Filipinos urged to help Luzon flood victims.
Summary: DUBAI — Hundreds of Filipino expatriates in Dubai and the
Northern Emirates are urged to financially assist the flood victims in
Luzon following massive flooding in the wake of twin typhoons Nalgae and
Nesat which struck the Philippines in a matter of five days apart.
DUBAI — Hundreds of Filipino expatriates in Dubai and the Northern
Emirates are urged to financially assist the flood victims in Luzon
following massive flooding in the wake of twin typhoons Nalgae and Nesat
which struck the Philippines in a matter of five days apart.
Alan Bacason, president of the Governing Council of the Filipino
community (FILCOM), told
that an urgent meeting was held
on Sunday night for the first time by the newly elected officials to
discuss the urgency of a wider fund-raising campaign for the flood
victims that reportedly affected tens of thousands in Luzon.
He said the 12-member Governing Council agreed to secure permission
from both the Philippines and UAE government authorities to conduct a
large-scale fund-raising campaign, which would enlist the presidents of
the 99 Filipino organisations under the umbrella of FilCom. “We
seek the assistance of the organisational heads to distribute the letter
requesting for donations to their members, their families and relatives
here and their friends abroad.”
According to Bacason, the UAE
1. A branch of the Red Cross organization operating in a Muslim country.
2. The crescent-shaped emblem of such a branch.
will open a Philippine
Account solely for donations to the Philippine flood victims, the
processing of which will take one-and-a-half to two months, which
includes the approval of the Philippines and the UAE government
authorities. “We are now securing approval of the Department of
Foreign Affairs in Manila for the Consulate to authorise us to conduct a
wide-scale fund-raising campaign for the victims.” He urged the
Filipino expatriates and others who wish to help the rescue and
rehabilitation operations of the flood victims to give assistance as
soon as they can to all suffering “kababayans” and to send
their cash donation to any of the two available bank accounts in Manila.
Cash or check donations, he said, can be sent immediately to the
Philippine Red Cross at its peso
Banco de Oro
Account No. 453-00-186-47 and/or to Citizens’ Disaster Response
Center through its peso
financial institution that, until recently, performed only the following functions: receiving savings deposits of individuals, investing them, and providing a modest return to its depositors in the form of interest.
account with Metro Bank and Trust
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