The Department of Social and Welfare and Development (DSWD) has received rice donation from the Government of the Republic of Korea for the country’s response to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic.
DSWD Secretary Rolando Joselito D. Bautista received the donation from Korean Ambassador to the Philippines Han Dong-man in a simple turnover ceremony on July 17.
The donation is a total of 200 metric tons of locally-produced and well-milled rice with an estimate worth almost P10 million. The rice stocks were sourced from Filipino farmers groups from Western Visayas and will be distributed to an estimated 33,334 households or 166,670 individuals.
Bautista expressed his gratitude to the Government of the Republic of Korea for the aid and emphasized that the donation represents the goodwill and warm-heartedness of the South Korean people towards Filipinos.
“During these trying times, we emerge stronger because of our robust partnership and unwavering engagement,” he said. AAC
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