DPP makes donations to relief efforts in the Philippines

Upon hearing the disaster caused by Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines, DPP Chair Su Tseng-chang made a donation on behalf of the DPP of USD $10,000 to the Philippines government on November 10.

While visiting Manila for the 20th Anniversary of the Council of Asian Liberals and Democrats (CALD), an alliance of liberal democratic political parties in Asia, Chair Su expressed his concerns for the victims of the devastating typhoon that had just landed in the Philippines.

DPP legislators and party staff unanimously agreed to support the DPP’s initiative to express the DPP's concern through action.

Representing the wishes of Chair Su, director of the DPP’s Department of International Affairs, Mr. Liu Shih-chung met with officials from the government and the leaders of the ruling party, the Liberal Party of the Philippines in Manila. The donation will be made through the assistance of CALD.

Also to assist in the donation drive, DPP Legislator Bikhim Hsiao, who was present in Manila to attend CALD's anniversary celebrations, gave a personal donation of USD$1,000.