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Chinese Consulate visits Ilocos Norte border personnel

by PGIN-CMO

Oct. 02, 2020 ...

The Chinese Consulate in Ilocos Norte, headed by Consul Zhou Youbin, visited the northern provincial border in Pagudpud town and gave border personnel meals and face masks, yesterday.

In time for the Mooncake Festival, the time of the year the moon is at its fullest that symbolizes reunion, the Consulate also offered mooncakes. Likewise, October 1 marked the 71st anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China.

"We are proud to support brave Ilokano frontline workers. I would like to extend our deepest respect to all police, soldiers, medical workers, firemen, and local officials. Thank you for your selfless service to protect the whole community," Consul Zhou said.

"We value the longstanding friendship between Filipinos and Chinese. Together, we will finally win the battle against the virus. Wish everyone a Happy Mooncake Festival," he added.

Since the onset of the pandemic, Ilocos Norte's Chinese Consulate, in association with Shandong Province, Sichuan Province, Hubei Enterprise, has been donating various medical aid to the province which were distributed to hospitals, testing centers as well as airport, schools, and border checkpoints.

Mr. Ryan Remigio, the External Affairs Consultant of the Provincial Government thanked the Consulate for their continued support:

"Since we started to require COVID-19 test at our borders, unnecessary travels have decreased by almost 50%. We appreciate the Chinese Consulate in Ilocos Norte for donating PPEs to our border frontliners."

Previously, the Consulate also distributed "Friendship Rice" to Northern Luzon provinces.