The People’s Republic of China announced that it has donated millions to the Philippines on October 24 in the evening.
“It is for the disaster relief of farmers and fishermen in the affected regions,” stressed by Chinese Ambassador to the Philippines Zhao Jianhua.
Aside from the P50 million, another P35 million has also committed by China to the Philippines for anti-disaster efforts.
Another $100,000 for humanitarian will also be provided by the Red Cross Society of China.
Along with this announcement, a photo of Chinese Ambassador to the Philippines JianHua handing a piece of paper to the Philippine President a piece of paper in Malacañang released by the Chinese embassy to reports.
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Moreover the Chinese embassy said around 10pm on Monday the Chinese side is confident that under the leadership of President Duterte, people in the stricken areas will overcome the calamity and return to their normal lives as soon as possible.
“The Chinese President Xi Jinping already expressed his sympathies and condolences to Duterte during their bilateral talks in Beijing on October 20,” the embassy further added.
Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi also expressed his sympathies to Philippine Foreign Secretary Perfecto Yasay Jr.
Social Welfare Secretary Judy Taguiwalo said the Philippines is not seeking foreign donations for areas affected by Typhoon Karen (Sarika) and Typhoon Lawin (Haima) because funds are enough then the donation from China came in.
The Philippines is still open to receive foreign donations for disaster victims, as long as donors impose no condition, Taguiwalo further said.