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A month ago I had a dream…to collect at least One Million donation for our Oplan Banca. Today, we have collected Php1,099,968.05. Thank you to my family, relatives and friends for making this come true. Thank you for the trust.

Tina with fishermen who received new pump boats

Tina with local children

When typhoon Haiyan hit the Philippines in November 2013, one of the worst affected towns was the fishing village of Estancia, Iloilo, my mother’s home town. Ninety percent of the town was destroyed, including fishing boats from which locals derive their livelihood. My mother’s cousin, Cristina Reyes, so touched by this tragedy, put out a call to family from all over the world to donate funds for the building of pump boats to help local fishermen recover from this loss. Through this opportunity to give, I was able to collect from friends here in the US enough funds…

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