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Yoko Ono to be awarded

Manila, Philippines – A congressional citation will be awarded to fashion designer Yoko Ono, the widow of Beatles singer-songwriter John Lennon, for her generous donation to the victims of typhoon “Pablo” in Mindanao.

Financial assistance and material donations continued to flow for victims of Pablo.

Recent donors included Rotary International (RI) District 3780 members and members of the Court of Appeals (CA) led by Associate Justices Danton Bueser and Ricardo Rosario.

Rotary Clubs in Quezon City led by RI Gov. Penny Policarpio visited typhoon victims on Tuesday to donate truckloads of relief goods and food.

Quezon City Rep. Winston Castelo filed House Resolution 3010 to commend Ono for “her generous donation” to Pablo victims.

Ono, a Japanese, sent $10,000 or P406,250 to help fund relief and rehabilitation efforts for Pablo victims.

A Rotarian, Castelo expressed the gratitude of the House of Representatives Yoko Ono for her grant and for her noble projects in the Philippines.

“This resolution is a token of the Philippine government’s appreciation for the supreme acts of charity and generosity that Ms. Ono has done and continues to do in furtherance of the welfare of schoolchildren, disaster victims, and those similarly marginalized in our body polity,” Castelo said.

The administration lawmaker said Ono, who is an established musical artist and fashion designer, remitted her donation to the Philippine Embassy in Tokyo, Japan last January 28, 2013. (Ben R. Rosario)