Nasipit Pinoys to Hold Reunion in Riyadh

RIYADH, 23 July 2007 — A reunion will be held in Riyadh on Thursday among Filipinos from the southern Philippine town of Nasipit, organizers said yesterday.

Bong Amora, one of the organizers, said the reunion is in commemoration of “Araw ng Nasipit (Nasipit Day)” which is on Aug. 1.

For more details, interested participants are encouraged to contact Dong Come at 05602-94177, Jhun Redoble at 05088-78922, Mawe Amora at 05097-97120, Jeri Espinosa at 05546-50842 or Jhun Exclamador at 05636-43837.

During the reunion, officers of the group Nasipitnon-KSA, International will be elected and its articles and by-laws would be presented to the body for ratification. Amora said Nasipitnon-KSA, International, was organized last weekend with the aim of looking after the welfare and concerns of Nasipitnons in the Kingdom.

Its other aims include supporting worthwhile projects that could help in the development of Nasipit, including scholarship for children of poor families.

Amora said participants of the group’s meeting in Batha last weekend also called for support for the projects of Nasipit’s current mayor, Roy Orlando Doyon to help raise the economic standing of the town.

Nasipit, in the province of Agusan Del Norte, has a population of close to 40,000 from 19 barangays.

Mayor Doyon wants to bring back the ships docking at the Nasipit International Port, the town’s main source of income, by offering shipping companies to use facilities of the Nasipit, Agusan Del Norte Industrial Estate as possible site of their warehouses.

Shipping companies such as the Cebu Ferries and Trans Asia have difficulty moving goods due to the distance between the port and their warehouses in Butuan.

Arab News

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