N. Ecija bishop urges faithful to help typhoon victims


CABANATUAN CITY – Bishop Sofronio Bancud of the Diocese of Cabanatuan has urged and encouraged the faithful to help people heavily affected by Typhoon Rolly over the weekend.

Bishop Bancus said prayers and praises to God for sparing from the onslaught of typhoon will only be complete if they respond to the cry of people heavily ravaged by weather disturbances.

“As we remember today our loved ones who passed away, we also cannot erase in our minds and memories our brothers and sisters devastated by Typhoon Rolly in Bicol and Southern Tagalog,” Bancud said in a pastoral letter issued as part of the Catholic Church’s observance of All Souls’ Day.

He called on the people to share material and spiritual support. Parishes and the Alay Kapwa-Social Action Office, he said, are open to facilitate the receiving and distribution of donations.

“Ang mga malilikom na donasyon at relief goods ay agad na ipadadala ng tanggapan ng Alay Kapwa sa mga nangangailangang dioceses sa mga rehiyon ng Bicol at Timog Katagalugan (

The bishop said proceeds from donations and relief goods will be immediately sent by the office of the Alay Kapwa to the needy dioceses in the Bicol and Southern Tagalog regions.

Bancud likewise called on the people to continue praying for the country and Filipinos to be strong and united.

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