HIS EXCELLENCY BENIGNO SIMEON AQUINO, III
Republic of the Philippines
DEAR PRESIDENT AQUINO:
The needs of our people in places hard hit by typhoon Yolanda are urgent and massive. We are heartened by the donations from governments and private individuals and groups. But we are WORRIED that NOT ALL OF THESE DONATIONS WILL GO TO THOSE WHO SHOULD RECEIVE THEM. We are also aware that donors will be ENCOURAGED TO GIVE when THEY ARE ASSURED THAT THEIR HELP WILL BE HONESTLY AND CAREFULLY USED.
MAKING ACCESSIBLE TO THE PUBLIC information on all donations received, both CASH and IN-KIND, is one way reducing the possibility that donations will be MISUSED or STOLEN.
We therefore appeal to HIS EXCELLENCY MR. PRESIDENT that you IMMEDIATELY ISSUE AN EXECUTIVE ORDER to ALL AGENCIES and GOVERNMENT UNITS that RECEIVED and WILL RECEIVE DONATIONS to SET UP A DEDICATED WEBSITE/S that is FULLY ACCESSIBLE TO THE PUBLIC, that is ADMINISTERED EFFICIENTLY so that the information is UPDATED and ACCURATE; that this website will contain information on
- AMOUNT of CASH DONATIONS received and the SOURCE of the donation
- DESCRIPTION of GOODS or IN-KIND donations received and SOURCE of donations
- IDENTITY of RECIPIENTS of the donations, AMOUNTS or GOODS received and DATE of receipt
WE HOPE THAT YOU WILL ACT PROMPTLY ON THIS PETITION.
PHOTOS (c) AFP, Noel Celis