Pinoys In Norway, Denmark, Give Aid To ‘Frank’ Victims

Filipino community and friends of the Philippines
in Norway and Denmark
have donated a total of P565,840 to victims of Typhoon “Frank,”
Malacañang said Monday.
    A Palace
statement said the donation was formally handed out to the government during
their 9th Filipino Community Leaders Meeting held at the Philippine Embassy in Oslo last June 30.
Ambassador Victoria Bataclan received a ceremonial check from the Filipino
community in Norway.
Filipino community, aside from donating directly to the National Disaster
Coordinating Council (NDCC), also sponsored the construction of one classroom
in the Sara National
High School in Iloilo under the government’s “Classroom
Galing sa Mamamayang Pilipino Abroad (CGMA) program.”
breakdown of donations received by the Philippine Embassy, based on receipts
and initial pledges by the Filipino community and friends of the Philippines in Norway
and Denmark, included
P40,000 from Filipino communities and Norwegian friends in Norway.
    It also
included NOK4,121 from Filipinos who watched Caregiver Oslo’ NOK1,000 from
“Cabalen” in Oslo; DKK1,500 from Filipinos who watched
“Caregiver Copenhagen”; DKK10,000 from Pinay Exclusive in Denmark;
from Jesus is Lord in Oslo;
$500 from Filipinsk Integroring Interessegruppe (FIIG) & Active Service
Omsorg og Rekruttering (ASOR);
    $500 from
ASEAN Travel/Philippine Women’s Organization (PWO); NOK5,000 from Sacred Heart
Community in Fredrikstad;$1,000 from Filipino Working Group in Oslo;
and NOK1,100 from Sister Ofelia Simbillo in Oslo.


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