Nun, Haiyan survivors hand over petition to Aquino’s office

N.J. Viehland  |  Feb. 17, 2014  NCR Today

Manila, Philippines

Benedictine Sr. Edita Eslopor and fellow survivors of Typhoon Haiyan trooped to Malacañang Palace this morning to give President Benigno Aquino their petition for government relief, rehabilitation and financial assistance to survivors – but the president was a no-show.Eslopor is chairperson of People Surge, which claims 12,000 members. According to their Facebook page established Jan. 5, it is “a broad alliance of victims, organizations and individuals joined together in the common goal of helping the victims of super typhoon Yolanda.”Eslopor said she and her companions thought Aquino would meet them, but instead, an employee from the records office received her group’s petition.

Three representatives were allowed to enter the Malacañang gate.

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Juan Gagarino and wife Eugenia returned to their hometown of Guiuan, Samar to stretch his pension of 6,000 pesos. They are back in Estero urban poor community in Legarda after typhoon Yolanda ( Haiyan ) wrecked their Samar house and small store last November. By NJ Viehland

Juan Gagarino and wife Eugenia returned to their hometown of Guiuan, Samar to stretch his pension of 6,000 pesos. They are back in Estero urban poor community in Legarda after typhoon Yolanda ( Haiyan ) wrecked their Samar house and small store last November. By NJ Viehland

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