Filipinos in Dubai raised Dh7,500 at the weekend to aid typhoon victims in the southern Philippines. Typhoon Bopha, locally known as Pablo, killed nearly 600 and left hundreds missing.
On Friday, 178 people attended a lunch for a cause at the Pegasus Bar at the Chelsea Hotel at Satwa. The lunch cost Dh50 but cash donations poured in. Proceeds will be sent to the Philippine Red Cross.
Filipino community group representative, FilCom, has set up a disaster co-ordination committee, Task Force Pablo, which will collect and pack relief goods to be shipped to the country.