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Hospicio de San Jose Is Under Lockdown and It Needs Donations

Around 450 people are on the island.
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An island orphanage in the City of Manila is in need of donations after being placed under COVID lockdown, barring all individuals from leaving the premises to purchase supplies.

Hospicio De San Jose is located in Isla Convalecencia under the management of the Sisters of the Daughters of Charity. According to the post of Rupert Patrick Cayubit in the Community Pantry PH Facebook group, the island is currently on lockdown as 14 of the orphanage's staff along with 4 elders tested positive for COVID-19. There are about 450 people on the island.

Church-run Radyo Veritas posted a similar announcement.

People in the orphanage will undergo a swab test, but are barred from leaving the island.

"They are running out of food because nobody is donating to them and the sisters are worried about the children and elders," Cayubit said in his post.

According to Cayubit, the sisters prefer assistance in kind especially food. Babies and elders need diapers, while children need milk. You may drop off or deliver donations directly to:

  • Name: SISTER MARCELITA CATARINA D.C.
    Address: HOSPICIO DE SAN JOSE, Ayala Bridge, Quiapo, San Miguel, Manila
    Mobile No.: +63 908 865 0251 / +63 945 481 8930
    e-mail address: [email protected]
    landline number: 87342366

Cash donations may be sent to:

  • BPI, M.H.DEL PILAR BRANCH, HOSPICIO DE SAN JOSE
    8103-0986-62
  • METROBANK, U.N. AVE.
    HOSPICIO DE SAN JOSE
    175-3-17550678-1

Donors are asked to send a copy of the deposit slip to the following e-mail: [email protected] The orphange will issue official receipts. The orphanage does not have a Facebook page.

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This story originally appeared on Reportr.World. Minor edits have been made by the Esquiremag.ph editors.

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