A group of individuals, institutions and civic groups have joined together for Tabang Cotabato calling for volunteers, donations and other relief goods for quake hit areas in Cotabato.

John Asuncion of Dragon Boat Kagay-an confirmed that his group has teamed up with Go Bong Go Movement for the relief efforts. Accordingly, they have now collected at least 60 sacks of rice, 600 units of 6-gallon water containers, 1,500 bottled water, 15 rolls of tarpaulin, 900 packs of assorted grocery items, medicines, dozens of used clothing and rolls of ropes and GI wires.

Among the organizations, institutions, companies and informal groups joining the activity include LTFRB-10, Chinese Community of Cagayan de Oro, Court of Appeals Mindanao, He&Sons Corp, Balay Mindanao, Bing Go, TAA Farm, DOH, Engr Almarco Brito & Family, BUPHARCO, Yamaha Riders Club Mindanao, St Mary’s School, ACCERT, HEART, Rapid Riders Dragon Boat Team, Brave Heart Dragon Boat Team, Liceo Dragonoids, CGY Oro Dragons, Ateneo Blue Dragons, and Rainbow Dragons.

A bus provided by the LTFRB-10 through Regional Director Al Guro will ferry the volunteers who will be divided into 4 teams namely: kitchen crew (who will prepare freshly cooked meals to the victims), tent assistants (who will improve the current living conditions of the victims and install big community tents), water boys (who will fill up and distribute at least 11,000 liters of water) and entertainment crew (who will prepare fun games for the kids).

The team also received cash donations from Sultan Aminoden Diampuan Guro & family, 88 Diverse Quest Inc., Dr. Victoria Ilagan-Espelita, Princess UK, Bryan & Hazel Rusiana, Engr & Mrs Rowell Magalang and Cristina Hinlo.

If you want to donate, see the drop-off centers below.

  • ORO BJJ Petron Service Station (Vamenta cor Max Suniel Sts, Carmen – across Jollibee)
  • Petron Service Station Cugman (along National Highway and across Nature Spring Warehouse/Plant)
  • Golden Nest Realty Office – 2/F Abonitalla Building, Crossing Iponan (beside Shell Station)
  • DXRU Radio Ultra – Suan Arcade, Carmen (across West City Central School)

The said drop-off centers can only accept during office hours (8am to 5pm). CUT OFF is November 13, 12 noon to give way to collection and sorting. For inquiries, updates and donations, just visit its Facebook page DRAGON BOAT KAGAY-AN. The CDO TEAM will leave early morning of November 14.

all photos courtesy of Dragon Boat Kagay-an

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