China Donations, Media Bias, Anti-Poverty Efforts

Rappler did not even include China’s donations in its initial December 21 report “Countries offer aid after Odette,” but later did update it. Inquirer’s “Foreign aid pours in for ‘Odette victims” story starts with the pledges (not yet fulfilled) of the US ally countries first, starting with Canada’s commitment of up to CAN$3 million, the European Union’s allocation of 1.7 million euros, South Korea’s pledge worth $2 million, and what Japan and the US “will provide.”