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.
“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.
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