Widow of Beatle John Lennon donates $10,000 for Pablo victimsPosted on January 31st, 2013 under The Good Balita
Yoko One, the widow of Beatle John Lennon has donated $10,000 for the victims of typhoon “Pablo.”
The donation of Yoko Ono, an established musical artist and fashion designer in her own right, was remitted to the Philippine embassy in Tokyo on Jan. 28.
Ono learned about the disastrous effects of Pablo in Mindanao following a personal visit she made to the official residence of the Philippine ambassador to Japan on Dec. 5, 2012.
She spent her childhood years at the residence, an Iberian-style mansion built in 1934, which used to be owned by her uncle Iwajiro Yasuda.
The house was sold to President Jose P. Laurel, and was subsequently acquired by the Philippine government after World War II.
When she comes to Japan, Ono finds time to visit the residence to reminisce about her childhood.
During her visit to the residence last December, she conveyed to Ambassador Manuel Lopez her appreciation for the care the Philippine government has taken to preserve the historic mansion.
Ono’s charitable activities include assisting schoolchildren in the Philippines.
She also made a contribution for disaster relief efforts in the Philippines in the wake of tropical storm “Ondoy” in 2009.
(Story courtesy of the Philippine Star’s Pia Lee-Brago)