Fri, 22 Nov 2019

Capiz launches donation drive for Mindanao quake victims

Philippine Information Agency
08 Nov 2019, 18:38 GMT+10

ROXAS CITY, Capiz, Nov. 8 (PIA) - A week-long donation campaign to help earthquake victims in Mindanao was launched by the Capiz provincial government, Nov. 6, in the Capiz Gym here.

The initiative, dubbed "Kabalaka sang Capiz sa Mindanao," will put up water gallons as donation boxes at the Provincial Capitol, government offices and schools, among others, as drop off points of the Capicenos financial help.

"Looking at the images of destruction and death, our humanity calls upon us to act and help our brothers and sisters in Mindanao. We cannot just watch them. It is now time to pay it forward," said Capiz Governor Esteban Evan B. Contreras in a post by the Capiz Kabalaka Information Center, the provincial government's information arm.

Contreras, who drew an inspiration from the outpouring support by local and international donors in the aftermath of supertyphoon Yolanda devastation in the province on November 8, 2013, said it's time to also show the Capicenos' empathy and generosity to Mindanao earthquake victims.

A "Tindog Capiz" campaign was then launched particularly in the recovery and reconstruction phase to ease up the build back better recovery efforts in the province which generated an overwhelming support from various international agencies, government offices, local government units, non-government organizations and individuals.

The governor has donated his one month salary as chief provincial executive which he "symbolically" dropped part of the pledged amount during the launch of the cause which was also in time with his 50th birthday celebration.

He was joined by other provincial elected officials, department heads and employees, among others, who also dropped their donation at the water container.

"We are asking for your help in any amount as long as it is from the heart that our fellow countrymen in Mindanao will also feel our concern and love for them," he stressed. (LTP/AAL/PIA Capiz)

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