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China gives $100,000 more for Ondoy victims

First Posted 18:30:00 09/29/2009

MANILA, Philippines?China on Tuesday gave an additional $100,000 (about P4.7 million) in cash for humanitarian disaster assistance to victims of typhoon Ondoy.

Together with an earlier donation of $10,000 and the Chinese company Huawei Technologies Philippines Inc.?s contribution of $30,000, the total contribution of China has reached $140,000 (or about P6.6 million), according to the Chinese embassy here.

Huawei Philippines? president Yang Hua presented the check to Vice President Noli De Castro at the National Day Reception celebrating the 60th founding anniversary of the People?s Republic of China on Monday at Makati Shangri-La.

De Castro thanked the company for its donation paid to the Philippine National Red Cross.

Huawei Technologies Philippines Inc., which operates here in Manila, is a branch of Huawei Technologies, a Chinese telecom solutions provider.

Aside from China, three other countries have made similar contributions for Ondoy victims, including the United States ($100,000 or about P4.7 million), Japan ($220,000 of goods or about P10.34 million), and Australia (A$1 million or about P40 million).

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