China donates P10M for Batanes quake victims

China donates P10M for Batanes quake victims

Foreign help is now coming in for the earthquakes with magnitude 5.4 and 5.9 struck several areas in Itbayat, Batanes.
Aside from the national, provincial governments, Red Cross, and from private entities, foreign entities have also extended their help.

The Chinese embassy in Manila is donating P10 million in humanitarian aid for quake-hit Batanes.
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"The Chinese government expresses its deepest sympathy and condolences to those affected families and decided to donate PHP10 million to aid the victims and support the Philippine government in its efforts to rebuild Batanes and help local residents return to normal life," the Embassy said in a prepared statement
The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) in its latest report, said at least 2,963 individuals were affected by the seismic events, a total of nine were killed and 64 were injured. Total damages are reported to be worth P47 million.

"The Embassy of the People’s Republic of China in the Philippines believes that, under the strong leadership of President Rodrigo Roa Duterte and the government of the Philippines, the Philippine people will overcome the disaster and rebuild their homeland as soon as possible," the Chinese Embassy said.

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Report from PNA

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