Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, September 10)— The United States on Thursday (Friday in Manila) announced it will be providing an additional $11.3 million in COVID-19 aid to the Philippines.
This brings the total US assistance since the start of the pandemic to $37 million, the White House said in a statement.
Washington has also donated millions of vaccine doses to Manila through the global COVAX facility.
The announcement came following the meeting of top American and Philippine officials in Washington — including Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin, Jr., Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana, and US National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan.
Aside from the pandemic response, the three also discussed issues on counterterrorism and human rights, the White House said.