Church officials urge public to help 'Glenda' victims

Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle and other Church officials on Thursday urged the public to pray and help the victims of typhoon “Glenda.”

Caritas Manila executive director Father Anton Pascual said the donations could be sent in all parishes of the Catholic Church.

He said the Social Arm of the Archdiocese of Manila allocated P3 million for typhoon victims in Bicol region and Luzon.

Tagle and Pascual made their appeal for donations through Church-run Radyo Veritas.

The National Secretariat for Social Action Justice and Peace of the Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) already formed five teams that will assess the damage left by “Glenda” in the affected areas.

Father Jayson Siapco, director of the Archdiocese of Lipa Social Action Center, said the restoration of power  in Batangas could take two to three days.

In Sorsogon, CBCP-Episcopal Commission on Mission chairman and Sorsogon Bishop Arturo Bastes said many residents lost their homes and livelihood due to the typhoon.

“We need building materials, food items, sleeping items. The houses of many residents have no roofs. We will be happy if you will help us, our Diocese…Sorsogon City is the most badly hit,” he said.

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