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 email@example.com 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).
Let us do all we can.
For the National Directorate,
Nestor P. Burgos Jr.