By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga
The Ambassador of the People’s Republic of China to the Philippines has successfully delivered 10,000 bags of relief goods to the victims of super typhoon “Odette” in Negros Occidental, including Bacolod City, recently.
In a post made by Ambassador Huang Xilian on his official Facebook page, he said the Chinese Embassy along with the Filipino-Chinese Community has made relentless efforts to deliver relief operations to the typhoon victims in the province.
Xilian said the donation of 10,000 relief bags include rice, instant noodles, and canned goods.
The distribution took place between December 27 and 30, 2021.
In Bacolod City, Mayor Evelio Leonardia personally attended the turnover of 1,000 bags for typhoons victims.
The distribution in the city was led by the local Filipino-Chinese organizations.
Xilian said other areas that were also in dire need of drinking water also received the much needed supplies.
“With a hopeful heart, I wish for the speedy recovery of these affected regions and may the resilience of Filipinos arise once again. May we all emerge stronger after these trials,” he added.
In total, 49 people in Negros Occidental were killed after “Odette” ravaged the province in the early morning of December 16.
The typhoon also left behind almost P6 billion worth of damages and displaced thousands of Negrenses, especially in the southern part of the province./DGB, WDJ