Chinese Ambassador to the Philippines Huang Xilian turned over 2000 units of Huawei tablet to Department of Education (DepEd) Secretary Leonor Briones during a ceremony February 2.
The Chinese embassy said the purpose of the donation is to support the blended distance learning modality being implemented in the Philippines amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
According to the Chinese embassy, Ambassador Huang said the donation is intended to help the Philippine students to overcome difficulties and to get better access to distance learning resources amid the pandemic.
The tablets will be distributed to schools located in geographically isolated, disadvantaged and conflict-affected areas.
“China has continuously provided well-needed livelihood and medical supplies to the Philippines through multi-channels. Up to now, China has continuously provided well-needed medical supplies to the Philippines through multi-channels, including 150 sets of high-flow humidifiers, 130 ventilators, 252,000 test kits, and over 1.8 million pieces of personal protective equipment. Inspired by the Chinese government, a large number of Chinese local government agencies as well as enterprises and civil groups have donated nearly 10 million pieces of personal protective equipment and other medical supplies to different local units of the Philippines,” the Chinese embassy said.