China has recently donated 2,000 Huawei tablets to the Department of Education (DepEd).
The Chinese Embassy, led by the Chinese Ambassador Huang Xilian, has turned over the tablets to DepEd Secretary Leonor Briones. The turn-over of tablets was joined by Presidential Assistant on Foreign Affairs and Chief of Presidential Protocol Robert Eric Borje and DepEd Undersecretary Nepomuceno Malaluan in Malacañang.
According to Xilian, the donation is intended to assist Filipino students by getting better access to distance learning resources, particularly in this pandemic. Moreover, he said that the embassy would continue to support the educational endeavor of the Philippines. The embassy will also further implement the Chinese Government Scholarship and Chinese Ambassador Scholarship projects.
According to the embassy, the tablets are set to be distributed to schools located in geographically isolated, disadvantaged, and conflict-affected areas.
Furthermore, China has also previously granted livelihood and medical supplies to the Philippines, including 150 sets of high-flow humidifiers, 130 ventilators, 252,000 test kits, and over 1.8 million pieces of personal protective equipment (PPE). Meanwhile, other Chinese local government agencies, enterprises, and civil groups have also donated approximately 10 million pieces of PPE and other medical supplies to the country.