Solon files 30 proposed resolutions commending 29 countries and UNICEF for prompt assistance to 'Yolanda' victims

November 26, 2013 10:00 am 

By Sammy F. Martin

MANILA, Nov. 25 (PNA) — A veteran member of the House of Representatives on Monday filed 30 proposed resolutions expressing the collective sense and heartfelt gratitude of the lawmakers to the same number of countries and agencies for helping the victims severely affected by super typhoon "Yolanda" (international name: Haiyan).

Quezon City Rep. Winston Castelo, who authors the resolutions, said he wants to extend their gratitude to the donor countries and agencies for invaluable and prompt assistance and expression of sincere humanitarian concern and love for the victims of the howler that ravaged Regions 6, 7 and 8 of the Visayas and some parts of Northern Mindanao and Southern Luzon.

Among those expected to receive commendations are the Vatican, Vietnam, the United States, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, New Zealand, Mexico;

Japan, Malaysia, Norway, Russia, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), Australia, the United Kingdom, Brunei, Chile, Canada, Columbia, People’s Republic of China, the European Union, Republic of Fiji, Germany, India, Indonesia, Irish Government, Iran and Israel.

House Resolution Nos. 475 up to 504 cover all the 30 countries and international organization.

“The image of destruction wrought by the inexorable cyclone that was Yolanda (Haiyan) and the onus of bringing back hope to the crestfallen victims in the Visayan region were mollified by the loving kindness and gesture of care and concern of the European Union that served as a rallying spirit that uplifted and added to the faith of the forlorn Filipinos severely blighted by the tempest,” said Castelo in the resolutions.

"Just as when the Philippines was teetering from the scourge and the shadow of hopelessness, the donor countries and an international organization jointly turned around the bleakness and engendered encouragement and restored the hope that escaped many through its tender kindness and benevolence," he added. (PNA)

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