MANILA, Dec. 21, 2011—Migrante chapters in different parts of the Middle East opened their lines to receive donations for the victims of the flash floods in Cagayan de Oro and Iligan cities, Mindanao, which has already claimed hundreds of lives, most of them children.
In a statement, John Leonard C. Monterona, regional coordinator of Migrante-Mideast said that they had already coordinated with different Filipino communities and migrant workers’ organization in Saudi, Qatar, and in United Arab Emirates.
“To all our kababayans, you can contact us through the officers of Migrante in Saudi, UAE, and Qatar,” he said.
For those who are in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, they can get in touch with Migrante-Saudi Arabia chapter Chairperson Mario Ben, mobile no. 00966557267069; Kapatiran sa Gitnang Silangan Chair Eric Jocson, mobile no. 00966566170173; and KGS-Migrante Sec.Gen Mike Garlan Mobile No. 0505629 89930. In the Eastern region: Migrante-Al Khobar Chairperson Gerry De Guzman, 00966507373906 and OFW Join Force-Migrante KSA chairperson Sonny Rivera, 00966563320010.
In the Western region, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia: Migrante-Jeddah Chairperson Marlon Gatdula, 00966562031626.
UAE: Migrante-UAE officers: Karen, 00971509615684, Susan 00971505484035, and Nhel 00971553106570.
Qatar: Samahang ng Migranteng Mangagawa sa Qatar (SAMMAQA) chairperson Noel Tolentino, 0097433930687.
Meanwhile in Manila, one can get in touch through Sagip Migrante-Home front hotline 0063 932-3995952.
“In other countries in the Middle East, our Filipino compatriots abroad may contact me through mobile no. 00966 535921228 or email me at email@example.com. Wala namang ibang magtutulungan kundi tayong mga magkababayan kahit milya-milya man ang layo natin. Sa diwa ng Kapaskuhan, mag-donate para sa mga biktima ng bagyong Sendong,” Monterona said. [Noel Sales Barcelona/CBCPNews]