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Jerry Yan’s visit to the Philippines canceled due to super typhoon Reming


Friday, December 01, 2006
Jerry Yan’s visit to the Philippines canceled due to super typhoon Reming

To address the urgent need for disaster relief operation due to the onslaught of super typhoon Reming, World Vision-Philippines is canceling the scheduled visit of Jerry Yan to Filipino sponsored children.

“While Jerry’s visit will highlight World Vision-Philippines campaign to find new sponsors for 1,000 poor Filipino children, it is our priority to respond to the appeals for relief assistance of our community and local government partners devastated by super typhoon Reming”, said World Vision-Philippines executive Director Elnora Avarientos. She added that World Vision’s Humanitarian Emergency Assistance team, which is tasked to secure the safety of Jerry’s visit in the Philippines will instead go to the Bicol region to conduct damage and need assessment in preparation for disaster relief operation.

Taiwanese superstar Jerry Yan, popularly known as Dao Ming Si of the phenomenal hit TV series Meteor Garden and F4 fame, was scheduled to visit the Philippines on December 8 – 11 as part of his Child Sponsorship campaign across Asia.

Jerry has been appointed as the first Asia Regional Child Sponsorship Ambassador of World Vision and has visited World Vision-supported projects and communities in Mongolia last October 24 to 30. From Mongolia, the Asian pop star proceeded to Japan, Malaysia, Singapore and Hong Kong as Child Sponsorship Ambassador last November. Jerry is scheduled to visit Korea, the Philippines and Thailand this month.

In line with his Asian tour, Jerry is calling for 35,000 new sponsors for children in need throughout Asia.

Jerry joins more than three million other World Vision child sponsors in supporting poor children the world over. He currently sponsors three children in Mongolia.

In the Philippines, World Vision assists more than 120,000 children in 34 provinces and 22 cities across the country. Nearly 10,000 Filipinos are engaged in giving life-changing investment to 11,797 children through child sponsorship. For only P15 a day or P450 a month, a child’s life is transformed and his/her future is secured.

World Vision is a child-focused Christian, development, advocacy and relief organization that helps over 100 million people in 96 countries in 2005 alone. It is one of the world’s largest child sponsorship and relief agencies.

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