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WFA Facilitates Financial Assistance to Family of Slain Marine
By: Cesar Torres
Ms Chay Dionco is appraising the father of the Lt Cordero, Mr. Allan Cordero, of what we have decided to do to remember the heroism of his son who died in Sulu defending the integrity of the Republic of the
Lieut Cordero was one of the Marines who helped in the Silya Para sa Patikul project, which was headed by Ms. Susie Abenojar Barbieri. Some 600 chairs and other school furnitures were donated to the high school. We did this when we learned that the high school kids would still attend classes even if they had to lean on the walls because there were no chairs. Somehow, we learned about this. So under the initiative of Mr. Cayetano Santiago, a Bulakeno who is now in
When the 600 chairs had been constructed with the labor being provided by the school PTA, the kids, and the soldiers, Susie went to Patikul, Sulu to turn over the chairs. She was accompanied by Ibno Hajar Turabin, now a candidate for congress in Basilan and Bobby Tanchoco, a classmate of Senator Gordon. It was there when she met Lieut Cordero.
A few months ago, we learned that Lieut Cordero died in an encounter in Sulu. The soldier was supporting the nursing studies of his two sisters. They are supposed to be currently reviewing for the Board. But for lack of funds, only one is enrolled for the review. The other one is not enrolled yet.
We are requesting Chay to request the
Or perhaps, to save on long distance calls, our WFA folks in the Homeland, should do this. Madame President? Will you?
(taken from an email sent to the Worldwide Filipino Alliance Yahoogroup)