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APPEAL FOR HELP

Dear Friends and supporters of ADPI-ILOILO,

The greatest disaster brought about by Typhoon Frank to our province and city of Iloilo is truly tragic and unimaginable. Numerous lives claimed due to the flashfloods in various municipalities, city districts and countless families who became homeless overnight brings emotional and psychological trauma to all Ilonggos.

As of the latest report dated June 24th at 4:30 PM, there are 145 barangays already affected out of 180 comprising the city; 242,000 individuals misplaced out of 418,000 residents. The worst is there are already 169 severely injured and 21 declared dead.

On the provincial level over a thousand barangays are affected leaving thousand of people homeless. (Please refer to this link)

Iloilo City Partial Official Report

PROVINCIAL DISASTER COORDINATING COUNCIL Report

At present, we have identified several evacuation centers all over the city and province temporarily houses the victims of the typhoon. Our Emergency Coordinating Council for Persons with Disabilities (ECC-PwDs) identified 138 persons with disabilities in the city and 140 in the province victims of the typhoon. As of this writing we still are expecting reports coming in from various heads of our federations in both city and province.

Sadly, relief goods and aids are slowly coming in and fast diminishing and our sector still hoping for direct aid to these victims.

Last Monday, the province, city and various municipal councils has already declared a state of calamity.

We are in dire need of medicines to cure water-borne diseases and influenza, vaccines for leptospirosis and tetanus, potable water, clothes, blankets, mats, household utensils, soap and food.

Please course all relief assistance to Emergency Coordinating Council for Persons with Disabilities

DTI LIVELIHOOD TRAINING CENTER
Washington/Benedicto Streets
Jaro, Iloilo City 5000
Philippines
Telephone: (63/33) 508-1179 or 508-1180
FAX (63/33) 508-1179

Our profound gratitude for whatever assistance you may extend and we ask for your continued prayers as we go through this very trying time in our lives.

Your favorable consideration on this matter is of great significant in our effort towards economic recovery


Very truly yours,

Louie Arches Posa
Chairman ADPI-MPC

Convenor
Emergency Coordinating Council for Persons with Disabilities

MEMBERS CONVENOR GROUP:

Dolores M. Laudenorio
President
Persons with Disabilities Association in Iloilo City

Rex S. Barber
President
Iloilo Provincial Federation of Differently-ables Persons

Reynaldo Sobrepena
President
Association of Disabled Persons-Iloilo

Mario F. Abaygar
Manager
ADPi-Multi Purpose Cooperative

Xerxes J. Gulmatico
Secretary

Working Staffs:

Margarita S. Sillo
Joy C. Senador
Geraldine P. Buaron
Wynce M. Silao
Ma Rodina B. Labiana
Analyn U. Porras
Sharon D. Pudadera
Angelito P. Bunda
Joel A. Potillo

Repacking Relief Aids
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Operation "I-HELP" Pototan
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Iloilo Emergency Coordinating Council Staffs

ECCPWD's Distribution of Relief Aid to San Eneique
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ECCPWD's Staffs with Mayor Mayor Rosario Mediatrix Fernandez Tupas

Our Disaster Funds Donor And Relief Partners:

Christian Blind Mission (CBM-SEAPRO)
Rabobank Foundation (Share4more) employees fund
Canadian Cooperative Associations (CCA)
Provincial Government of Iloilo
Municipals LGU's
Iloilo City Government
Department of Health Region VI
Iloilo Medical Society
Iloilo coalition of NGO’s for Development(ICODE)
Association of Disables Persons Iloilo (ADPI)
Associations of Differently-abled Persons in Iloilo Multi- Purpose Cooperative (ADPIMPC)
Iloilo Provincial Federation of Differently-abled Persons
Persons with Disabilities Association in Iloilo City

Acknowledgements:

Our special thanks to Leo Solinap for the breathtaking pictures provided for the use of this website.

Typoon Frank in Pictures

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More On Typhoon Frank (in video)

Typhoon Frank (in powerpoint)

Typhoon Frank (in video)

ECCPWD's Distribution of Relieft Aids in Pototan
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L - R Mario, Louie, Mrs. Neneth Pador PDSWD

ECCPWD's Relieft Aid Jeep
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Getting ready to deliver aids to Pototan and San Enrique

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ECCPWD's Dostributuin of Relief Aids
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With Dra. Cabrera of Iloilo Medical Society

ADPI-Multi Purpose Cooperative