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Filipino senators thank Sheikh Mohamed for UAE’s help in times of crisis

Dubai - It is a timely gift of the Filipino people for Sheikh Mohamed on his 60th birthday, said Philippine Ambassador to the UAE Hjayceelyn M. Quintana.

By Team KT

Published: Thu 11 Mar 2021, 5:17 PM

Last updated: Thu 11 Mar 2021, 5:21 PM

Senators of the Philippines has expressed Filipinos’ gratitude to His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, for the Emirates’ “constant help” in times of crisis.

As the Philippine senate convened for its 57th plenary session on Wednesday, Senator Richard Gordon voiced the their appreciation for Sheikh Mohamed who has been “consistently helping Filipinos” through the years.

The Abu Dhabi Crown Prince had “established health centres and rebuilt 18 schools in Eastern Samar in the aftermath of Typhoon Yolanda. The UAE also provided free Covid vaccination to all its residents, including around 700,000 Filipinos working in their country”, Gordon said.

To thank Sheikh Mohamed, the senate officially adopted Resolution No. 671 that recognised the UAE leader for his “gestures of compassion, concern, friendship, solidarity and support toward the Filipino people in times of natural disasters and during the course of the pandemic”.

Another senator, Ping Lacson, expressed his support, noting how Emirates Red Crescent officials “came to the Philippines in 2014 and offered $10 million to assist the 171 cities and municipalities affected by typhoon Yolanda”.

Philippine Ambassador to the UAE Hjayceelyn M. Quintana said the Philippine Senate’s recognition is a timely gift of the Filipino people for Sheikh Mohamed on his 60th birthday today, March 11, and to all Emiratis on the UAE’s Golden Jubilee this year.

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“Filipinos in the UAE are elated that the Philippine Senate...recognised Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed’s deep support for Filipinos through the assistance given to the Philippines in times of natural disasters...and during the pandemic, by also publicly extolling the heroism of Filipino medical frontliners in the UAE,” Quintana said.

(With inputs from Wam)

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