The National Council of Churches in the Philippines (NCCP) emergency response team has facilitated a coordination meeting among its member churches in Iligan City for Marawi humanitarian response last July 11, 2017, hosted by the Lanao District Conference-United Church of Christ in the Philippines (UCCP).
“Though some of our NCCP member churches have already responded to the Marawi crisis, but not all have the same capacity and resources,” said Minnie Anne Calub, NCCP Emergency Response Manager.
“This meeting aimed to have an update on what has already been started, their plans to do and most of all what we can share with each other in terms of identification of areas, logistical requirements and even personnel and volunteers for a better response and impact to the community,” Calub added.
The meeting also emphasized the call to respond as a united ecumenical response.
“Let us be united in times like this and pray that this war magnifies no more and comes to an end,” said Bishop Rudy Juan, NCCP Vice-Chairperson and resident Bishop of the Davao Episcopal Area-United Methodist Church. Bishop Juan further urged everyone to serve the most vulnerable in this prolonged humanitarian crisis as one body.
To follow up on the continuing NCCP humanitarian response in Marawi, Mr. Marc Oliver Natan, NCCP Emergency Response Officer, was endorsed in the meeting as the field coordinator.. Previously, Natan served as the field coordinator in Iloilo, overseeing the implementation of the NCCP’s 3-year Typhoon Haiyan Response.
Call for Support
NCCP Operation Paglingap continues to call for support in cash or in kind, which will be coursed through the ecumenical response to Marawi:
Local friends may provide their support by giving in kind:
|Halal food||rice, sardines, legumes, sugar, salt, dried fish, cooking oil, biscuit|
|Hygiene kits||bath soaps, shampoo, tooth brushes, toothpaste, bath towels, underwear, and sanitary napkins|
|Sleeping materials||mosquito nets, sleeping mats, malong, pillows|
Drop-off location is at the NCCP Compound, 879 EDSA, Brgy. West Triangle, Quezon City.
Financial assistance may be directed to the:
National Council of Churches in the Philippines
China Banking Corporation
E. Rodriguez Sr. Blvd. Branch
No. 286 E. Rodriguez Sr. Blvd., Brgy Damayan Lagi
Quezon City, Philippines
Philippine Peso Account No. 223-009641-3
US Dollar Account No. 223-700011-4
Swift Code: CHBKPHMM
For your support, you may contact Ms. Carina Pamintuan at (02) 921 0939 or 0908 864 2477.