The Daily Manila Shimbun


Caritas Manila appeals for aid for flood-hit Mindanao  

January 26, 2017

Caritas Manila on Thursday appealed for aid in cash and in kind for the thousands in  Mindanao who were affected by rains from a low pressure area and the tailend of a cols front.

In a statement, Caritas Manila said they need more donations as affected communities, particularly in the Archdiocese of Cagayan De Oro and Diocese of Butuan, as they  recover.

The National Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council said at least 10 have died while 679, 412 persons were affected. Damage were estimated at P402.3 million, of which the Caraga area accounted to P90 million

“We appeal for prayers for Divine protection and to help alleviate the sufferings through our donations in cash and in kind for the relief and rehabilitation needs of our kababayans in the affected areas,” said Caritas Manila.

Specifically, the social action arm of the Archdiocese of Manila said the Diocese of Butuan is appealing for food, medicines, and potable water.

Caritas Manila said the Archdiocese of Cagayan De Oro is asking for help with their  housing project as residents require relocation as they were living in “danger zones”.

Donations can be made online via; or by bank deposit in 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).

Donations can be made via Cebuana Lhuillier (free of charge); or dropped off at Caritas Manila office: 2002 Jesus St. Pandacan, Manila; or at Radio Veritas in West Ave. corner EDSA,Quezon City. DMS