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Group in need of donations for earthquake victims

More than 180,000 people are affected with many families requiring humanitarian assistance after a series of powerful earthquakes struck the Southern parts of the Philippines last October 16 (magnitude of 6.6) and 29 (6.3) with both epicenter in Tulunan, North Cotabato.

Earthquake victims in Barangay Malasila in Makilala, North Cotabato put up signs asking for aid and medicines along the highway on Friday (1 November 2019), a day after the magnitude 6.5 earthquake struck the province, with Makilala as epicenter. MindaNews photo by GG BUENO

According to reports an estimated 3.2 million children have been affected. In line with this, various organizations and individuals formed a group “Team CDO: Tabang Cotabato” to help victims in the affected areas of Davao del Norte & Sur and North Cotabato this coming November 14 and 15.

John Asuncion said “Since this is a consolidated effort, may groups na specific ang bagsakan ng goods like for examlle sa Court of Appeals, Magsaysay ang bagsak ng goods nila. Yung mga walang specific na areas, pipili tayo ng medyo kawawa na area na hindi pa masyado na puntahan. Doon natin ibubuhos ang goods natin.”

The group is composed of the Dragon Boat Kagay-an, Go Bong Go Movement, H.E.A.R.T, Region 10 LTFRB, Filipino-Chinese Community Cagayan de Oro, ACCERT, Rapid Riders Dragon Boat Team, Brave Heart Dragon Boat Team, CGY Oro Dragons. 

Residents of Barangay Malasila in Makilala, North Cotabato put up a sign asking for help from passing motorists on Friday (1 November 2019), a day after a magnitude 6.5 earthquake destroyed their homes. MindaNews photo by MANMAN DEJETO

Liceo Dragonoids, Ateneo Blue Dragons, St. Mary’s School Team Eeezeh, Rainbow Dragons, Yamaha Riders Club Philippines, He & Sons Corporation, and Court of Appeals Mindanao.

“GBG Movement is the one responsible securing a bus for the volunteers and truck for the relief goods,” Asuncion said.

The said group would provide clothing, hot meals and games for children affected by the said calamity during the above date.

“The volunteers going will be divided into 3 groups, kitchen, tent improvement and entertainment. We will set up a soup kitchen para makapagluto tayo ng 1 meal sa kanila on the evening of Nov 14. While the kitchen crew is busy preparing, the tent improvement crew will help the parents improve their tents We will be bringing tarps, ropes and GI wires. Tapos yung incharge sa entertainment for the kids will have kids games while their parents are busy improving their tents,” he concluded.

A girl joins the queue for water from a tanker that brought in supply for earthquake evacuees at the Malasila Elementary School in Makilala, North Cotabato Tuesday (5 November 2019).

To make their activity more fruitful, the group calls upon everyones help by donating canned goods, clothing, or cash assistance. They are in need of the following: Garbage Bag, Banig, Balde, Kaldero, Flashlight, Mosquito Nets, Tent or Trapal, rice & canned goods, and Medicines among others.

You can drop your donations at ORO BJJ Petron Service Station (Vementa cor Max Suniel Sts, Carmen – across Jollibee); Petron Service Station in Cugman (along National Highway and across Nature Spring Warehouse/Plant).

Golden Nest Realty Office 2/F Abonitalla Building, Crossing Iponan (beside Shell Station); and DXRU Radio Ultra, Suan Arcade, Carmen, besides West, Central School.

For cash donations: Dr Tayste Buds Two Corporation with BDO Account number 011948000499.

Your donations will come a long way in uplifting the living condition of the victim of this unfortunate calamity.

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About Dave Achondo

Dave Achondo
A person who enjoys doing what he does best – writing anything under the sun; strong-willed and straight to the point. Contributor at SOUTHWALL Magazine a Cebu-based company under Soline Publishing, A former Feature Editor, Business Editor, and Columnist of Mindanao Gold Star Daily, and is the currently its Digital Marketing Head.

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