1 Million pesos for HAITI quake victims

Philippines
January 28, 2010 9:02am CST
The Filipino Catholic priests donated a million pesos to the HAITI quake victims. It was a show of compassion on the parts of the priests. They were deeply moved by what happened in the earthquake devastated country. The donation was collected in the Congress attended by 5,500 priests from all parts of the country. It was done in a mass that was held in the same occasion. the money will help the victims in HAITI. One of the fund raising activities of the clergy is the Pondo ng Pinoy that has been helping many poor and unfortunate people in many parts of the country and in different parts of the world. The goal is that a cent from ones pocket will make a big difference in helping people in need. Regards
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@barnkinney (1343)
• Philippines
28 Jan 10
i wonder how much they donated during the time when the philippines was devastated by ondoy and the other tragedies. i also wonder what they are doing about the people living in squatter areas right now.
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• Philippines
28 Jan 10
Hi friend I heard that the pondo ng pinoy has helped many people affected by typhoon Ondoy. With regards to the squatters, it is a huge problem even the government can not solve for many years now. Regards
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@rsa101 (13336)
• Philippines
29 Jan 10
I think in this times we should not be looking at ourselves only but try to help a fellow human being wherever they are. The gesture of donating a million pesos is small but it will reach out to so many. We should never question that because I know they are giving it out of compassion.
@Allie_xoxo (1064)
• Canada
28 Jan 10
if it were me and my family swimming in that hell I'd be the first to ask for shoes and a tent and so would anyone else, so how can we not do what we can for them? which when I see the images on the news, I know isn't near enough.
• Philippines
1 Feb 10
It is good to think that many countries are helping in their own way.
• Philippines
30 Jan 10
Wow this is very nice. It is time to show the world that even an economically challenged country can share financially to help those people in need. I guess this was an effect of the recent sufferings we had. We know how to be in that heartbreaking situation, since we've experienced Ondoy and Pepeng. We know how painful it was to lose what you have and to see people die.
@rsa101 (13336)
• Philippines
29 Jan 10
Well I think in this kind of times help that much is very much understandable and acceptable. Although we won't benefit from that I do believe that we are sending some kind of message that despite our situation we are ready to help others with the best we can do to help our fellow humans wherever they may be.
@Allie_xoxo (1064)
• Canada
28 Jan 10
It couldn't not be helpful....even the smallest donation. And you know that if it were you and your family swimming in that hell you'd be the first to ask for shoes and a tent.