The Korean government donated 1,000 metric tons of rice to victims of the recent typhoons that struck the Philippines. The donation was made under the tier 3 program of the ASEAN Plus Three Emergency Rice Reserve (APTERR).
The Philippine government held a turnover ceremony at the NFA (National Food Authority)’s Batangas Regional Office on December 18, 2020.
Counsellor Sang-hui Lee attended the eventon behalf of Ambassador Dong-man Han, accompanied by First Secretary Seah Park from the Embassy of the Republic of Korea.
NFA Administrator Judy Dansal, Department of Agriculture Assistant Secretary Arnel de Mesa, Department of Social Welfare and Development Director Emmanuel Privado, NFA Region IV Regional Director Piolito Santos, NFA Assistant Administrator Gerry Ambrosio, and NFA Assistant Administrator for Marketing Operations Engr. Lemuel Pagayunan, also attended the event. They expressed deep gratitude to the Korean government for the rice donation. APTERR Secretariat General Manager Chanpithya Shimphalee and Catanduanes Governor Joseph Cua also sent video messages for the occasion.