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The Boeing Company  expressed their concern and solidarity with the Philippines, especially with those who were affected by Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) in a ceremony held last Sunday, November 24 at the Boeing Factory in Seattle with Consul General Marciano A. Paynor, Jr. as Guest Speaker.

Members of the Boeing Company, World Vision, Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines and Philippine Airlines with Consul General Marciano A. Paynor, Jr. [8th from left] and Mr. Dan Schull, Sales and Marketing Director of the Boeing Company [7th from left]

The event, which was made possible by Mr. Dan Schull, Boeing’s Sales and Marketing Director for Asia Pacific, commenced with a tour of the Boeing factory, lunch with Capt. Alfonso Rodriguez and other representatives from the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP).  It culminated with a short program featuring the blessing of the Boeing plane and the donation from World Vision.

The Boeing plane, which flew under Philippine Airlines flight PR 772, shipped to the Philippines 3,000 pieces of tarps and rope donated by World Vision to help in the relief and rebuilding efforts in the areas hardest hit by typhoon Yolanda.

In his remarks, the Consul General expressed his appreciation first of all to the Boeing Company for their generous contribution of $250,000.00, and to the Boeing Employees Association which has so far raised $460,000.00 (donation period is still ongoing and will be closing on December 12).

The Consul General also thanked World Vision for their donation of tarps and ropes, and Philippine Airlines for ferrying these contributions to the Philippines, which totaled 9 pallets of shipment (equaling to about a ton in weight).

Mr. Schull was joined by other Boeing officials, Mr. Jaime Macandog, Lead Account Manager;  Mr. Wilson Chow, Communications Officer; and Mr. Wes Bare, Executive VIP Tour Guide/Visitor Relations Specialist.

National Director for World Vision, Mr. Johnny Cruz and Philippine Airlines Manager, Kiel Martin A. Garcia, were also in attendance.