40 tons of assorted relief goods arrive in Iloilo City
by T. Villavert
Iloilo City (10 July) -- Forty (40) tons of assorted relief goods arrived and unloaded on Wednesday at the Loboc International Port, Iloilo City.
The cargo was transported through a training ship "Spirit of Mitsui OSK Lines" which also carried some 132 international maritime cadets who will help in the cleaning of typhoon affected areas in Iloilo City.
The pooled relief goods came from the Department of Social Welfare and Development, Department of Transportation and Communication and National Archdiocesan Social Action Center in Manila.
The goods were then turned over to the DSWD 6 and to Msgr. Meliton Oso of the Jaro Archdiocesan Social Action Center, Jaro, Iloilo City.
According to Asec Generoso Mamaril, Presidential Assistant for Maritime Affairs, the cadets, headed by Capt. Joel Abutal, Dean of Mitsui OSK Training Center, and Ship Captain Ayumi Kurijara, came from Russia, Ukraine, China, India, Indonesia, Vietnam and the Philippines.
Capt. Abutal said that as part of their social responsibility they will stay until July 15 to help clean Sambag Elementary School, St. Joseph the Worker Church, and Saint Vincent Seminary, all in the district of Jaro, Iloilo City. (PIA) [top]