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China donates P65M for troops wounded in Marawi fighting

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China donates P65M for troops wounded in Marawi fighting

/ 09:25 PM September 13, 2017
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This picture taken on June 20, 2017 shows Philippines Army soldiers, wounded in the ongoing conflict with Islamist militants in southern Marawi province, recovering at a military hospital in Manila. AFP PHOTO / JOSEPH AGCAOILI 

China on Wednesday donated P65 million to the Philippine government as assistance for the wounded soldiers in Marawi City.

President Rodrigo Duterte witnessed the turnover of the check from Chinese Ambassador to the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) in Malacañang.

“President Duterte said the assistance provided would be of great help to the government as it pursues the final stages of its operations against the Maute terrorists in Mindanao,” the Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO) said in a press release.

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He also expressed the Filipino people’s gratitude for China’s continuous assistance to the country during the ongoing rebellion in Marawi, it said.

China donated P15 million in June for the rehabilitation of Marawi City.

It also donated a military aid package which includes rifles and ammunitions intended for the counterterrorism efforts in war-torn City.

Duterte was accompanied by Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana, Foreign Affairs Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano, and AFP Chief of Staff General Eduardo Año.

 

Inquirer calls for support for the victims in Marawi City

Responding to appeals for help, the Philippine Daily Inquirer is extending its relief to victims of the attacks in Marawi City

Cash donations may be deposited in the Inquirer Foundation Corp. Banco De Oro (BDO) Current Account No: 007960018860.

Inquiries may be addressed to Inquirer’s Corporate Affairs office through Connie Kalagayan at 897-4426, ckalagayan@inquirer.com.ph and Bianca Kasilag-Macahilig at 897-8808 local 352, bkasilag@inquirer.com.ph.

For donation from overseas:

Inquirer Foundation Corp account:

Inquirer Foundation Corp. Banco De Oro (BDO) Current Account No: 007960018860

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