Cardinal Tagle asks support for Alay Kapwa 2018

Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio G. Cardinal Tagle has asked the faithful to support Alay Kapwa, an annual Lenten evangelization and fundraising program of the Catholic Church that supports the social services for the poor and in need especially during times of disaster.

“During this season, we are especially called upon to exercise charity in our dealings with our neighbor – that is to say, to have a genuine concern for those who are needy and who suffer, and to perform concrete good works.  Charity, after all, is the very heart of Christian life,” Cardinal Tagle said in his pastoral letter.

In response to Cardinal Tagle’s call to be more generous as we open our hearts to the poor people especially this season of Lent, Caritas Manila and Radio Veritas (Veritas 846) will conduct an Alay Kapwa Telethon.

With the theme “Renewed-Servant Leadership for New Evangelization towards Living out the Spirituality of Alay Kapwa”, the telethon will be held on Holy Monday, March 26, 2018 from 6:00 am to 5:00 pm at Radio Veritas 846 and livestreamed at

The funds raised during the Alay Kapwa Telethon will be used to fund the programs of Caritas Damayan, Caritas Manila’s program for disaster prevention, mitigation and emergency relief in times of natural and human-caused calamities. 

Last year, the funds raised during Alay Kapwa were used to provide assistance to about 14,732 families nationwide among those were emergency relief assistance to victims of the Surigao earthquake, the typhoons Urduja and Vinta, various fire disasters in Metro Manila, and the relief and ongoing rehabilitation efforts in Marawi. 

Cardinal Tagle also encouraged the faithful to support the special collection of all the parishes and dioceses all over the country on March 25, Palm Sunday.

For inquiries, you can call Caritas Manila at 562-0020 loc 118 or 254-5519 and look for Mr. Rye Zotomayor. You may also reach them through e-mail at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..



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