Appeal for support for the indigenous communities affected by typhoon Yolanda

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    Dear Friends,

    As you may all know, the Philippines is now under a state of calamity with the massive and widescale destruction of lives and properties  by Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda), the strongest typhoon recorded in history early this month. The coverage from various media outfits show part of the damage wrought by the typhoon in the Visayas region. What is not yet being publicized is also the situation of many indigenous communities who live in far flung communities and are now isolated because of the massive damage in their areas and the lack of communication facilities. Many of them have lost their homes and their sources of livelihood. The poor state of infrastructures and adaptation measures as well as their poor socio-economic conditions made them most vulnerable to the adverse impacts of typhoon Yolanda.

    An initial estimate of 11,627 families coming from various indigenous groups in Luzon and Visayas are currently in need of support. We expect more are needing support and our members and networks are gathering more information on the affected indigenous communities.

    To tie up the appeal letters from our members and networks in the Philippines coordinating relief support for the indigenous communities affected by Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan), attached is our general appeal letter which includes the contact and bank account details of the organizations facilitating donations for the affected indigenous communities in Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao.

    For practical reasons, the best form shall be financial contributions which will be used for the much needed relief –food, blankets, medicines etc. Our members and network in the Philippines shall be delivering directly the support and this shall be properly recorded and acknowledged by them.

    Kindly circulate this to your members and networks. Thanks.

    Regards,
    Robie

    Organizations coordinating relief support for the affected indigenous communities

    1. For the affected Tagbanua communities in Coron, Palawan
    Koalisyon ng mga Katutubong Samahan ng Pilipinas (KASAPI)

    Contact Person: Mr. Giovanni Reyes
    Email: ysagada3912@rocketmail.com
    Mobile #s: +639162447297; +639494996095

    Monetary donation may be sent to:
    Account Name: KASAPI
    Name of Bank: Development Bank of the Philippines – Philippine Heart Center Branch
    Account Number: 0450-027557-030 (Swift Code DBPHPHMM)

    See their appeal letter in this link: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B8v-y2iROgnNbzRYaGV6RXA2ejg/edit?usp=sharing

    2. For the affected indigenous communities in Panay, Iloilo, Capiz and other areas in the Southern Tagalog region

    a. Kalipunan ng mga Katutubo sa Pilipinas/ National Alliance of Indigenous Peoples Organizations in the Philippines (KAMP)
    Contact Person: Kakay Tolentino
    Email: kamp_phils@yahoo.com
    Telephone and Fax – (02) 412-5340

    Monetary donation may be sent to:
    Account Name: KALIPUNAN NG KATUTUBONG MAMAMAYAN NG PILIPINAS Branch: Bank of Philippine Islands – Aurora Boulevard
    Peso Account #: 3153-1517-67
    Dollar Account #: 3154-0030-01 (Swift code: BOPIPHMM)

    See their appeal letter in this link: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B8v-y2iROgnNcm5SdG1IMGFpNkU/edit?usp=sharing

    3. For the affected indigenous communities in the Visayas and Mindanao

    a. BALSA Mindanao/Help Mindanao
    Contact Person: Sr. Noemi or Cecil
    Email: balsamindanao@gmail.com or contact
    Tel. +63 082 2973610
    Mobile Numbers
    Sr. Noemi +639294463684/Cecil +639122178625

    BALSA-MINDANAO BANK DETAILS FOR US $ DONATION
    Account Name: United Church Of Christ in the Phils
    USD Bank Account Number: 002084-0509-81
    Bank Name: Bank of Philippine Island (BPI)
    Branch: Davao City

    BALSA-MINDANAO BANK DETAILS FOR PHP DONATION
    Account Name: United Church Of Christ in the Philippines
    PHP Bank Account Number: 002083866449
    Bank Name: Bank Of Philippine Island (BPI)
    Branch: Davao City

    See their appeal letter in this link: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B8v-y2iROgnNTDZpRjJJb1ZFWFE/edit?usp=sharing

    b. Rural Missionaries of the Philippines-Northern Mindanao

    Kalinaw Lanao Center for Interfaith Resources

    0016 Bougainvilla Puti, Villaverde
    9200 Iligan City
    PHILIPPINES
    T/F: +63 (63) 223 5179
    Email: services@rmp-nmr.org

    Monetary donation may be sent to:

    Account name: Rmp-Nmr, Inc
    Peso Account number: 9359-01348-08

    Dollar Account: 9354-0175-36

    Bank name and location:
    Bank of the Philippine Islands
    Quezon Avenue Branch
    Iligan City
    SWIFT code: BOPIPHMM

    Euro Account
    Account name: Rmp- Nmr, Inc
    Account number: 002044- 0298- 74
    Bank name and location:
    Bank of the Philippine Islands
    Main Branch
    Cagayan de Oro City
    SWIFT code: BOPIPHMM

    See their appeal letter in this link: http://www.rmp-nmr.org/campaigns/2013/11/08/call-support-our-emergency-response

    Appeal letter here.