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No holiday gifts please.

Senator Nancy Binay is asking people planning to give her a Christmas gift to give donations to pandemic and typhoon victims instead.

The senator wrote an open letter on Instagram about her preference for donations in lieu of Christmas presents. She said the donations could be given to the people affected by the coronavirus outbreak as well as typhoons Rolly and Ulysses.

“Sa mga nais mag-regalo po sa akin ngayong Pasko, ako po ay nagpapasalamat na in advance. Pero sa panahon po ngayon ng pandemya, mas nais ko po na i-donate n’yo na lamang ang halaga ng pambili n’yo ng regalo sa akin para sa mga kababayan natin na naapektuhan ng pandemya, at ng mga bagyong Rolly at Ulysses,” Binay said.

“Muli, maraming salamat, at Maligayang Pasko sa inyong lahat!” she said.

BInay posted the contact numbers of charity groups where people can send their donations. The following charities are Cribs Foundation: 8-2806696 / 0917-5112742; Bright Halls Foundation: 8-2172985; and
Arnold Janssen Bahay Kalinga: 0961-2408692.

Binay included the hashtags #TunayNaDiwaNgPasko #PaskoSaNewNormal2020 #SharingIsCaring in her latest Instagram post.

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