Beauty Queen Anna Igpit’s Update on Oplan Bangon Bohol
ABQ spent a relaxing afternoon at Eastwood with Bb Pilipinas World 2006 Anna Igpit and co-blogger-slash-events-meister Raul Gatal. Both Anna and Raul are Boholenos working hard to rebuild their island-province after the devastating October 2013 earthquake.
Ana’s report: “Oplan Bangon Bohol has raised P2.6 million so far. That will go to the rebuilding of 2 totally-damaged parochial schools – one in Maribojoc and the other in Lo-on.”
Raul, who handles the PR for Oplan Bangon Bohol adds, “With the help of many people we are quickly rising up from the devastation. The efforts in relief and rebuilding are heroic. When visitors come to Bohol next summer they’ll see a vibrant province!”
Oplan Bangon Bohol has also partnered with Fil-Australian Architect Aya Maceda who will bring in funding from Columbia University NY where she is currently taking up her Master’s.
Famous furniture designer Kenneth Conbonpue has also signed up to help with requirements for desk, chairs, etc.
Above: ABQ author with Sherry Lynn Baas
Meantime, Anna Igpit was also able to tie up with the Miss Netherlands she competed against in Miss World 2006 – Sherry Lynn Baas who happens to be half-Pinay (with roots in Leyte) and a Mrs. Globe winner. Sherry Lynn was able to raise the equivalent of a million pesos in Netherlands. She arrives in Manila on Dec 27, 2013, will proceed to Bohol where she will distribute goods. Then both beauty queens will bring more goods to Leyte.
For those of you who would like to donate or be a part of the rebuilding of Bohol, visit their Facebook – Oplan Bangon Bohol and leave a message.
Looking forward to seeing a new Bohol, more beautiful than ever!