(Video courtesy of Eagle Broadcasting Corporation - Net 25)
Israel and the Philippines may be far away geographically but in Israeli and Filipino hearts we are definitely neighbors.
A relief program was conducted for various barangays hit by tropical storm "Maring" in Marikina City on Thursday, 12 September.
The relief program took place at 11:00 AM, at the Marikina Sports Complex together with the local government of Marikina. Spearheading the program were His Excellency, Ambassador Menashe Bar On and Marikina City Mayor Del Reyes De Guzman.
Many local people benefited from the donation program – and received generous amounts of food and other perishable goods
Israel has a long history of helping others, the Holocaust taught us that we have a responsibility towards each other as human beings, and should always help no matter of our cultural differences.
Israel has taken part in many relief operations around the world, since its establishment. In the Philippines, Israel sent medical teams and donated relief goods during typhoon Ondoy (2009) and rains brought by "Habagat" (2012), respectively.