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Church appeals for aid to Mayon evacuees

/ 07:23 AM January 24, 2018

CROWDED People fleeing Mayon volcano’s fury find temporary shelter at Guinobatan East Central School in Guinobatan, Albay. —MARCALVIC ESPLANA

Social action arms of the Catholic Church appealed to the faithful to pray and extend assistance to those affected by the eruptions of Mt. Mayon in Albay province.

In a statement, Caritas Manila said the most needed items were sleeping mats, mosquito nets, blankets, face masks, hygiene kits, firewood, food, water, toilets and communal kitchens.

In a separate appeal, Legazpi Bishop Joel Baylon said food and warm clothing for the evacuees were most welcome.


Donations can be made online via or by bank deposit to Caritas Manila’s saving accounts.

These are at Banco de Oro through Savings Account No. 5600-45905 and account name Caritas Manila; Bank of the Philippine Islands (BPI) through Savings Account No. 3063-5357-01; and Metrobank through Savings Account No. 175-3-175069543.

Dollar donations can be deposited at BPI through Savings Account No. 3064-0033-5 and account name Caritas Manila, with swift code: BOPIPHMM; and Philippine National Bank through Savings Account No. 108566600025 and swift code: PNBMPHMM.

Donations can also be made through Cebuana Lhuillier free of charge; the Caritas Manila office at 2002 Jesus St., Pandacan, Manila; or at Radio Veritas on West Avenue and Edsa, Quezon City. —Julie M. Aurelio

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