Taiwan donates US$200,000 to the Philippines for typhoon relief

Focus Taiwan
Date: 11/20/2020
By: Angie Chen and Matthew Mazzetta

​Taiwan representative to the Philippines Michael Hsu (right) presents a donation of US$200,000 to MECO Deputy Resident Representative Gilberto F. Lauengco (left).

Manila, Nov. 20 (CNA) The Manila Economic and Cultural Office in Taipei (MECO) thanked Taiwan on Friday for donating US$200,000 to disaster relief efforts in the Philippines, as the country works to rebuild from damage caused by three major typhoons in recent weeks.

Since October, the Philippines has been hit in succession by typhoons Molave, Goni and Vamco, which have resulted in the deaths of at least 125 people and left hundreds of thousands homeless, according to the country's National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council.

On Friday, Taiwan representative to the Philippines Michael Hsu (徐佩勇) presented MECO with a donation of US$200,000 to go toward humanitarian relief efforts.

The gift was coordinated with the business group Taiwan Association Philippines (TAP), which made a separate donation of PHP70,000 (US$14,504) to those affected by the storms.

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