Monday, December 06, 2004

Donors Needed for Relief Operation in the Philippine

URGENT APPEAL: The ASA Secretariat received the email from the League of Filipino Students (LFS) about the relief operation in the Philippine.

Here are the details of the new establishment of the task force:

The Task Force BALSA (Bayanihan Alay sa Sambayanan) is a network of people's organizations and institutions in the Philippines that was formed in response to the natural disasters that threaten to break the backs of the Filipino people. The destruction caused by the typhoons Winnie and Yoyong in the Philippines have left near one thousand Filipinos dead or missing and thousands more homeless. Floods and landslides have washed away homes and means of livelihood.

This December 11-13, TF BALSA will be holding relief operations in the province of Aurora, Philippines. The two typhoons left in its wake around 150 dead and another hundred still missing. 10 159 families or about 50
300 individuals were affected by the typhoons, most of them from poor peasant families with nowhere else to turn. It is because of this that TF Balsa asks for your support. Any assistance you may extend is more than

If you wish to know more, please do not hesitate to contact us through telephone (+632 7807448 or +632 7144357) or email address ( You may also contact our project manager Mark
through (+63) 9214663648.