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Thursday, November 12, 2009

Hillary Clinton visits the Philippines, announces additional $5.2-M US disaster aid to RP

The United States government will give an additional $5.2 million in disaster relief and recovery assistance to the Philippines, announced on Thursday.

Clinton made the announcement after her visit to the Malanday National High School in Marikina City, a Metro Manila City that worst hit by floods brought by Typhoon Ondoy. The US government already released $14 million for rescue and relief aid and already gave to the Philippine government. The State secretary said that the $5.2 million is an additional fund.
Clinton said in a speech in Malacañang, “I was saddened as so many here (were affected by) the recent storms and flooding. I want to convey the sympathy of the Obama administration and the US to the Philippines. You have shown great resolve in these great calamities,"

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