Funds for storm victims’ edu

LAOAG CITY – The Ilocos Norte provincial government through its youth organization put up a two-day bazaar last October 18 to raise funds for the education of students who were victims of Typhoon Mario.

The Artisan bazaar was supervised by the youth arm ‘Sirib Express.’ Netizens took part by donating their used clothing, shoes, and accessories, among others, which were sold to patrons.

Joaz Lagundino, Sirib coordinator, said the proceeds will be used to bankroll the provincial government’s Student Loan Program.

“The Sirib Express eyes to help at least 100 students this coming semester,” Lagundino said.

Each student may loan an initial amount of P2,500 with zero interest payable in November .

An online portal of the “Artisan Bazaar” was also launched. All unsold items during the two-day bazaar are available in the online store.

Some 1,000 pairs of sunglasses from ramp model Georgina Wilson’s Sunnies Inc. collection were donated for the bazaar.

Earlier this year the province’s youth organization launched a “Sirib Biz” program where online businesses were gathered together under one roof for a day of sale. (MCA/CDG,PIA-1, Ilocos Norte)