Sunday, March 27, 2011

The Philippines' fund-raiser to repay Japan

"The amount of money collected from our poor township residents may be so small for the Japanese, but we would like to possibly help the people who had saved us," said Mayor Rico Rentuza of Saint Bernard township on Leyte Island in the Central Philippines where the massive landslide had killed 1,000 residents in 2006.  He started a fund-raiser to give something back to Japan, which had contributed to Saint Bernard's reconstruction and rehabilitation to build temporary housing.

(translation from the article by Asahi Shimbun on March 27, 2010:

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