Additional P298M for COVID-19 from US
The United States is providing an additional P298 million to support the Philippines’ fight against COVID-19, bringing its total assistance to more than P768 million ($15.2 million).
According to the US Embassy, part of its latest assistance is the partnership of the US Agency for International Development with 18 local governments in the country’s hardest-hit areas to promote effective crisis management and implement response plans.
Funding will also support the local governments’ capacity to rapidly disburse emergency funding and supplies, disseminate accurate and timely crisis response information, manage quarantine measures, set up public hand-washing facilities, ensure food supply and support local business recovery.
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