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Bantayan Mayor Chris Escario’s Plea for Help on Typhoon Yolanda’s Aftermath

The Mayor of the Municipality of Bantayan, in Bantayan Island, Cebu Province has sent out a plea for help following the destruction brought about by super Typhoon Yolanda that hit the paradise island of Bantayan and it’s nearby towns and islets.

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Bantayan Multi-Purpose Hall (Photo Credit: Richard Go Batiguin FB)

According to Mayor Escario of Bantayan, the largest municipality and capital of Bantayan island, his constituents needs serious help. He was quoted as saying on Facebook that, “The problems we face are overwhelming but not insurmountable,” he said via Facebook.

Mayor Chris Escario, the member of the political clan that dominates Bantayan, added further that, “We need all the help you can extend us.” he said on Facebook.

The cash donations for Bantayan can be made to The Municipality of Bantayan-Trust (Current Account) No. 00142-0199-73 at the Land Bank of the Philippines. For deposits from outside the the Philippines, the Swift Code is TLBPPHMM.

For donations in kind:

-For Guadalupe, Cebu, at the the Alliance of Two Hearts Church, please contact Teena Escario-Gierran at 09173288532

-For Oplan Bantayan: From Negros with Love Operations, please contact Grace Escario at 09173000943, Dupert Locsin at 09173000894, Janette Gonzaga at 09189020969, Guia Go at 09173000506 and Freddie “bomber” Zayco at 09176245205; for relief by truckload, pls contact Vince Escario at 09288759308

-For inquiries on Bantayan, please contact Marilu Mangubat at 09195256621, Doris Gigante at 09209026291 or Choppy Batiancila at 09088861083.

What Bantayan needs immediately: Bantayan’s Most Urgent Requirements:

  • Tarpaulins or laminated sacks for temporary shelter
  • Canned Goods and ready to eat foods
  • Drinking Water
  • Sleeping mats
  • Blankets
  • Medicines for fever, cough, colds, diarrhea, anti-tetanus, betadine, bandages, alcohol, cotton, multivitamins and minerals for both adults and children
  • 3n1 coffee
  • milk
  • flashlights

Meanwhile Watch the video report from GMA News:

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About the author: Ed Umbao is a former tuba-gatherer from Bantayan Island. Previously worked as an OFW in Saudi Arabia, now a full-time blogger sans technical ability.

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