Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Press Release for Jan. 7, 2012 Sendong Charity Match : Azkals vs Inter de Madrid

"Dili kamo nag-iisa"

Sendong left the nation shocked and grieving, grief like this demands a response and responsibility. As a nation we have a chance to stand as one with the victims and let them know they are not alone, as such a football match is being organized to raise funds for the victims and let them know we care. The match will be between the Azkals and friends v Internacional de Madrid a Spanish league side on Jan. 7th at the Rizal Memorial Stadium and will be called "Dili kamo nag-iisa" a blend of Bisayan and Tagalog showing the strength of unity and purpose that if one of us suffers we stand together and care together and are stronger for it.

The havoc that Typhoon Sendong inflicted has left many Filipinos grieving or knowing others whose lives have been tragically impacted, the Philippine football community spans the nation and as it emerged how horrendous the situation was the Philippine Football Federation received word that they also had also suffered casualties, Juni Caaway a referee from Iligan lost his life and Norman Lozano another referee lost four children. Thoughts and prayers are with them and the other victims.

Ticket details will be released soon and tickets will be made available for a minimum donation set low enough to encourage all levels of society to attend but high enough that the donation will be meaningful. The organizers are also asking for donations of goods to be taken to the match where LBC will have trucks and staff on site to help sort the donations.

Why not get involved, encourage your friends to watch the game with you, organize a viewing party with a suggested minimum donation, ask a local bar to host an event with a percentage of the evenings takings to be donated to the victims, sort through your things and donate what you do not use or need, if we all get involved and share the responsibility we can let those still suffering know that indeed dili kamo nag-iisa.

The Philippine Red Cross (PRC) have been chosen as the main beneficiary for the event and the LBC Foundation are working with the organizers to maximize collecting and distributing donations. Selected LBC offices worldwide are open to accept donations:


We are counting on your support to be able to provide food, non-food items (including kitchen ware, dinner sets, cleaning materials, latrines, medicine, livelihood programs and shelter projects) and our services to the most vulnerable Filipinos in the hardest hit cities and provinces.


Below Philippine Red Cross bank account details provided for all cash donations:

Banco de Oro Peso Account: 4530018647, swift code BNOR PH MM



All LBC branches both here and abroad are serving as drop-off centers for all donations. All these donations will then be turned-over to partner NGOs in the affected areas (Red Cross, Sagip Kapamilya, ABS-CBN to name a few).

These are the countries outside the Philippines where LBC has a presence:

KSA & Kuwait

Please be aware of restrictions abroad though. LBC cannot accept bottled water and medicines for shipping to the Philippines. There is also a law against importing of used clothing being imported into the Philippines .

Please check www.lbcexpress.com  for the branch closest to you or call the LBC Hotline on 8585-99


Courtesy of Mr. Craig Burrows.

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