RRR3: Maring


Venue: The Collective, Malugay St., Makati City
Date: September 01, 2013
Time: 8am to 3pm
Event Link: RSVP at https://www.facebook.com/events/188736917971557/


The effects of Climate Change cannot be denied. While Climate Change is not the cause of typhoons, Climate Change has intensified and aggravated them, causing greater damage especially to vulnerable countries like the Philippines.

According to the latest survey of the Social Weather Station, eight out of ten Filipinos have personally experienced Climate Change, which is not surprising given extreme weather events that have happened such as Ondoy and Sendong. It is now that we see that Climate Change is real and it is happening — it is right in front of our doorstep.

Time and again we experience the devastating effects of extreme rainfall in our country and until we have a sustainable adaptation and mitigation plan, it will only continue to be a cycle of calamities, deaths, and loses. But for now, as yet again many lives have been affected by the recent typhoon Maring, let us invoke the spirit of bayanihan and help our fellow Filipinos.


Dakila-Philippine Collective for Modern Heroism in partnership with Manila Fixed Gear, WeFXD, Pusakalye, Yadu 83, Wingman, Canto, and Mr. Zaldy Austria will be having its third Ride and Rock Relief. The first Ride and Rock Relief happened in December 29, 2011 in an effort to help the victims of Sendong in Iligan and Cagayan de Oro. An initiative of Dakila-Philippine Collective for Modern Heroism, Bikekada, and Yadu 83, Ride and Rock Relief brought together musicians, cyclists, tattoo artists, and volunteers to join forces in the efforts to raise funds and gather relief goods for Sendong victims.

The second Ride and Rock Relief happened last August 12, 2012 with more partners including The Collective, Manila Fixed Gear, POWPinay, Folding Bike Pilipinas, Tryon Marketing, MTB Brothers, Kaffir, Calle, Surf United Philippines, Mochiko, and Agimat.net, in response to the flooding caused by Habagat.


This time, Ride and Rock Relief will be for the benefit of victims of Typhoon Maring and the habagat rains in Cavite. We would like to invite you to the event to help bring donations and pack relief goods at The Collective, Malugay St., Makati City on September 01, 2013. There will be different assembly points for cyclists around the metro:

  1. Tryon Bike Shops, Makati City
  2. Greenhills Parking Lot, San Juan City
  3. Jetti MOA, Pasay City
  4. Jollibee, East Ave. Quezon City

Assembly time for all points will be at 7am, ride out will be at 7:30am, and ETA at The Collective will be at 8:30am. Upon arriving at The Collective, all cyclists and volunteers will also help in the registration and will be tasked to help out in segregating, packing, and labeling the relief goods. Receiving of relief goods will be from 8am to 2pm. Loading of relief goods inside the truck will be from 2pm to 3pm.


While this is all happening, cyclists and volunteers can enjoy Manila Fixed Gear’s Riot Sunday, where they will host an Alley Cat Race, Track Stand Contest, Tire Changing Challenge, Swap Meet, and MFG’s Video Launch.

In times of great calamity, we, Filipinos, never run out of spirit to help our kapwa. It is in this spirit of bayanihan that we once again gather to help relieve victims of the recent rain and floods. But while it is true that the Filipino spirit can be waterproof, that we are strong as a people, let us not forget that only a sustainable adaptation and mitigation plan can decrease the effects of Climate Change in our country.


1. What we can give:

  • Easy to cook, not easily perishable food (instant noodles, canned goods)
  • Potable water
  • Hygienic products (toilet papers, sanitary napkins, underwear, diapers)
  • Medicines and first aid kit (alcohol, betadine, band-aids, etc.)
  • Blankets
  • Slippers, boots, and rubber shoes (shoes with heels will not be accepted)
  • Clothes (please give proper clothes, not torn clothes)
  • Rain coats
  • Umbrellas

2. What we will need for packing the relief goods:

  • Balik-Bayan or any kind of boxes
  • HUGE garbage bags or sako for relief goods (plastic is not encouraged)
  • Packaging tapes
  • Masking tapes
  • Packing ropes
  • Clean bond papers
  • Permanent markers/Pentel pens to label the relief boxes

3. What we can do:

  • Give relief goods
  • Volunteer to segregate, label, and pack relief goods
  • Feed and hydrate the volunteers
  • Give cash donation (please see bank details below)
Dakila – Philippine Collective for Modern Heroism, Inc.
Banco de Oro
Loyola Heights Berkeley Residences Branch
Savings Account No. 003570047800
  • Bring umbrella/raincoat (just in case it rains)
  • Bring face towel, baby wipes, hand sanitizers
  • Bring extra shirt
  • Bring your own water
  • Bring your own snacks/baon (There’s a nearby 711 where you can buy food and drinks in the morning. Most eating establishments at The Collective are open at lunch time.)

Thank you very much and hope to see you all there! This is bayanihan. This is putting our passion into action for our Nation.



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