Dioceses seek aid for typhoon Labuyo victims

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MANILA, August 15, 2013— The Diocese of Infanta in Aurora is appealing to the faithful to help victims of Typhoon Labuyo that recently ravaged the province. 

Fr. Israel Gabriel, Social Action Director of Infanta diocese, said that more aid is needed to support relief and recovery efforts for thousands of families affected by the typhoon. 

“We are challenged by God to stand up and be counted as one for these people [in need of] your charity and love,” Gabriel said over church-run Radio Veritas Thursday.   

The priest particularly cited the residents in the towns of Casiguran, Dinalangan and Dilasag that need emergency relief assistance. 

“Sa kaunting makakaya po natin, ang maibibigay naman po natin ay malaking ginhawa sa puso at pagkatao ng mga biktima,” he said. 

In Baguio, Bishop Carlito Cenzon has also appealed for aid for several families affected by flooding and landslides due to the typhoon. 

Caritas Filipinas is also conducting an assessment of the affected areas as basis for its sustained relief and rehabilitation efforts. 

Fr. Edu Gariguez, Caritas Filipinas executive secretary, also said that the report will also be released to update their international partners of the needs and the ongoing emergency response. (CBCPNews)

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