Thursday, November 06, 2014

Remembering Yolanda

Remembering Yolanda
The remains of a house the morning after Yolanda in Dongon, Numancia, Aklan.
The Philippine Red Cross (PRC), Aklan Chapter will commemorate the first year anniversary of the devastation brought to the Province of Aklan by Haiyan (Super Typhoon Yolanda). The commemorative program will be held on Saturday morning, November 8, at Teodosio’s Cultural and Sports Complex, Banga, Aklan.

The guests and participants will start arriving at six thirty o’clock in the morning. The opening program will begin at eight o’clock in the moring which will have Ms. Mary Cris Leyson-PRC  Chapter volunteer and Mrs. Carol Ordines-PRC project staff as masters of ceremonies.

There will be photo exhibit and trade fair which will feature some interesting case stories and showcase livelihood projects from selected beneficiaries.

Aklan Governor Florencio T. Miraflores and Mr. Andrew Nocon, member Board of Governors, PRC will lead the guests and participants in the commemorative program.

Madalag Mayor Alfonso A. Gubatina, Banga Mayor Erlinda M. Maming, Balete Mayor Teodoro V. Calizo, Jr, Altavas Mayor Denny D. Refol, New Washington Mayor Edgar Peralta, Lezo Mayor Victor L. Fernandez, Malinao Mayor Ariel I. Igoy, Numancia Mayor Jozyl Isidore Templonuevo, and Libacao Mayor Vincent I. Navarosa are expected to attend the program.

During the opening program, Ms. Arcely C. Pelayo-PRC, Aklan chapter administrator will welcome all the guests, visitors and participants. This will be followed by Ms. Zorne R. Abada-Field Operation Head with the PRC Recovery Program power point presentation.

Governor Florencio T. Miraflores and PRC Governor Andrew Nocon will deliver their respective messages. They will turn over Disaster Risk Reduction equipment to the 22 barangays of Libacao. Libacao Mayor Vincent Navarosa will give his message.

Some 80 core shelters will also be turned over to respective beneficiaries in Guinbaliwan, New Washington. This will be followed by the message of Mayor Edgar R. Peralta and a testimonial of a core shelter beneficiary.

Dr. Floriphez L. Yer-ro of Malinao and Dr. Anna Lyn Refol of Altavas will receive medical supplies in behalf of their respective Rural Health Units. Altavas Mayor Denny D. Refol will deliver a short message. 

In behalf of the recipients, Malinao Mayor Igoy will deliver a brief message after the distribution of Lego Set to 13 elementary and high schools. A footbridge is constructed in Brgy. Oquendo, Balete, Line Ditch with rip-rap in Brgy. Alas-as, Madalag, eight (8) core shelters in Brgy. Cogon, Lezo from Air Asia for which Lezo Mayor Victor Fernandez will give his message of thanks.

Madalag Mayor Gubatina, Balete Mayor Calizo and Banga Mayor Maming will deliver their respective messages of thanks. Ms. Wendelyn Castro, a cash for work beneficiary and Ms. Evilita Fuentes, a livelihood beneficiary will give their respective testimonials. John Daniel Regimen, PRC volunteer will relate interesting story about his Red Cross experience. 

Dr. Ambrosio R. Villorente-Vice Chairman, PRC Aklan will give his thank you message for the guests, visitors, and participants who contributed to the success of the PRC programs, projects, and activities. /MP

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