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Typhoon Haiyan (known in the Philippines as Typhoon Yolanda) considered to be the most powerful of all super typhoons. The cyclone caused catastrophic destruction in the central Philippines, particularly on Samar Island and Leyte, where the governor estimated that at least 10,000 people may have died in the city of Tacloban alone. According to UN officials, about 11 million people have been affected and many have been left homeless.

The international community were united in aiding the country through cash and kind donations to help the victims of the said typhoon.

The employees of Dusit Thani Manila expressed their care for the victims of the storm Yolanda by giving out their passion on service. Headed by the hotel’s General Manager Alex Willats, the staff and executives volunteered in delivering the relief goods that will be sent to the areas affected by the typhoon. The hotel donated 250 cases of canned goods, 800 loaves of bread, 500 cases of bottled water, towels and linens. Staff also volunteered at a distribution centre packing goods with the members of the British Woman Association.