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MENAFN - Muscat Daily - 11/12/2013

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(MENAFN - Muscat Daily) Efforts to help victims of Typhoon Haiyan will not end after the Friday charity concert, said Rod Desiatco, chairman of Filipino Community Social Club (Filcosoc). 

The concert, Hold on Together', will see a group of young Filipino professionals perform at Al Bahja hall of Jungle Restaurant in Qurm, to raise funds for people in worst-hit areas of the Philippines.

Speaking to Muscat Daily, Desiatco said, ''The super typhoon has left a large number of people affected and we have been working continuously to collect funds and utility items that can be sent to them. We are getting help from various quarters, but the devastation is so huge and more contributions are required. We have people here who have lost their families back home.

''We are getting continuous updates on the situation in areas which bore the maximum brunt of the super typhoon. People have lost everything including their families.''

According to Desiatco, two batches of relief material have already been flown to victims, and efforts to gather more will continue.

''Our efforts will continue even after Friday's concert. We have been approaching corporate houses, schools and organisations for the cause and accepting donations in cash and kind.''

One month after Typhoon Haiyan tore through six Philippine islands on November 8, the death toll stands at 5,924 and 1,779 people are still missing, according to government figures released on Sunday.

The charity concert will begin at 5.30p


 






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