Seoul donates P10 M to PRC for storm victims

Published November 26, 2020, 3:52 PM

by Merlina Hernando-Malipot

The Philippine Red Cross thanked the Korean government for donating almost P10 million for families and communities severely affected by the recent typhoons that hit the country.

(Philippine Red Cross / MANILA BULLETIN)

PRC chairman and chief executive officer Sen. Richard Gordon received a check for $200,000 from Ambassador Han Dong Man, the outgoing South Korean envoy to the Philippines, early this week.

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

Photos during the turnover of the donation showed the two officials doing the “finger heart” – a gesture in which the shape of a heart is performed by the index finger and thumb. The finger heart is popular in South Korea and in other countries such as the Philippines where there many are fans of K-pop stars and K-dramas.

Gordon thanked Han in behalf of the PRC for the numerous donations made by the South Korean government during his stint in the country.

“You have done so much to further strengthen the ties between our nations which will definitely be a legacy,” Gordon told Han. “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 added.