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Taiwan donates P6M to ‘Sendong’ victims

Rappler.com
The amount is meant to assist relief efforts, said the Taiwanese government.

MANILA, Philippines – Taiwan has donated US $150,000 (or about P6.6M) to the Philippine government to help victims of floods brought by tropical storm “Sendong” (Washi).

In a news release, Taiwan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs indicated the amount aims to help those affected resume their normal lives soonest.
 
The release was posted in Chinese on the MOFA website (http://www.mofa.gov.tw/webapp/content.asp?cuItem=55911&mp=1).
 
A separate report on Taiwan’s Central News Agency said the amount is to assist post-disaster relief efforts.
 
On the other hand, the CNA report said Taiwan’s Foreign Ministry also sent condolences to the people of the Philippines over the tragedy (http://focustaiwan.tw/ShowNews/WebNews_Detail.aspx?Type=aALL&ID=201112200009).
 
“Sendong” battered Mindanao and Visayas over the weekend. Among the hardest hit areas were Cagayan de Oro and Iligan Cities.
 
As of Tuesday morning, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council said at least 957 people had been killed. – Rappler.com

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