MANILA, Philippines – A number of bars, dining establishments and beverage shops have joined the bandwagon, using their resources to help victims of floods caused by torrential rains in Metro Manila and nearby provinces.
The posh Republiq Club at Resorts World in Pasay City, for instance, is opening its bar for free tonight, August 9, to those who will be bringing donations such as blankets, food and drinking water.
Donations may be given until 11 p.m. Thursday, when Italian disc jockey Benny Bennassi will be scheduled to entertain guests at the bar.
Japanese restaurant Yabu at SM Megamall, on the other hand, said it will donate 100% of its net sales for today to flood victims.
Italian restaurant Cibo, meanwhile, will donate 15% of its sales on August 22, when it will celebrate its 15th year in operation. All of Cibo’s branches, like many other dining establishments, are also accepting donations of any kind.
Cups, cooked meals
Binalot, a Filipino fast-food chain, is also accepting pledges for its rice meals served in banana leaves to help feed those who are affected by the floods.
Packages cost between P250, which can feed five people, to P5,000, which can provide food for 100 people.
While it specializes in milk tea drinks, Cha Dao Tea Place still chipped in to help in the relief efforts by donating sealed cups, which can be used to store meals.
The milk tea shop is also giving free drinks to those who will visit the shop to give donations.