His Majesty Carl XVI Gustaf, King of Sweden, will donate over P4 million to victims affected by typhoon Yolanda which devastated entire towns in the Visayas in November last year.
After visiting Tacloban on Sunday and seeing the devastation there, the King decided to donate the amount from the World Scout Foundation, which will be used for disaster-preparedness training.
The King, who is also honorary chairman of the World Scout Foundation, was recently honored by the Boy Scout of the Philippines (BSP) in Los Baños, Laguna province during his visit there last Saturday.
BSP offered the King the Mt. Makiling Award, the highest award given by the BSP. The award is conferred on visiting presidents, kings, queens, and head of states.
The event was led by Vice President and BSP President Jejomar Binay and was joined by about 7,000 boy scouts from National Capital Region and Southern Luzon.
Also during the event, the King vowed to continue supporting scouting in the country.
The King and his team arrived in the country last Friday for a series of scouting-related activities including youth development and environment protection.