In times of need and distress, Filipinos can always lean on a “Kapamilya” for help.
ABS-CBN Lingkod Kapamilya – Operation Sagip recently brought relief and comfort to evacuees from Marawi City who were displaced from their homes due to the ongoing armed conflict. As of June 10, the group has already distributed food packs containing rice and canned goods to over 10,509 families or 52,545 individuals, who are now staying in Balo-I, Matungao, Pantar, Pantao Ragat in Lanao Del Norte, Iligan City, Cagayan De Oro City, and Misamis Oriental.
The distribution was made possible with the help of the ABS-CBN Regional Network Group in Mindanao, ABS-CBN Integrated News and Current Affairs Team, City Social Welfare and Development (CSWD) of Iligan, Cagayan de Oro, and Marawi, City Disaster Risk Reduction Management Office (CDRRMO) of Lanao del Sur, Provincial Police Office of Misamis Oriental, Iligan City, and Cagayan de Oro, local Red Cross staff, Armed Forces of the Philippines, and the ABS-CBN Lingkod Kapamilya Foundation, Inc. North Mindanao staff.
Meanwhile, 1,000 displaced students enrolled in Lanao Del Norte also received new school bags and school supplies from Operation Sagip’s “Gusto Kong Mag-Aral” campaign. The project has been going around the Philippines to bring hope and inspiration to young Filipinos in areas suffering from poverty and calamities. So far, “Gusto Kong Mag-Aral” has already distributed 82,292 bags in 33 provinces.
Aside from distribution of relief packs and school bags, ABS-CBN Lingkod Kapamilya is also looking into conducting rehabilitation projects in Marawi once the situation gets better, including the construction of classrooms for the children and youth.
Meanwhile, the group is still accepting assistance from those who would want to help the people in Marawi. Donations in kind can be brought to the Operation Sagip Warehouse at #13 Examiner St. West Triangle, Quezon City. Cash donations can be deposited to official ABS-CBN Lingkod Kapamilya bank accounts listed on the foundation’s website www.abs-cbnfoundation.com. Details are also on the official Facebook page (@ABSCBNFoundationKapamilya).
Operation Sagip is the emergency humanitarian assistance program of ABS-CBN Lingkod Kapamilya Foundation, Inc. It provides food and non-food relief to affected communities of disasters, as well as engage in rehabilitation and disaster risk reduction projects.