Saturday, 22 September 2018 03:52

Caritas Manila sends Relief and Rehabilitation Aid to Typhoon Ompong Victims

Caritas Manila, the social service arm of the Archdiocese of Manila has given 6 million pesos relief and financial aid to the families affected by typhoon Ompong especially in Northern Luzon.

Rev. Fr. Anton CT Pascual, Executive Director of Caritas Manila, said that a total of 6-million pesos has been donated to the rehabilitation and livelihood of the families affected by Ompong.

“Marami tayong napadalhan ng relief sa mga biktima ng bagyong Ompong. Ngayon ay nagsimula tayo sa rehabilitation na binubuo ng housing repair at mga livelihood support,”  Fr. Pascual said in an interview by Radio Veritas.

Fr. Pascual further added that the funds donated for the rehabilitation and livelihood of the victims come from ALAY KAPWA, an annual Lenten Evangelization, and fundraising program of the Roman Catholic Church for social services of the poor and most in need, especially during times of disaster.

The Church has already distributed a total of 9-million pesos financial aid, rehabilitation of houses, and livelihood support to the affected families of Ompong in the Dioceses of Tuguegarao, Iligan, Tabuk. Laoag, Baguio, and Tarlac.

Earlier Caritas Manila agave a 1-million pesos financial aid to the five dioceses affected by typhoon Ompong that made a landfall in Northern Luzon last September 15, 2018. A typhoon proof chapel will be built and will serve as the evacuation center during calamities. (Jheng Manalang Prado/RCAM-AOC)



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