ADVISORY: Tabang Sendong Appeal - Philippine Embassy, London

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ADVISORY: Tabang Sendong Appeal

The Embassy of the Philippines in London expresses sympathy and condolences to the families of those who were affected by storm Sendong (international name: Washi) that battered Iligan City and Cagayan de Oro City over the weekend.

In the spirit of solidarity, the Embassy enjoins all individuals and Filipino organizations in the United Kingdom to set aside cash donations to assist victims of the disaster in the two cities and their barangays.
The following institutions are accepting cash donations to help, in equal priority, victims in Iligan and Cagayan de Oro, through their Philippine bank accounts:

1. Xavier University Cagayan de Oro City (care of Fr. Roberto Bobby Yap, SJ, friend of the Filipino community and former scholar in the UK)Account name: Xavier University Account number: 9331-0133-63

Bank: Bank of the Philippine Islands, Cagayan de Oro- Divisoria Branch(note: those who wish to receive receipts for their donations, kindly email with details of their donations, i.e. donors name, receiving branch, date of remittance, amount)

2.La Salle Academy Iligan City (care of Bro. Raffy Reyes)Bank:Bank of the Philippine Islands Account Name:La Salle Academy Account Type: Savings Account No:9353-0377-62(note: those who wish to receive receipts for their donations please email or with a digital copy of their remittance receipt)

3. Philippine Red Cross Account name: Philippine Red CrossAccount number: 00-453-0018647 Bank: Banco de Oro (swift code: BNORPHMM)(those who wish to receive receipts for their donations, kindly email with details of their donation, i.e. donors name, date of remittance, amount and digital copy of their remittance receipt)

The following UK-based remittance institutions have offered to send the publics remittance to Xavier University, La Salle Academy and Philippine Red Cross free of remittance charges:

1.Global Express Money Remittance 11-12 Hogarth Place, Earls Court London SW5 0QT Tel. No. +44 (0) 203 441 1824 Mobile No. +44 (0)794 416 6478 Email:

2.iRemit Global Remittance Ltd. 1st Floor, Orchard House 167-169 High Street Kensington London W8 6SH Tel. No. +44 (0) 203 384 5084

The Embassy conveys its appreciation to the Filipino community in the United Kingdom for the expression of support and cooperation as the Filipino people deal with this great loss of lives and property.

Embassy of the Philippines, London

18 December 2011


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