Chinese teams head for Philippines

By Reuters

Nov. 20, 2013

BEIJING – The first batch of China’s emergency rescuers left Beijing for the typhoon-stricken Philippines on Wednesday afternoon.

According to the Foreign Ministry spokesman, the China Red Cross will send emergency medical team and rescue team to the Philippines. The first batch left on Wednesday and the second group will depart on Saturday.

China will also send a medical boat Peace Ark, which belongs to the Chinese navy, to the Philippines, adding the boat, which has good medical rescue capability and maneuverability, will depart soon.

Two batches of Chinese aid for survivors of Typhoon Haiyan arrived in central Philippine city of Cebu and will be sent to Tacloban, one of the worst-hit cities in the central Philippine province of Leyte.

The relief aid includes more than 2,000 tents and 10,000 blankets worth 10 million RMB (or about 1.6 million U.S. dollars).

“This batch of relief goods includes tents and blankets, which we have handed over to the Philippine Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD). The DSWD head has said the Chinese relief goods are very useful. They will distribute some goods to evacuated victims in Cebu, and the rest to victims in the worst-hit area Tacloban,” said Wu Zhengping, counselor of the Economic and Commercial Section of the Chinese Embassy in the Philippines.

The death toll in Typhoon Haiyan has risen to 3,982 as of Tuesday, and the number of injured ballooned to 18,267, according to figures released by the Philippine government.

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  • Kikay Pang0
    20 November 2013 at 8:30 pm - Reply

    That vessel is loaded of supplies.. BBQ Spay Libs and Fly rice ….

  • Noel Garcia
    21 November 2013 at 6:46 am - Reply

    This donation from china is only a centavo versus the yearly earning of china from the Philippines. China is earning $4 Billions of Dollars in Minerals such as Ore, Nickels, Magnetite ect. This doesn’t include the illegal Black Sand Mining of illegal Chinese which deprive taxes for our govt. Shame on you china! If I were you go back and we don’t need your help and it’s too late. To all Pinoys be very caution in eating any Chinese foods in form of relief aids and it’s not healthy and good cause it has a lot of bad bacteria. Even Chinese people in china doesn’t eat their processed foods and they know that it’s not good for their help.

  • Noel Garcia
    21 November 2013 at 10:56 am - Reply

    Finally Philippines is the source of income of china from free trades and illegal black sand mining all over the Philippine Archipelago. This is the handiworks of our corrupt Senators and Congressman who received bribery from Chinese. That’s why Filipinos remains poor because a lot of people are greedy!!!!!! First war in Zambo city then Bohol Earthquake then follow by Yolanda devastation in the Visayas region and what next????? Marikina fault line will move tremendously and a 7 or higher earthquake intensity will be generated and will give Manila a final grant devastation more serious than Yolanda. God bless the Philippines.