Ambassador Manuel Lopez met with Filipinos in Sendai City

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An April 1, 2011 press release prepared by the Department of Foreign Affairs
Philippine Ambassador to Japan Manuel Lopez led the most recent consular mission of the Embassy in Sendai City to personally check on the conditions of the Filipinos in the area and to bring relief goods to them in the light of the aftermath of the earthquake and tsunami which struck the northeastern region of Japan.
Ambassador Lopez, accompanied by Consul General Sulpicio Confiado, Third Secretary and Vice Consul Ryan Pondoc, DFA Office of the Secretary Principal Assistant Andre Peter Estanislao and Defense Attache Col. Chito Silbol, arrived in Sendai City on Wednesday.
He met with some 70 Filipinos at the Sendai International Center (SIC) lobby to discuss the condition of the Filipinos in the area and to ascertain other assistance needed by the community and distributed relief goods to them. He also visited the coastal town of Wakabayashi to gain first-hand knowledge of the damage caused by the twin disasters..
Ambassador Lopez said the Embassy will continue to intensify its efforts to locate and assist Filipinos in the affected areas, including bringing food and other supplies.
The Philippine Embassy will also continue to ensure the safety and will stay to serve the needs of Filipinos in Japan.