Have you already guessed what country becomes the top donor to the country during this pandemic? No, not Russia.
The Wuhan virus pandemic or globally known as the COVID-19 pandemic deserves a standing ovation for the world to take notice much more critically than the Black Death pandemic in 1347–1352 despite its astounding record death of 200 million.
As the rest of the world keep on maneuvering to combat this pandemic, 20 countries have been helping the Philippines to grapple amid the global crisis. But there is one country that becomes the top donor to Philippines during pandemic.
3. Brunei Darussalam
6. Czech Republic
13. South Korea
18. United Arab Emirates
19. United States
Take note that these are only records that have been received by the Philippine government through the Office of Civil Defense (OCD) since March 16, 2020, so far, and as the time of press.
In the number of donations, China registered 254; UAE, 59; and the US, 52. Donations are either in-kind or financial and that include the Philippine government, private sectors, and individual beneficiaries that OCD recorded. The OCD recorded 34 million pesos of financial donations that include domestic donors that the Philippine government so far has received. ▲
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