Gordon thanks South Korea for P10-M aid for typhoon victims

  • PRC chairman and CEO Senator Richard Gordon thanked the South Korean government for their donation to its typhoon relief efforts
  • Gordon personally accepted the check worth nearly PHP10-million or USD200,000 from outgoing South Korean Ambassador to the Philippines Han Dong Man
  • The South Korea government has been committed in providing aid to the Philippines during times of calamities

Philippine Red Cross (PRC) chairman and CEO Senator Richard Gordon extended his gratitude to the South Korea government for their generous donation as assistance for families and communities affected by Super Typhoon Rolly and Ulysses.

Image by PRC via Facebook

Gordon personally accepted SoKor’s check for donation of nearly PHP10-million or USD200,000 from outgoing South Korean Ambassador to the Philippines Han Dong Man.

“We thank you for the humanitarian aid and we will make sure that this will go directly to the people. Kamsahamnida!” Gordon said.

Gordon also expressed his and the PRC’s gratitude to the outgoing SoKor ambassador for the numerous donations made by their government.

“You have done so much to further strengthen the ties between our nations which will definitely be a legacy. On behalf of the staff and volunteers of the Philippine Red Cross, we wish you safety on your next journey and a life full of happiness ahead. You will always have a second home in the Philippines,” he said.

On Facebook, the PRC also shared a photo of Gordon and Ambassador Han as they did the popular finger-heart gesture.

Part of its caption stated, “Indeed, finger hearts are in order as you send your love and support to all our kababayans!”

Image by PRC via Facebook

The South Korea government has been committed in providing aid to the Philippines during times of calamities. When Mindanao was jolted by a series of earthquakes, SoKor donated PHP5 million for the PRC’s Mindanao Earthquake Recovery Phase. Early this year when Taal Volcano erupted, they also donated PHP10 million to facilitate relief operations.

Source :

PNA, Facebook