As many of you know, the ILN has two long-standing members in the Philippines. We have been watching closely and been in contact with them as the news came in about Typhoon Haiyan. Having been through Hurricane Sandy last year, we could only imagine the devastation caused by the Typhoon, which was a far stronger storm.
Fortunately, we have heard from our Philippine friends, who say that much of Manila was spared. However, many of the other islands were not so fortunate.
There are many ways that you can help, but one of our firms, Kapunan Garcia & Castillo Law Firm, works very closely with the Philippine Red Cross. If you are looking for ways to help those who are so desperately in need at this time, we recommend them as a good place to start. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Philippines at this time.