An appeal for our media colleagues battered by typhoon ‘Sendong’

Photo by Erwin Mascariñas

The National Union of Journalists of the Philippines (NUJP) appeals to colleagues and the public to extend help to media workers including NUJP members who have been ravaged by typhoon “Sendong.”

Hundreds have died and many more have been left homeless and dispossessed due to the calamity that struck the cities of Iligan, Cagayan de Oro and Dumaguete and other areas.

It could have not have come at time at a worse time, hitting just a few days before Christmas and New Year.

The need for assistance is massive. Let us share whatever we can by helping initially our colleagues at their hour of desperate need.

We can share clothes, food and other basic necessities but the most immediate and practical at this time is cash. We can channel material support to the NUJP Safety Office in Mindanao which is based in Cagayan de Oro (St. Joseph’s Hall, 5th cor. 7th Streets, Lazareth, Cagayan de Oro City). Those in Manila and nearby areas may send their donations to the NUJP office (4/f FSS Bldg. Annex No. 89 Scout Castor, Barangay Laging Handa, Quezon City).

But for the immediate cash assistance, please send to Account No. 229_722_9507-458 (Metrobank). Kindly email to to inform the NUJP of your assistance.

For inquiries, please call/text 09104950095 (Weng Paraan, NUJP secretary general), 09213218357 (Rupert Mangilit, NUJP staff) or (02) 3767330 (NUJP office).

Thank you.

December 22, 2011 10:17 pm   Posted in: Disaster, Media

3 Responses

  1. Ellen - December 31, 2011 12:16 pm

    Dear Ellen:

    Good morning.

    After reading your column in malaya last december 22 (an appeal for our media colleagues battered by typhoon sendong) i sent an text message to ms weng paraan and rupert mangilit as indicated in your column.

    Good that Mr. Rupert M. replied and we are working on the medical supplies we can donate to nujp for the typhoon victims.

    We have medical supplies available and all we need to do is sort the things that we can send to the typhoon victims.

    I belong to the Philippine American group of educators and surgeons foundation our headquarters is based in new jersey, usa. We have been doing free operation to indigent Filipino children for the past 21 years suffering from facial defects like cleft lip and palate (bingot at ngo-ngo). We will have our february 2012 mission in San pablo city at San pablo Medical Center from feb 18 to feb 25…. So if you have patients please let us know.

    More power to you and to the NUJP.

    Have a safe, happy and a prosperous new year.

    Rick Fulgencio

    Ricardo IV D. Fulgencio mm 32°
    OneHealth – President and CEO

    Chairman, Executive Board
    Director Philippine Mission
    PAGES Philippines

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