10.4 C
Munich
Sunday, May 16, 2021

Aussie aid to PH typhoon response reaches P35-M

Must read

‘Jukebox King’ Victor Wood passes away

MANILA, Philippines — Filipino jukebox king Victor Wood died on 23 April due to COVID-19 complications. He was 74.  According...

World Easter United Worship: “The true meaning of the resurrection…for justifying us”

On Easter on April 4th, the '2021 World Easter United Worship' was held hosted by the Christian Leaders Fellowship (CLF). The joint...

Trump’s acquittal is a sign of ‘constitutional rot’ – partisanship overriding principles

By John E. Finn, Wesleyan University The Senate’s decision to acquit former President Donald Trump in his second impeachment...

Joe Biden sends a clear message to the watching world – America’s back

By Scott Lucas, University of Birmingham Politics doesn’t have to be a raging fire destroying everything in its path

MANILA – The Australian government’s assistance since the devastating Super Typhoon Rolly and Typhoon Ulysses hit the Philippines reached PHP35 million, Australian Ambassador Steven Robinson said on Tuesday.

“We now have about a million Australian dollars (PHP35.3 million) in contribution to typhoon response, but the point of all these is not really the amount but the principle that when the Philippines is in difficulty, Australia will stand by with the Philippines– always has, always will,” he said in an interview.

Before “Rolly”, Canberra prepositioned “a whole range of supplies” in the Philippines in partnership with the government and the Red Cross.

“So within a very short time about 48 hours maybe even less of Typhoon Rolly hitting, we were able to release about 6 and half million pesos worth of prepositioned supplies,” Robinson said.

After the United Nations appealed for Typhoon Rolly assistance, which was eventually expanded for “Ulysses”-affected areas, Canberra announced around PHP28 million more for the Philippine disaster response.

The additional aid will be coursed through the UN World Food Programme to help affected communities provide for their families and repair their homes.

“We will also support health services and counseling for vulnerable women and girls through local partners,” he said in a prior tweet.

Robinson visited Albay together with UN Resident Coordinator in the Philippines Mr. Gustavo González November 8, a week after Typhoon Rolly’s torrential rains triggered massive flooding in the province.

“We went by car down to the most affected area of Tiwi, which was just extraordinary. I’ve never seen a typhoon hit before and it was really heart-wrenching,” he said.

On November 9, the envoy said González launched an appeal for the Typhoon Rolly, now broadened for the Typhoon Ulysses. (Source: Joyce Ann L. Rocamora/PNA)


Featured image:
AUSSIE AID. Australian Ambassador Steven Robinson grants media interviews at the sidelines of the Macquarie-Investing in Women RISE Fund launch in the Philippines at the Raffles Makati on Tuesday (Nov. 17, 2020). Robinson said the Australian government’s assistance since the devastating Super Typhoon Rolly and Typhoon Ulysses hit the Philippines reached PHP35 million. 
(Photo by Joyce Ann L. Rocamora/PNA)

More articles

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

- Advertisement -

Latest article

‘Jukebox King’ Victor Wood passes away

MANILA, Philippines — Filipino jukebox king Victor Wood died on 23 April due to COVID-19 complications. He was 74.  According...

World Easter United Worship: “The true meaning of the resurrection…for justifying us”

On Easter on April 4th, the '2021 World Easter United Worship' was held hosted by the Christian Leaders Fellowship (CLF). The joint...

Trump’s acquittal is a sign of ‘constitutional rot’ – partisanship overriding principles

By John E. Finn, Wesleyan University The Senate’s decision to acquit former President Donald Trump in his second impeachment...

Joe Biden sends a clear message to the watching world – America’s back

By Scott Lucas, University of Birmingham Politics doesn’t have to be a raging fire destroying everything in its path

Aussie aid to PH typhoon response reaches P35-M

MANILA – The Australian government's assistance since the devastating Super Typhoon Rolly and Typhoon Ulysses hit the Philippines reached PHP35 million, Australian Ambassador...