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PIA Press Release
2008/07/08

Filipino community, friends of RP in Norway, Denmark donate P.5 million to typhoon victims

Manila (8 July) -- The Filipino community and friends of the Philippines in Norway and Denmark have donated a total of P565,840 to the victims of super Typhoon Frank during their 9th Filipino Community Leaders Meeting held at the Philippine Embassy in Oslo on June 30, 2008.

Ambassador Victoria S. Bataclan, who immediately rallied Filipino community leaders in Norway and Denmark to assist the country after news of the devastating typhoon broke out, received a ceremonial check from the Filipino community in Norway.

Aside from donating directly to the National Disaster Coordinating Council (NDCC), the Filipino community also sponsored the construction of one classroom in the Sara National High School in Iloilo under the Classroom Galing sa Mamamayang Pilipino Abroad (CGMA) program of the Philippine government.

Several leaders and representatives of Filipino organizations also placed their donations/pledges of assistance during the meeting.

Below is a breakdown of the donations received by the Philippine Embassy, based on receipts and initial pledges by the Filipino community and friends of the Philippines in Norway and Denmark:

I. INITIAL CASH DONATIONS FOR NDCC:

  • Filipino Communities & Norwegian friends in Norway - Php 40,000

  • Kababayans who watched Caregiver Oslo - NOK 4,121

  • Cabalen in Oslo - NOK 1,000

  • Kababayans who watched Caregiver Copenhagen - DKK 1,500

  • Pinay Exclusive, Denmark - DKK 10,000

  • Jesus is Lord, Oslo - NOK 1,500

  • Filipinsk Integroring Interessegruppe (FIIG) & Active Service Omsorg og Rekruttering ASOR) - US$ 500

  • ASEAN Travel/Philippine Women's Organization (PWO) - US$ 500

  • Sacred Heart Community, Fredrikstad - NOK 5,000

  • Filipino Working Group-Oslo - US$ 1,000

  • Sister Ofelia Simbillo, Oslo - NOK 1,1,00

    II. CGMA (one classroom) for Sara National High School - Php 225,000

    III. TOTAL (in Philippine pesos) - PHP 565,840

    (PIA-MMIO) [top]

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