Philippine Red Cross (PRC) chairman and CEO Senator Richard Gordon has conveyed his thanks and appreciation to the South Korean government for its nearly P10-million donation for humanitarian assistance to families and communities affected by Super Typhoon Rolly and Typhoon Ulysses.
SOKOR DONATION. Philippine Red Cross chairman and CEO, Senator Richard Gordon (right) receives a check for USD200,000 from outgoing South Korean Ambassador to the Philippines Han Dong Man during a dinner on Nov. 23, 2020. Gordon thanked the Korean government for nearly PHP10 million humanitarian assistance for victims of Super Typhoon Rolly and Typhoon Ulysses. (Philippine Red Cross photo)
Gordon personally received from outgoing South Korean Ambassador to the Philippines Han Dong Man the check for US$200,000 during a recent dinner event.
“We thank you for the humanitarian aid and we will make sure this will go directly to the people. Kamsahamnida!” he told the Sokor envoy.
“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 added.
Through its Manila embassy, South Korea has generously made donations to the PRC whenever disasters strike any part of the country to help fund its humanitarian missions.
In the last five years South Korea has donated nearly P50 million to the PRC as humanitarian assistance to Filipino victims of calamities.