August 8, 2012
To all comrades and friends:
Torrential rains in the past three days have wrought havoc to the lives of our poor workers in National Capital Region and other parts of Luzon. Classes and work have been ordered suspended as almost 80% of Metro Manila roads were submerged in deep flood. The whole of Metro Manila is practically at a standstill.
In Marikina City, the river water level breached and continues to be above critical level. Due to this, more than 5,000 families have been relocated to evacuation centers.
Our members from the tricycle sector in the City who rely on day-to-day work have not been spared. In fact the 2,000 families who depend in these three-wheeled livelihood have been doubly hit. While floods have forced them out of their homes, floods have also denied them work and income. Tricycles soaked under water will take days before they are operated again.
It is in this light that we seek your kind intervention for our members. We would like to request for relief goods which can help them cope and survive these trying times.
Your compassion is earnestly appreciated. Thank you very much.
Pagkakaisa ng Manggagawa sa Transportasyon (PMT)