Sunday, September 27, 2009

Relief drive in KSA for Typhoon victims

Press Release
27 September 2009

Largest OFW group urges Filipino Communities, OFW organizations to donate for Typhoon “Ondoy” victims

Migrante-Middle East, the largest alliance of overseas Filipino workers’ organizations in the Middle East today urges the Filipino community and other OFW organizations in the Middle East to mobilize their members and officers to start collecting donations, relief goods and clothings from compatriots abroad for the victims of typhon “Ondoy” that caused floods in Metro Manila and nearby provinces victimizing thousands of families.

“We will mobilize our Migrante chapters and member-organizations into a coordinating bodies in their respective countries that will spearhead gathering of donations, goods, and clothes for the relief operations of our allied non-government organizations in Metro Manila,” said John Leonard Monterona, Migrante-ME regional coordinator and Migrante Sectoral Party Vice Chairperson.

Monterona said Migrante chapters will coordinate this effort with different Filipino Communities and Filipino organizations in the Middle East and will ask assistance from RP officials abroad so that they could gather as many as possible goods, clothes and donations.

Monterona said the Filipino Community and other OFWs organizations may contact the below listed Migrante officers in Saudi Arabia for their donations, clothings, and canned goods:

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia: KGS-Migrante Chairperson Eric Jocson Mobile No. 0531822766
KGS-Migrante Sec.Gen Mike Garlan Mobile No. 0505629 89930

Al Khobar, Saudi Arabia: Migrante-Khobar Chairperson Choie De Leon, 0569117563
Migrante-Khobar Sec.Gen Gerry De Guzman, 0507373906

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia: Migrante-Jeddah Chairperson Bob Fajarito, 050502745340

For other countries in the Middle East, our Filipino compatriots abroad may call John Leonard Monterona at mobile no. 00966 564978012 or email at, so that they can be refered to Migrante coordinators/officers who will be ready to receive their donations.

“Wala namang ibang magtutulungan kundi tayong mga magkababayan kahit milya-milya man ang layo natin sa ating Bayang sinilangan,” Monterona ended. # # #

John Leonard Monterona
Migrante Middle East regional coordinator
Migrante Sectoral Party Vice Chairperson
Mobile No.: 00966 564 97 8012

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