• Japan delivers P8.2M emergency relief goods for typhoon ‘Ruby’ victims

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    Japanese Ambassador Kazuhide Ishikawa will hand over Japan’s emergency relief goods for the victims of Typhoon Ruby to the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) on Monday.

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    The turnover ceremony will be held at the DSWD in Quezon City at 2 o’clock in the afternoon. The relief goods will be received by DSWD Secretary Corazon Soliman.

    The assistance worth approximately 22 million yen (approximately 8.2 million pesos) aims to alleviate the difficulties of the people affected by the calamity. It includes blankets, sleeping pats, plastic sheets, etc. that will mitigate the difficult living conditions in and around evacuation centers.

    In response to this situation, messages expressing condolences and sympathies were sent earlier from Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to H.E. President Benigno S. Aquino III and from Minister for Foreign Affairs Fumio Kishida to Secretary of Foreign Affairs Albert F. del Rosario.

    The Government of Japan reiterates its commitment in assisting the Philippine Government’s disaster management efforts.

    The emergency assistance was announced last Wednesday, in light of friendly relations between the two nations and in line with the Japanese Government’s commitment to assist the Philippines’ disaster management efforts. PNA

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