Manila, Philippines. This past 15th of July, Fr. Eduardo Apungan, CMF and members of the non-governmental group “Kristiyano-Islam Peace Library” (KRIS), inaugurated a community library in a ‘resettlement’ of Montalban, Rizal, with a call for better treatment of the victims of typhoon Ondoy, and from the fires and forced demolitions suffered by these people in the suburban zone of Manila.
CUPA has donated three crates of encyclopedias and more than 600 children’s books, as well as text books, reference books, and other educational materials. KRIS and other donors have also distributed school supplies and book bags for the students who live in the ‘resettlement’.
CUPA is working to construct ‘a just and human place to live’ on behalf of the families of the resettlement. Meanwhile, KRIS is dedicated to the construction of libraries, renovation of poorly maintained libraries, and the distribution of books to promote education in marginated areas.