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Thailand turns over $100,000 donation for PHL flood victims

September 17, 2012 8:20am
Life goes on amid the floods
Life goes on amid the floods. A group of men wheel a coffin through a flooded street of Valenzuela City on Saturday for burial at a nearby cemetery. Continuous monsoon rains spawned by Typhoon Karen flooded many parts of Metro Manila. GMA News
The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said the Thailand Embassy in Manila turned over a $100,000 (P4.168 million) donation from Thailand.

DFA Secretary Albert del Rosario received the donation from Thai Embassy in Manila Chargé d' Affaires Thanis Na Songkhla at a turnover ceremony at the DFA in Pasay City.
 
"The donation will be forwarded to the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC)," the DFA said in a news release last week. 
 
Also present at the ceremony were Second Secretary Orawee Supawatin of the Thai Embassy, Executive Director Antonio Morales of the Office of the Undersecretary for Special and Ocean Concerns (OUSOC), Director Maria Anna Lilia De Vera of the Office of Asian and Pacific Affairs, and Special Assistant Jabbar Adiong of OUSOC.
 
Del Rosario thanked the Thai government and people of Thailand for the donation.
 
He said Thailand's assistance "will go a long way towards helping the flood victims recover from the calamity."  

Several Filipinos were affected by the flash floods caused by heavy monsoon rain that swamped Metro Manila and other parts of Luzon.
 
Many are still affected by flood-related diseases such as leptospirosis. - VVP, GMA News
 
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