Samsung Group offers $1-M aid to PH

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Nov 12 2013 11:53 AM | Updated as of Nov 13 2013 12:23 AM

MANILA, Philippines - South Korea's biggest conglomerate, the Samsung Group, on Tuesday said it is offering $1 million (around P44 million) in aid to the Philippines, which is recovering from the devastation caused by typhoon Yolanda.

South Korea's Yonhap News Agency said Samsung Group is making the donation through the Red Cross and World Vision Philippines.

At the same time, Samsung Electronics Philippines Corporation is sending a volunteer emergency team to help in the relief efforts in areas heavily affected by the typhoon. The 20-member team will provide free repair of home appliances.

The Philippines has been hit hard by typhoon Yolanda (international name: Haiyan), which is one of the strongest on record.

Several islands in the central Philippines were devastated by the typhoon, killing thousands and displacing hundreds of thousands more.