Manila Cathedral Cautions Faithful Vs. COVID-19 Donation Scam

Manila Cathedral Cautions Faithful Vs. COVID-19 Donation Scam

Spotlight

In COVID-Free Town, Learning Goes On Under The Trees, In Open Spaces

The town of Paglat, which hasn’t had a single case of COVID-19 since the pandemic, is among the few places in the Philippines where learners cope with school work through in-person tutorials.

Add To Cart: Synergeia Launches Online Store In Aid Of Parents

As part of their efforts to help boost income of parents amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Synergeia Foundation has launched an online store where parents can sell anything.

Filipino PR Executive Wins People Of The Year 2020 In Beijing

PAGEONE Group CEO Ron F. Jabal was recognized as People of the Year 2020 in the Golden Flag Awards — one of most prominent PR awards in China!

Children Still Survive In Makeshift Homes And Miss Out On Learning After Typhoon Rolly

"Our house was destroyed because we are poor," said nine-year-old Maria who was among the thousands of children left homeless when Super Typhoon Rolly made landfall in Albay.

The Manila Cathedral is warning the public against a scammer who is using the names of the church’s officials asking for financial support.

In a Facebook post on Wednesday, the Manila Cathedral said people should not believe a letter sent by the scammer which was sent to a hospital in Lipa City, Batangas, asking for financial assistance particularly for the swab testing of Fr. Reginald Malicdem and Fr. Kali Pietre Llamado and their staff for coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19).

“We were informed that a letter was sent to a hospital in Lipa City, Batangas, supposedly signed by us, Fr. Regie and Fr. Kali, asking for financial assistance for Covid-19 swab testing for us and our staff. This is a fake letter and our signatures are also fake,” it said.

Likewise, the public is urged to be cautious as the scammer is also texting people using Llamado’s name.

“Please beware of this kind of letters or requests for financial assistance. This is the fake email address and cellphone number that this scammer is using for your information: arzobispadodemanila@gmail.com and 0966-5338843,” the Manila Cathedral added.

Meanwhile, an official of the social action arm of the Archdiocese of Manila also warned the public against individuals or groups that are collecting membership fees for them to be able to supposedly get financial assistance.

“Since last week, we have been receiving complaints that some people have been going around collecting membership fees to qualify for the alleged “financial assistance” from Caritas Manila. Please be informed that we do not collect any membership fees,” Caritas Manila executive director Fr. Anton Pascual said in an interview over church-run Radio Veritas.

He added that they are not providing financial assistance amounting to PHP5,000 to PHP10,000.

Pascual urged the public to report to them through the following numbers 8-562 00 20 to 25 local 131 or send them a private message at Islas-Caritas Manila page or Caritas Islas Facebook account, if they were able to encounter individuals asking donations for the Caritas Manila. (PNA)

PH Covid-19 Vaccine Roadmap, Timeline On Track: Galvez

"We are still on track considering that there is a possibility that our best-case scenario will be shifted to the first quarter," says COVID-19 chief implementer and vaccine czar Secretary Carlito Galvez Jr.

Gatchalian Mulls Law On Providing Laptop, Connectivity For Every Public School Learner

Senator Win Gatchalian eyes introducing legislation that will give every public school learner a laptop and access to the internet.

Año Opposes Holding Of Face-To-Face Classes

According to Interior Secretary Eduardo Año, enforcement of minimum health standards will be extremely difficult to control in schools even with limited face-to-face classes.

4-Day Work Week In PH Courts Starts Dec. 1: SC

Under the guidelines, all courts would observe a 10-hour workday from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Science And Arts Join Hands In DOST’s Bamboo Musical Instruments Concert

One of the featured activities at this year’s "Musika ng Kawayan, Yaman ng Bayan” virtual concert are the locally-made bamboo musical instruments!

SoCot Eases Curfew Restrictions For Christmas Holidays

The provincial government of South Cotabato has eased the curfew restrictions in the area in line with the upcoming Christmas holidays.

Manila Youth Officials Build Free Bike Repair Stations

A bicycle repair station was put up by the Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) of Barangay 870 in Pandacan, Manila to help bikers free of charge.

Tugade Leads DOTr Team’s Inspection Of Seaports, Airports

We must make sure that operations in these facilities will not be disrupted, and that these are safe for operators and passengers to use,” says Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade.

Soldiers, CAFGU Members, Reservists Donate Blood In NegOr

The bayanihan spirit lives on! A total of 15,000cc of blood was donated by Army soldiers, reservists, and personnel duringa blood-letting activity in Camp Leon Kilat.

CST Caps Off 2020 With A New Highway-Terrain Moto Street Tire

Looking for a high-quality tire for your motorbike? Check out the new CM1619!