Haribon community conducts relief drive in Panay

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SUPER Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) made landfall in central Philippines on November 8.

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While public attention is centered in Tacloban, Leyte, reduced media coverage left other typhoon-stricken islands unattended, such as the area of Panay where Haribon sites are located.

In Panay, Haribon works with several community sites in all four provinces of the island, namely: Iloilo, Aklan, Antique and Capiz. Also, the Forest and Climate Protection Project (ForCLIM) includes various community projects in the towns of Janiuay, Calinog and Lambunao in Iloilo, Ibajay and Madalag in Aklan, Barbaza, Lauan and Culasi in Antique, and Tapaz in Capiz.

The Central Panay Mountain Ranges of the island have been the focus of a multi-lateral campaign to protect its forests, as well as “The Big Five” species that enabled the establishment of a Critical Habitat (CH) in the area. Haribon works with government agencies such as the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) and local government units (LGUs) in various environmental campaigns.

Many of the communities we serve in Panay have been affected by the typhoon and will need additional support in the form of relief goods or cash donations to support the families and help them rebuild.

They are currently in need of the following:

• First aid kits with supplies for wounds, broken bones, and minor injuries

• Medicines for fevers, colds, flu

• Canned food (with can openers)

• Water

Those who are interested to help can drop off their donations to our main office at the 2nd floor of Santos & Sons Building (beside Anonas LRT station), 973 Aurora Blvd. in Quezon City.

Cash deposits are also accepted in our Bank of the Philippine Islands (BPI) account:
Account name is under Haribon Foundation, under the BPI Kalayaan Ave. branch.

Local savings account number is 1991-0036-02, while international donations is accepted through account number 1994-0556-89 with swift code: BOPIPHMM.

Fax or email a scanned copy of your deposit slip to (632) 434-4696 or email to admin@haribon.org.ph with a note indicating “Yolanda Victims.”

For more information or for questions, call or email the Haribon Foundation at +63 2 911-6089 or email us at act@haribon.org.ph

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