The Gov't of Japan from the Japanese Embassy here in the Philippines announced that they donated brand new emergency vehicles worth around $ 700,000 to 11 local government units (LGUs) in Visayas as well as 15 LGUs in Mindanao under the provision of the Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP).
The event dubbed as Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects
(GGP) was attended by DILG Sec. Ismael Sueno, Chief Superintendent Bobby
Baruelo of the Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) and Dr. Vincent Manalo of the
Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration.
Ambassador Kazuhide Ishikawa of Japan attended the turn­over ceremony of the 54
brand new emergency vehicles held at the Bahay ng Alumni, UP in Quezon City.
The event was also attended by Mayors from the beneficiary municipalities and 200
fire fighters. In a news report posted by The Manil Times, the total number of
emergency vehicles granted by Japan under those projects amount to 54 units or
around US$700,000 in value.
The donations from Japan is expected that a total of 3.06 million people in Visayas as well as 6.60 million in Mindanao will benefit from the brand new emergency vehicles assistance from Japan
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