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Vice consul commends honesty of Filipino worker on Tinian

A FILIPINO worker on Tinian returned the $50 relief assistance provided by the Philippine government after learning that his wife had also received the same amount from a Philippine Consulate General team last week.

Vice Consul Alex O. Vallespin said he was elated by the honesty of the Filipino worker.

He said he and the other members of consular team were visiting typhoon shelterees on Tinian when the Filipino approached the consular team and returned the money.

Vallespin said the Filipino worker did the right thing because the assistance was supposed to be provided to only one person per family or household.

From Wednesday to Friday, Philippine Vice Consul to Guam Alex O. Vallespin and his team from the consulate in Hagåtña  are conducting mobile consular services for Filipino nationals in the social hall of Kristo Rai Parish.  Photo by Junhan B. TodinoFrom Wednesday to Friday, Philippine Vice Consul to Guam Alex O. Vallespin and his team from the consulate in Hagåtña are conducting mobile consular services for Filipino nationals in the social hall of Kristo Rai Parish. Photo by Junhan B. Todino

In contrast, the vice consul said, during the relief assistance distribution on Saipan, one Filipino worker was able to receive the cash twice. The assistance was distributed in the morning and in the afternoon.

Vallespin said they were unable to stop the Filipino from getting $50 again because the consular team was still recording the names of those who received assistance in the morning.

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Since Wednesday, Nov. 14, Vallespin and his team are on Saipan to conduct mobile consular services in the social hall of Kristo Rai Church in Garapan.

With Vallespin are Ferdinand Villamor, Annabelle Lavarez, Juliet Simbul and Liza Manarin of the Philippine Consulate on Guam. Assisting them are Mel Santos of the office of CNMI Honorary Consul Glicerio Eli Arago and Filipino community volunteers.

Today, Friday, Nov. 16, the team will distribute the third phase of  relief assistance to 400 Filipino nationals on a first-come, first-serve basis, starting at 8:30 a.m. in the social hall of Kristo Rai Church in Garapan. Each will receive $50.

“We appeal for everyone’s patience and understanding,” the consulate general said. “This relief assistance will be initially limited to 400 slots, hence relief distribution will be limited to one person per family/ household to allow us to serve as many household as possible.”