China Donates P90 Million in the Philippines Relief Effort on Bagyong Lawin


The national government of China revealed on Monday that it has awarded a total of P90-million typhoon aid to the Philippines as part of their relief efforts in various areas hit by super typhoon Lawin (Haima).


Bagyong Lawin devastated some provinces in Northern Luzon and putting some municipalities isolated but because of the effort of the Local Government Units (LGUs) and the DSWD under Sec. Judy Taguiwalo, those far-flung areas where reached earlier than expected.

According to the Chinese Embassy in Manila, the government of China committed 5 million RMB (P35 million) to Philippine Disaster relief efforts. The embassy also noted that they donated an additional P50-million aid for farmers and fishermen in typhoon-affected regions.

Aside from the above-mentioned donations, an additional $100,000 will also be provided by the Red Cross Society of China to the Philippines "Up to now, the overall of aid from Chinese side is about 90 million pesos," the Chinese embassy said in a statement.

The Chinese Embassy added further that "The Chinese side is confident that under the leadership of President [Rodrigo] Duterte, people in the stricken areas will overcome the calamity and return to their normal work and lives as soon as possible," it added.

For the DSWD, Sec. Judy Taguiwalo stated that the Philippines welcomes any assistance from foreign governments and organizations, as long as the aid had no accompanying conditions. 

Social Welfare and Development Secretary Judy Taguiwalo, backtracking on her earlier statement that Philippine typhoon relief efforts did not need foreign assistance, had said that the country welcomes any assistance from foreign governments and organizations, as long as the aid had no accompanying conditions.

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