Hello, we are a Filipino family of 7 and here is our situation. Our father is our only financial support. He had an open heart surgery last October 2017 which we paid for with all of our savings. Added with the diplomatic crisis that happened between Qatar and Saudi Arabia and other gulf countries, our income was truly severed. My four younger brothers had to stop their school due to financial difficulties and only I continued with college here in Manila while the rest of the family stayed in Qatar. Most of my tuition I got are from loans from family members which we still haven't paid for. I had to take multiple leave of absences too due to unable to pay for tuition. Fast forward to February 2020, I recently gave birth to a baby boy. My family from Qatar had to take out loans to afford plane tickets for them to see me and baby. We were thankful enough for that chance to be whole again. Covid cases rised on March 2020 and the lockdown started and my family was stuck here with me. All six of us and my baby all share my studio type unit in Quezon City. I did try to look for a job but since March, I have no luck with it. With the lockdown in Manila and Qatar implemented, our father wasn't allowed to work from home and with that, he doesn't get paid until now. We keep running out of money and our bills (house loans, house bills, electrical and water bills, car loans, bank loans and family relatives loans) kept rising up. My younger brother had to ask for help on twitter for months to be able to get by and family members can't and won't loan us anymore as they have their own to pay for. We barely have money for food and medicines. Both our dad and mom have to take maintenance medicines and they both have to get laboratory checkups to make sure they are well. This campaign is only for our electrical bill as we do not have enough to pay for it anymore. During the march to May lockdown our Meralco/electricity bill went up to 19,000 php and we still haven't paid even a cent of it and it just keeps rising up. Its total now is PHP 52,000, as shown in the pictures above. Our house and water bills haven't been paid for since 2018 due to lack of funds and its current total is almost nearing 60,000 php. We cannot move out to a cheaper place if we cannot pay for it full. Please please help us. We aren't asking for millions, just a half of our total current bill to help us. Please, don't ignore us.
Our piling electricity bill is due October 19 2020. Please, we're begging :(
Edit: We talked to our electricity provider, they told we only need to pay PHP 30,000 or 600$ by end of this week. We barely have anything to pay for it, please help us