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Chinese Embassy hands over 2,000 Huawei tablets to DEPED

Chinese Embassy in Manila hands over 2,000 Huawei tablets for Filipino students

MANILA – The Chinese Embassy in Manila turned over 2,000 Huawei tablets in simple ceremonies at Malacañang Palace yesterday.

Chinese Ambassador Huang Xilian led the turnover rites with Education Secretary Leonor Magtolis Briones.

In a statement, the Chinese Embassy said this is in support of the Philippine government’s blended distance learning modality with the COVID-19 pandemic. Presidential Assistant on Foreign Affairs and Chief Presidential Protocol Robert Eric Borje and DepEd Undersecretary Nepomuceno Malaluan witnessed the event.

Ambassador Huang said they will continue supporting the education efforts of the Philippines and further implement the Chinese Government Scholarship and the Chinese Ambassador’s Scholarship projects.

Secretary Briones said the donation highlights the long-term valued friendship between China and the Philippines. She further said the donation is a great support in the implementation of blended distance learning modality of the Philippine government.

The tablets will be distributed among the “Last Mile Schools” or schools located in geographically isolated, disadvantaged and conflict-affected areas.

Secretary Briones said the Philippines would learn from China’s successful experience in promoting online education.

The Chinese government has continuously supported the Philippines in its efforts to combat the ill-effects of COVID-19 pandemic. (Melo M. Acuña)

Education Secretary Leonor Magtolis Briones (center) looks at the Huawei tablet donated by the Chinese Embassy with Ambassador Huang Xilian (right). Also in photo is Presidential Assistant on Foreign Affairs and Chief Presidential Protocol Robert Eric Borje (left). (Chinese Embassy handout photo)

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