[Marxism] Appeal for Solidarity with Victims of Floods in the Philippines (Labor Party)

DW dwaltersmia at gmail.com
Sat Aug 11 10:48:16 MDT 2012


Appeal for Solidarity with Victims of Floods in the Philippines

In events reminiscent of the large scale destruction wrought by
Typhoon Ondoy (international name Ketsana) in late 2009 in which 400
died, torrential rains brought widespread flooding in the capital
Metro Manila and nearby provinces. Almost a million people are
affected and some 250,000 forced to evacuate, majority of whom are
workers and poor, with 15 deaths already reported.

Partido ng Manggagawa (PM) [Labor Party-Philippines] is appealing for
solidarity and assistance to the communities which have been hit by
flashfloods. Among the severely hit areas are communities organized by
PM located in the working class towns of Marikina, Malabon,
Valenzuela, Paranaque, Pasay, Marilao in Bulacan, Bacoor and Rosario
in Cavite.

The heavy downpour over more than 24 hours from the afternoon of
August 6 to the present was brought by the south-west monsoon and
enhanced by Tropical Storm Haikui. The government has already issued
the highest level of alert with the warning that landslides may occur
in mountainous areas and floods in low-lying areas. The ongoing
disaster is no doubt the most recent impact of climate change in the
Philippines.

PM is appealing for assistance so it could offer relief at least to
the communities is has already organized. Relief assistance would
complement the organizing efforts of PM on the basis of urban poor and
working class issues, and its urgent advocacy for climate justice and
green jobs.

PM is a political organization of the working class which engages in
parliamentary struggle as a extension of the parliament of the
streets. Even as PM has a strategic vision of social change, it
actively fights for social reform and even involves in relief efforts
as means to arouse, organize and mobilize the working people.

To donate relief goods contact:

Partido ng Manggagawa office
Landline No. +632-4396829
Cellphone Nos. +639175570777 (Globe), +639228677522 (Sun) ,
+639209466191 (Smart)
144 Legaspi St., Project 4, Quezon City, Philippines 1109

To donate via bank wire transfer:

Partido ng Manggagawa
Current Account No. 003122-1012-73
Landbank of the Philippines
Batasan Branch

Swift Code: TLBPPHMMXXX

To donate via Paypal: http://laborpartyphilippines.org/




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