US provides PH P269-M COVID-19 aid after Trump called Duterte

US provides PH P269-M COVID-19 aid after Trump called Duterte

And now we are knowing the details of what transpired during that call.

United States of America (USA) government under President Donald Trump is donating an additional P269 million to the Philippines for coronavirus rapid response effortsthis was revealed by the US Embassy in Manila.

This follows the previous announcement done last month about the P204 million donation. The latest donation would bring the total US assistance to more than P470 million.

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte and US President Donald Trump
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The said US donation will support lab and specimen transport systems and ramped up case tracing and disease surveillance, according to the US Embassy in a statement on Wednesday.

The said donation will also help train Filipino and international experts in risk communications, infection prevention and control, hand-washing and hygiene programs and community-level preparedness and response.

The US government has invested more than P228 billion in total assistance to the Philippines in the past 20 years, including P29 billion to support the Philippine public health system, the embassy said.

US President Donald Trump offered additional assistance for coronavirus response to President Rodrigo Duterte when they spoke by telephone over the weekend.

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