MANILA As Typhoon Tisoy (international name Kammuri) pummels most parts of the country, the head of the Archdiocese of Manila issued his prayer for those affected by the weather disturbance.
Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle released the prayer Tuesday afternoon as the typhoon hit parts of Luzon and Visayas.
The prayer is as follow:
Mapagmahal na Ama, kinikilala at sinasamba Ka namin. Batid Mo ang pangamba ng maraming Pilipino dahil sa pagpasok ng bagyong Tisoy sa aming bansa. Pahupain nawa ng Inyong mapagpalang kamay ang hangin at ulan. Ilayo po ninyo sa panganib at sakuna ang mga pamilya, lalo na ang mga dukha. Himukin mo kaming magdamayan. Patuloy nawa naming alagaan ang kalikasan at bawa't kapwatao. Dinadalangin namin ito sa ngalan ni Jesukristong Anak Mo, kasama ng Espiritu Santo, iisang Dios na Maylikha, (Loving Father, we recognize and worship You. You know the predicament of many Filipinos because of the entry of Typhoon Tisoy to our country. May your blessed hand calm the winds and rains. Spare our families from the danger and disaster, especially the poor. Encourage us to help one another. May we continue to care for the environment and our fellowmen. We are asking this in the name of Your son Jesus Christ, together with the Holy Spirit, the one and only Creator) Amen.
Earlier, the Diocese of Legazpi and the Archdiocese of Caceres urged the faithful to pray the Oratio Imperata.
Churches under the diocese were urged to open to evacuees that will be affected by the storm.
Meanwhile, Caritas Manila, the social action arm of the archdiocese has asked for donations from the public for those affected by Tisoy.
In a statement, the group said it needs food donations such as rice, mongo, sugar, salt, pancit malunggay/kalabasa or bihon, canned vegetables and dried fish.
Also needed are nonfood items like water, hygiene kits, mats, blankets and towels, clothes and new underwear and shelter materials.
Donors may drop off the items at the Caritas Manila office: 2002 Jesus St. Pandacan, Manila.
For those who are looking to give cash assistance, they may donate online via https://ubpay.com.ph/caritasmanila/and choose Caritas Damayan Typhoon Tisoy
Through bank deposit:
Savings Account Name: Caritas Manila, Inc.
Banco De Oro Savings Account No.: 560045905
Bank of the Philippine Islands Savings Account No.: 3063535701
Metrobank Savings Account No.: 1753175069543
For dollar accounts:
Bank of the Philippine Islands Savings Account No. 3064003355
Swift Code BOPIPHMM
Philippine National Bank Savings Account No. 108566600025
Swift Code PNBMPHMM
Donations can also be made via Cebuana Lhuillier (free of charge).
For proper acknowledgment of the donations, donors can fax a copy of the deposit slip to 85639306 or email a scanned copy to email@example.com, indicating their names and addresses. (PNA)
Source: Philippines News Agency