19 Dec '11, 7am

S'pore contributes S$50,000 to Philippine storm Washi relief

SINGAPORE: Singapore will contribute S$50,000 to help the Philippines in its relief efforts in the aftermath of Tropical Storm Washi. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) said the donation will be channelled through the Singapore Red Cross to the Philippine Red Cross to help those affected. The death toll from the devastating storm in southern Philippines rose past 650 on Sunday. Philippine authorities likened tropical storm Washi to Ketsana, one of the country's most devastating storms which dumped huge amounts of rain on Manila and other parts of the country in 2009, killing more than 460 people.

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