Taiwan sends more relief goods to typhoon victims


On Tuesday the Republic of China (Taiwan) dispatched two more C-130 Hercules cargo planes to deliver 15 tons of relief goods to Mactan International Airport.

These relief goods were collected from various humanitarian organizations in Taiwan like the Tzu Chi Foundation that swiftly answered the call of the Taiwanese  government to continuously reach out to the victims of Typhoon Yolanda. The two aircrafts landed in Cebu at 3 p.m. laso on Tuesday. These goods will be delivered to typhoon-ravaged Or-moc City and Tacloban City.

Since, Nov.10, the Taiwan government has donated $200,000 (P8.6 million) in cash and dispatched 14 ROC Air Force C-130’s carrying more than 100 tons of relief goods, including ready-to-eat food, blankets, and tents worth $1.8million. The ROC government will also further donate 80 tons of rice to the affected areas with the help of the Taiwan Business Association. Aside from this, the Filipino-Chinese Cultural and Economic Association (FCCEA) will donate 10,000 packs of relief goods amounting to P1.5 million.

As the Philippines’ closest neighbor, Taiwan will continue to work closely with NGOs and relevant government units through its representative office, Taipei Economic and Cultural Office (TECO), in order to extend all necessary assistance to affected areas.


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