On behalf of the Republic of
Korea, H.E. Ambassador HAN Dong-man on Thursday, September 20, handed over to
Senator Richard Gordon, Chairman of the Philippine Red Cross (PRC), the amount
of US$300,000 (around Php15 million) as humanitarian aid to assist in the
emergency relief operations in communities affected by Typhoon Mangkhut
(Ompong). The hand-over ceremony was made at the PRC Tower in Mandaluyong City.
Ambassador HAN extended to
Chairman Gordon his deep sympathy to the Philippines and its people for the
casualties and injuries caused by the typhoon and expressed the
solidarity with the people of the Philippines.
HAN said that the Republic of Korea appreciates the Philippines’ support during
the Korean War, by sending more than 7,400 soldiers. He emphasized that Korea
will never forget the noble and great sacrifice of the Filipino veterans.
Ambassador HAN added that there is a Korean saying, "A friend in need is a
friend indeed," and that Seoul regards Manila as a close friend.
Ambassador HAN hopes that
this contribution will help relieve the suffering of the affected Filipino
communities and assist in their quickest possible recovery from this tragedy. Chairman Gordon expressed his appreciation for