|We Have Family in
- June 12, 2006--Barely 17 months (December 2004) since the killer
tsunami struck, the country is reeling from a magnitude 6.3 earthquake
that devastated mainly the area of Yogyakarta, Java, Indonesia, with
over 5,000 fatalities, thousands more wounded and displaced, and the
numbers are rising.
More poignantly, our very own Dominican Family, the Dominican Sisters
of Indonesia, who would be celebrating their 75th Diamond Jubilee
of foundation, this June 2006, have been directly affected by this
catastrophe, with their homes and buildings severely damaged.
In this regard, the Regional Promoters of Justice, Peace, Care of
Creation and the Dominican Family Leaders’ Conference of the
Philippines are reviving DEAR INDONESIA 2 (Dominican Emergency Action
Response), to serve as conduit of financial aid and acts of solidarity
to our Dominican Family in Indonesia.
Please send your cash donations to:
BAHAY DOMINIKO 8 Bika-na-bato St.,
Sta. Mesa Heights
1114 Quezon City, Philippines
or to this bank account number:
DOMINICAN PROVINCE OF THE PHILIPPINES, INC.
ACCT. # 0214-0218-89
BANK OF THE PHILIPPINE ISLANDS
STO. DOMINGO BRANCH
BPI ROUTING # 021-000-021
SWIFT CODE: BOPIPHMM
As we commemorate 800 years of the foundation of the first Dominican
monastery in Prouilhe, France, as we celebrate 800 years of the Dominican
Family, let us pray for the Indonesian nation, let us preach the gospel
of compassion, and let our holy words be incarnated in holy deeds.
In St. Dominic,
REV. FR. EDMUND C. NANTES, OP
Prior Provincial, Dominican Province of the Philippines
Chairperson, Dominican Family Leaders’ Conference of the Philippines
SR. CECILLE ESPENILLA, OP
Dominican Sisters International-Philippines
Co-chairperson, Dominican Family Leaders' Conference of the Philippines
SR. ROSITA M. YAYA, OP
REV. FR. CLARENCE C. MARQUEZ, OP
Regional Co-Promoters Justice, Peace and Care of Creation, Asia-Pacific
volcano spreads panic
as gas blast eases Java volcano pressure
AND PARTNERS WORK TO HELP SURVIVORS OF INDONESIA EARTHQUAKE
June 1, 2006
Five days after an earthquake rocked Indonesia’s Yogyakarta
region, United Nations agencies and their partners from non-governmental
organizations (NGOs) continue to support the Government’s
efforts to help tens of thousands of survivors who are in dire need
of food, medicines and shelter.
Measuring 6.2 on the Richer scale, the earthquake caused more than
5,000 deaths and damaged or destroyed over 100,000 homes, over 200
schools, and about 600 government buildings and places of worships.
More than 22,000 patients have been treated in 29 local and field
hospitals and mobile clinics, officials from the UN Office of Humanitarian
Affairs (OCHA) said in a statement today. However, they added that
local health facilities continue to be overwhelmed because many
people have no homes left to return to.
For its part, the UN Children Fund as established a water and sanitation
office at the local State-Owned Water Company and is providing 22
trucks to supply 320,000 liters of clean water per day. That capacity
will be increased to 45 trucks supplying 720,000 liters in coming
days. UNICEF has also released some 12,000 hygiene kits for 60,000
people. It also intends to undertake a measles and vitamin A vaccination
The UN World Food Programme has distributed 30 metric
tons of fortified biscuits and has dispatched 10 mobile warehouses
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