Chinese Embassy Aids Philippine Volunteers in the Battle against COVID-19

On 14 May, as instructed by Ambassador Huang Xilian, Counsellor Xie Yonghui and First Secretary Cao Xiaojian of the Chinese Embassy visited Simone's family in Quezon City. Ms. Simone and her three siblings have been actively doing volunteer job to provide meals to those frontliners in hospitals who are fighting the COVID-19 pandemic. Counsellor Xie conveyed Ambassador Huang's cordial greetings to Simone’s family and handed over Ambassador Huang's personal letter, 10 bags of rice, 100,000 pesos cash, 400 medical protective masks, and other materials donated by the Embassy.

In his letter to the four siblings, Ambassador Huang Xilian expressed his appreciation for their spontaneous and warm-hearted actions to provide meals for the medical frontliners. Ambassador Huang voiced hope that the assistance provided by the Embassy could be part of the four siblings’ efforts to support Philippine medical frontliners to better fight the COVID-19. He also vowed that the Chinese Embassy will stand firmly with the Filipino people till the day of the final victory.

Ms. Stella, the mother of the four siblings, said on behalf of the whole family that she was grateful to Ambassador Huang Xilian for his high evaluation of the four siblings' efforts and his valuable material support. She believed that this will encourage the four siblings to continue to do their volunteer work well and the Embassy’s kind assistance demonstrates the true friendship between the Philippine and Chinese people who are joining hands to fight the pandemic.

After the school was closed in mid-March due to the pandemic, Simone and her three siblings have been making hundreds of packed meals at home every day since early April and providing them free of charge to medical frontliners in nearby hospitals. Their kind deeds have been well received by medical staff and widely praised by the public. This story has also touched a lot of people in China. After the local media reported the Simone’s story, the Embassy took the initiative to contact the family and join them in supporting the efforts.




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