The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) received cash donations from the Manila Economic and Cultural Office (MECO) on January 4.

During the ceremonial turnover at the DSWD Central Office, DSWD Secretary Rolando Bautista received checks for Php 25,475,000 and Php 6,700,000 from MECO Vice Chairman Eddie Tamondong.

These donations amounting to a total of Php 32,175,000 were given by MECO as an act of generosity to assist the Philippine government in the relief efforts for the families affected by  Typhoon Odette.

Established in 1975, MECO is a non-profit and non-stock private corporation with a mission to sustain and enhance mutually beneficial relationships between the economies and societies of the Philippines and Taiwan. ###