Wednesday, 26 August 2020 14:49

Caritas Manila sends aid to Masbate after earthquake


Caritas Manila, the social service arm of the Archdiocese of Manila, has donated one million pesos in aid for the victims of the 6.6 magnitude earthquake in Masbate on August 18, 2020.

In an article posted on the website of Radio Veritas, Fr. Anton CT Pascual, executive director of Caritas Manila and president of Radio Veritas said that the residents of Masbate have been suffering a lot because of the earthquake and the present pandemic that they are experiencing. 

Photo Credit: Facebook Page of 98.3 Spirit FM Masbate

 
According to Fr. Pascual, Caritas Manila is doing its best to extend help and assistance to the families who were victims of the earthquake. It has already launched “Shelter Assistance Program” in collaboration with the Diocese of Masbate and its Social Action Ministry.

“Matindi ang paghihirap ng ating mga kababayan sa Masbate na alam natin na isa sa mga mahihirap na probinsya tapos ay naapektuhan pa ng lindol kaya tayo ay nakipag-ugnayan kay Bishop [Jose] Bantolo at sa Priest in Charge [Social Action] kay Fr. Jenious Mansalay upang ipagkaloob yung tulong, meron tayong almost a million na budget natin para sa rehab ng mga victims ng Masbate Earthquake,” Fr. Pascual said.

The priest further added that Caritas Manila, aside from helping the earthquake victims, continues its program of helping the poor people especially those that are directly affected by the outbreak of the coronavirus. He said that the social service arm of the Archdiocese of Manila has reached more than 1 billion pesos of help and assistance from various individuals, donors and private business groups.

“Yung mga naitulong na so far umabot na tayo sa P1.7Billion pesos na yun ang ating na distribute heavily sa Metro Manila at 24 na Probinsya na humingi ng tulong sa Caritas Manila,” he said.

The Diocese of Masbate is among those who received five hundred thousand pesos COVID assistance from Caritas Manila.

Caritas Manila continues to organize donation drives for victims of the earthquake and for those who lost their jobs because of the pandemic. At the same time it continues to encourage the faithful to take part in giving donations that more people may also be assisted. (Jheng Prado/RCAM-AOC)

 

HOW TO DONATE ONLINE: (Online bank transfer)

Savings Account Name: Caritas Manila, Inc.

Banco De Oro – Savings Account No.: 000-5600-45905

Bank of the Philippine Islands – Savings Account No.: 3063-5357-01

Metrobank – Savings Account No.: 175-3-17506954-3

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