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China donates P65 million for medical care of Marawi troops

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By Genalyn Kabiling 

In another sign of improving ties with the Philippines, the government of China has donated P65 million for the treatment of soldiers injured in the fighting in Marawi City.

China donates P65M for treatment of wounded soldiers in Marawi; Ambassador Zhao Jianhua (left) turns over check to Armed Forces chief of staff Gen. Eduardo Año (2nd from right) (PCO / MANILA BULLETIN)

China donates P65M for treatment of wounded soldiers in Marawi; Ambassador Zhao Jianhua (left) turns over check to Armed Forces chief of staff Gen. Eduardo Año (2nd from right)
(PCO / MANILA BULLETIN)

The latest donation from China was offered by Chinese Ambassador to the Philippines Zhao Jianhua during a meeting with President Duterte in Malacañang on Wednesday. Duterte witnessed the turnover of the check to Armed Forces chief of staff Gen. Eduardo Año.

“Chinese Ambassador to the Philippines Zhao Jianhua handed over a P65-million worth of check for wounded-in-action soldiers in the ongoing siege in Marawi City,” the Palace statement read.

The President extended his gratitude to China for the latest assistance to government troops, especially those recovering from injuries in Marawi City.

“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,” he said.

“He also expressed the Filipino people’s gratitude for China’s continuous assistance to the country during the ongoing rebellion in the Islamic city,” he added.

Back in June, China donated P15 million to the Philippine government for the rehabilitation of war-torn Marawi City.

It also sent a shipment of high-powered assault and sniper rifles and ammunition to the Armed Forces during the same month.

The President decided to send the China-made weapons to the soldiers battling terrorists in Marawi.

“The Chief Executive assured that the donations received by his administration would be put to good use,” the Palace said.

Also present in the meeting were Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana and Foreign Affairs Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano.

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  • tarikan

    Wow, thank you China kahit kakaunti (P65-M) marami nang magagamot na sundalo nyan. But weeks before this there was a news report: The US through USAID donated equipment (water purifiers, generator sets, blankets, etc), food, and medicines worth $50-M (could be $100-M, not sure) for Marawi’s rehabilitation.

    • curatolo

      The donation of the US govt. is for the refugees of the Marawi war. The one given by China is for the soldiers who were hurt during the war.

      • tarikan

        Yes, got it. Two different recipients: China’s aid to wounded AFP soldiers. US’ aid to Marawi refugees. But did you see the glaring difference in amount? Fcukien Chinese kuripot may masabi lang na nagbigay aid kapalit ng Spratlys and Scarborough shoal.

        • curatolo

          The glaring differencew of the amount is , the US aid includes the recovery of Marawi City. The Chinese contribution is only for the wounded soldiers caused by the war. It does not include any propertry recovery for the soldiers. Thats the big difference of the amount.

          • tarikan

            Haay Mr. curatolo, you are emphasizing the obvious, ika nga. What I meant was, yung China kung ibig nyang magpasikat sa Pinas/kay PaGong eh maanong sagutin nya ang rehabilitation ng kalahati ng barangay sa Marawi. Kalahati rin sa Kano. Then they can boast that what the Kano could do they could do as well if not better. Haay talaga, heard of defective MRT trains made in China? And PaGong wanted to purchase military equipment from there. Ok brand new nga pero disposable harharhar!

  • curatolo

    Kanino kaya “paid to ” ang cheke at saan idedeposit na account ito?

    • MaMu TaKu

      sa akin cguro

  • Paul Parenas

    “In another sign of improving ties with the Philippines, the government of China has donated P65 million for the treatment of soldiers injured in the fighting in Marawi City.”

    How about the families of soldiers killed in combat? Those soldiers gave their lives for the country! PRRD should make sure a portion of the P95 million be paid to families of soldiers killed in combat……….

  • JohnYouAreSoCorrect

    The US recently gave a much bigger donation, almost 10X as big, with no strings attached.
    This Chinese donation is to keep Filipinos from caring about the islands & seas that China is stealing, areas which are worth many TRILLIONS of pesos.

  • Victorino Villaflor

    This is an excellent example of affirmative and progressive diplomacy. The more countries you befriend, the more your country will receive help and assistance. Befriending China and other countries which were ignored by the previous administration is a big factor that these new friends will help if help is needed. During Cory’s term, she ignored other countries other than the U.S. Tabako Fidel was friendly to many heads of state but left it there. He was behaving more of a travelling diplomat who travelled in many countries for 6 years. Erap was neutral in every subject mentioning diplomacy. It was during the term of Mrs. Gloria Arroyo when diplomacy was initiated between China and the Philippines. Mrs. Arroyo travelled several times to China both as a state visitor and a working visitor. During the PNoy term, it was so much like her mothers diplomatic style which is always to entertain the U.S. first before others. He even quarreled with China. Following the lead of Mrs. Arroyo, President Duterte paid extra attention towards China and the result is so successful that the U.S. is even jealous. Notice that when material and monetary aid from China came flowing towards the Philippines, the U. S. suddenly paid more attention towards the Philippines than before. In short, President Rody Duterte is an expert diplomat and our country benefits from his expertise and wisdom.

  • Humming Bird

    There are no free lunches. China wants Philippines islands in return.