ILOILO – D’Amico Company (Società d’Amico di Navigazione), an Italian maritime transport group, is set to donate two patrol boats equipped with medical rescue facilities to the provincial government here. According to an email from Italian Ambassador Massimo Roscigno, whose wife Agnes is an Ilongga, the company’s bigwigs will be arriving in Iloilo on June 20 to turnover US$100,000 (P4,517,597.67).
ILOILO – Seventy-nine percent of the 335 fishermen who lost their livelihood after Super Typhoon Yolanda have been paid for the labor they provided in building their motorboats.These fishermen from Ajuy (35), Anilao (15), Banate (35), Barotac Viejo (30), Carles (100), Estancia (30) and San Dionisio (20) were beneficiaries of Adopt-A-Fisherman Program.
ILOILO – Although it’s been over a year since the monster storm, Italian Ambassador Massimo Roscigno committed to work with Governor Arthur Defensor to ensure the province’s full recovery. Roscigno and Defensor signed a memorandum of agreement on the implementation of P26-million integrated emergency initiative for the survivors of Super Typhoon Yolanda here on Saturday. It is in addition to Italy’s P53-million donation to the Philippines as part of their bilateral cooperation and support to strategic response plan to Yolanda-stricken provinces.