BREAKING NEWS! Marawi gets P25-M donation from India

MANILA, Philippines – The government of India has donated P25-M for the rehabilitation and relief efforts of Marawi City which has been devastated by ongoing terrorist siege since May.

In a statement dated July 11, the Embassy of India in Manila announced the donation ($500,000) as an immediate assistance for the rehabilitation of the conflict-torn city in Mindanao.

“External Affairs Minister, Sushma Swaraj, had spoken to His Excellency, Alan Peter Cayetano, and Foreign Secretary of the Republic of the Philippines on July 6 when she had conveyed her deepest sympathies and condolences over the tragic loss of life and property in the city of Marawi,” the statement read.

“Minister Swaraj expressed the solidarity of the people of India with the Filipino people in their fight against terrorism and offered India’s assistance to supplement the ongoing rehabilitation efforts,” it added.

Other countries who extended support and financial assistance to the Philippines following the Marawi conflict are South Korea, which donated P5-M; and China, which sent P15-M for the relief operations and rehabilitation of the city.

The European Union has also pledged P49 million in humanitarian aid to Marawi despite President Rodrigo Duterte’s early decision to reject aid from the organization.


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