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Micronesia donates $100,000 for ‘Yolanda’ victims

The Government of the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM) has donated $100,000 to the victims of super typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) that struck the Philippines last November.

According to the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA), the said donation was personally handed over by FSM President Emanuel Mori to Philippine Honorary Consul in Micronesia Dr. Merlynn Abello-Alfonso during a turn-over ceremony held recently at the President’s Office in Pohnpei, FSM.

Consul Abello-Alfonso personally turned over on January 7 to Philippine Consul General in Guam Bayani V. Mangibin the check donation addressed to the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) together with the original letter of President Mori to President Benigno Aquino III, expressing sympathies and condolences.

Meanwhile, the United Filipino Organizations (UFO) in Saipan donated $14,150 for the benefit of Filipinos affected by Yolanda.

The DFA said it was handed over to the Philippine Consulate General in Guam on January 7.

The donation was gathered from various companies during UFO’s campaign for relief efforts in the disaster-affected areas.

These include the Saipan World Resort Hotel which donated US$12,250.00 and the Immanuel Methodist Church, a Korean group ($1,500.00) and Jet Holdings Company ($400).