Saturday 18 November 2017

USA pledges multi-billion peso fund in support of the Duterte Administration

After the 31st ASEAN Summit and related meetings, United States President Donald Trump announced Washington’s multi-billion donation for the programs of the Duterte administration.
In a statement released by the White House, the US government will donate an additional amount of USD14.3-million or almost P750-million in aid for the fast recovery and rehabilitation of the war-torn Marawi City and its 360,000 displaced residents.
Washington will also donate USD85-million for the counter terrorism-related equipment of the Philippines, training and support for its armed forces.
It will also give USD 2-million for the Duterte administration’s campaign against illegal drugs.
It can be noted the anti-drug campaign of the Duterte Administration has drawn criticism from various sectors and international leaders because of the human rights abuses the Philippine authorities allegedly committed in the name of the drug war. – UNTV News & Rescue

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