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Taiwan donated 1000 metric tons of rice to Philippines

Philippines' Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) received a thousand metric tons of rice from Taiwan's donation.

Manila Economic and Cultural Office (MECO) Chairman Silvestre Bello III led the turnover of more than 30,000 bags of rice received by DSWD Undersecretary for Disaster Management Diana Cajipe at an NFA warehouse in Valenzuela City.

Bello said the donation is a result of the strong relationship between the Philippines and Taiwan.

He said to expect an additional 1,000 metric tons of rice next month coming from Taiwan. Cajipe will immediately distribute the rice donations.

"The donation from MECO, we are very grateful na we have identified, DSWD. Definitely ito pong bigas that was donated to us will not only be used for sa disaster but giving of these to those na nangangailangan particularly to relieve hunger. And mga beneficiaries that would definitely na makinabang dito sa bigas, because rice is one of the goods that is needed right now and very timely po ang donation ng MECO ng rice to the DSWD," Cajipe said.

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