CDC shelves X’mas party
    To give P1-M to Yolanda victims

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    CLARK FREEPORT — The state-firm Clark Development Corporation (CDC) announced yesterday the cancellation of its Christmas party and instead will donate some P1 million allocated for it to the victims of Supertyphoon Yolanda in the Visayas.

    CDC President-CEO Arthur Tugade said “the donation of P1 million is just an initial amounwhich will be handed over to the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD).” “This is CDC’s way to show concern for the affl icted families in Visayas, especially those in Tacloban City, Leyte and Samar,” he said.

    CDC Public Relations Department Manager Angelo Lopez, Jr. noted that several investors and locators in Clark are sending donations to the tyhpoon victims. “Coordination is now being arranged with the Philippine Air Force based inside the freeport zone so that relief goods and other in-kind donations can be airlifted to the affected areas,” he said.

    Last year, CDC workers also donated some of their benefits and cancelled their annual Christmas party for the victims of Typhoon Pablo in Mindanao. Instead of a Christmas party, CDC initiated “human chain” fund-raising project at the CDC parade grounds here. A similar human chain was also held in Dec. 2011 also to raise funds for victims of Typhoon Sendong.

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