The Philippine Generations team are very sad to hear about the news on the recent typhoon in the Philippines, internationally called ‘Washi’. We would also like to express our sympathy and condolences to the families affected by the storm. The Filipino community here in London are doing they can to help our kababayan in Cagayan. We hope they will get all the help they need. The Philippine Generations team are discussing how we can further help fund-raise for the victims of the strom, will let you know what we plan to do very soon! For now please see below how you can help the people of Cagayan de Oro and the Advisory from the Philippine Embassy London.
ADVISORY FROM THE PHILIPPINE EMBASSY: “Tabang Sendong Appeal”
In the spirit of solidarity, the Embassy enjoins all individuals and Filipino organizations in the United Kingdom to set aside cash donations to assist victims of the disaster in the two cities and their barangays.
The following institutions are accepting cash donations to help, in equal priority, victims in Iligan and Cagayan de Oro, through their Philippine bank accounts:
1. Xavier University Cagayan de Oro City (care of Fr. Roberto “Bobby” Yap, SJ, friend of the Filipino community and former scholar in the UK)
Account name: Xavier University
Account number: 9331-0133-63
Bank: Bank of the Philippine Islands, Cagayan de Oro- Divisoria Branch
(note: those who wish to receive receipts for their donations, kindly email firstname.lastname@example.org with details of their donations, i.e. donor’s name, receiving branch, date of remittance, amount)
2.La Salle Academy Iligan City (care of Bro. Raffy Reyes)
Bank: Bank of the Philippine Islands Account Name: La Salle Academy Account Type: Savings Account No: 9353-0377-62
(note: those who wish to receive receipts for their donations, kindly email email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org with digital copy of their remittance receipt)
3. Philippine Red Cross
Account name: Philippine Red Cross
Account number: 00-453-0018647
Bank: Banco de Oro (swift code: BNORPHMM)
(those who wish to receive receipts for their donations, kindly email email@example.com with details of their donation, i.e. donor’s name, date of remittance, amount and digital copy of their remittance receipt)
The following UK-based remittance institutions have offered to send the public’s remittance to Xavier University, La Salle Academy and Philippine Red Cross free of remittance charges:
1. Global Express Money Remittance
11-12 Hogarth Place, Earl’s Court
London SW5 0QT
Tel. No. +44 (0) 203 441 1824
Mobile No. +44 (0) 794 416 6478
2. iRemit Global Remittance Ltd.
1st Floor, Orchard House
167-169 High Street Kensington
London W8 6SH
Tel. No. +44 (0) 203 384 5084
The Embassy conveys its appreciation to the Filipino community in the United Kingdom for the expression of support and cooperation as the Filipino people deal with this great loss of lives and property.
Embassy of the Philippines, London
18 December 2011