Prelate appeals help for typhoon-hit Batanes

Prelate appeals help for typhoon-hit Batanes

Typhoon “Kiko” aftermath in Basco, Batanes. PHOTOS COURTESY OF OPAL E. BALA

By CBCP News

September 16, 2021

Manila, Philippines

A Catholic prelate has appealed for support to sustain their relief operation for families who were worst hit by typhoon “Kiko” in the northern Philippine island of Batanes.

Bishop Danilo Ulep asked the faithful for assistance, especially for several families whose houses “were literally blown away” by the typhoon.

“I am humbly appealing for assistance in behalf of our people,” Ulep said. “Whatever financial assistance you may give will certainly be appreciated.”

“With your support, we know that we can get back on our feet and move on with our life after this yet another trial,” he said.

He also said that many buildings have sustained damage, including the rectory and convent of Ivana Parish as well as the St. Dominic College, the only Catholic and private college in the province.

Those who want to help may send their donations to their Landbank Account (Account name: Prelature of Batanes/Account number: 1081-0502-08) or via GCash (Account name: Danilo Ulep/Mobile Number: 0917 578 0198).

He said donors may send a copy of the deposit/transaction slip through their email addresses jennycapindo@gmail.com or dbulep@yahoo.com for proper acknowledgement.

“Please be assured of our prayers for your generosity,” Ulep added.

Batanes Governor Marilou Cayco earlier reported an initial assessment of P358 million worth of damages, and about 70 percent to 80 percent of families were affected.

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