China gives P15m for rehab, relief of Marawi

CHINA has donated P15 million for relief operations and the rehabilitation of war-torn Marawi City, Malacañang said Tuesday. 

Chinese Ambassador Zhao Jinhua presented the check for the donation to President Rodrigo Duterte.

The money is expected to augment the resources of the Health and Social Welfare departments, the agencies spearheading various health and welfare operations in Marawi.

DONATION. President Rodrigo Roa Duterte poses for a photo with (from left) Chinese Ambassador to the Philippines Zhao Jianhua, Social Welfare Development Secretary Judy Taguiwalo and Health Undersecretary Herminigildo Valle during a simple turnover of the P15-million check donated by the Chinese government at the Music Room in Malacañan Palace yesterday. The check is intended for the rehabilitation of Marawi City. Presidential Photo
“The donation from China to the Philippines is an example of the flourishing partnership between the two countries and their shared commitment towards sustainable peace in the region,” the Palace said in a statement. 

The P15-million aide, Beijing will also be extending military assistance to aid the troops in their pursuit of the Islamic State-inspired terrorist groups. 

As of June 26, Social Welfare had already spent P85.53 million for provisions like food packs, hygiene and dignity kits, kitchen utensils and tents for the affected families.

The Health department has spent P52.03 million  for health services including medical check-ups, immunizations, medicines, mental and psychosocial services as well as food and water.

Some 82,767 families or 403,052 people from Marawi have been displaced by the crisis, including residents from 20 Lanao del Sur municipalities and two Lanao del Norte municipalities.

Topics: China , Chinese Ambassador Zhao Jinhua , relief operations , rehabilitation , Marawi City
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