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Helping hands

September 8, 2006

Aklan province donates P200k and 6 tons of abaca to Guimaras

KALIBO, Aklan–The provincial government of Aklan turned over Thursday to Guimaras province six tons of abaca and a check worth P200,000 for the victims of the M/T Solar 1 oil spill.

Abaca can be used to contain the spread of the oil slick in the neighboring coasts of Guimaras.

Aklan’s abaca donation was made by the Qui family, one of the known abaca manufacturers in the province.

Paquito Saratiosa, the provincial disaster and coordinating council officer, led the contingent from Aklan that visited Guimaras to formally turn over the goods and the check to Gov. JC Rahman Nava of Guimaras.

The financial aid was recently approved by the Sangguniang Panlalawigan of Aklan. The money will come from its own calamity fund.

Saratiosa said that six trucks of coconut husks would soon be donated by a coconut-manufacturing plant in Ibajay, Aklan, anytime this month.PNA

(From the Manila Times, Sept. 8, 2006.)

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