Bangka sa Pagbangon Project

October 27, 2015


SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan (SyCipLaw), in coordination with the No One in Need Movement and the Archdiocese of Palo, donated 50 boats to Bangka sa Pagbangon. The boats were turned over last September 19 to families from Abuyog, Leyte, who were victims of Typhoon Yolanda in 2013.

SyCipLaw partners Mia G. Gentugaya, Luisito V. Liban, Rose Marie M. King-Dominguez, Vicente D. Gerochi IV, Arlene M. Maneja and Jose Florante M. Pamfilo, with associate Mark Xavier D. Oyales, represented the firm and met with the beneficiaries at the turnover ceremony held in Sta. Fe, Abuyog, Leyte. Also present at the ceremony were representatives of the Diocese of Palo, No One in Need Movement, Couples for Christ Foundation for Family and Life in Tacloban, and Abuyog Parish Youth, including Msgr. Bernie Pantin, Bangka sa Pagbangon project proponent; Fr. Norman Manawatao, parish priest of San Pedro Calungsod Parish, Abuyog, Leyte; and Narcing Eguia, operations director of the No One in Need Movement. Cesar Galler and Vicente Cajuever spoke on behalf of the beneficiaries.

As part of the holistic approach of the project, No One in Need has been providing beneficiaries with regular values and spiritual formation, in coordination with San Pedro Calungsod Parish, and will continue to meet with beneficiaries to help them organize and improve their productivity and profit from fishing. The donated boats were built by other Leyte fishermen who were trained in fiberglass boat-making by No One in Need.

The Bangka sa Pagbangon Project for Abuyog, Leyte is just one of a series of boat livelihood projects conducted by No One in Need, whose projects are recognized by the Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines. The support of the firm to the Bangka sa Pagbangon Project is in line with SyCipLaw’s 70th anniversary.

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