Philippines donates $200,000 to China

As a gesture of support and friendship, the Philippine government on Friday donated US$200,000* to the government of China for victims of the recent earthquakes.

According to the Department of Foreign Affairs, the ceremonial handover of the donation was held during the courtesy call of Chinese vice foreign minister Fu Ying on DFA secretary Albert del Rosario on October 19.

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Two major earthquakes measuring 5.6 and 5.7 magnitude and several aftershocks hit Yunnan and Guizhou provinces in southwestern China on September 7, leaving 80 persons dead and 800 others injured.

* Equivalent to P8.2 Million if US$1 = P41.