Taiwan aids flood-steeped Davao

Taiwan government has donated $200,000 to the Philippines in response to flooding and landslides in the Davao region, which have resulted in the tragic death of over 20 Filipinos and displaced hundreds of thousands of people since early February this year.

On behalf of the people and government of Taiwan, representative Wallace Chow of the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in the Philippines expressed his deep condolences to chairman and resident representative Silvestre Bello III of the Manila Economic and Cultural Office.

The fund supports the Department of Social Welfare and Development of the Philippines in its continuous provision of essential supplies, medical assistance and other forms of support to help the affected families rebuild their homes and return to their normal lives.

“Taiwan’s helping hand to Filipino brothers and sisters in the Davao region during their time of dire need symbolizes a profound spirit of solidarity and friendship between our two nations,” Chow said.

“With Taiwan’s goodwill to help the resilient Filipino spirit, we are confident that brighter days lie ahead.”

The Taiwan government and Teco commit to the Philippines the continuous monitoring of developments and keeping in touch with relevant Philippine government agencies to provide necessary and timely assistance.