Wednesday, December 12, 2012

AFP donates P3M to ‘Pablo’ victims

From the Philippine Daily Inquirer (Dec 12): AFP donates P3M to ‘Pablo’ victims

The Armed Forces of the Philippines will donate P3 million for victims of typhoon Pablo (international name Bopha), which ravaged Visayas and Mindanao last week.
“The amount will be used to purchase construction materials and equipment to build shelters for the victims who lost their homes during the typhoon,” military spokesman Colonel Arnulfo Marcelo Burgos Jr. said. The AFP has released P1.5 million, while P1 million will be taken from the command to boost the efforts of the troops conducting humanitarian assistance and disaster relief in Mindanao. The AFP has also released P500,000 to purchase medicines for the victims. It has also deployed six medical teams to bring relief to the victims of the recent calamity, Burgos said. Typhoon “Pablo” has killed more than 700, with about 900 missing as of latest. It also left an estimated P7billion worth of damage.

1 comment:

  1. Here's an idea. Let's make this a challenge contribution. How about someone in the media calling on the CPP/NPA to contribute for the welfare of suffering typhoon victims an amount equal or greater than what the AFP has just given. CPP leaders can send their donation to the Philippine Red Cross/Red Crescent. So far all the Maoists have done is issue press releases calling on their followers to help out but no concrete contributions have been forthcoming. On the contrary, since the CPP issued its call to the NPA, all the NPA has done is to destroy a couple backhoes, violate its own truce, attack a police station, attack a soldier and kidnap his teenage children, and attempt to steal food from a relief vehicle. So lets see them step up and contribute something tangible. It's about time they gave back some of the money they have been extorting from ordinary Filipinos.


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