PH says #PHthankyou to Germany

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Sunday, February 23, 2014

THE Philippines showcased its appreciation to Germany, among the countries that extended help after typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) hit the country, through launching a series of billboard messages in Berlin.

Typhoon Yolanda struck Visayas in November 2013, killing thousands of people. Germany was among the foreign countries that sent aid to the affected areas.

The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA), in its website, said Germany's humanitarian aid has totaled to approximately P8.2 billion (€133.5 million), with German private donations contributing more than P6.4 billion (€104 million).

As part of the global campaign, billboards with the messages "Die Philippinen Sagen Danke! (The Philippines says thank you!)" and "Sie machen den Unterschied (You're making all the difference)," were displayed at Kurfurstendamm, Berlin City West's main boulevard and at Potsdamer Platz, Berlin's central square.

PH says thank you to Germany
Die Philippinen Sagen Dankel! (The Philippines says thank you!) billboard at Potsdamer Platz, Berlin, Germany. (Photo courtesy: DFA website)

PH says thank you to Germany
Die Philippinen Sagen Dankel! (The Philippines says thank you!) billboard at Kurfurstendamm, Berlin, Germany. (Photo courtesy: Ayessa Bautista)

With the hash tag #PHthankyou, Filipino netizens also took to social media to express their gratitude toward the foreign country.

The DFA said the billboards will be up in the streets of Germany until the end of February. (NMP/Sunnex)

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