By Joe Passantino
BAYONNE â€“ Jude Tiner wants to leave a legacy. And heâ€™s looking for Bayonneâ€™s and Hudson Countyâ€™s help to do so.
The Bayonne native has been a big supporter of Tekno Tropheo, a religious mission in Occidental Mindoro, the Philippines, which cares for 50 children five years old and older. Tiner became enamored with the facility when visiting there in 2006.
Located in the Abra de ilog, the area was once known for its mining of gold. Local tribal people called the Mangyans live modestly in the town.
Tinerâ€™s interest in Tekno Tropheo was spurred after he heard about it from his church at the time, Iglesia De Doicos Pentacostle on Prospect Avenue. He was told about a young girl with a genetic heart disease who would not live much longer if she did not get a heart procedure, one she could not get in Asia. Continue reading Bayonne Native Seeking Donations to Keep Asian Childrenâ€™s Mission in Operation