In an act of brotherhood towards a community in need, the Filipino Chinese Community Calamity Fund (FCCCF) recently sent thousands of pesos in emergency food and other relief packs to typhoon victims of Marikina City in cooperation with Mayor Marcy Teodoro, Congressman Bayani F. Fernando and Congresswoman Stella Luz A. Quimbo.
The ceremony was recently held at Marikina Sports Center; which also included help for the Bicol region in Albay and Catanduanes provinces in cooperation with GMA Kapuso Foundation and the Philippine Coast Guard; Cagayan and Isabela provinces in northern Luzon; and Bulacan in southern Luzon.
During this Covid-19 pandemic lockdown, the 11 organizations of Filipino Chinese Community Calamity Fund (FCCCF) raised Php 300 million pesos to give free rice sacks, surgical and N95 face masks, PPE suits, surgical gloves, safety goggles, alcohol, thermal scanners, ventilators, Vitamin C, Hapee toothpastes, and other items to more than 600 barangays, 300 hospitals, provinces, cities and municipalities in Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao. Among the partners of FCCCF were GMA Kapuso Foundation and ABS CBN for distribution of food relief packs to urban poor families of Metro Manila in lockdown.
The Filipino Chinese Community Calamity Fund relief drive is spearheaded by FFCCCII; FFCCCII Foundation; Federation of Filipino Chinese Associations of the Philippines; Philippine Chinese Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Inc.; Overseas Chinese Alumni Association of the Philippines; Filipino-Chinese Amity Club; World News Daily; Filipino-Chinese Shin Lian Association, Inc.; Overseas Chinese Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Philippines, Inc.; Philippine Soong Ching Ling Foundation; Philippine Jin Jiang Shen Fu Zhen Association, Inc.; and World Fujian Youth Federation of the Philippines, Inc.
Officials of 11 major Filipino Chinese business, civic and other organizations behind FCCCF led by Federation of Filipino Chinese Chambers of Commerce & Industry, Inc. (FFCCCII) President Dr. Henry Lim Bon Liong, Federation of Filipino Chinese Associations of the Philippines President Yang Hua Hong, Overseas Chinese Alumni Association of the Philippines President Anson Tan and others turned over thousands of food relief bags for Catanduanes typhoon victims to partners GMA Kapuso Foundation led by EVP and Chief Operating Officer Rikki Escudero-Catibog and the Philippine Coast Guard led by Commodore Armand Balilo.