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  • Writer's picturePhilip Niño Tan-Gatue

Help for Bohol

This isn’t really related to acupuncture, oriental medicine, or western medicine.

Last Tuesday, October 15, 2013, the Philippines was hit by an earthquake.  The epicenter was Tagbilaran City in the province of Bohol.

Tagbilaran is home to some of my best friends in the world.

Dr. Jefferson Ong is also an physician and acupuncturist practicing in Cebu and Tagbilaran.  He and his family are active in the community and he recently sent me this message:

Hi Philip. Just an update. Terrible devastation in the interior towns. Some barangays still cut-off from supplies of food and water.

Any financial help will be appreciated. New shipments of food are arriving tomorrow.

For those interested in donating money to Dr. Ong, please do so at this bank account: BPI#9315-8031-84 Jefferson Ong

Also from my other good friend, Dr. Kazan Baluyot.  Dr. Baluyot was my roommate for years while studying in the University of the Philippines College of Medicine.  He is currently practicing in Tagbilaran.  His mother runs a foundation called the Philippine Gift of Life.

Donations are accepted at the bank account of the same name: PNB Tagbilaran, 233138900026 may use swift code MTHMM

If anyone from Metro Manila wants to donate goods, they may be sent to Atty. Fama Baluyot at 3rd floor, the valero tower, 122 valero street, salcedo village, makati city, metro manila, philippines 1227, with office landline +632 817 6791 to 95.

Thanks very much.

ADDENDUM (7 am): Here’s a message from Janice Chua Go:

Mandaue Chamber of Commerce and Industry will start a fund and donation drive for the earthquake victims of Bohol. The office is still awaiting clearance from the structural engineer but they are hoping to be ready to receive donations by tomorrow. Cash Donations are highly welcome through RCBC Bank Account Name Mandaue Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Inc with Account Number 0-451-14315-8.

Please open your hearts and help Bohol.

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