The Korean government has pledged to provide US$200,000 worth of relief items to the victims of the earthquake that devastated Negros last Feb. 6. The 6.9 magnitude earthquake desolated the province — demolishing, houses, buildings, schools, roads, bridges, and other infrastructure. The damage to the city is estimated to be around P33 million. As of now, around 43 people have also been counted as dead.
Korean Ambassador Hye Min-Lee has already sent a formal letter to the expressing the support and condolences of the country to the Philippines. In his letter to the Department of Social Welfare and Development Secretary Dinky Soliman, he promised that Korea will provide relief assistance and humanitarian aid worth US$200,000 to the region.