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Bayanihan alay sa sambayanan (BALSA): BAYAN relief drive for the victims of typhoon Milenyo

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An appeal for help for the victims of typhoon Milenyo

Dear friends,

As damage to communities and livelihood continue to rise in the aftermath of typhoon Milenyo, we in the Bagong Alyansang Makabayan are appealing to you/your organization for support during these very trying times.

In response to the needs of the victims of Milenyo, Bayan has launched the Bayanihan Alay sa Sambayanan (BALSA) relief drive. The drive aims to collect food, clothing, medicine, sleeping materials (blankets, mats), financial aid as well as other materials necessary for the immediate relief of families in depressed communities in Metro Manila as well as nearby provinces.

The BALSA project is being coordinated with various people’s organizations and NGO’s as well as established disaster relief organizations. The manpower requirements and handling of the relief goods will be through the efforts of the various organizations and volunteers. The distribution of the relief goods will be done in coordination with local organizations with the help of disaster relief NGO’s.

We hope you can provide any form of help for this campaign even during this time of severe economic difficulty. You can forward your support to the Bayan office at #1 Maaralin cor Matatag Street, Bgy. Central, Quezon City. For more details, you can contact us at 435-9151 or 4356930 and look for Cha Vargas. For donations from overseas, you can direct your contributions to the Bayan office or inform us through email at