Taiwan vows to give aid to typhoon-battered PH

President Tsai Ing-wen. (Photo courtesy of Shutterstock)

MANILA (Inquirer/ANN) — The government of Taiwan vowed to provide aid to the Philippines, President Tsai Ing-wen said Friday, a day after the country was battered by Typhoon Ulysses.

“It’s heartbreaking to see our neighbor impacted by such devastating natural disasters. My thoughts are with everyone who has been affected by the typhoons & flooding in the Philippines,” Ing-Wen said in a Twitter post.

“Taiwan wishes you strength & will provide assistance during this difficult time,” she added.

Ing-Wen did not specify yet what kind of aid it would give to the Philippines.

Ulysses, the 21st cyclone storm to hit the country this year, triggered massive flooding in Metro Manila and other parts of Luzon on Thursday.

So far, it killed 14 people, according to the Department of the Interior and Local Government.

The typhoon struck areas in Luzon which had barely recovered from the onslaught of Super Typhoon Rolly (Goni), which killed at least 25 people and destroyed thousands of residences.