Team Merci helps
IN CADIZ, SAGAY
Relief operations for the victims of typhoon “Yolanda” in Cadiz and Sagay cities in Negros Occidental were held by Merci Bread & Pastries recently, its press release said.
It was led by CM & Sons Food Products chief executive officer, Jonathan Manuel Lo, his wife and children, and the Team Merci of 24 employees, who transported more than a thousand packs of bread and noodles to typhoon-hit areas in northern Negros Saturday, the press release also said.
Their first stop was in Barangay Tinampa-an in Cadiz City, where 800 packs of relief goods were distributed to affected residents, and then in Barangay Old Sagay, where 500 packs were given.
The firm said it felt the need to help the victims of “Yolanda” in Negros island and neighboring provinces. It also sent relief goods to Bantayan Island in Cebu, and old tarpaulins to Bohol, through the Philippine Information Agency Negros Occidental residents whose homes were destroyed in the 7.2-magnitude earthquake that struck Central Visayas October 15, the press release added.*
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Relief operations conducted
The local GMA Kapuso Network held a relief operation for victims of super-typhoon “Yolanda” in Cadiz and Sagay cities, Negros Occidental recently, its press release said.
Boxes and bags of relief goods, bottled water and rechargeable emergency flashlights, donated by Bacoleños and Negrenses through the GMA TV Bacolod, were distributed to thousands of typhoon victims in northern Negros, who thanked the donors from private, public and civic groups, the press release also said.
The station also thanked volunteer groups from the 303rd and 602nd Infantry Brigades, the Amity Emergency Medical Services Group, Events Safety System Group, the Lopue family and other businessmen who helped mount the mission.
Station head Cristina Poblador-Magbojos said the campaign for donations is ongoing, and the relief goods will be distributed to affected areas in Negros Occidental. For inquiries, those interested may contact the station at (034) 434-6528, or bring the donations to its office at 3/F Security Bank Corp. Bldg, Rizal corner Locsin streets in Bacolod City, the press release added.
Meanwhile, the University of St. La Salle Alumni Association, headed by Lodel Magbanua, and the members of the Board of Directors, with Br. Butch Antolin Alcudia, recently presented the funds donated by the alumni to officials of local government units affected by “Yolanda”, a press release from the school said.
Those who received cash assistance were Cadiz Mayor Patrick Escalante, an IS 1977 graduate; Arthur and Charisse Hiponia-Marañon (IS 1994) for Sagay City; and Grace Escario, wife of Bantayan Mayor Ian Christopher Escario (College 1999), the press release added.*
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