China aids wounded troops in Marawi City; donates P65M

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China uplifted the morale of troops in Marawi City by donating P65 million on Wednesday to the Philippine government as support for the wounded soldiers in Marawi City.

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

In a press release, as disclosed in an Inquirer news story, the Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO) stated, “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 PCOO also added that the President expressed the Filipino people’s gratitude to China for its unceasing aid to the country with the ongoing insurgence in Marawi.

China had also donated P15 million last June for rebuilding Marawi City. In addition to monetary assistance, China also donated a military aid package which includes rifles and ammunition intended for the counter terrorism efforts in the City.

Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana was also present during the turnover, along with Foreign Affairs Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano, and AFP Chief of Staff General Eduardo Año.

Responding to calls for help, the Philippine Daily Inquirer is also extending relief efforts to victims of the a*****s in Marawi City.

In-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, [email protected] and Bianca Kasilag-Macahilig at 897-8808 local 352, [email protected]

For donation from overseas: Inquirer Foundation Corp account: Inquirer Foundation Corp. Banco De Oro (BDO) Current Account No: 007960018860 Swift Code: BNORPHMM With joint efforts, Marawi City is hoping to regain its dignity and reputation as a peace-loving city.