A January 28, 2013, press release from the Department of Foreign Affairs
The Philippine Embassy in Paris reported on January 22 that the Filipino community in Paris donated 13,410 euros for the victims of typhoon Pablo in the Philippines.
The bulk of the donation, or EUR13,000, came from the Philippine Catholic Mission in Paris. It was sent to the Diocese of Tagum. Philippine Embassy officers and staff raised EUR410 (including EUR100 collected from the donation box for typhoon victims), which was sent to ABS-CBN’s Sagip Kapamilya Foundation.
UTILIS, a French company whose main product line is the manufacture of deployable medical posts, also donated tents and other disaster adaptation equipment to the Department of Health, for the typhoon victims. The assistance is in keeping with UTILIS’ corporate social responsibility policy, of which the Philippines has been identified as a beneficiary.
Filipino community organizations in Paris are also organizing fund-raising activities for the typhoon victims in the Philippines.