23 countries pledge support and financial aid to typhoon victims in the Philippines; netizens ask PNoy to safeguard donations

Bagamat marami nang bansa ang nangako ng tulong para sa mga nasalanta ng bagyong Yolanda sa Pilipinas, may mga nangangamba namang baka hindi makarating ang tulong na ito sa mga totoong nangangailangan.


Sunud-sunod nang nagsisidatingan ang financial aid at humanitarian missions sa Pilipinas.

Ito ay para sa rehabilitasyon at pagtulong sa mga nasalanta ng super typhoon Yolanda, na nanalasa sa bansa noong November 8.

Kagabi, November 11, sa live broadcast ni President Noynoy Aquino ay sinabi nitong dumating na ang mga tulong mula sa dalawampu’t dalawang bansa.

Read: President Noynoy Aquino declares state of national calamity

Ngunit umabot na raw sa 23 bansa ang nangako ng tulong sa Pilipinas.

Sinabi ng Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) sa Sun Star Manila na bukod sa 23 bansa, nagpapaabot na rin ng tulong ang United Nations (UN) at European Union (EU).

Ayon kay DFA spokesperson Assistant Secretary Raul Hernandez, "The DFA has been in receipt of many messages of condolences and solidarity, and also offers of foreign assistance to the relief and rehabilitation efforts in typhoon-hit areas from the international community.”

Kasama raw sa mga tulong na ito ang pagpapadala ng search-and-rescue teams at medical personnel, relief goods (tulad ng tubig, pagkain, tents, kumot), medical supplies at mga vaccine, pagpapagamit ng mga barko at eroplano, at cash donations.

Inilabas din ng DFA ang listahan ng 23 bansa na nagpaabot ng tulong sa Pilipinas:

1. Australia—financial aid

2. Belgium—medics, rapid response team, search and rescue personnel

3. Canada—financial aid; in-kind donations

4. China—financial aid

5. Denmark—financial aid

6. Finland—in-kind donations

7. Germany—in-kind donations, medics, rapid response team, search and rescue personnel

8. Hungary—medics, rapid response team, search and rescue personnel

9. Indonesia—in-kind donations

10. Israel—medics, rapid response team, search and rescue personnel

11. Japan—medics, rapid response team, search and rescue personnel

12. Malaysia—medics, rapid response team, search and rescue personnel, supplies

13. The Netherlands—financial aid

14. New Zealand—financial aid

15. Norway—financial aid

16. Russia—medics, rapid response team, search and rescue personnel

17. Singapore—financial aid

18. Spain—in-kind donations

19. Sweden—financial aid

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20. Turkey—in-kind donations, medics, rapid response team, search and rescue personnel

21. United Arab Emirates—financial aid

22. United Kingdom—financial aid

23. United States of America—financial aid, deployment of ships and aircrafts, medics rapid response team, search and rescue personnel

Mapapansing hindi inilagay ang exact amount ng donasyon mula sa mga bansang nangako ng financial aid.

Ngunit sa social media, particular na sa Facebook, may mga nag-post ng halaga ng mga donasyon ng mga nabanggit na bansa.

Lamang, hindi kumpirmado kung galing sa totoong datos ang mga halagang ito.



POPE FRANCIS PRAYS FOR THE PHILIPPINES. Samantala, maging ang Santo Papa ay nag-donate din ng $150,000 para sa mga Pilipinong biktima ng super typhoon Yolanda.

Nauna rito ay nagpaabot ng mensahe ng pakikidalamhati si Pope Francis sa ating Pangulo at panawagan ng pagkakaisa sa lahat ng biktima ng bagyong Yolanda, na may international name na Haiyan.

Narito ang kabuuang mensahe ng Santo Papa, na pirmado ni Archbishop Pietro Parolin, Vatican Secretary of State:


Deeply saddened by the destruction and loss of life caused by the super typhoon, His Holiness Pope Francis expresses his heartfelt solidarity with all those affected by this storm and its aftermath.


He is especially mindful of those who mourn the loss of their loved ones and of those who have lost their homes.


In praying for all the people of the Philippines, the Holy Father likewise offers encouragement to the civil authorities and emergency personnel as they assist the victims of this storm.


He invokes divine blessings of strength and consolation for the Nation.


Pope Francis also prayed for the victims of the typhoon after the Sunday Angelus in St Peter’s Square. He firstly called for silent prayer, and then led the faithful in a recitation of the Hail Mary. Furthermore, he urged those present to help their brothers and sisters in the Philippines concretely, as well as through prayer.

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Meanwhile, The Holy Father, through the Pontifical Council “Cor Unum” is sending an aid contribution of 150,000 dollars to assist the population of the Philippines. The money, will be used to help people who have been displaced as a result of the disaster, and will be distributed by the local Church in the regions most affected.


The donation is intended as a first and concrete expression of spiritual nearness and paternal encouragement on the part of the Supreme Pontiff in relation to the people and territories devastated by the floods.



WATCH THE DONATIONS. Kasabay ng pagbuhos ng mga panawagan ng pagtulong sa mga nasalanta ni Yolanda, kumalat naman kagabi sa social media ang mga panawagang bantayan ang mga donasyong bigay ng mga ibang bansa.

Nag-aalala ang ilang netizens na baka hindi ito makarating sa mga dapat mabigyan.

Kabilang na rito si MTRCB official na si Liezl Martinez, na nag-post sa Instagram ng mensaheng ito: “Watch the donations. Let the victims receive them.”

Tweet naman ni Katherine de Castro: “Can the govt form a committee who will oversee international aid? A group that most of us can trust? Sad that panget na ang image natin. :(“

Kasunod pa niyang mensahe: “Watch the donations. Let the victims see and feel it.”

May isang website na ring binuo ang ilan nating mga kababayan, na tinawag nilang change.org, kung saan may liham pa sila para kay Pangulong Noynoy Aquino.

Sa liham ay nanawagan sila sa Pangulo na tiyaking makararating sa mga biktima ng bago ang tulong mula sa iba’t ibang bansa.

Narito ang liham nila kay PNoy (capitalizations and bold letters found in original letter):

The needs of our people in places hard hit by typhoon Yolanda are urgent and massive. We are heartened by the donations from governments and private individuals and groups. But we are WORRIED that NOT ALL OF THESE DONATIONS WILL GO TO THOSE WHO SHOULD RECEIVE THEM.

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We are also aware that donors will be ENCOURAGED TO GIVE when THEY ARE ASSURED THAT THEIR HELP WILL BE HONESTLY AND CAREFULLY USED.

MAKING ACCESSIBLE TO THE PUBLIC information on all donations received, both CASH and IN-KIND, is one way reducing the possibility that donations will be MISUSED or STOLEN.

We therefore appeal to HIS EXCELLENCY MR. PRESIDENT that you IMMEDIATELY ISSUE AN EXECUTIVE ORDER to ALL AGENCIES and GOVERNMENT UNITS that RECEIVED and WILL RECEIVE DONATIONS to SET UP A DEDICATED WEBSITE/S that is FULLY ACCESSIBLE TO THE PUBLIC, that is ADMINISTERED EFFICIENTLY so that the information is UPDATED and ACCURATE; that this website will contain information on

- AMOUNT of CAS DONATIONS received and the SOURCE of the donation

- DESCRIPTION of GOODS or IN-KIND donations received and SOURCE of donations

- IDENTITY of RECIPIENTS of the donations, AMOUNTS or GOODS received and DATE of receipt

WE HOPE THAT YOU WILL ACT PROMPTLY ON THIS PETITION.


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