China Ambassador donates P8 million relief goods to be distributed by Filipino Chinese groups, also China gov’t. donates 3.2 million kilos of rice worth P128 million pesos
FFCCCII forecasts 6.5% Phil. economic growth in 2022 & strong recovery, esp. with added boost from election spending & possible opening of schools
FFCCCII working for fisheries tech cooperation & aid from China for Filipino fishermen through China Embassy & Dept. of Agriculture
*P12 million relief food supplies donated by Filipino Chinese Community Calamity Fund (FCCCF), a coalition of 11 major Filipino Chinese business, civic and cultural federations led by the FFCCCII, the donations will be sent immediately to typhoon Odette victims in the Visayas and Mindanao regions;
*P8 million worth of relief goods donated by China Ambassador Huang Xilian to be distributed by Filipino Chinese community for typhoon Odette affected areas;
*China is donating 3.2 million kilos of rice worth P128 million pesos, now already in the ports of Manila and Cebu, for distribution for typhoon Odette victims, also for urban and rural poor commjunities.
*FFCCCII Pres. Dr. Henry Lim Bon Liong reiterated his forecast for 2022 Philippine economic growth at 6.5% or even higher, due to positive macroeconomic fundamentals, favorable demographics, good social stability, added economic boost due to increased election spending, continuous economic reforms and widespread infrastructure modernization efforts of the Philippines. Dr. Lim is also confident about Asia Pacific and Asean economic recovery, thus benefitting Philippine economic recovery in 2022.
*Dr. Henry Lim Bon Liong also announced that FFCCCII is in talks with Department of Agriculture (DA) and the China Embassy on their proposal for China to send technical and other assistance for our Filipino fishermen near the Philippine Sea area, in order to elevate the technological and fishing capabilities of the fishing communities as a win-win philanthropy and to strengthen understanding between Asian countries.