PES and SOLIDAR supports Philippines Akbayan Citizens Action Party and LEARN Haiyan Typhoon relief drive


typhoon haiyan relief drive poster

typhoon haiyan relief drive poster

The Philippines Akbayan Citizens Action Party has called on the PES and Solidar to help in their relief drive to combat the devastation caused by Typhoon Haiyan. Speaking from Sofia, Party of European Socialists (PES) President, Sergei Stanishev, said that he had received a letter from Risa Hontiveros, Chairperson of the Akbayan Citizens Action Party. He said that; “it was essential that we mobilise to increase aid for the regions and for the lives that have been devastated by this typhoon. Our sympathies and condolences are extended to the people of the Philippines, but we must concentrate our efforts on mobilising practical support for the survivors.

The letter from Ms. Hontiveros outlined that  Haiyan  had been the worst typhoon to hit the world in recent memory, and has devastated the Eastern Philippines on 9 November 2013. 36 municipalities and over 9 million individuals are affected, with over 10,000 fatalities.

SOLIDAR, partner of the PES, launched a call for humanitarian solidarity. SOLIDAR has decided to support its partner LEARN; an NGO or non-government organization in the Philippines that provides various services primarily to workers, both from the private and public sectors or formal and informal labour. And a mission has been deployed to the Central Visayas areas – which bore the brunt of the eye of the typhoon – to explore the needed actions.

For shipments or donations:

Active Citizenship Foundation
Address: 34D, Matulungin street,
Bgy Central, Quezon City, Philippines 
Account number: 1991-0024-95
Swift code: BOPIPHMM
Address: Bank of the Philippines Islands,
114 Kalayaan Avenue, Queson City, Philippines
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In addition, SOLIDAR has opened a bank account to raise funds to help the colleagues of LEARN: