AOM Ltd., Malta donates to fix schools in Medellin through TSUNEISHI HEAVY INDUSTRIES (CEBU), Inc.
July 28, 2014
CEBU, Philippines, 26 of June 2014 – Before 2013 ended two terrible calamities came to the Philippines that greatly affected the lives of many Filipinos living in the Visayas Island. The 7.2 magnitude earthquake in Bohol and the super typhoon Yolanda in Northern Cebu has put Filipino’s resiliency to test.
AOM Ltd., Malta, a ship owner and one of the clients of Tsuneishi Heavy Industries (Cebu), Inc. donated 75,000 USD through Tsuneishi Heavy Industries (Cebu) for the repair and rehabilitation of school buildings in Medellin located in the northern Cebu.
Caputatan Norte elementary school and Dayhagon elementary school were the beneficiaries of the said donation in a MOA signing last June 26 held in Caputatan Norte elementary school. The mayor of Medellin Hon. Ricardo Ramon Rodriguez Ramirez III, Tsuneishi Heavy Industries (Cebu) Manager Mr. Hirohisa Kinoshita, respective school heads, and representatives from the Department of Education signed the MOA.
Medellin Mayor Hon. Ramirez III was very thankful to AOM represented by Tsuneishi Heavy Industries (Cebu) for the assistance given to two elementary schools of Medellin. There were more than 20 elementary schools and five high schools that were damaged by the super typhoon Yolanda. The town was able to repair almost all of the schools, yet three elementary schools have not yet been fixed and Caputatan Norte and Dayhagon are the two, leaving us one school to repair, the mayor added.
Hon. Ramirez lauded the generosity of both Japanese and American organizations, who were mostly the donors in the school repair for they were determined to extend help to the remote areas of Medellin, facing a rocky and muddy road. “Some donors wanted to fix schools that are along the highway only”, said the mayor.
Many international organizations came to the Philippines to extend help for the fast recovery of those affected areas. However, not all help and support able to reach to some areas especially in the mountain side. Also, up until now, the national government funds were very slow in allocating the budget to local units.
*The Municipality of Medellin has been called the sugar bowl of Cebu because its 7,400 hectare land area is covered with sugar cane with a population of 50,047 people according to the 2010 census. (*Municipality of Medellin Official website)
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