Filipino Community Groups in Singapore Send Donations to Typhoon Victims in PH

Mr. Arnel Repeso (first photo, second from left) leads a group of Filipino volunteers in Singapore who are spearheading a donation drive for typhoon and flood victims in the Philippines. His group, SingPhil Events and Services LLP, has sent more than 20 balikbayan boxes of donations to affected areas. (Singapore PE photo)

Filipino community organizations and courier companies in Singapore have teamed up in sending almost 90 balikbayan boxes of dry goods, blankets, toiletries, school bags to typhoon and flood victims in the Philippines, especially in Cagayan and Isabela provinces as well as the province of Rizal in Metro Manila.

Donors consider blankets an urgent necessity for typhoon and flood victims. In the second photo above, Mr. Ben Cheong (in black shirt), is a Singaporean who donated blankets to be shipped through A-Freight Cargo Services to the Philippines. (Singapore PE photo)

Donated items are packed into balikbayan boxes by Filipino volunteer workers and then shipped to Manila through the help of courier services such as LBC Express, A-Freight Cargo and UMAC Cargo Express.

UMAC Express Cargo joins LBC Express and A-Freight Cargo Services in facilitating the shipment of donations by Filipino groups and individuals in Singapore for typhoon victims in the Philippines. (Singapore PE photo)

The Philippine National Bank in Singapore has also waived remittance charges for cash transfers to organizations and humanitarian groups who are helping disaster victims in the Philippines.

Donations came from Filipino groups and individuals, their employers and even other foreign nationals in Singapore.

Leading the donation drive are Filipino organizations in Singapore such as SingPhil Events and Services LLP, Humankind Around the World, Kababayan Singapore, Filipino Association of Singapore, and XCaliver sports organization.


For more information, visit https://www.singaporepe.dfa.gov.ph,
https://www.philippine-embassy.org.sg
 or https://www.facebook.com/PHinSingapore.

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