UK Filipino Community Sends Relief Goods to Philippines

The Philippine Embassy in London and members of the Filipino-UK community have sent the first batch of collected donated relief goods to the Philippines for those affected by typhoon ‘Ondoy’ (Ketsana) last Oct. 8, according to the Department of Foreign Affairs.

The embassy has been serving as a collection point for relief goods donated from within the UK since the storm hit the Philippines. Other individuals and organizations also volunteered their offices and residences as donation drop-off areas.

Subsequent shipments are scheduled on Oct. 15 and 20.

The DFA added that the embassy has been utilizing the tremendous support of concerned groups and individuals who have generously contributed their time and resources towards helping those most in need.

Banking and financial companies such as Allied Bank, I-Remit, PNB, Metro Remit, LCC Trans-Sending and CBN Grupo informed the Embassy that they were waiving remittance charges for donations to several relief agencies.

The Embassy has been regularly issuing advisories through e-mails and its website ( to help centralize information on ways to help those affected by the tropical storm.

Source: Philippine Star