I am not asking for information regarding the several millions of dollars that were donated by several countries to the Typhoon Haiyan victims in the Philippines. Hopefully, the money is in good hands and will eventually reach the right people. God forbid, not the ‘pork’ hungry politicians.
But there are some Filipinos in Sydney involved in fund raising activities whenever typhoons hit the Philippines. No less than 20 calamities hit our home country every year.
Each time it happens, some organisations and ‘civic-minded’ individuals engage in fund raising concerts supposedly aimed at helping the victims.
What I find interesting is where the money goes. I have yet to see an audited financial report declaring the gross amount earned versus legitimate expenses incurred to arrive at a net amount. I have seen on facebook conflicting dollar figures derived from such events as reported by some individuals. Why do the figures fluctuate? Shouldn’t there be a steady rise in the amount collected? Is facebook the proper venue to make the report? (more…)