Making a difference: Rice to the rescue

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We would like to thank the donors for their generous gifts contributed to the project “Piso mo, Bugas ko”, A Relief Assistance for the Flood - affected people of Brgy. Magasang. Your commitment to help…ing this project in our community is sincerely appreciated. The total amount received by Kapitan Digoy E. is P26,200.00 - more than half from the pledged amounts online (exchange rate of different currencies varies from the date it was sent to the recipient).

The following are the list of donors amounting to P26,000.00:
Frances May Piedad, Rex Alaric Eleazar, Philip Lapore, Myla dela Pena, Engr.Manuel Yparraguirre Jr., Mr. Sherlymen “loloy” Cruiz, Mr. Nexan Cabadonga, Mr. Johnrett Prunes, Patricio Yparraguirre, Rey Estal, Mr. Enrico and Mr. Erlindo Escatron all from Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, Windel Crabajales from Arizona, USA, ANONYMOUS from Doha, Qatar and Abu Dhabi, UAE.

Through your kind donations, we were able to purchase 15 sacks of rice at P1,600 per sack distributed to over 280 families in Magasang including the most affected sitio of Suyatan and Malingin. The total value of 15 sacks of rice was P24,000.00, P500 for the printing of streamer and the remaining amount of P1,700.00 – will be added to the incoming pledges.

Salamat Karajaw sa ijo tanan!!! Your generosity will make an immediate difference in the lives of a Magasangnon.

By: Dino Robert

Biri Island in the Philippines is part of the marine protected area known as Biri Larosa Protected Landscape and Seascape and is notable for its seven gigantic limestone rocks namely, Magasang, Magsapad, Macadlaw, Puhunan, Bel-at, Caranas, and  Pinanahawan.  These rock formations are a result of underwater tectonic plate movements and crashing waves over millions of years. [SOURCE] Seen in the photo at the far end is Macadlaw Rock Formation.

Biri Island
Northern Samar
June 2016

Photo by Led Danganan