Groups appeal for help for ‘Pedring’ survivors

MANILA, September 27, 2011—The Resist Apeco! Defend Aurora Movement appealed for help for the fisherfolks and farmers affected by the typhoon Pedring (International Code: Nestat).Auroraprovince is one of the provinces which were lashed by typhoon Pedring.

In a Facebook message, Resist Apeco! DefendAuroraconveners said that individuals and groups can help by sending canned goods, rice, medicines, mattresses or beddings, and other useful goods.

On the other hand, the Pambansang Lakas ng Kilusang Mamamalakaya ng Pilipinas (Pamalakaya) also appealed for help for the thousands of fisherfolks and settlers along the shores of theManilaBay, theLagunaLakeand along the coasts ofCavite.

In a Facebook post on Pamalakaya public information officer Gerry Albert Corpuz said that around 200 families in thevillageofSan Rafaelin Noveleta,Caviteare forced to vacate their homes on the onslaught of the typhoon Pedring. Corpuz said that they are in dire need of dry clothes, food, and safe water to drink.

The partylist Anakpawis had revived its “Balsa at Tulong Anakpawis” to help the victims of typhoon Pedring in different parts ofLuzon.

Pamalakaya, Anakpawis Partylist and the local fisherfolks’ organizations in Laguna and the Manila bay had launched the “ManilaBayby Day,LagunaBayby Night,” a day-and-night relief campaign for the victims of Pedring.

ManilaBayby Day, LagunaBayby Night secretariat can be reached via Pamalakaya’s phone number (+63 2) 4343836 and through email address pamalakaya1987@yahoo.com, while the Resist Apeco! Save Aurora can be reached through email: resistapeco@gmail.com. (Noel Sales Barcelona for CBCPNews)