Caritas Manila sends help for families affected by violence in Marawi City


CARITAS Manila sent help for families displaced by ongoing fighting between government forces and a local terrorist group in Marawi City.

The lead social services and development program of the Archdiocese of Manila sent P500,000 in cash and 100 cavans of rice as initial help to the residents affected by the crisis in Marawi City.

In an interview over Church-run Radio Veritas, the Prelate of Marawi, Most Rev. Edwin dela Peña, DD, expressed his heartfelt gratitude for the help being sent to his kababayan.

Nagpapasalamat po kami sa inyong maagap na pagtugon sa pangangailangan ng ating mga evacuees, at talagang kailangang kailangan nila ang inyong tulong at ang patuloy ninyong pagpaparating at paghahatid ng tulong para sa kanila,” the prelate said.

On May 23, the residents of Marawi City were shaken by explosions and gunshots when the fighting erupted between the military and local terrorist groups. Fires also raged, affecting a church, two schools and the city jail. The electricity supply was also cut off. Residents have been taking refuge at different evacuation centers in Iligan City and in nearby towns. The violence prompted President Duterte to declare all of Mindanao under martial law for 60 days.

Caritas Manila and Veritas 846 Radio Totoo are asking for prayers for divine protection and for the help we can offer to our kababayan who were affected by the clashes between the military and the local terrorists, and are moving away from the fighting in Marawi City. Cash, as well as donations in kind, such as food items (halal), hygiene kits, water and blankets are accepted.
Donations can be made online via or by bank deposit:

Banco De Oro—Savings Account No.: 5600-45905

Bank of the Philippine Islands – Savings Account No.: 3063-5357-01

Metrobank—Savings Account No.: 175-3-17506954-3

For dollar accounts:

Bank of the Philippine Islands—Savings Account No. 3064-0033-55


Philippine National Bank—
Savings Account No. 10-856-660002-5


Donations can also be made via Cebuana Lhuillier (free of charge) or dropped off at Caritas Manila, 2002 Jesus Street Pandacan, Manila, or at Radio Veritas on West Avenue corner Edsa, Quezon City.

For proper acknowledgment of your donations, kindly fax a copy of the deposit slip to 563-9306, or
e-mail a scanned copy to Please indicate your name and complete address.

Caritas Damayan is one of the programs of Caritas Manila, the social-development ministry of the Archdiocese of Manila. Through its Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Program, Caritas Manila has put in place a disaster-management program that allows for quick response relief operation and effective crisis intervention.

To know more about Caritas Manila, visit For your donations, call our DonorCare lines 563-9311, 564-0205, 0999-7943455, 0905-4285001 and 0929-8343857. Make it a habit to listen to Radio Veritas 846 in the AM band, or through live streaming at For , e-mail

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