Groups ask help for thousands displaced by typhoon ‘Pedring’

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MANILA, Sept. 27, 2011—The Resist Apeco! Defend Aurora Movement appealed for help for the fisherfolks and farmers affected by typhoon Pedring (International Code: Nestat). Aurora province is one of the provinces which were lashed by typhoon Pedring.

In a Facebook message, Resist Apeco! Defend Aurora conveners said that individuals and groups can help by sending canned goods, rice, medicines, mattresses or beddings, and other useful goods.

On the other hand, the Pambansang Lakas ng Kilusang Mamamalakaya ng Pilipinas (Pamalakaya) also appealed for help for the thousands of fisherfolks and settlers along the shores of the Manila Bay, the Laguna Lake and along the coasts of Cavite.

In a Facebook post on Pamalakaya public information officer Gerry Albert Corpuz said that around 200 families in the village of San Rafael in Noveleta, Cavite are forced to vacate their homes on the onslaught of the typhoon Pedring. Corpuz said that they are in dire need of dry clothes, food, and safe water to drink.

The partylist Anakpawis had revived its “Balsa at Tulong Anakpawis” to help the victims of typhoon Pedring in different parts of Luzon.

Pamalakaya, Anakpawis Partylist and the local fisherfolks’ organizations in Laguna and the Manila bay had launched the “Manila Bay by Day, Laguna Bay by Night,” a day-and-night relief campaign for the victims of Pedring.

Manila Bay by Day, Laguna Bay by Night secretariat can be reached via Pamalakaya’s phone number (+63 2) 4343836 and through email address, while the Resist Apeco! Save Aurora can be reached through (Noel Sales Barcelona/CBCPNews)


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