Shiga Legislator and Civil Association Donate 3.6- Million Yen for Yolanda Victims

(L-R) Mr. Yasoharu Oonaga, former Shiga Prefecture Governor Yoshitsugu Kunimatsu, Mr. Takayuki Matsui, Ambassador Manuel M. Lopez, Deputy Chief of Mission Gilberto G.B. Asuque and Minister Josel F. Ignacio.

28 February 2014. The Hon. Kenichiro Ueno, a member of the House of Representatives (LDP) representing Shiga Prefecture’s 2nd District, and Mr. Takayuki Matsui, Chairman of the Shiga War-Bereaved Association turned over a check for JPY 3.6 million (around PHP 1.58 million) to Philippine Ambassador to Japan Manuel M. Lopez today at the Philippine Embassy in Tokyo.

The association has long been supporting various grassroots projects in the Philippines. Among others, the association has helped fund the construction of elementary schools and hospitals in the country. Ambassador Lopez thanked the group on behalf of the Philippine Government, for its valuable assistance. The donation will be turned over to the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD). END

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