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What you can do

August 30, 2006

FOR those still thinking of ways to help Guimaras get out of the muck, you may help by supporting the Visayan Sea Squadron headed by environmentalist lawyer Antonio Oposa. The squadron has been at the forefront in the monitoring of the oil spill and clean-up operations of the resort island.

You may donate rubber boots and gloves and clinical masks to help protect the volunteers from the deadly contaminants in the oil sludge and its noxious fumes. The squadron will also accept chicken feathers and cut hair which can be used to help absorb the slick.

Donations may be dropped off at 12 Highland Drive, Blueridge A Katipunan, Quezon City or at the College of Fine Arts in UP Diliman.

You may also make donations and pledges in cash or in kind to help the poor residents of Guimaras survive this disaster. Help feed and clothe them by clicking on this web site called Project Sunrise . The site is a project of the provincial government of Guimaras in cooperation with the Canadian International Development Agency.

Cash donations may be deposited at any Land Bank of the Philippines branch to Account No. 1922-1000-35 (Provincial Government of Guimaras). A donation form may be downloaded from the site. I hope Land Bank management can do away with the usual inter-bank fees as a way of helping Guimaras recover.

Please give from the heart.

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