Taiwan donates aid for post-typhoon reconstruction in Philippines
Organization: Department of International Cooperation Publish Date: 2016-11-28 09:28
Sources: Focus Taiwan; Taiwan News
Taiwan has donated one million Philippine pesos (US$20,000) as well as materials to Philippine Batanes for post-typhoon reconstruction. Gary Song-huann Lin, Taiwan's representative to the Philippines, made the donation to Batanes Governor Marilou Cayco at a ceremony held at the provincial government square on Nov. 23, 2016.
Taiwanese fishing vessels often sail to Batanes for supplies and maintenance during the March-June fishing season each year and receive friendly assistance from the people there. It is time to show humanitarian concern from our country by helping with reconstruction after Typhoon Meranti hit the archipelago province hard in September, Lin said.
Cayco expressed appreciation for the donation, saying that the move demonstrates the solid friendship between the peoples of the two sides.