US donates P54.8 million worth of supplies to BFP

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Posted at Jun 09 2020 12:51 PM

US donates P54.8 million worth of supplies to BFP 1
Medical teams and members of the Bureau of Fire Protection check on an bedridden elderly in Agoncillo, Batangas on January 14, 2020 as Taal Volcano threatens to erupt. Jonathan Cellona, ABS-CBN News

MANILA - The United States has donated some P54.8 million worth of supplies to the Bureau of Fire Protection, its embassy in Manila said Tuesday.

The supplies will aid the BFP, which is engaged in decontamination activities against COVID-19, in fulfilling its mandate as the country's chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear (CBRN) response agency.

The US Defense Threat Reduction Agency is also assisting the BFP and other Philippine agencies in developing its counter-weapons of mass destruction capabilities, the embassy said.

Manila's long-time ally has given some P768 million aid to combat the pandemic as of early May.