Thai army donates P1.2M for ‘Pablo’ victims

Homeless flood survivors walk toward the gymnasium in the southern Philippine township of New Bataan in Compostela province on December 5, 2012 after the strongest typhoon Bopha pounded the island on Tuesday, leaving several deaths and and missing. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

MANILA, Philippines—Thailand’s Royal Army has donated P1.2 million ($30,000) in aid to the Philippines to help the victims of Typhoon Pablo (international name Bopha), the worst storm to hit the country this year.

 

In a statement Friday, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said that Royal Thai Army Commander-in-Chief, General Prayut Chan-o-cha, personally handed the donation to Colonel Manuel Sanchez Gonzales, Defense and Armed Forces Attaché, in simple ceremonies held on December 14 at the Royal Thai Army Headquarters in Bangkok.

 

Gonzales was accompanied by First Secretary and Consul General Edgar Badajos of the Philippine Embassy in Bangkok, the DFA said.

 

In a separate statement, the Royal Thai Army also noted that it has expressed its willingness to assist the Philippine Army in its efforts to help and support the recovery mission.

 

The DFA earlier said that the Philippines has so far received a total of P665.8 million in financial assistance from the international community, aid agencies, various groups and individuals, and that material donations continued to arrive.

 

Latest reports noted that the death toll from Pablo, which battered Visayas and Mindanao in early December, rose to 1,046, while 841 remained missing.

 

The NDRRMC also said that damages from the onslaught of the typhoon was pegged at P24 billion,  and that P16 billion were damages from agriculture.

 

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  • http://twitter.com/ka_marks TheGUM

    ขอบคุณ การแสดงออกที่ดีของความเป็นปึกแผ่น!

    K̄hxbkhuṇ Kār s̄ædngxxk thī̀ dī k̄hxng khwām pĕn pụkp̄hæ̀n!

    Thank you.  Great expression of solidarity!

    • kanoy

       Thailand #1 offering to Aquino is its #1 in the world for LADYBOYS & Aquino is single,,no WOMAN caught his eye…maybe he will go over just to personally say thanks

  • Your_King

    The Thai army still remembers the ‘Pablo’ victims and want to help. Where as Aquino has already forgotten about them and really doesn’t feel like helping.

    • kanoy

       lol he never ”forgot” about them because he never thought about them in the first place,,,
      AQUINO

      DEPENDS ON OTHER COUNTRIES TO PROVIDE JOBS

      WHILE HE DOES NOTHING

      AQUINO…

      DEPENDS ON OTHER COUNTRIES TO PROVIDE AID TO FLOOD VICTIMS…

      DEPENDS ON OTHER COUNTRIES TO PROVIDE

      WHILE HE DOES NOTHING

      AQUINO…

      DEPENDS ON OTHER COUNTRIES TO PROVIDE PROTECTION FOR RP ISLANDS AGAINST CHINA

      WHILE HE DOES NOTHING

      see how Aqqino administers his presidential duties?

      • Your_King

        Aquino brags about his one or two accomplishments, that he in reality had nothing to do with. But chooses to ignore the many other problems that the Philippines is facing.

      • kanoy

         But there where 1 or 2 things he did have something to do with
        1

        Aquino Takes Responsibility for Bus Siege That Killed 8 Hong Kong People2 PUNOOR MAYBE 1 CORONA2 GMAAnyway you go….NOT 1 JOB!!!!!!!!!

  • Bonggebongge

    Thank you Thailand….

  • simplewatcher

    We don’t speak their language and they don’t speak our language either but by their actions speaks the universality of any language.Kapkum kha”SAWADHIKA’

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