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P2M relief goods
sent to Leyte
BY JUDY F. PARTLOW

The Energy Development Corporation sent another tranche of relief packs, worth about P2 million, for victims of typhoon “Yolanda” in Leyte.

Around 10,021 packs, containing three kilos of rice, two canned goods, two packs of noodles and one liter of bottled water each, were prepared for shipment yesterday to Ormoc City and Kananga town in Leyte.

Dwight Maxino, EDC vice president for Negros, said this is the third batch of relief packs sent by the company, through the combined efforts of the southern and northern Negros geothermal plants.

About P4 million in relief items have been sent to Leyte after it was pummeled by “Yolanda” Friday. On Sunday and Monday, EDC sent the first and second batches of relief packs to Ormoc, Leyte.

EDC thanked the 485 volunteers and hundreds of others who helped repacked the goods.

The governments of Negros Oriental and Dumaguete City, Silliman University, the Social Action Center of the Diocese of Dumaguete and other groups are working to help typhoon victims in the hard-hit areas.

The Oriental Negros Children’s Advocacy Network, through Baby Jambora, said it is receiving relief aid for typhoon victims, and has coordinated with the Philippine Air Force for a C-130 aircraft to ferry the goods to Tacloban on November 22.*JFP

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