OCA, POC unite to aid Tacloban farmers


OLYMPIC Council of Asia (OCA) President Sheikh Ahmad Al-Fahad Al-Sabah of Kuwait and Philippine Olympic Committee (POC) President Jose Cojuangco Jr. bared plans for an agricultural venture to help Filipino farmers particularly the victims of Super Typhoon Yolanda.

Al-Sabah, who is currently in the Philippines for the OCA General Assembly at the Philippine International Convention Center today, said the foundation will provide aid to Filipino farmers starting from the victims of Super Typhoon Yolanda in Tacloban City.

“They [OCA and the POC] will create a venture to provide assistance to the Filipino farmers nationwide,” Romasanta, the POC first vice president, told The Manila Times in an interview on Friday at the Sofitel Hotel in Manila.

Cojuangco Jr., also the president of the Equestrian Association of the Philippines, welcomed the assistance of OCA to the Filipino farmers.

“The relationship between Kuwait and our country is getting stronger with this help,” said Cojuangco Jr. “We really appreciate this help because they are not only helping our sports but as well as our whole country.”

Earlier, Al-Sabah promised that the OCA will donate $10 million to the Yolanda survivors and will provide further assistance to the country in the field of sports.

“We are showing our sympathy with the typhoon victims and we in the sports community would like also to help,” said Al-Sabah.


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