Fishing Boat Project: Through the Doors of Typhoon

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When another typhoon “ Quinnie” hit our country before the year end last 2014, it has left countless destructions around the Philippines including Palawan. The said typhoon destroyed hundreds of fishing boats and houses, mostly in the northern part of Palawan. Seeing this, ARP network and partnered with SunLife Foundation and the local government to help the people of Taytay who have lost their livelihood due to the calamity by giving fishing boats. Last October 4, 2015, the team from Agape Rural Program and Sunlife Foundation with three Donors went to Brgy. Casian,Taytay Palawan for the Turn Over Ceremony of the 60 motorized fishing boats to the 120 fisherfolks of Bgy Casian, Debangan, Silanga and Banbanan.

Dr. Miguel delivers a message and a challenge to the fishing boat beneficiaries.

Dr. Miguel delivers a message and a challenge to the fishing boat beneficiaries.

The team was welcomed by Bgy. Captain Lim together with his constituents. It was like a festival, where two band of drums and lyre gave the team a warm welcome and accompanied them from the sea port to Brgy, Hall. All of the beneficiaries were there with their family. You can see their excitement to finally have their own boat for living. The program was opened in Prayer and the singing of National Anthem followed by the welcome message of Bgy. Captain Lim, who has been a partner of ARP and Sunlife and is very supportive and exerted a lot of effort to be able to accomplish this project. The Donors also gave their message to the beneficiaries.

Beneficiaries line up to sign the deed of donation.

Beneficiaries line up to sign the deed of donation.

After that, the deeds of donation were given to the recipients and signed. The program was closed by Dr.Ding Miguel of ARP. She was able to share to 120 beneficiaries, their families, the Donors and to all the community people who were there. The turn over ceremony was successful. The recipients were very thankful to ARP and SunLife Foundation and the local government of Tatay, Palawan. Even the response from the Donors were very positive, they even look forward to be working with ARP in the future to help more needy and unreached communities. Truly, all things work together for good, for those who love Him.

– Donna Caabas

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