If you know of any kababayans with temporary NZ visas (e.g. visitor visa, student visa or work visa) and are undergoing financial hardship due to the effects of the COVID-19 crises, we are encouraging them to ask for support from the "National Support Programme". This initiative is organised by the Departement of Foreign Affairs through the New Zealand Red Cross.
To apply for support click this link https://foreignnationals.services.govt.nz/
or call 0800 RED CROSS or 0800 733 276.
If you also know of any kababayans who are in dire need to go back to the Philippines, we encourage them to contact the Philippine Embassy NZ to arrange a Mercy Flight priority.
Tel. Nos.: (+644) 8903741; (+644) 8903742; (+644) 8903744
Fax No. (+644) 8903740
Cellphone (Emergency Hotline 24/7): (+64) 022 074 6517
Kia kaha mga kababayan. Patuloy po tayong mag-tulongan at sumulong para sa ating kaunlaran. God bless.