Donors quick to respond to Inquirer plea for aid
Individuals and organizations have swiftly responded to the Philippine Daily Inquirer’s call for donations to help the victims of Supertyphoon “Yolanda.”
The Inquirer has also cancelled its annual Christmas party and will donate the money to the Yolanda victims, especially in towns that have so far received little aid. Proceeds from the recent Inquirer Fun Run will also go to the victims.
Expressing solidarity with the Inquirer were Carlos Chan, Metrobank Foundation, Tan Yan Kee Foundation, Smart Satellite Services, Mediacom Equities Inc., Doris Ho, Magsaysay Transport and Logistics Group, Joey and Marissa Concepcion, Paolo and Pilar Lorenzo, Jean and Bea Lhuillier, Republic Biscuit Corp., Nanette Po, Roberto Antonio, Gerard and Teresa Coscolluela, Ma. Lourdes Gamboa, Mary de Leon, George Salud, Sheila Ramos, Maria Asuncion Uichico, Manuel Tanjangco, Monaco Express, Jay and Joy Lagdameo, Martel Miñana, Jojie Bautista, Lorna Tabuena, Ma. Kristine Mabulac, Necie, Joy Eco Vullag, Nicole Marie Arce, Myla Jasmine Bantog, Jean Leslie Wong, Janice Ian N. Uy, Menzi Trust Inc., senior deputy administrator Nilo Aldeguer of the Cagayan Economic Zone Authority, MJLS Catering Services, Joshua and Patricia Gatmaitan, Holy Family Chapel, Anchor Land Holdings, MTD Philippines Inc. (care of engineer Isaac S. David) and Menzi Trust Fund Inc., Augusto and Adoracion San Pedro, Angelina Lim of Pao Ong Kong Temple and Print Town Group of Companies.
Those who also donated funds through the Inquirer were Gigi and Ging Montinola, Angela Roy, Boyblue and Tisa Tan, the Laurel family, Dawn Feliciano, Tokie Tantoco Enriquez, Maribel Ongpin, Toni Parsons, Miguel Tabuena, Isa Lorenzo, Rachel Rillo, Frey Sullivan, Riana Trajano, Monica Climaco and Assumption Batch 1984.
Inquirer employees likewise pitched in to help the typhoon victims.
Among them were Marixi Prieto, Paolo Prieto, Ceres Doyo, Frances Katigbak, Miner Generalao, Pennie de la Cruz, Cecille Evangelista, Emmie Velarde, Marlet Salazar, Neni Pernia, Sharon Felipe, Icar Abis, Edgar Rimonte, Sheila Andino, Rolly Suarez, Lyn Alday, Carlito Isles, Jefone Francisco, Arlene Astapan, Junie Arguel, Rita Viray, Vanessa Ong, Allan Schapira, Pepito Olarte, Chato Garcellano, Edwin Sacramed, Ruel de Vera, Tin Asuncion, Mau Brizuela, Kathrina Gutierrez, Pearl Flores, Juliet Sanchez, Me-Ann Perido, Romina Austria, Vanessa Hidalgo, PDI audit department, Tess de la Cruz, Mylene de Jesus, Janet Nieto, Med Belga, Jogi Pineda, Divine Pinzon and Gary Libby.
The first batch of Inquirer donations will be delivered to affected families in secluded towns on Nov. 18.
The Inquirer is still accepting cash donations through the Inquirer Help Fund: Bank of the Philippine Islands (BPI) current account No. 4951-0067-56, account name Philippine Daily Inquirer Inc. or Metrobank current account No. 7286-8109-30, account name Philippine Daily Inquirer Inc.
Donors abroad can deposit to account name Philippine Daily Inquirer, account number 286-2-286-00531-9, swift code mbtcphmm.
For donations in kind, please send them directly to the Philippine Red Cross main office at Bonifacio Drive, Port Area, Manila.
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