Prayers, aid for Marawi

By: Jason A. Baguia June 02,2017 - 10:37 PM


Several individuals and organizations are administering donation drives for the survivors of the battles between terrorists and the Philippine government in the Islamic City of Marawi.

Here are some I have culled from my social network. Let us do what we can to help.


Inquirer calls for support for the victims in Marawi City.

Responding to appeals for help, the Philippine Daily Inquirer is extending its relief to victims of the attacks in Marawi City
Cash donations may be deposited in the Inquirer Foundation Corp. Banco De Oro (BDO) Current Account No: 007960018860.

Inquiries may be addressed to Inquirer’s Corporate Affairs office through Connie Kalagayan at 897-4426, [email protected] and Bianca Kasilag-Macahilig at 897-8808 local 352, [email protected]

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From Cebu Daily News:

Interested volunteers can proceed to Cebu Caritas Bldg., Gomez St., Cebu City near Cebu Metropolitan Cathedral.

They are accepting donations in the form of water, food packs (halal), raw materials for a community kitchen, hygiene kits and clothing.

Those who want to locate their friends and relatives in Marawi City can call these hotlines: 09267516615 (Donna), 09177088660 (Hendy),

09565214082 (Joana), 09089001678 (Jamil), 09176079818 (Pairo), 09162082849 (Haneen) and 09238569729 (Ron).

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From the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines News:

“The national Caritas is now appealing to your generosity for any assistance to augment the needs of the internally displaced persons affected by the Marawi siege,” said Caritas Philippines head Cáceres Archbishop Rolando Tria Tirona in a letter to 85 dioceses and social action directors nationwide.

The agency has initially released Php300,000 to support the relief efforts of the Diocese of Iligan.

Private individuals and groups who wish to donate may do so through the following bank account:

Bank: Bank of the Philippine Islands

Branch: Intramuros, Manila


Account Number: 4951-0071-08

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A friend of mine posted the following call from her friend (which I have edited) for milk for babies in the evacuation centers. The friend will have sent off a box full of formula milk for the babies of the displaced today. I hope more would do the same.

“While DSWD food packs are continuing to reach the evacuation centers, these only contain sardines and rice. So no food for babies.

“Babies in the evacuation sites are drinking sugar dissolved in water because they don’t have food.

“Let’s send milk to the babies!

“If you want to donate, please purchase formula.

“No cash. Just milk.

“God bless the children.”

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From the Student Council Alliance of the Philippines:

It is in these unfortunate events that we must all uphold the Filipino spirit of bayanihan. Join us as we go bayanihan online and offline!

For cash donations, please use the following:

Bank: Bank of the Philippine Islands

Current Accout No: 9331013363

Branch: CDO Divisoria

Swift Code: BOPIPHMM

Please e-mail your deposit slips/receipts to [email protected]

The organization accepts donations in kind such as water, food (halal), first-aid kits, clothing, and blankets.

Please go to for details about donation drop-off points across the country.

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Prof. Phoebe Zoe Sanchez of the University of the Philippines Cebu’s College of Social Sciences posted an invitation for a prayer gathering for Marawi that will be held by the Fuente Osmeña clock tower in Cebu City on June 7, 2017.

The activity is slated to begin at 7 p.m. Attendees are encouraged to wear white shirts and bring candles.


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