Filipinos shore up resources for typhoon victims

The Filipino community in Dubai (FilCom Dubai-Northern Emirates) through “Task Force Habagat” will hold a fundraising campaign on Friday from 8am to 11am at Boracay Club, Asiana Hotel in Deira.

By Lily B. Libo-on

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Published: Fri 24 Aug 2012, 8:25 AM

Last updated: Tue 7 Apr 2015, 11:26 AM

This is to shore up resources for the typhoon victims in the Philippines.

The “Salo-salo sa Agahan Para sa Nasalantang Kababayan” initiave will collect Dh50 from anyone who will come to join the fundraiser, during which they will enjoy favourite Filipino dishes such as arroz caldo, beef tapa, daing nab angus, scrambled egg, garlic fried rice and beverages in a buffet style.

Wendell T. Castro, team leader of Task Force Habagat and the president of United Cebuanos, said that songs and dances will be performed by volunteer groups, while participants in the “Salo-salo” campaign can participate in the food extravaganza. He said Filipinos and other expatriates, who have the heart to financially help the thousands of typhoon victims, are welcome to join. “I call upon all Filipinos in Dubai and in the UAE to invite your flatmates, friends, co-workers and family members to join the fundraiser.”

Meanwhile, remittances from the FilCom Dubai-Northern Emirates for the flood victims can be sent free of charge to ABS-CBN Foundation’s fund drive — “Sagip Kapamila” — in Manila through Al Rostamani International Exchange.

The free remittance for flood victims is a joint venture of Al Rostamani International Exchange and the Philippine Consulate General in Dubai to help the victims of the southwest monsoon and tropical storm, Haikul, which ravaged the northern and central Philippines last week.

lily@khaleejtimes.com



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