Visayas Jurisdiction, KCFAPI conduct ‘Operation Tulong’ in Central Iloilo
The floods were caused by Typhoon Quinta that hit the country last December 26 to 27, 2012.
Headed by State Deputy Rodrigo N. Sorongon, the Visayas Jurisdiction collected an amount of P100,000.00 including P25,000.00 donated by the Knights of Columbus Fraternal Association of the Philippines (KCFAPI).
According to Visayas Fraternal Benefits Manager Rudolph Gerard M. Elizaga, a portion of the amount was used to buy sacks of rice, noodles and canned goods.
“It was then repacked with the help of Ave Maria Council 5019 headed by Grand Knight Gil P. Sorongon. A portion of the amount was sent to the provinces of Capiz and Aklan, with instruction from Visayas Deputy that it will be used to purchase goods to be distributed to the victims of typhoon Quinta in their respective Provinces,” Elizaga said.
He added that they visited the seven affected towns namely Bungco, Barotac Nuevo, Polut-an, Pototan, Pototan proper, San Enrique, Passi City, and Calinog. Some of the goods were given through the Council officers in the affected areas.
Meanwhile, State Treasurer Jun Jo, Program Director Lando Natividad together with the other members of St. Joseph Co.11131 in Pototan, Iloilo also gave 100 bags of Relief goods to flood victims.
“After distributing relief goods in some areas in Central Iloilo, we proceeded to San Enrique, Passi City, Calinog and finally in Lambunao,” said State Treasurer Jo.
The Knights of Columbus Visayas Jurisdiction officers present during the distribution last January 5 were director for Philippine Affairs Eduardo G. Laczi, Visayas State Deputy Rodrigo N. Sorongon, Visayas State Secretary Anthony P. Nazario, Visayas State Program Director Noeni Nepomuceno, Provincial Deputy for Iloilo North Vicente T. Buendia, Jr. and Visayas State Insurance Promoter and KCFAPI Fraternal Benefits Manager for Visayas Rudolph Gerard M. Elizaga. [KCFAPI News]