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KoC Relief for Roxas City victims

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Bienvenido Cortes



By Bienvenido Cortes



Roxas City--The Knights of Columbus (KoC) Council No. 9189 of San Pedro, Laguna, donated fi ve packages of used clothes for victims of Supertyphoon 'Yolanda' that swept Roxas City and the province of Capiz on Nov. 8, 2013. Offi cers of the said council came to this city headed by Sir Knight (SK) Rodolfo Magsino, Past Luzon Deputy; SK Christopher Gonzales, District Deputy, S-54; and SK Antonio Magtibay, Past Grand Knight.

The monthly council meeting of the KoC Roxas City Council No. 3691 on Jan. 5, 2014 was also attended by Engr. Glenn B. Delgado of the Roxas City Water District, who facilitated the delivery of the said packages to this city. SK Jose de Jose, Grand Knight, together with the offi cers of Council 3691 welcomed the Laguna Knights and conveyed their heartfelt appreciation and thanks for their donations to the local typhoon victims.

Magtibay said: "I am familiar with the people in Roxas City because I was once assigned as Manager of the Roxas City Water Works District for fi ve years."

He said he knew that many Capizenos suffered from the destructive typhoon that hit the city last year. Magsino also knew of the devastation to the people of the city and Province of Capiz, which made them decide to extend relief which consisted not only packages of used clothes but also a P50,000 check from their Brother Knights in Laguna.

Meanwhile, the Supreme Council Offi ce of the Knights of Columbus based in New Haven, Connecticut, also sent also P5,000 thru the Visayas State Deputy Rodrigo Sorongon which was delivered to SK Jose de Jose by SK Carmelino Clores III in the same meeting.


This writer is grateful and thankful to the offi cers and members of Council 9189 of San Pedro, Laguna, for their sharing the plight of typhoon victims in this City and in other places.

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