China donates P65M for troops wounded in Marawi fighting
By Nestor Corrales
2017-09-13 21:25:30

This picture taken on June 20, 2017 shows Philippines Army soldiers, wounded in the ongoing conflict with Islamist militants in southern Marawi province, recovering at a military hospital in Manila. AFP PHOTO / JOSEPH AGCAOILI 

China on Wednesday donated P65 million to the Philippine government as assistance for the wounded soldiers in Marawi City.

President Rodrigo Duterte witnessed the turnover of the check from Chinese Ambassador to the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) in Malacañang.

“President Duterte said the assistance provided would be of great help to the government as it pursues the final stages of its operations against the Maute terrorists in Mindanao,” the Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO) said in a press release.

He also expressed the Filipino people’s gratitude for China’s continuous assistance to the country during the ongoing rebellion in Marawi, it said.

China donated P15 million in June for the rehabilitation of Marawi City.

It also donated a military aid package which includes rifles and ammunitions intended for the counterterrorism efforts in war-torn City.

Duterte was accompanied by Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana, Foreign Affairs Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano, and AFP Chief of Staff General Eduardo Año.


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