|Chinese Consulate in Laoag donates masks to schools in preparation for the new school year|
To support schools to fight against COVID-19 and to prepare teachers and students for class resumption, Chinese Consulate in Laoag donated a total of 50,000 disposable masks and 3,000 KN95 masks to Mariano Marcos State University, Paoay National High School and St. Santiago School. Consul and Head of Post Zhou Youbin led the turnover of donation on August 7.
MMSU President Dr. Shirley Agrupis together with other university officials and faculty representatives received the donations. To show her gratitude, President Agrupis gave a plaque of appreciation to Consul Zhou.
For Paoay National High School, Principal Daniel Tabili, local Chinese teachers and other staffs were present during the turnover. Consul Zhou also met three scholar students from the said school who are now studying in China.
Consul Zhou appreciated the three schools' active promotion for cultural exchanges between the Philippines and China over the years. He said that during China's fight against the pandemic, many Filipino friends showed concern and encouragement to China. He remembered the video recorded by teachers and students of Paoay National High School to encourage China which moved many people. He added that the Consulate has been concerned about the lives and health of the local people, especially the students. With the new school year about to start, he hopes that the batch of materials will help teachers and students prevent and combat the pandemic.