By: Lin Hsing-chien and Maria Tsai
Manila Aug. 21 (CNA) Taiwan Association Philippines and an expatriate association
donated 20 ton of rice to disadvantaged Filipinos in Manila, the capital city of the Philippines, on Thursday, to assist local residents who live in severe poverty.
TAP honorary director Huang Shih-mo (黃世模), Taiwanese officials stationed in Manila and leaders of local Taiwanese communities, presented the rice to Manila Mayor Joseph Estrada at the city government office.
Estrada, who was president of the Philippines from 1998 to 2001, expressed his gratitude to Taiwan and Taiwanese expatriates for their kindness. [FULL STORY]