Earlier this year in February, Sr Jessica Salvana, Provincial of the Cambodia, Myanmar Province met up to thank Secretary Coloma for his invaluable help in collaboration with the Customs Commissioner Alberto Lina, in the successful clearance for 16,000 brand new pairs of CROCS footwear as a gift from ACTS Singapore for the survivors of Typhoon Haiyan.
Since then the distribution of CROCS footwear has been made steadily throughout the province of Leyte, Sama, Iloilo, Negro, Palawan, Pampanga and Mindoro.
As the cliché goes, a picture tells a thousand words, here are some pictures capturing the moments when the people of Manila receive their pair of happy footwear.
On February 10, 2016, at the Malacañan Presidential Palace in Manila, the FMA of St. Mary Domenica Mazzarello Province of the Philippines-Papua New Guinea (FIL) visited Secretary Herminio Coloma, Jr. at the office of Communications Work, Office of the President of the Philippine Republic.
Among the Sisters present were: Sr. Josefina Carrasco, Provincial Vicar; Sr. Rebecca Ramos; and Sr. Jessica Salvaña, Provincial of the Cambodia-Myanmar Province. The aim of the visit was to thank Secretary Coloma for his precious help, in collaboration with the Customs Commissioner, Alberto Lina, for facilitating the arrival of 16,000 new pairs of Crocs footwear received as a gift from the ACTS Singapore Association for the survivors of Typhoon Haiyan.
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