On 8 November 2013, Super Typhoon Haiyan (locally known as Yolanda), the most powerful typhoon to ever hit land, wreaked havoc across central Philippines, killing more than 5,000 people and leaving nearly one million people displaced.
Members of Soka Gakkai Malaysia (SGM) have been collecting funds in support of relief activities in the Philippines. SGM members in various states are using their monthly Soka Day events in December to hold prayer session to pray for the repose of those who perished in the typhoon disaster, and to pray for the early reconstruction of the disaster areas. Donation boxes have been set up for members who wish to donate for the victims. The sum of RM 140,981.15 has been collected from the members of SGM nationwide.
On 26 March 2014, Mr Koh Sia Feai, General Director of SGM presented the donation to National Disaster Risk Reduction And Management Centre (NDRRMC) of the Philippines, received by Mr Medardo G. Macaraig, Minister and Consul General, Embassy of the Philippines, Kuala Lumpur. The donation presentation was witnessed by Ms Katherine Chui, Mr Dinesh Chandren and Mr. Chia Kok Peng from SGM.
On behalf of H.E. J. Eduardo Malaya, the Ambassador and people of the Philippines, Mr Medardo expressed his appreciation to SGM for the kind support to the victims. He shared the recent update of the rebuilding progress of the affected areas with the SGM delegation.
Contact: Chia Kok Peng
Tel: 03-9075 6876
Fax: 03-9074 2413