ZPCI holds ‘share a gift’ program

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Saturday, December 27, 2014

ZAMBOANGA. Internally-displaced persons sort out the used clothes given them during the “share a gift” program of the Zamboanga Press Club Inc. on Saturday. (Bong Garcia)


THE Zamboanga Press Club Incorporated (ZPCI) conducted on Saturday its “share a gift” program that benefitted 64 poor people in Zamboanga City.

Twenty of the 64 identified beneficiaries are senior citizens who were among those displaced by the 21-day September 2013 siege.

The siege started September 9, 2013 when hundreds of Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) members loyal to founding-chair Nur Misuari infiltrated at least five coastal villages in the city.

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The senior citizens-beneficiaries are among the 536 internally-displaced persons (IDPs) that are presently housed at the Philippine Tuberculosis Society Incorporated (PTSI) property in the village of Upper Calarian.

The other 44 beneficiaries are elderly inmates, who, for years now are no longer visited by their relatives or friends at the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP)-administered Zamboanga City Reformation Center (ZCRC).

Each of them identified received pairs of used clothes, toiletries and packed lunch.

ZCRC Warden Julius Arro lauded the ZPCI for its “share a gift” project. (Sunnex)

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