By Helen Castano | 03:11 PM November 18, 2020
Relief goods for the victims of typhoon Ulysses in Luzon. Photo: Vanessa Aumentado

Bohol’s aid to the typhoon-stricken provinces in Luzon is on its way.

Another 30 boxes filled with clothes, canned goods and other necessities from Bohol arrived in Manila this morning, November 18, 2020 for the victims of Typhoon Ulysess.

The first batch of 30 boxes were sent last Monday.

The relief operation “Kaya Nato Tabang Para sa Luzon Movement” is the initiative by former Miss Bohol Vanessa Cadorna-Aumentado.

With the help of Miss Young Tagbilaran 2005 April Recio, who is employed at Cebu Pacific, the air freight was waived by the airline.

“Nalipay ko especially ang mga Bol-anon minggawas atong pagka-Bol-anon, pagka-generous, pagkatinabangon nga despite sa atong krises karun naghunahuna or nagpatigbabaw gihapon sa pagtabang nato sa mas nagkinahanglan pa. Kitang tanan nag-problema sa COVID naay daghan nawad-an og trabaho, but still, ang ningpatigbabaw kanato ang atoang heart or desire to help other people. ” – Miss Bohol 2001 Vanessa Cadorna-Aumentado

“If there are still donations, we will still be accepting them,” said Aumentado.

She said that when Bohol needed help during the strong earthquake in 2013, people sent help.

“Well, when I saw the news sa TV initial reaction nato naluoy ta. And siyempre I suddenly remember in 2013 kita sab sa Bohol were affected with 7.2 magnitude earthquake.. Dili lalim unya diha sab tay daghan nadawat nga help,” she recalled.

Aumentado added that many Boholanos have supported her initiative into helping other provinces affected by the typhoons.

“Yes, I am happy, so happy nga ingana jud ka aktibo ang atong mga batan-on not only pud mga batan-on. Again pasalamat ko I know all of us are still facing this pandemic, kitang tanan affected,” said Vanessa.

“Nalipay ko especially ang mga Bol-anon minggawas atong pagka-Bol-anon, pagka-generous, pagkatinabangon nga despite sa atong krises karun naghunahuna or nagpatigbabaw gihapon sa pagtabang nato sa mas nagkinahanglan pa. Kitang tanan nag-problema sa COVID naay daghan nawad-an og trabaho, but still, ang ningpatigbabaw kanato ang atoang heart or desire to help other people,” she said.

“We are also suffering through the pandemic, but we have seen a slight recovery in the economy. We can help as much as we can,” she added.

For those who wish to extend aid, here is a list of groups and initiatives accepting cash and in-kind donations.

•OFFICE OF CONG. ARIS AUMENTADO
Ground floor at the Old Capitol Building
(beside the back exit) near Landbank Main or at Aumentado residence in Calceta near Hall of Justice.

•DIOCESE OF TAGBILARAN
Kindly give your donations to Sister Doris at the Cathedral Office.

•BOHOL CAPITOL
Provincial Government is now accepting donations for victims of Typhoon Ulysses.

Drop off point at PDRRMO/TaRSIER 117 inside Camp Bernido.

For GCash account holders, there are also non-government agencies where you can channel your donations.

No donation is small or big if everyone will pitch in their help.

From Bohol with love…boxes filled with clothes, canned goods and other items from kind-hearted Boholanos were delivered to the typhoon victims in Luzon on Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2020. Photo: Vanessa Aumentado

From Bohol with love…boxes filled with clothes, canned goods and other items from kind-hearted Boholanos were delivered to the typhoon victims in Luzon on Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2020. Photo: Vanessa Aumentado

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