Following the heels of the “strongest storm on earth in 2020” super typhoon Rolly last week, was typhoon Ulysses. Both wreaked havoc with overpowering forceful winds, swiftly rising water levels of rivers resulting to massive flooding and much devastation.

The Capuchin JPIC (Justice, Peace and Integrity of Creation) and the TLPP (Tulay Lingap Ni Padre Pio, Inc.) have started relief operations. The first beneficiary was the San Pablo Apostol Parish in Tondo, Manila, with 900 evacuees under Fr. Rey Daguitera.

Food items such as rice, noodles and canned goods are in short supply.

Non-food items such as hygiene kits, blankets and sleeping mats are also much needed.

Please refer to the above for details on how to send monetary donations.

For donations in kind – canned goods, clothes, rice, bottled water, alcohol, face masks, face shields for evacuees and various centers, please send them to the Parish Office of the National Shrine of Our Lady of Lourdes on N.S. Amoranto corner Retiro Streets or to Bahay Capuchino, 50 Apo Street., Santa Mesa Heights, Quezon City.

Below are photos of the initial relief operations effort at Concepcion, Marikina, headed by Br. Allan Samson, TLPP President.

Thank you for your generosity.

The Provincial Commission of Justice, Peace and Integrity of Creation (JPIC) is currently chaired by Rev. Fr. Alberto S. Poblete, OFMCap. The Tulay Lingap Ni Padre Pio, Inc. (TLPP) is registered with the SEC. It is tasked to undertake the social action apostolate of the Capuchins in the Philippines. TLPP has a pharmacy and a health and diagnostics center at the Saint Francis Parish, Shaw Boulevard, Mandaluyong City. It is involved in community outreach during disasters, extends education and scholarship programs, and conducts medical missions. It is headed by Br. Allan Samson, OFMCap.

“We ourselves feel that what we are doing is just a drop in the ocean. But the ocean would be less because of that missing drop.” Saint Teresa of Calcutta

Photo Credits: Br. Mike Flores, OFMCap. JPIC Director and Br. Allan Samson, OFMCap. TLPP President

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