June 27, 2008

Aklan needs help after Typhoon Frank (Fengshen)

Aklan is best-known for Boracay and Ati-atihan. As the wife of an Aklanon, I am sharing with you the information below regarding Typhoon Frank's devastating impact on this beautiful province.

Here is a video from GMANews.TV ("Aklan still reeling from effects of typhoon Frank").


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Please check out these blog posts: "Aklan and Typhoon Frank", "New Washington Got Hit by Typhoon Frank", and "Aftermath and Survival after Typhoon Frank". You might encounter some Aklanon while reading through the posts. I don't speak it myself, but do read on. "URGENT RE THE TRAGEDY IN AKLAN: YOUR HELP NEEDED!" has information for those who wish to donate, which I am posting here as well.

"Here's AN ONGOING RELIEF OPERATIONS ORGANIZED BY A GROUP OF CONCERNED AKLANONS & PRIVATE CITIZENS headed by Michelle Martelino Yu.

KEEP YOUR DONATIONS COMING EVERYONE!

You may send bulk contributions in kind directly to

Villamor Airbase Base Operation
c/o Maj. Pascua tel. 8546701

The parcels properly packed and addressed as follows:
c/o Cong. Allen S. Quimpo , Kalibo, Aklan

and labeled according to classification (Food, Medicines, Clothing etc.) with their declared weight and intended recipient (ex. Kalibo, Aklan).

If necessary we can also arrange for pick up at designated collection points for delivery to Villamor Air Base; in this case please advise the team beforehand.

Michelle Yu
Attorney-at- Law
Project Head, Relief Operations in Aklan
231 Langka Drive, Ayala Alabang Village ,
Muntinlupa City, Metro Manila 1700
Tel./Fax 8429225; Cellphone: 09177962310
email: michellemartelinoyu@yahoo.com
multiply: http://michellemartelinoyu.multiply.com/journal/item/27

According to our friend Leo, "If you wish to send help, in addition to Task Force Noah cited above, you can also contact Atty. Selwyn Ibarreta, Sangguniang Panlalawigan Board Member, Aklan, at 0919-8094588."

Help is urgently needed. The more people who know about this, the better. Spread the word.

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