Operation Sagip

Giving According to Their Capability: Different People Give Differently to Help Marawi

Althea Cahayag
October 24, 2017

With the past conflict in Marawi, our Kapamilyas showed that in times of crises, giving does not know religion nor distance.

Recently, Pricewaterhouse Coopeers – Service Delivery Centre Manila, Ltd., turned over 1,008 life kits to Operation Sagip to help families affected by the on-going conflict in Marawi. Each life kit contains Halal certified goods, blankets, and hygiene kits.

Pricewaterhouse Coopers – Service Delivery Centre Manila, Ltd’s Operations Director, Dennis Basilio (left most), accepts the certificate of appreciation from Marcel Riñon, Operation Sagip’s Deputy Director. Together with them are Miaviel Menor, PwC-SDCM’s Service Delivery Director, and Krisha Catuira, Operation Sagip’s Donor Management Assistant.

A kapamilya in Marawi receives life kits.

The contributions of the PwC-SDC Manila employees made this donation possible.

On the other hand, In celebration of their Community Day, Canossa School in Sta. Rosa, Laguna conducted a donation drive for the families affected by the ongoing conflict in Marawi. From the generosity of the students, teachers, teaching, and non-teaching personnel of the school, they successfully filled “alkansyas” or coin banks which they recently donated to ABS-CBN Lingkod Kapamilya Foudation’s Operation Sagip. They also collected in-kind donations such as clothes and canned goods.

A group photo of Canossa School’s Directress Sr. Anna Marie Gonzales and Operation Sagip’s Donor Management Assistant with Canossa Educators Association during the turn-over of donations.

Within one month, the Alkansya Para sa Marawi of the Canossian Community reached more than PHP100,000.00 of cash donations. According to the school Directress Sr. Anna Marie Gonzales, FdCC,

“This is one of our traditions and practices. Every time we celebrate the feast of our lady, Lady of Sorrows, we would always have an outreach activity.”

“Yes, prayers can do a lot but prayer and good works come together,” she added.

To date, Operation Sagip of Lingkod Kapamilya already reached more than 24,000 families in Marawi with food packs. The program also distributed a total of 3,515 “Gusto Kong Mag-aral” backpacks with school supplies to the displaced children. Viewing stations were also installed in four evacuation centers in partnership with SkyDirect and 3,900 hygiene kits were given for the soldiers assigned in the area. Twenty nine units of 32” LED TV with ABS-CBN TV Plus or SkyDirect were also given in army hospitals as part of Saludo sa Sundalong Pilipino project.

Operation Sagip further plans to create rehabilitation projects in Marawi once the conflict has ended. To help, visit https://www.passitforward.com/sagipmarawi or follow #IpasaAngPagAsaSaMarawi posts online.