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Neg. Occ., Sagay sending aid

Aid from Negrenses  for the people of the earthquake and tsunami hit areas of Japan is pouring in, Negros Occidental Gov. Alfredo Marañon Jr. said yesterday.

The Negros Occidental Sanggunian yesterday approved a  P250,000 donation  from the provincial government, while Sagay City is sending P100,000, Marañon said.

On Tuesday Mayor Ramon Torres said Bago City is donating P100,000 to the victims of the disaster.

Marañon, president of the Organization for Industrial, Spiritual and Cultural Advancement-Philippines, said aid is also pouring in from OISCA chapters in the country.

Silay City OISCA is also providing P10,000, while others are also committing to send help, he said.

Although some of the amounts may be small,  it is the gesture not the amount that counts, he said.

The governor said the  amounts donated will be sent through OISCA to Japan so it can be used for those in need of help.

In the past, OISCA Japan has also provided substantial aid to uplift lives of the poor in Philippine communities.*CPG




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