*He offers mooncakes symbolizing reunion and friendship
In line with the Chinese Mooncake Festival, the time of the year when the moon is at its fullest that symbolizes reunion, the Consul also offered mooncakes.
Likewise, October 1 marked the 71st founding anniversary of the People’s Republic of China.
“We are proud to support the brave Ilocano frontline workers. I would like to extend our deepest respect to all police, soldiers, medical workers, firemen, and local officials. Thank you for your selfless service to protect the whole community,” Consul Zhou said.
“We value the long-standing friendship between Filipinos and Chinese. Together, we will finally win the battle against the virus. Wish everyone a Happy Mooncake Festival,” he added.
Since the onset of the pandemic, the Chinese Consulate in Ilocos Norte, in cooperation with Shandong Province, Sichuan Province, Hubei Enterprise, has been donating various medical aids to the province which were distributed to hospitals, testing centers as well as the airport, schools, and border checkpoints.
Provincial external affairs consultant Ryan Remigio thanked the Consulate for its continued support saying:
“Since we started to require COVID-19 test at our borders, unnecessary travels have decreased by almost 50%. We appreciate the Chinese Consulate in Ilocos Norte for donating PPEs to our border frontliners.”
Recent records showed that the Consulate also distributed free “Friendship Rice” to some Northern Luzon provinces. (PGIN-CMO)