As we all know, the last typhoon to hit the country took hundreds of live from the passenger vessel “MV Princess of the Stars”. What most of the world has probably failed to notice is the fact that a lot more lives are now more miserable due to the tremendous damage caused by the storm to mostly unsuspecting Filipinos. The typhoon changed directions several times and hit areas where it was not projected to cross.
Here is an appeal for the people of Aklan, one of those badly hit by typhoon “Frank”.
I write for and in behalf Congressman Joeben Miraflores, former Congressman Allen Quimpo and the victims of Typhoon “Frank” in the Province of Aklan. Aklan has been devastated with 8 ft deep mudslide which left to this day at least 3 feet of mud everywhere. Many people and livestock have died in the barangays, which remain unreported since the basic needs of electricity, water, food and communication are non-existent. It is reported that there will be no electricity for at least one month. Banks, stores, government agencies are closed. Water sources are full of mud and the river has not cleared. News about the situation in Aklan has not reached the media, hence help is nowhere to be found. We are back to GROUND ZERO. 57 Dead, 176 missing, almost 8 million as of now reported loss.
I appeal to you to please help by sending donations, preferably in cash or kind. The need is so great, we request for the cheapest but the greatest bulk items such as rice, noodles and water.
If you wish to send items in kind, you may send contact:
Major Pascua, Base Operations, Villamor Airbase, Paranaque.
Please make sure to address your goods to Cong. Allen Quimpo, AKLAN with listing and weight of goods. You should label e.g. “10 boxes-medicines, etc.”
If you wish to send cash, you can deposit through Metrobank Current account number 495-7-495-505401 in the name of Michelle Yu. All cash collected will be used to purchase NFA Rice from Manila Office, which will be released directly in Kalibo, Aklan to the Local Government Unit, relief operations, spearheaded by Cong. Allen Quimpo.
You may contact me through the numbers below.
Project Head, Relief Operations in Aklan
231 Langka Drive, Ayala Alabang Village,
Muntinlupa City, Metro Manila 1700
Tel./Fax 8429225; Cellphone: 09177962310