Taiwan Donates Over US$200,000 to the Philippines as Typhoon Aid

The Taiwanese government has donated US$200,000 (₱963,227) while the Taiwan Association, Inc. has donated around US$14,000 (₱700,000) to the Philippines as aid to the victims of the recent typhoons.

The Taiwanese government has donated US$200,000 (₱963,227) while the Taiwan Association, Inc. has donated around US$14,000 (₱700,000) to the Philippines as aid to the victims of the recent typhoons.

In behalf of the Taiwanese government, Taipei Economic and Cultural Office (TECO) Representative Peiyung Hsu personally gave the US$200,000 donation to Manila Economic and Cultural Office (MECO) Vice Chairman Gilberto Lauengco in a hand-over ceremony last Nov. 20.

In the same ceremony, the Taiwanese Association, which is a platform of Taiwanese businessmen in the Philippines, handed the US$14,000 donation to MECO.

TECO said in a statement that the donation serves as “humanitarian assistance for the victims of the recent typhoons,” including Super Typhoon Rolly (internationally known as Typhoon Goni) and Typhoon Ulysses (internationally known as Typhoon Vamco).

“As the closest neighbor of the Philippines, Taiwan expresses its heartfelt condolences to the families which lost their beloved ones in the aforementioned tragic disasters and extends a helping hand to the Philippines for its rehabilitation and recovery work,” TECO stated.

“For that, the people of the Philippines are very grateful for Taiwan’s generosity and friendship,” Lacuengo reportedly said.

The damage to infrastructure caused by the recent typhoons has amounted to over ₱8 billion (US $145,334), according to the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) in the Philippines.

Meanwhile, the Department of Agriculture reports that the damage to agriculture has reached ₱12.3 billion (US $255,379,488).

Editors Note: In the story “TAIWAN-DONATES-PHILIPPINES” sent at: 23.11.2020 11:52.

This is a corrected repeat. The amount was incorrect in the headline. In US$, it’s over 200,000. In Philippine Peso, it’s over 1 million.


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