On July 6, 2017 a magnitude 6.5 earthquake hit the province of Leyte around 4:30 pm as per the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs). A strong magnitude 5.8 aftershock was recorded last Monday, July 10, 2017. Close to 300 aftershocks were recorded by Philvocs.
The earthquake left two (2) casualties and 329 injured. According to the report on Sunday, July 9, 2017 of the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council the total recorded damaged has reached Php 51 Million. Major roads and bridges were damaged but still passable. Schools and public places were gravely damaged as well. The Geothermal plants, the main source of power in Leyte, were not spared, leaving nearby areas with no electricity.
According to NDRRMC, 1700 houses were partially damaged and 700 houses were totally damaged. With that scenario, hundreds of families were relocated to temporarily shelters as aftershocks continue to rock the province.
We thus appeal to your generosity to aid the evacuees’ basic needs and for rehabilitation purposes.
Donations may be sent to:
Tanging Yaman Foundation, Inc.
Current Account: 448-7-448013142
Metrobank, Tañong Branch, Marikina City
As we are PCNC accredited, apart from official receipts we may issue tax exemption certificate to corporations. For more information, contact Maricel at +632-426-6001 local 4889; telefax +632-426-5996.
We all continue to pray for the safety of everyone.
Dear Friends in the Lord!
As of June 6, 2017, according to the ARMM Crisis Management Committee of the Office of the Regional Governor, the number of "bakwits" or internally displaced persons has reached 240,000. Marawi is the political, commercial, and educational center of Lanao del Sur; hence the city is home not only to permanent residents but also to many transients, those working and studying in Marawi. The "bakwits" who have fled to Iligan City and other nearby provinces are in dire need of food and other basic necessities.
We appeal for cash donations that we will send to Xavier University, Cagayan de Oro and the Diocese of Iligan which are providing for the needs of our displaced brothers and sisters.
For cash donations you may send through:
For Peso Donations:
Current Account Number: 613-7-613-00046-8
For Dollar Donations:
Savings Account Number: 448-2-448-00265-3
Bank/Branch: Metrobank/Barangka Riverbanks Marikina City
Swift Code: MBTCPHMM
We pray that the conflict be over the soonest.
Thank you very much and God bless.