Philippine Senate thanks UAE for 'constant help' in times of crisis

Senate of the Philippines

The Senate of the Philippines has expressed profound appreciation for the UAE's "constant help" in times of crisis.

Addressing the 57th Plenary Session, Senator Richard Gordon said His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, had consistently assisted Filipinos during periods of "great need".

He added that Sheikh Mohamed established health centres and rebuilt 18 schools in Eastern Samar following the aftermath of Typhoon Yolanda.

Senator Ping Lacson said Emirates Red Crescent officials "came to the Philippines in 2014 and offered $10 million to assist the 171 cities and municipalities" affected by the Typhoon.

The Senator also noted that the UAE has provided free COVID-19 vaccinations to 700,000 Filipinos working in the Emirates.

The Senate of the Philippines conducts its 57th Plenary Session today, Wednesday, March 10, 2021. - Senate President...

Posted by Senate of the Philippines on Wednesday, March 10, 2021

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