China donates P15M for Marawi rehabilitation
The Chinese government on Tuesday donated P15 million for the relief operations and rehabilitation of strife-torn Marawi City, Malacañang said.
Chinese Amabassador Zhao Jinhua gave Duterte the P15-million check donation. The turnover was also witnessed by Foreign Affairs Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano and Social Welfare Secretary Judy Taguiwalo.
In a statement, the Palace said the donation “will significantly augment the resources of the Department of Health (DOH) and Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD)” for health and welfare operations in Marawi and other areas.
It said 264,000 displaced individuals had sought refuge in areas outside of Marawi City since the fighting in the Islamic City broke out on May 23.
“The said donation from China to the Philippines is an example of the flourishing partnership between the two countries and their shared commitment towards sustainable peace in the region,” the statement said.
Earlier, Malacañang announced Beijing would turn over “urgent” military assistance to the government on Wednesday (June 28, 2017). /atm/SFM
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