Caritas Manila and Radio Veritas are appealing to Catholics and other Christians to help in the relief of victims of Tropical Storm “Urduja.”
Urduja caused heavy rains that triggered massive flooding in Bicol, Western and EasternVisayas, Central Visayas, Mindoro-Marinduque-Romblon-Palawan region, and Caraga. So far, according to disaster authorities, there are 26 casualties and 46 reported missing.
Donations may be in cash or in kind: food, especially rice; school supplies; hygiene kits; multivitamins and medicines for cough, colds and fever.
Donations can be made online via http://ushare.unionbankph.com/caritas/ or by bank deposit under Caritas Manila:
Banco De Oro savings account no. 5600-45905
Bank of the Philippine Islands (BPI) savings account no. 3063-5357-01
Philippine National Bank savings account no. 108566600025 (swift code: PNBMPHMM)
Donations can also be made via Cebuana Lhuillier (free of charge) or dropped off at Caritas Manila office: 2002 Jesus St., Pandacan, Manila; or at Radio Veritas at Paramount Building, West Avenue and Edsa, QC.
For proper acknowledgment of donations, donors may fax copy of deposit slip to 5639306 or e-mail a scanned copy to [email protected]
yahoo.com. Donor’s name and address should be indicated.
Marist Brothers denounce EJK
The Society of Mary (SM) brethren have issued a statement condemning the extrajudicial killings (EJK) in connection with the anti-drug policy of President Duterte.
“We, the Marist Brothers of the Schools in the Philippines… denounce… EJKs,” said SM. “There can be no peace and order if we continue to kill fellow Filipinos! All summary executions have to be condemned and stopped! Those who have committed crimes must be
arrested, prosecuted and punished according to due process. These continued killings have no place in a civilized society! This culture of death will only produce more wailing mothers, fathers and orphans!
“As a positive and proactive response to the prevailing national situation, we the Marist Brothers, commit to make our communities, schools and pastoral ministries as Centers of Peace.”
The statement was signed by Br. Lindley Sionosa, FMS, Philippine Sector coordinator; Br. Manuel V. de Leon, FMS, Kidapawan Community/Superiors’ Group chair; and 10 other heads of the Society of Mary in the Philippines.
Novena to miracle saint
Santo Domingo Church in QC is holding the Novena to San Vicente Ferrer every Friday, 5:30 p.m. A Dominican missionary during the medieval ages, San Vicente Ferrer is considered a miraculous saint and the patron saint of builders.
The church, which hosts the National Shrine of La Naval de Manila, is likewise holding the perpetual novena to the Santissimo Rosario de La Naval de Manila every Saturday, 5:30 p.m., according to Fr. Roland Mactal, OP, rector of the Shrine of La Naval. Mass follows at 6 p.m.
Santo Domingo Church is also holding every Wednesday, 5:30 p.m., the perpetual novena to Saint Dominic de Guzman, founder of the Dominican Order.