CARITAS MANILA SENDS HELP FOR FAMILIES AFFECTED BY VIOLENCE IN MARAWI CITY – Caritas Manila

Caritas Manila will send help for families displaced by on-going fighting between government forces and a local terrorist group in Marawi City. The lead social services and development program of the Archdiocese of Manila will sent PHP 500, 000 and 100 cavans of rice as initial help to the residents affected by the crisis in Marawi City. This is in response to the appeal of the Prelate of Marawi Most Rev. Edwin Dela Peña, D.D., aired in the Church-run Radio Veritas. “Sa kasalukuyang nangyayari sa Marawi nais ko po iparating sa inyo na karamihan, marami sa ating mga kapatid sa Marawi ay lumilikas na at ang kanilang direksyon ay towards Iligan malaking problema ang pagtugon ng kanilang mga pangunahing pangangailangan, kailangan nila ng pagkain, tubig at iba pa kaya itong pagkakataon na ito ako ay nananawagan sa lahat na tulungan natin, first na tulong natin yung pagdarasal para sa ikabubuti ng ating mga kapatid, mga nagsilikas at mga nasa Marawi pa sa ngayon, ikalawa, yung ating pagtulong sa kanilang mga pangangailangan pangunahing pangangailangan at pangatlo tayo ay magsusubaybay at maki-alam tayo sa mga pangyayari sa Mindanao” the prelate said. On Tuesday, May 23, 2017 the residents of Marawi City were shook by loud explosions and gunshots when the fighting erupted between the military and local terrorist groups. Fires also raged affecting a church, two schools and the city jail. The electricity supply was also cut off. All of Mindanao is now under martial law as declared by President Rodrigo Duterte. Caritas Manila and Veritas 846 Radio Totoo are asking for prayers for Divine protection and for the help we can offer to our kababayans who were affected by the clashes between the military and the local terrorists and are moving away from the fighting in Marawi City. Cash as well as in-kind donations of food items (halal), hygiene kits, water and blankets are accepted click HERE to donate

Banco De Oro – Savings Account No.: 5600-45905

Bank of the Philippine Islands – Savings Account No.: 3063-5357-01 Metrobank – Savings Account No.: 175-3-17506954-3

Metrobank – Savings Account No.: 175-3-17506954-3

For dollar accounts: Bank of the Philippine Islands – Savings Account No. 3064-0033-55 Swift Code – BOPIPHMM Philippine National Bank – Savings Account No. 10-856-660002-5 Swift Code – PNBMPHMM Donations can also be made via Cebuana Lhuillier (free of charge) or dropped off at Caritas Manila, 2002 Jesus St. Pandacan,Manila or at Radio Veritas in West Ave. corner EDSA, Quezon City. For proper acknowledgment of your donations, kindly fax

National Bank – Savings Account No. 10-856-660002-5 Swift Code – PNBMPHMM Donations can also be made via Cebuana Lhuillier (free of charge) or dropped off at Caritas Manila, 2002 Jesus St. Pandacan, Manila or at Radio Veritas in West Ave. corner EDSA, Quezon City. For proper acknowledgment of your donations, kindly fax copy of deposit slip to 563-9306 or email a scanned copy to [email protected] Please indicate your name & complete address. Caritas Damayan is one of the programs of Caritas Manila, the social development ministry of the Archdiocese of Manila. Through its Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Program, Caritas Manila has put in place a disaster management program that allows for quick response relief operation and effective crisis intervention.

(C) Mar Domingo

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