MANILA — The Augustinian Recollects in the Philippines have organized a campaign to assist the nearly 1 million people in Manila and various provinces on Luzon Island affected by recent storms.
Earlier this month, Manila and surrounding areas were devastated by severe flooding caused by a powerful typhoon, which intensified the effects of the area’s monsoon rains.
Last week, it was reported by local authorities that roughly 60% of the capital was submerged, with more than 300,000 people affected by the flooding.
The campaign initiated by the Recollects, “One Heart,” began its efforts on the feast of St. Augustine.
The provincial of the Recollects in Manila, Fray Lauro Larlar,...READ MORE