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Monday, June 30, 2008

Prioritize Aklan

Senator Richard J. Gordon, the principal volunteer and Chairman of the Philippine National Red Cross (PNRC), distributed 1,035 packs of relief supplies to the citizens of Aklan last Saturday, June 28 which were airlifted by US Navy helicopters. Each relief supply contained 4 kilos of rice, 4 cans of sardines and 4 packs of noodles.

“The 1,035 packs of relief goods we distributed last Saturday, with the help of the US Navy, were just the initial supplies out of the 7,000 relief supplies we will be sending to Aklan. We’ve sent an additional 5,965 packs of relief goods through a Sulpicio Lines vessel bound for Aklan which departed 7am, Monday morning,” Gordon said.

“We are continually working to get support from here and abroad to provide our countrymen ravaged by Typhoon Frank with the necessary supplies they need. We will not rest until we are sure that those needs are met,” he said.

“So far we have already raised P7,322,294.21 from foreign donations, P2,870,000.00 from local donations and P557,000.00 from individual donations. This brings it to a total of P10,749,294.21,” he said.

“We have already talked with USAID, AUSAID and the IFRC for relief donations. USAID has already approved a $100,000 donation. We are just waiting for its release. The proceeds will be used to purchase Jerry cans, blankets and mosquito nets. USAID boxes will also be given to the victims of the calamity,” he added.


Anonymous Jefferson Gomez said...

This man stood up in the time of disaster. taking active roles in rescue, relief and rehabilitation in various disasters from shipwrecks, typhoons, earthquake in Cabanatuan, eruption of Mount Pinatubo,Prioritize Aklan during the Typhoon Frank. Making our country a tourism destination and a free economic business zone..

A politician without record on cheating and corruption..his my man for PRESIDENT.. Laban ka?

8:12 PM


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