The Official Newsletter of the Archdiocese of Cebu, Philippines


(left) Rev. Fr. Alex K. Cola, Jr., Mr. Benny Tan, Rev. Fr. Charles Louis N. Jayme and a Cebu Caritas volunteer, documenting the relief goods for the Cebu City Jail. May 5, 2020. Photo courtesy by Cebu Caritas Inc.

Cebu City, Cebu (May 5) – In an effort to support the Cebu City Jail in its fight against COVID-19, which has affected jail guards and prisoners alike, the Archdiocese of Cebu once again delivered relief goods to the male and female dormitories of the said facility. Thanks to the continued operations of the Cebu Caritas Inc., Commission on the Laity, and the generous donors from various sectors of the society.

For the female dormitory, items given were: 1,040 bottles of disinfectant alcohol, 1,040 bars of bath soap, 25 (5gallons) mineral water, 100 pillows.

For the male dormitory, items given were: 6,600 bottles of disinfectant alcohol, 6,600 bars of bath soap, 25 (5 gallons) mineral water, 100 pillows.

Total cash donation

As of May 5, the Cebu Caritas Inc. and Commission on the Laity have received a total of ₱703,861.00 pesos of cash donations for Oplan City Jail. Minus ₱615,980.60 pesos for relief goods, the total cash available is ₱87,880.40 pesos.

For the Oplan Zapatera, the cash donations amounted to ₱1,016,394.00 pesos. Less expense of ₱659,167.20 pesos, the total cash available is ₱357,226.80 pesos.

On behalf of the Archdiocese of Cebu, the Cebu Caritas Inc. wishes to thank all the generous donors (individual or group) who shared their blessings to those who are gravely affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Archdiocese of Cebu is open to receive donations in cash or in kind. For those who wish to participate in its relief operations, donations may be coursed through the following:

1. Cebu Caritas Inc.
Cebu Caritas Bldg., P. Gomez St.,
Brgy. Sto. Niño, Cebu City
Tel. no. 255-8835

2. Bank deposit
Union Bank
Borromeo Branch
Acct. name: Cebu Caritas Inc.
Acct. no. 001130006971

3. GCash
Fe Barino

4. For pick-up
Please contact Yolly Rapana (Comm. on the Laity)

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