The Filipino Institute has recently launched a drive to help thousands of people in the Philippines who were caught by surprise by raging floods triggered largely by the release of water from Magat Dam as well as heavy rains brought by Typhoon Ulysses.
According to Mr. Gabriel John Rimando, the founder and president of the Filipino Institute, students, trainers, and employees may drop their unused clothes or essentials such as canned goods, instant noodles, sanitary napkins, on their campuses across Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Qatar, and Bahrain.
A box will be placed on each campus where good samaritans can drop off the goods and will be sent to Cagayan, Isabela, and Marikina.
Over a dozen people have already been killed by the massive flash floods in Cagayan.
The flood was triggered by Typhoon Ulysses, the strongest typhoon to hit the Philippines in 2020.
Several towns and municipalities in the Cagayan region north of Metro Manila have been submerged, while some residents didn’t have an option but to sleep on their rooftops.
Check the location of Filipino Institute campuses across the Middle East.
Dubai – 604, Al Zarooni Building, Al Rigga, Dubai
Google Map: https://goo.gl/maps/SGwiBhMY1nvge5616
Contact number: +971 4 234 0401
Al Ain – M1, room 2, same building ng Al Ansari Exchange, opposite ng KFC, Khalifa Street, Al Ain, Abu Dhabi, UAE
Google Map: https://goo.gl/maps/Nk7SfbrU1EeVjZts9
Contact: 0561130989, 0555839969, 042340401, 042869355, or 024442803
Qatar – 3rd Floor, Room 7, Al Manama Building, Mansoura (the same building with Hyundai Showroom), B Ring Road, Doha, Qatar
Google Map: https://goo.gl/maps/jSCvUSfhx56ohmnZ6
Contact: 55975138, 50725199, or 33597049
Abu Dhabi – Office 301 Burj Al Arab Building, same building of EMAX Showroom, Hamdan Street, Abu Dhabi
Google Map: https://goo.gl/maps/xr5TyQ2zjyJPtpPy7
Contact: 0561130989 or 0555839969
Bahrain – Office 402, Building 268, Old Palace Road, Block 308, near Gudaibiya Police Station, Manama, Kindom of Bahrain
Google Map: https://goo.gl/maps/iyHHWTnRsDLQBTtr9
Contact: 36198188, 33098683, or 35978778
The Filipino Institute has been actively helping people in need of support by teaming up with their merchant partners. Earlier this year, Rimando launched a drive to help those affected by the Taal volcano eruption. He, along with his team, has also distributed grocery items to displaced overseas Filipino workers in the UAE.