Stranded Filipinos receive help

RIYADH: Abdul Hannan Tago

Published — Friday 4 January 2013

Last update 3 January 2013 11:49 pm

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The Filipino fraternity has donated paint, mattresses, carpets and double bunks to a temporary shelter for stranded Filipino women in Riyadh.
The timely humanitarian assistance was extended by Triskelion International, Riyadh Regional council, an alumni organization of Tau Gamma Phi/Sigma, that launched its "Adopt a Shelter Program" on Dec. 28, at the Bahay Kalinga, a temporary shelter provided by the Philippine Embassy.
The group's chairman Jude Llaneta said they have already repainted the rooms, carpeted the floors and moved the other furniture into the shelter.
Meanwhile, the organization will launch its sixth Lion's Cup women's volleyball tournament today at Kingdom Hospital. The participating teams are Dr. Sulaiman Al-Habib Hospital in Olaya, Dr. Sulaiman Al-Habib Hospital in Al-Qassim, Al-Imam General Hospital, Security Forces Hospital, Al-Hammadi Hospital, Riyadh Military Hospital (Prince Sultan Cardiac Center), Palm Crest International School, Dallah Hospital and Kingdom Hospital.
Proceeds of the event will be donated for the third time to a home for the aged in the Philippines.
"This is a continuation of our efforts to extend humanitarian assistance to our fellow OFW's all over the globe through our various chapters worldwide," said Amen Panolong, one of the group's advisers.
This is the first project of the newly elected officers who were inducted on Dec. 21. Other elected officers are Mark Santiago, VP internal; Christopher Reyes, VP external; Sherryl Cruz, secretary; Marlon Gojar, assistant secretary; Catherine Barreda-Santerva, treasurer; Romano Moreno, assistant treasurer; Christopher Cimanes, auditor; Petronio Balaguan, junior assistant auditor; Joel Rasing, head master Triskelion; Leo Vasquez II, deputy head master Triskelion; Edward Carmona; Joselito Castro; Glenn Santerva, master; Lindlee Ompoc, Master Triskelion.

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