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PH Congress to send aid to Turkiye

PH Congress to send aid to Turkiye By Kate Shiene Austria QUEZON CITY --- The Philippine Red Cross receives the P10 million donation from the House of Representatives on Tuesday, February 14, at the Batasang Pambansa. The lower house of the legislative department swiftly responded to the call for the donation to aid quake-stricken Türkiye. Chairman Gordon noted that it is fitting that one of the first to answer the call for the Turkey appeal is the House of Representatives led by Speaker Ferdinand Martin G. Romualdez. Speaker Romualdez is from Leyte which is one of the provinces that was badly hit by Haiyan in 2013. During that time, Türkiye was also the first to send aid to the Philippines. “This donation from Congress is a very important gesture to show Türkiye our solidarity as they showed us in Haiyan. The donation is critical, especially during this time because this is the coldest time of the year for the affected regions. We cannot begin to imagine what our Turkish brothers and sisters are going through, those who survived the quake and are left without shelter out in the cold facing freezing conditions,” said Chairman and CEO Richard J. Gordon. PRC Governors Carissa Coscolluela and Rachel Arenas as well as other Representatives were also present during the turnover ceremony. (KSAA - PIA CPSD with information from PRC) Source: Photo courtesy of Philippine Information Agency

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