PH Consulate in Sydney joins charity walk for Supertyphoon ‘Yolanda’ victims

By on March 5, 2014


Consul General Anne Jalando-on Louis (2nd from left) and Consul Marford Angeles joins Iglesia ni Cristo (INC) ministers led by District Minister Renniel Serreno (6th from left) and a thousand INC members and friends at the “Worldwide Walk for those affected by Typhoon Haiyan’ held in Sydney on 15 February 2014. (Photo courtesy of Mr. Romy Cayabyab)
Consul General Anne Jalando-on Louis (2nd from left) and Consul Marford Angeles joins Iglesia ni Cristo (INC) ministers led by District Minister Renniel Serreno (6th from left) and a thousand INC members and friends at the “Worldwide Walk for those affected by Typhoon Haiyan’ held in Sydney on 15 February 2014. (Photo courtesy of Mr. Romy Cayabyab)

 

Despite the rains on February 15, athousand Iglesia ni Cristo (INC) members, supporters, and friends participated in the Sydney leg of the “Worldwide Walk” held by the INC simultaneously around the globe that day. Consul General Anne Jalando-on Louis, Consul Marford Angeles, Administrative Officer Jose Jacinto Morales, Protocol Officer Russell Villegas, Property Officer Jessie Llaneta and members of their families joined the charity walk.

 

The walk proceeding along Sydney Harbour en route to the Sydney Opera House with the participants stretching across several blocks.
The walk proceeding along Sydney Harbour en route to the Sydney Opera House with the participants stretching across several blocks.

 

Consul General Louis congratulated INC District Minister Renniel Serreno for the large turnout despite the rains. She thanked all the participants for spending their Saturday morning to raise funds for the construction of houses for families affected by typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) in Tacloban and its surrounding areas.

 

Consul General Louis (5th from left) with the Philippine Consulate staff and their family members who joined the walk. Also in photo is Mr. Romeo Cayabyab (leftmost), Filipino community media practitioner and INC member.
Consul General Louis (5th from left) with the Philippine Consulate staff and their family members who joined the walk. Also in photo is Mr. Romeo Cayabyab (leftmost), Filipino community media practitioner and INC member.

 

The Charity Walk in Sydney took place along the scenic Sydney Harbour, including the iconic Sydney Opera House. INC organized the walk which simultaneously took place in the Philippines, New Zealand, the United States and other countries in Europe and in Asia, in a bid to break the Guinness World Record for the largest charity walk in 24 hours on multiple sites. The following day, February 16, it was reported that the Guinness World Records officially announced that the INC broke the record.

Photos and article courtesy of DFA press release, 01 March 2014.