The representative of the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office (TECO) in the Philippines, Ambassador Raymond L.S. Wang flew to Tacloban City to assess the situation and needs of the families hit by super typhoon Yolanda.
Wang was accompanied by members of the Filipino-Chinese Cultural and Economic Association (FCCEA).
The TECO official met with Tacloban Mayor Alfred Romualdez and military commander Lt. Gen. Jet B. Velarmind to get information on the situation in the province and to discuss the additional aid urgently needed to boost the ongoing relief operations in the area.
Wang shared with Romualdez Taiwan’s disaster and reconstruction plan after Taiwan was hit by typhoon Morakot. The mayor expressed his thanks to the Taiwanee government for the financial and humanitarian aid it provided to the victims.
Romualdez said they hope to continue providing food, drinking water, temporary shelters, mobile toilets, rain coats, and other essential supplies to the typhoon victims.
Ambassador Wang also met with Romeo Fajardo of the Philippine National Disaster Coordinating Council to know the status of relief and rehabilitation efforts in the province. In addition, the TECO representative paid a visit to the volunteers of the Taiwan Tzu Chi Foundation who are providing relief and medical services to the survivors.
Wang reiterated his condolences and sympathy to the victims and gave assurances that his government will continue to coordinate with charitable organizations such as the Tzu Chi Foundation and the Taiwan Red Cross and utilize all available resources to help in the disaster relief missions in the Philippines.