5 months FIL-Chinese business group donates P1.2 M to repair F/B Gem-Ver Manilatimes
The Federation of Filipino Chinese Chambers of Commerce and Industry Inc. (FFCCCII) on Friday announced its P1.2-million donation for the repair of fishing boat F/B Gem-Ver and other benefits to the 22 fishermen who suffered from the June 9 incident at Reed [Recto] Bank. “We give this assistance to our fellow countrymen in distress — the fishermen, fishing boat owner and their families — hoping that this humanitarian act can help alleviate their plight,” said Henry Lim Bon Liong, president of FFCCCII. Aside from the P1.2-million repair fund, the 22 fishermen also received P250,000 as livelihood assistance, according Liong. The ... more