China donated P15 million to the Philippine government on Tuesday, June 27, for the rehabilitation of Marawi City.
President Rodrigo Duterte received the donation from Chinese Amabassador Zhao Jinhua at the Music Room in Malacañang.
“The said donation from China to the Philippines is an example of the flourishing partnership between the two countries and their shared commitment towards sustainable peace in the region,” Malacañang said in a press release.
The donation, the Palace said, would “significantly augment” the current resources of the Department of Health (DOH) and Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) intended for the Marawi rehabilitation and relief operations.
Meanwhile, Malcañang said the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) and the Philippine National Police (PNP) were “tirelessly conducting rigid military operations in the Southern part of Mindanao to bring ISIS sympathizers before the law or else completely eradicate the extremist groups that have spawned therein.”
“While the government does not tolerate terrorists, it looks upon its citizens with regard, staunchly rebuilding Marawi City and bringing those affected to the path of healing,” it said.
As of June 26, DSWD had already spent about P85.53 million worth of assistance to the affected families while P52.03 million was accounted for DOH-provided health services.
Latest government data showed that 82,767 families or 403,052 persons from Marawi have been displaced.