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US gives P200M to help Mindanao vs COVID-19

/ 04:00 AM June 06, 2020

The United States government will provide an additional P201 million ($4 million) to help support vulnerable populations in Mindanao in the fight against the new coronavirus disease pandemic (COVID-19).

The US Embassy in Manila said US Ambassador Sung Kim promised the aid during a virtual meeting on Tuesday with Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao officials, led by Chief Minister Ahod Balawag “Al Haj Murad” Ebrahim.

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Kim reiterated the US commitment to partner with the Philippines to address COVID-19 in the region.

“The US and the Philippines have met and overcome many challenges together, and I am confident that working together, we will overcome this challenge as well,” the embassy quoted Kim as saying. —Jerome Aning

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