Press Release

Veritas 846, Caritas Manila to air telethon for the recovery of Marawi

Radio Veritas 846, in partnership with Caritas Manila, will have its special programming for Damay Kapanalig Marawi Telethon on Wednesday, November 8, 2016 from 6am to 6pm to raise funds for the recovery of families in Mindanao affected by the recent crisis in Marawi.

The telethon will start at 6am with the station’s “Veritas Pilipinas” program with Rev. Fr. Nono Alfonso and Ms. Jing Lanzona. They will discuss about the Government’s recent efforts to the crisis in Marawi with key Government officials as program guests to give an on air update.

It will be followed by “Barangay Simbayanan” at 8am with Ms. Angelique Lazo and Rev . Fr. Nicanor Lalog II with guests from different Catholic institutions to give updates on the Church’s existing efforts for Marawi’s rehabilitation.

From 10 am to 11:55 am, the station will air “Pamilya mo, Pamilya ko,” program with Ms Riza Mendoza and Ms. MK Guaño as anchors. They will discuss about the importance of psycho-social support for internally displaced persons in Marawi and how the Church and the government provide these needs. The program will also feature the intervention of Couples for Christ for the well-being of evacuees and families.

The “Misa sa Veritas” at 12:15 pm will be concelebrated by Radio Veritas President and Caritas Manila Executive Director Rev. Fr. Anton CT Pascual with Radio Veritas Vice President for Operations Rev. Fr. Roy Bellen. The Holy Mass will be offered for the special intentions for Marawi Victims and Soldiers.

“Good Samaritan” program will have its extended edition from 1pm to 3pm with Mr. Dennis Geron and guest anchor Veritas Advocate Ms. Leahna Villajos. They will feature stories of Good Samaritans and the heroism of our brothers and sisters in times of struggle and violence.

The Blocktime health programs from 3pm to 6pm will make way for the Damay kapanalig special programming. From 3pm to 5pm,Veritas Disaster Communications Coordinator Mr. Rowel Garcia and Veritas Advocate Ms. Reynalynn Letran will highlight the Church’s response for the post war situation in Mindanao, its rehabilitation plan and development.

From 5pm to 6pm, Veritas Advocates Ms. Marian Navalez-Pulgo  and Mr. Eruel Geronimo will conclude the donation count and will recognize select benefactors and donors.

Damay Kapanalig is in partnership with Caritas Damayan, one of the programs of Caritas 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.

Listeners can participate and donate in the telethon by calling 925-7931 to 39, 563-9311 or 562-0020 to 25. Phone lines will be open throughout the live broadcast on Radio Veritas 846 and also via livestreaming at

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

To know more about Caritas Manila, visit or call our DonorCare lines at 563-9311, 564-0205, 0999-7943455, 0905-4285001 or 0929-8343857.

Radio Veritas 846, the number one faith-based Radio in the Philippines, is owned and operated by the Archdiocese of Manila. Established in 1969, the Ramon Magsaysay recipient Catholic radio station continues to be the leading social communications ministry for truth and new evangelization in the country today.