MANILA, Jan. 2, 2014—The diocese of Balanga turned over more than two million pesos in donations to various dioceses affected by recent calamities.
Bishop Ruperto Santos on January 1 thanked the faithful of Balanga for their generosity and spirit of solidarity with the victims of typhoon Yolanda.
He said despite their own need, parishioners have been generous in giving to the victims of typhoon Yolanda.
Bataan also had its own share of hardships due to monsoon rains and typhoons. In August 2013, several municipalities in the province were inundated by floods caused by typhoon Maring.
“On behalf of the Diocese may I humbly express our profound gratitude and sincere appreciation for your gracious donations for our brothers and sisters who suffered so much due to typhoon Yolanda,” Santos told the Balanga faithful through a circular on January 1.
“What we gratefully received from you, we joyfully return to our brothers and sisters in need,” he added.
The collected amount, which totaled P 2,042,486.70, was divided and distributed to the affected arch/dioceses.
The Archdiocese of Capiz received P 120,000; Cebu – P 60,000; Jaro (Iloilo) – P130,000; and Palo (Leyte) – P200,000.
The Diocese of Borongan (Samar) was given P 200,000; Kalibo (Aklan) – P 130,000; Masbate – P72,486.70; Naval (Biliran) – P 200,000; and San Jose de Antique – P 130.000.
The Apostolic Vicariate of Taytay (Palawan) was given P 400,000; Augustinian Monastery of Sto. Nino in Cebu – P 200,000; and Caritas Manila – P 200,000. (CBCPNews)