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Mizuno's family members located 'alive, but starving' in Philippines

By Star-Advertiser staff

LAST UPDATED: 4:02 p.m. HST, Nov 18, 2013

Family members of state Rep. John Mizuno who had been missing in the wake of Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines are now all accounted for and alive.

Mizuno's wife, May Besario Mizuno, was just contacted by her sister-in-law in Leyte, who said their family members are "alive, but starving." They are in Barugo, a town 30 miles from Tacloban City.

No relief aid is getting to their town, she said.

May Mizuno said, "Our immediate plans are to assist them in traveling, probably by boat," to Negros Oriental to be with family.

May Mizuno, president of the Congress of Visayan Organization, is working with the Philippines Consulate General, the Filipino Community Center, and the Filipino Chamber of Commerce of Hawaii on relief efforts.

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