"The country is in dire need of financial assistance," Fr. Patrick Longalong, coordinator of the Filipino Diocesan Apostolate in the Diocese of Brooklyn, said.
said that during one of the Simbang Gabi Masses he
celebrated in Woodside, Queens, he
met a Filipino
who had just gotten word that a few of his
relatives had drowned during the typhoon while a few more were missing.
didn't know what to do because he
couldn't leave the country because of his
had not seen his
family in over ten years," he