President Rodrigo Duterte today witnessed the turnover of check worth PHP65 million donated by the Chinese government for soldiers who sustained injuries in the conflict in Marawi City.
Chinese Ambassador to the Philippines Zhao Jianhua handed over the check to the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) at Malacañang Palace.
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 also expressed the Filipino people’s gratitude for China’s continuous assistance to the country during the ongoing rebellion in the Islamic city.
Duterte assured that the donations received by his administration would be put to good use.