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Support for local Filipino families

13 November, 2013 - by Jennifer McCann

Sinn Féin MLA and Junior Minister Jennifer McCann joined the Mayor of Belfast Máirtín Ó Muilleoir and Sinn Féin MLA Fra McCann to meet with a number of Filipino families at St Joseph's PS in West Belfast today.

Following the meeting the West Belfast MLA said:

"It's difficult to imagine the level of devastation and loss that the people of the Philippines have experienced over the past week.

“We have a large Filipino community here who are trying to make contact with family and friends back home and its important that we provide any support and help that we can."

MLA Fra McCann praised the Principal and staff of St Joseph's PS for their efforts to help and support the children and their families since the tragedy.

Fra McCann said:

"I hope the families will take some comfort to know that people here want to support them in whatever way possible.

“Anyone who has a Filipino neighbour should let them know that the community are behind them and ware there to offer whatever support they can.”

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