Nov 292013

A Taiwan Navy tank-landing vessel arrived Friday in Cebu with 530 tons of relief supplies and equipment for survivors of Super Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan).

Two Philippine ships guided the “Chung He” to port, after which its supplies were unloaded and handed over to the Philippines, Taiwan’s Central News Agency reported.

CNA reported the supplies included canned food, rice, water, clothes, tents, generators, excavation machinery and prefabricated houses.

It added the items were turned over at a ceremony hosted by Taiwan’s deputy representative to the Philippines Chang Tai-lai.

Also on Friday, Taiwan Fertilizer Co. bought 36,000 kilos of domestically grown cabbage that will be exported to the Philippines for charity sale to help Yolanda victims.

CNA said the company already donated NT$2.14 million worth of bottled water to the relief efforts.

Friday’s shipment came after airlifts of more than 150 tons of goods in past weeks to help Yolanda victims.

Taiwan’s government also donated $200,000 to the Philippines in the wake of the typhoon.

Yolanda battered Visayas and Southern Luzon last Nov. 8, leaving more than 5,500 dead. — ELR, GMA News

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