Empress Schuck, Baron Geisler call for help and prayers for Paeng victims
Empress Schuck and Baron Geisler were among the celebrities who offered prayers and called for help for victims of Severe Tropical Storm Paeng (international name: Nalgae) that recently hit the country.
Schuck asked for donations while showing streets, houses and establishments deep in flood in Zamboanga, through her Instagram page on Sunday. The actress was also seen with residents in what appears to be an evacuation center where they were brought to for safety.
“Typhoon Paeng brought great damage to the Filipinos from Luzon to Mindanao. My beloved city, Zamboanga City, was one of the cities gravely affected by Paeng as it left thousands of families displaced with destroyed shelters and in need of evacuation,” she said. “During these trying times, we are knocking on your generous hearts for donations whether in monetary form or in-kind.”
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Schuck is now based in Zamboanga City with husband Vino Guingona.
Meanwhile, Geisler also sympathized with those affected by the typhoon by offering prayers for safety, via his Facebook page.
“Praying for our fellow Filipinos who are badly affected by Typhoon Paeng especially in Zamboanga and Maguindanao. God be with the volunteers and those doing rescue/relief operations,” he stated.
According to the Philippines Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa), Paeng has weakened into a tropical storm and is now over the West Philippine Sea, after leaving a trail of destruction across Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao over the weekend.
The death toll related to Paeng has risen to 48 as of 10:30 a.m. today, based on data from the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC). The number of injuries also rose to 40 while 20 individuals have been reported missing. EDV
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