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Philippine community responds to help Typhoon Rolly victims

Philippine community leaders in NSW are responding to the urgent needs of Filipinos ravaged by the super typhoon Rolly in the Philippines, already barely coping with the threat of pandemic COVID-19.

Typhoon Rolly (international name Goni) is the most powerful storm recorded worldwide this year. It first made landfall in the Philippines on 2 November, hitting Bato, Catanduanes; Tiwi, Albay; San Narciso, Quezon; and Lobo, Batangas.

In response to the devastation suffered by the Philippines in the wake of Typhoon Rolly, considered as the world’s strongest typhoon this year, the Philippine Community Council (PCC) of NSW will be holding a fund raising Golf Tournament on November 29, 2020 said PCC-NSW President Mr Alric Bulseco in a stament issued to Bayanihan News.

Mr Bulseco said, “We would like to invite you to join us on this day or otherwise encourage you to sponsor a hole at $50/hole. Alternatively, you could also do a direct deposit of any amount to: BANK: St. George ACCT. NAME: PADER BSB: 112 879 ACCT. NO. 471 360 766

Bulseco added, “The amount raised so far for this appeal is $550 from the following donors: 1. Adelaida Aida Jones 5. Edelwina Valdez 2. Alicia-Aidz 6. Sonia Sebastian 3. Mr. & Mrs. Bondoc 7. Irene Villamar 4. Jay Gaerlan 8. Alric Bulseco.”

Mr Bulseco looks forward to the support of the Philippine community.\

Meanwhile, Australian Filipina web site reported that community leader Mrs Josie Musa, founding president of the organisation ADHIKA Inc. and native of  Tabaco City in Albay province one of the places heavily het by Typhoon Rolly has started a fund raising to help typhoon victims.

Mrs Musa and her group actively help raise fund to help victims of the super typhoon Yolanda  which hit Tacloban City in 2013. She said ADHIKA Inc, welcomes donations to  Adka Society Account with St George Bank , under  BSB – 112 879 Account Number – 457462651. Mrs Musa said to write your name & TyphoonRolly in the description for funds reconcilliation and acknowledgment of receipt. You can also contact for more details.

Additionally Mrs Cen Amores of the organisations Multicultural Assistance Task Force (MATF) and Kapit-bahayan Cooperative Inc. has expressed solidarity with the people of the Bicol region in the Philippines devastated by typhoon Rolly and said they are contacting their network to help provide assorted relief goods to help the victims through NGOs with connections in the affected areas.