President Hermie Aczon was featured at the CBS-3 Public Affairs segment of the popular show hosted by Ukee Washington. Mrs. Aczon thanked all those who participated in the campaign and help raised financial contributions to the Typhoom Yolanda victims in the Philippines.
The recent onslaught of Typhoon Yolanda proved to be the most devastating and disastrous typhoon in Asia. Many of our countrymen are without food, water and shelter. This is the time for us to reach out to them.
The FECGP is accepting donations toward this effort. Mail your check contribution issued to: Filipino Executive Council of Greater Philadelphia (FECGP) to:
- Dr. Nieves De Castro Hermie Aczon: 856-577-4103
Treasurer, FECGP Lita Manguba: 215-410-6282
1145 Oak Ridge Drive
Blue Bell, PA 19422
Together, all of us in our area can make an impact in the lives of our less fortunate countrymen. The ABS-CBN News Network reports: TACLOBAN, Philippines – (UPDATE 2) One of the most powerful storms ever recorded killed at least 10,000 people in the central Philippines province of Leyte, a senior police official said on Sunday, with coastal towns and the regional capital devastated by huge waves.Super typhoon Haiyan destroyed about 70 to 80 percent of the area in its path as it tore through the province on Friday, said chief superintendent Elmer Soria, a regional police director. Most of the deaths appear to have been caused by surging sea water strewn with debris that many described as similar to a tsunami, which levelled houses and drowned hundreds of people.The national government and disaster agency have not confirmed the latest estimate of deaths, a sharp increase from initial estimates on Saturday of at least 1,000 killed. “We had a meeting last night with the governor and the other officials. The governor said, based on their estimate, 10,000 died,” Soria told Reuters. “The devastation is so big.” (Read More)