An Open Letter to Filipinos worldwide

Dear Friends,

Philippine Sentinel Newspaper has initiated a Fund Appeal for our Filipino brothers in Queensland. According to Mauro Somodio, a resident of Brisbane, there are at least 3,000 Filipinos who were affected by flood waters that covered some rooftops in low lying areas like Rockhampton and Toowoomba.

Toowoomba is not exactly in a low-lying area because it is 700 meters above sea level. What hit the area is described as an “inland tsunami.”

Many have lost their homes, cars, furniture, appliances and clothes. Many have lost everything except the clothes they were wearing at the time when flood waters ravaged their homes. Supermarket shelves have been emptied as the flooded areas have been isolated from the rest of civilization.

As president of the Ateneo Alumni Association Australia, I am urging our Board of Directors to pass a resolution to donate an affordable amount to the Filipino Australian Foundation of Queensland through Commonwealth Bank of Australia (CBA) , BSB #064-105 A/C No. 1005 9338.

Other community leaders and individuals are being sent this email and every recipient is urged to make a donation.

    Please do not send money to Philippine Sentinel

. Course your donation through CBA using the bank account indicated above.

Upon receipt of a copy of your remittance receipt, Philippine Sentinel will publish your name or the name of your organisation in the next issue of the monthly publication.

Depending on your instructions, no amount will be published but a confidential running balance will be kept for an audit trail.

Thank you for your generosity.


Dino Crescini
Philippine Sentinel Newspaper
PO Box 243, Doonside NSW 2767
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