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Rotarians aid Ursula victims in Roxas

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BACOLOD CITY – There is, in Roxas City, water everywhere but, like in The Rime of the Ancient Mariner, “nor any drop to drink” after Typhoon Ursula struck the city surrounded by the sea in Capiz province December last year.

Photos show Christmas the gift-giving project of Rotary Club Bacolod for children cancer survivors and indigenous people held last December at Robinson's Place-Bacolod. | Photo courtesy of Rotary Club through Regina Invento-Reyes.
Photos show Christmas the gift-giving project of Rotary Club Bacolod for children cancer survivors and indigenous people held last December at Robinson’s Place-Bacolod. | Photo courtesy of Rotary Club through Regina Invento-Reyes.

Last week, a water tanker and filtration trailer made their way from here to the Panay city more than 140 kilometers away by land and sea.

These will stay there for about a week, part of the “Tubig para sa mga Pumuluyo sang Pres. Roxas, Capiz” a program of civic-minded Bacolodnons under the Rotary Club of Bacolod in partnership with Rotary Club of Metro Roxas.

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Rotary Bacolod’s Past District Governor Edgar Sy, the Sy Boon Pit Foundation and Bacolod City Councilor Elmer Sy took part in this initiative to distribute water to eight villages in Roxas that have suffered severe flooding following heavy rains brought by Typhoon Ursula on Christmas day, last year, a press release from Rotary Club Bacolod said.

The program sought to address the lack of access to clean and safe drinking water.

The project was a result of a courtesy call and meeting between officers of the Rotary Club of Bacolod headed by Frederick Anthony de Leon, Rotary Club of Metro Roxas represented by DS Geri Asis, EJ Panaligan, and the Office of the Governor, Province of Capiz with Pres. Roxas Mayor Receliste Escolin last year, the press release added.

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Julius D. Mariveles
Julius D. Mariveles
An amateur cook who has a mean version of humba, the author has recently tried to make mole negra, the Mexican sauce he learned by watching shows of master chef Rick Bayless. A journalist since 19, he has worked in the newsrooms of radio, local papers, and Manila-based news organizations. A stroke survivor, he now serves as executive editor of DNX.

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