MCGI Renders Assistance to Flood Victims in Davao

A Church member gives relief goods to a resident of Apalit, Pampanga when floods due to continuous rain hit the town in 2012.

The Members Church of God International (MCGI) carried out relief missions in Davao, Philippines after a flash flood hit the city on June 28. Days of heavy rain made the Pangi River to overflow causing a ten-foot high flood that severely affected residential areas in five barangays. To date, the flood claimed 30 lives and displaced about 15,000 families.

Through the leadership of Bro. Eli Soriano and Bro. Daniel Razon, Presiding and Vice Presiding Ministers to MCGI, the victims at the evacuation centers were supplied food, clean drinking water, clothing, and medicines.

General medicine and dental services were also provided to the residents of Matina, one of worst-flooded towns in Davao. The medical services benefited 246 individuals.

In addition, a feeding program was put up: hot soup and porridge were served to families who had gone almost a week without food and had no means to cook.

MCGI missionaries assigned in Davao were grateful that the local congregation remained safe while floods devastated many areas. One missionary said, “This phenomenon shows how fortunate MCGI is to have a compassionate God, and to have preachers in the persons of Bro. Eli Soriano and Bro. Daniel Razon who look after its welfare. Thanks be to God!”

On July 10, during the 7th anniversary of UNTV, MCGI-Davao will return to do a second round of expanded relief missions, but this time adding a clean-up drive in muddied towns. The congregation anticipates serving more families and individuals on that day.

Local authorities in Davao compared the flash flood to the onslaught of Typhoon Ondoy (Ketsana) when it hit the Philippines in 2009. They said that this is the first time in Davao’s history that a flood almost wiped-out two large communities from the map. Chocolate-colored waters rushed from the overflowed Pangi River, swallowing everything in its path. This was after the six-hour rainfall slugged the towns of Matina and Bangkal, another flood-stricken community.

(Written by: Cecile Vizcaya)

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Comments

  • Lloyd Jun 28, 2015 at 01:06 pm

    Hello Sir, I would like to ask where is your chruch address in Davao City. Im from MAA Davao City

    Thank you
    LLoyd

    Reply

    • MCGI.org Staff Jul 02, 2015 at 01:07 pm

      Good day brother!

      Sorry for replying only now to your query. Here is our locale nearest your place. If there’s anything else we can help you with, kindly post it as a reply to this comment.

      Local: AGDAO
      Address: Door 3 Gemino Bldg., R Castillo St., Davao City Davao del Sur 8000
      Email: agdao_davaocity@yahoo.com
      YMid: agdao_davaocity
      Worker Assigned: Bro. Richard Medarno
      Worker’s Contact No.: 09339674970

      Contact Persons:
      Fullname: Sis. Evelyn Caabay – Treasurer
      Contact Number: 09467987141
      Sis. Angelita Fernandez – Secretary
      Contact Number: 09266136828
      Bro. Renante L. Mahinay – President
      Contact Number: 09109168544

      We also invite you to our International Thanksgiving from July 3 to 5, 2015 and to our Worldwide Bible Exposition on July 10, 2015. On July 13, it’s the opening of our Mass Indoctrination. You are most welcome!

      Thanks be to God for the opportunity to serve you.

      Reply

  • Nelson Garobillo Mar 11, 2015 at 02:03 pm

    I need the information about the location of coordinating center in davao city. thanks

    Reply

    • MCGI.org Staff Mar 13, 2015 at 06:03 am

      Greetings in Christ,

      Good day! We would just like to ask the exact place in Davao so we can give you the address in or nearest to it.

      Thanks be to God for the opportunity to serve you.

      God bless!

      Reply

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