Thursday, 22 October 2009

The world will help RP recover – UN-WFP

http://www.gov.ph/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=2001976&Itemid=2

CANDABA, Pampanga (PND) – The United Nations-World Food Program (UN-WFP) assured President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo today the whole world is united in helping victims of typhoons “Ondoy” and “Pepeng.”

“The WFP will always be here to support the government of the people of the Philippines to recover and rebuild and to make sure (they receive) basic necessities from us,” UN-WFP executive director Josette Sheeran said in her opening statement.

Sheeran said the United Nations still believes in the strong spirit of the Filipino people to recover from the tragedy because “the Filipino people are incredible she said. You have determination; you are resilient; and in fact, you will not give up,” she said.

“So today, we are firm and united in saying that we are here for the people of the Philippines and the world has been with you,” Sheeran assured.

Upon arrival at Ms. Earth Park at Barangay Mandasig here, the President inspected the food assistance packages from the UN-WFP and led in their distribution to the residents of Candaba.

Assisting the President in the distribution of relief goods were Agriculture Secretary Arthur Yap, Health Secretary Francisco Duque III, Social Work and Development Secretary Esperanza Cabral, Candaba Mayor Jerry Pelayo, Pampanga 4th District Rep. Anna York Bondoc, UN-WFP regional director Keno Oshidari, UN-WFP country director Stephen Anderson, and actress-model and UN-WFP Ambassador against Hunger KC Concepcion.

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