Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle on Saturday appealed to Filipinos who were not affected by floods to extend assistance to victims of storm Mario.
“Kami ay nananalangin na kayo ay mapanatiling safe sa lahat ng mga panganib ito po ay panawagan din sa ating sambayanan na magtulungan dahil sa hagupit ng bagyo at habagat . . . ito ay panawagan sa ating lahat na tulungan natin ang ating mga kapatid na apektado, pero sana kahit walang bagyo magtulungan tayo [We are praying that everyone is safe and we are calling on the people to help those who have been affected by the storm],” Tagle said.
Because of the devastation wrought by “Mario” in Metro Manila, the Catholic church postponed its “Walk for Climate” activity that was scheduled on Saturday.
The “Walk for Climate” aims to promote awareness on how the people should take care of the environment.
Tagle said the Catholic Church is ready to extend assistance to all victims of the storm.
He urged the public to coordinate with their dioceses, Caritas Manila and Diocesan Social Action Centers.
Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP)-Episcopal Commission on Family and Life chairman Antipolo Bishop Gabriel Reyes said the Archdiocese of Antipolo has opened its doors to flood victims.