The National Union of Journalists of the Philippines (NUJP) has activated the “Nonoy Espina Emergency Fund for Media Workers” to assist media workers in areas affected by the onslaught of typhoon Odette (international name: “Rai”).
The Nonoy Espina Emergency Fund for Media Workers is an initiative of the NUJP aimed at providing assistance to media practitioners, in honor of its former chairperson, veteran journalist Nonoy Espina who died due to liver cancer on July 7, 2021.
In a Facebook announcement issued on Sunday, Dec. 19, NUJP said that media workers who need assistance may get in touch with the NUJP national office at [email protected] and 09175155991.
“NUJP is currently reaching out to colleagues to find out how they are now and how we can help,” it added.
The organization likewise said that they are accepting donations through the following channels: Metrobank Kamuning to NUJP’s account – 229-7-229-50743-1.
Donations may also be sent via Gcash or Paymaya to Jhoanna Paola Ballaran with an account number of 09617626684.
Meanwhile, Typhoon Odette was the country’s 15th tropical cyclone in 2021. Based on the data released by the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC), “Odette” had “similar characteristics” with super typhoon Yolanda which ravaged the country in 2013. (Charie Mae F. Abarca)