MANILA - The government of the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM) is donating US$100,000 to the victims of super typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) that struck the Philippines last November 8, the Department of Foreign Affairs said Thursday.
The Philippine Consulate General in Guam said the donation was personally handed over by no less than FSM President Emanuel Mori to Philippine Honorary Consul in Micronesia Dr. Merlynn Abello-Alfonso during a turnover ceremony at the President’s Office in Pohnpei, FSM last December 23, 2013.
Consul Abello-Alfonso turned over the check donation to Philippine Consul General in Guam Bayani V. Mangibin last January 7. The check was addressed to the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD).
Together with the check was the original letter of President Mori to President Benigno S. Aquino III, expressing sympathies and condolences.
Consul Abello-Alfonso also turned over to the Consulate the following cash donations addressed to the DSWD from various groups and individuals in Pohnpei, FSM:
1) Ms. Emiliana (Emy) Musrasrik and Mr. Ricky Carl - $500.00;
2) Genesis Pharmacy (collection from Donation Box) - $33.22; and
3) Filipino Employees at College of Micronesia National Campus in Pohnpei (collection
from their fund-raising, i.e. selling of T-shirts) - $670.00
TOTAL - $1,203.22