A southwest monsoon brought about by the lingering effects of Typhoon Gener and worsened by Tropical Storm Haikui has submerged Metro Manila and nearby provinces of Laguna, Bataan, Tarlac, Zambales and Pangasinan. After two weeks of monsoon rains flooded Manila and surrounding areas, 123,484 families are affected in 46 cities/municipalities. Massive evacuation for families residing in low-lying areas and near rivers is underway. The Philippines began a massive clean-up on Thursday after floods swept the capital and nearby provinces, forcing residents to wade through shoulder-deep waters in some places after rains killed 91 people. Philippine Business for Social Progress (PBSP, United Way Philippines) has set up a relief fund and is requesting donations from around the world. To make a donation, click here. To learn more about United Way response in the affected areas, click here to access United Way Philippines’ Disaster Relief Program blog. Gifts made directly to PBSP are not tax deductible. However, donors who are interested in providing support totaling $5,000 or above to PBSP and would like to receive a tax deduction for their gift should contact Kendra Davis, Director of the United Way International Donor Advised Giving program at 703.836.7112, ext. 114.