Tuesday, 05 November 2019 08:49

Caritas Manila and Quiapo Church donate 1M for earthquake victims in Mindanao

Caritas Manila, the social arm of the Archdiocese of Manila once again appealed for assistance to raise the additional funds needed to help the victims of consecutive earthquakes that jolted Mindanao.

In an article posted on Radio Veritas Website, Rev. Fr. Ric Valencia, Priest in charge of Caritas Manila Damayan said that a total of P500,000 were already donated to the victims of the earthquake in the Diocese of Kidapawan. The said amount according to him, is not enough to meet the needs of the affected residents who are still in the evacuation center and are in fear of their safety.

 “So ngayon ay naghahanap pa rin tayo ng pondo, alam natin na yung initial na ipinadala doon ay would not be enough. Marami ang pababa palang mula doon sa kanilang mga lugar sa kabundukan na walang mauwian dahil nasira ang mga bahay. Yung mga nandoon sa evacuation center ay takot bumalik dahil may mga crack ang mga bahay,” Fr. Valencia told Radyo Veritas.

Fr. Valencia also shared that aside from P500,000 donation of Caritas Manila, they are also in an on-going coordination and cooperation with church institutions like the Archdiocese of Manila and Minor Basilica of the Black Nazarene (Quiapo Church) who also donated P500,000 to the victims in the Diocese of Kidapawan. 

 “Nag-coordinate na tayo ang RCAM (Archdiocese of Manila), ang Quiapo Church at ang Caritas Manila and napag-usapan together with the Bishop there kung anong mga pangangailangan nila and ang Quiapo Church ay nag-commit na ng P500,000 para sa Diocese ng Kidapawan...,” Fr. Valencia said.

On October 16, 2019, a magnitude of 6.3 earthquake first hit Mindanao. Two succeeding earthquakes followed on October 29 and 31 with a magnitude 6.6 and 6.5 respectively.

Earlier, Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio G. Cardinal Tagle has asked the faithful to pray for the victims of the earthquake. (Jheng M. Prado/RCAM-AOC)



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