– The Philippine Government donated US$200,000.00 to the Government and people of China affected by the recent earthquakes that hit China’s southwestern provinces of Yunnan and Guizhou as a gesture of support and friendship.
The ceremonial handover of the donation was held during the courtesy call of Chinese Vice Foreign Minister Fu Ying on Secretary of Foreign Affairs Albert F. del Rosario on October 19.
On September 7, two major earthquakes measuring 5.6 and 5.7 and several aftershocks hit Yunnan and Guizhou Provinces in southwestern China, causing the death of 80 and injuring more than 800 others.
Thousands of people were evacuated and were in need of relocation. Direct economic losses from the tremors were estimated at more than half a billion dollars, as reported by China’s state media Xinhua. END