Sagip Migrante call for donations, volunteers
IN THE spirit of bayanihan, Migrante International and Migrante Sectoral Partylist are calling on its chapters and members around the world to raise funds in aid of families devastated by floods caused by continuous heavy rains.
The ‘Sagip-Migrante Fund Drive’ is aimed at gathering financial support for victims. Funds will be in support of rescue missions, distribution and delivery of essential goods such as rice, canned goods and bottled water, setting up of soup kitchens and other relief missions in affected areas in Metro Manila, Southern Luzon and Central Luzon.
Sagip-Migrante is now open for monetary donations. Support in kind is also welcome; however, goods from overseas may not arrive in time.
All donations may be deposited to Sagip Migrante’s bank account.
Account name: Migrante International
Bank of the Philippines Islands, Kalayaan Branch
Savings Account No. 1993-0859-16
Swift Code: BOPIPHMM
For details please email firstname.lastname@example.org or text or call 911-4910 (landline), 0932-7043274 (mobile).
Relief goods may also be sent to Migrante International’s Home Office: #45 Cambridge St, Cubao, Quezon City.
Sagip Migrante will also be setting-up rescue operations as soon as possible.
According to Migrante Sectoral Partylist president Connie Bragas-Regalado, it is the task of all overseas Filipinos to cooperate and help our kababayans in times of calamity.
She recounted the successful experience of Sagip-Migrante during typhoons Ondoy and Pedring wherein “the swift response of our kababayans fostered a broader unity among overseas Filipinos, bringing them closer to the Motherland”.
“We will list the names of donors unless they prefer to be anonymous. The listing will be updated regularly on our website (http://migranteinternational.org),” she said.