(TOKYO, Japan) President Benigno Aquino III
received Y1 million or amounting to P426,007 donation for the victims of
super typhoon “Yolanda” (Haiyan) during the meeting with the Filipino
community (FilCom) here Thursday.
The symbolic check was handed over by Ms. Jenavila
Shigemizu, Chairperson of the Philippine Barrio Fiesta Executive Committee
and Ms. Olive Akatsu to the President at the FilCom event held at the
National Olympics Memorial Youth Center.
According to Philippine Ambassador to Japan Manuel
Lopez, the Y1 million was the profit from the Philippine Barrio Fiesta
Festival in Yokohama held last September which attracted more than 100,000
“Hindi lamang po mahusay ang mga Filipino sa Japan,
sila rin po ay may gintong puso at tunay na nagmamalasakit sa kapwa,” Lopez
In addition to their donation, Lopez said the
collections during the mass for the traditional Simbang Gabi at Meguro
Catholic Church, which will be organized by the Philippine embassy here with
the support of the Filipino Community organizations, will also be donated to
the Yolanda victims through the Department of Social Welfare and
Super typhoon Yolanda caused massive destruction to
some parts of the Visayas and Southern Luzon last November 8, leaving behind
nearly 6,000 dead and more than P35-billion in damage.
(FULL STORY - 12.13.13)