Press Release


On Friday, February 10, 2017, a strong earthquake of magnitude 6.7 shook the island of Mindanao.
According to the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) on Sunday, a total of 1,034 families or 5,170 persons from five municipalities in the province of Surigao del Norte were displaced by the earthquake. A state of calamity was also declared in Surigao City, the worst-hit area on Saturday.

Caritas Manila and Veritas 846 Radio Totoo once again appeal for prayers for Divine protection and for the help we can offer to alleviate their sufferings through our donations in cash and in kind. The donations will be used to meet the relief and rehabilitation needs of our kababayans in Surigao Del Norte and nearby areas of Mindanao. Their most immediate needs include clean water, food, clothes and hygiene items.

Donations can be made online via or by bank deposit:

Banco De Oro – Savings Account No.: 5600-45905
Bank of the Philippine Islands – Savings Account No.: 3063-5357-01
Metrobank – Savings Account No.: 175-3-17506954-3

For dollar accounts:
Bank of the Philippine Islands – Savings Account No. 3064-0033-55
Swift Code – BOPIPHMM
Philippine National Bank – Savings Account No. 10-856-660002-5
Swift Code – PNBMPHMM

Donations can also be made via Cebuana Lhuillier (free of charge) or dropped off at Caritas Manila office: 2002 Jesus St. Pandacan,Manila or at Radio Veritas in West Ave. corner EDSA, Quezon City.

For proper acknowledgment of your donations, kindly fax copy of deposit slip to 563-9306 or email a scanned copy to [email protected] or [email protected] Please indicate your name & complete address.

Caritas Damayan is one of the programs of Caritas Manila, the social development ministry of the Archdiocese of Manila. Through its Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Program, Caritas Manila has put in place a disaster management program that allows for quick response relief operation and effective crisis intervention.

Thank you and may God bless your generosity.