Ompong” (international name: Mangkhut), lending two rubber boats to the Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA) and local government of Marikina City.

“The rubber rafts are only stored in the warehouse originally for the emergency use of employees and transport network vehicle service (TNVS) partners. But we decided to lend it to the government to help more people,” Grab said in a statement.


Grab said it is also likely to buy more boats so it can further extend help in future rescue missions.

Grab then released the following hotline numbers for typhoon-related emergencies and concerns of their passengers and TNVS partners:


For passengers — Globe: 0966 815 5619 and Smart: 0929 199 3296

For TNVS partners — Globe: 09274079011 and Smart: 09497687711.


Inquirer calls for support for the victims of typhoon Ompong

Responding to appeals for help, the Philippine Daily Inquirer is extending its relief to victims of the recent typhoon Ompong.

Cash donations may be deposited in the Inquirer Foundation Corp. Banco De Oro (BDO) Current Account No: 007960018860 and Swift Code: BNORPHMM.

Inquiries may be addressed to Inquirer’s Corporate Affairs office through Connie Kalagayan at 897-4426, and Bianca Kasilag-Macahilig at 897-8808 local 352,

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