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Embassy staff Ms. Imelda de Joya turns over the amount of US$ 1,115.28 from anonymous donors for the recovery of Marawi to Mr. Dondon Farrales of “Pinoys in Poland.” Mr. Farrales has been designated to remit the said amount to the Philippine National Red Cross or relevant Philippine agency

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Ms.Norhainan C. Abdul Aziz who hails from Marawi City in southern Philippines and who is presently studying at the University of Warsaw on scholarship from the European Union’s Erasmus program introduces herself to the Fiipino community; looking on is Mr. Farrales

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Members of the Filipino community, as well as Polish and Ukrainian friends of the embassy, witness the turnover of the financial contribution for the recovery of Marawi

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WARSAW___The Philippine Embassy in Warsaw, Poland turned over the amount of US$1,115.28 as assistance for the recovery from anonymous donors from the Filipino community in Poland to Mr. Dondon Farrales of “Pinoys in Poland.

Mr. Farrales has been requested to remit the said amount to the Philippine National Red Cross or to any relevant agency.

Last 10 December 2017, the Philippine Embassy in Warsaw staged an event dubbed as “Pamaskong Handog sa MarawI” as a public appeal for assistance and support for the recovery of Marawi. After a mass offering for the casualties in Marawi a video on the Marawi siege was shown to the public.

In her brief remarks during the 10 December event, Philippine envoy to Poland Ambassador Patricia Ann Paez informed the audience that the Embassy is prohibited from engaging in fund-raising and from soliciting contributions. She urged the audience who may wish to contribute for the recovery of Marawi, to do so, by directly remitting his/her contribution to the Philippine National Red Crpss.

Still, some members of the Filipino community and some Poles who attended the public appeal event decided to leave their contributions to the Embassy which was held for safekeeping by the Embassy’s finance officer Mr. Marden Garduque prior to the 11 February 2018 turnover to Mr. Farrales. (END)