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Capitol giving Bohol P2M aid

Gov. Alfredo Marañon Jr. yesterday said the Negros Occidental provincial government is sending P2 million in aid to earthquake-hit Bohol, and the Sangguniang Panlalawigan is set to approve this during its regular session today.

The governor urged the private sector to also help in the campaign to aid the quake victims.

The Negrense Volunteers for Change, with the help of donors, has also sent 24,500 nutritious Mingo meals to Bohol.

The University of Negros Occidental-Recoletos is also participating in the “HEARTanonymous: One Recoletos Campaign for Prayers, Relief and Action” for the earthquake victims in Bohol, initiated by the Commission on Social and Ecological Concerns-Recoletos, Bro. Jaazeal Jakosalem said yesterday.

They are now doing groundwork relief operations in the towns of Danao and Loon in Bohol, he said.

“Many people are sleeping on makeshift structures, many are still hungry needing food and potable water,” Fr. Albert Pellazar, who is managing the relief efforts in Bohol, said.

UNO-R is accepting donations for the earthquake victims in Bohol, that may be left at the school gates anytime before October 31, Jakosalem said.

Those interested may contact Mely Flores of the UNO-R Community Development Office at 0932-7185105, he added.*CPG

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