LAOAG CITY – The Consulate of the People’s Republic of China in Laoag City has issued a donation through the Provincial Government of Ilocos Norte (PGIN) for relief of victims of Typhoon “Ompong,” which struck the province in September 14-15.
The donation comprises 10 tons of premium rice valued at P480,000.00 and various grocery items such as sardines, corned beef, and meat loaf valued at P297,000.00, to be distributed during the “Paspas Takder” relief operations.
Consul Wang Jianqun represented the consulate, while Vice Governor Angelo Marcos Barba and Sangguniang Panlalawigan members Mr. Domingo Ambrosio Jr. and Atty. Donald Nicolas accepted the donation on behalf of Governor Imee R. Marcos and the PGIN.
According to Mr. Edwin Cariño, head of the Provincial Sustainable Development Center (SDC), the consulate had originally committed to donating only 10 tons of rice, but decided on adding canned goods worth P297,000.00 in consonance with the lucky Chinese numbers: 7-7-7.
“We are very thankful to the office of Consul Wang and the group, dahil seldom lang na ang isang ahensiya o grupo ay nakakapagbigay ng ganitong relief. Napalaking tulong iyon sa probinsiya natin.
“Even the governor is overwhelmed with gratitude for their immediate response,” he added, “kasi sila [the consulate] pa ang tumawag at nagtanong kung ano ang maitutulong nila. (PR – PGIN CMO)