• Wartakanlah Injil kepada segala makhluk.
    Mrk 16:15

  • 你们往普天下去, 向一切受造物宣传福音
    谷 16:15

  • Everything is possible by the power of the Holy Spirit’s Grace.
    St Arnold Janssen

  • Segala sesuatu menjadi mungkin dalam kekuatan karunia Roh Kudus.
    St. Arnold Janssen

  • 我当传教士不是为主牺牲,而是上主给我的最大恩赐

  • Với sức mạnh Ân Huệ của Chúa Thánh Thần, Mọi việc đều có thể được.
    St Arnoldus Janssen

  • Preach the Gospel to the whole creation./Anh em hãy đi khắp tứ phương thiên hạ, loan báo Tin Mừng cho mọi loài thọ tạo
    Mk 16:15

  • There are many different gifts, but it is always the same Spirit.
    1 Cor 12:4

  • And the Word became flesh and lived among us.
    Jn 1:14

  • Let the word of Christ, in all its richness, find a home with you.
    Col 3:16

  • To proclaim the Good News is the first and greatest act of love of neighbour.
    St Arnold Janssen

  • 传扬天国福音是第一且最大的爱近人行动

  • Có nhiều đặc sủng khác nhau, nhưng chỉ có một Thần Khí/
    1 Cor. 14:4

  • 圣言成了血肉,寄居在我们中间
    若 1:14

  • Ada rupa-rupa karunia, tetapi Roh satu
    1 Kor 12:4

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Monday, 18 November 2013 17:02

Large relief operation has begun - thank you to donors

Dear Friends, confreres, benefactors, donors and volunteers,

Phil-Relief-effort-pots-and-pans---350Preparation for large relief operation has begun full blast. Hundreds of volunteers, mostly our students are the University of San Carlos, came to help in the repacking. We have ordered many tons of rice, many boxes of noodles, purified water, coffee, milk, kitchen utensils, blankets and others. We are now using the facilities of the University of San Carlos. They are the only ones that could provide space for processing relief goods. The University has been very, very generous to our cause. Target beneficiaries are the areas of Tacloban, Ormoc and nearby areas and northern Cebu including Bantayan island. We aim at distributing 10,000 packages of goods in simultaneous with medical mission and psycho-social debriefings after which we will proceed with the second stage of distributing building materials and livelihood programs. 

We have already sent two truck loads of goods to northern Cebu as part of our first dispatch. Volunteer nurses went with the group. Water filtration machines requested by our hospital in Tacloban are already on the way.

Donations from all over the world have been so generous - the SVDs, friends of SVDs, Filipino communities abroad, friends of Filipinos abroad, charitable institutions from all walks of life, regardless of race and religion. In fact, we are now partnering with Indonesia based Muslim Aid Foundation and Bangkok based Asian Resource Foundation (ARF). Donations were in forms of cash but material goods are also on the way. 

Phil-Relief---blankets---350We are getting hopeful news from many parts of typhoon victim areas. Relief goods are now penetrating far flung barangays, lawlessness in Leyte are now stabilized, most roads are cleared and dead bodies given decent burials. But the overall situation remains very difficult. Most relief goods packages distributed are only good for a day or two. There is no electricity and drinking water is very scarce. The only functioning hospital in Tacloban is the SVD hospital but without electricity and so lacking in medicine, water, doctors, and other medical personnel. In the past three days they lost nine lives of what could have been otherwise saved. 

In the meantime, our efforts are gaining momentum. We have been to Bohol just very recently and volunteers are very willing to move on to Yolanda victims. 

In the name of the beneficiaries, we thank you sincerely for all your donations!

Typhoon Yolanda Relief Team

noted: Fr. Jingjong Rocha SVD
           Provincial Superior