19 December 2011
His Excellency Benigno Simeon C. Aquino III
Republic of the Philippines
On behalf of the Asian Development Bank (ADB), I send my deepest condolences to the Government and people of the Philippines for the tragic loss of lives and property caused by the heavy rains and flooding from tropical storm ‘Sendong’ in many provinces of the country.
ADB stands with the people and the Government of the Philippines in these difficult times. Our thoughts are particularly with the many victims and their families.
We assure you of our continued support, both in the immediate aftermath of the floods and in the subsequent rehabilitation efforts.
With kind regards.
(Sgd.) Haruhiko Kuroda
cc: Hon. Cesar V. Purisima, Governor of the Philippines in ADB and Secretary of Finance
Mr. Gaudencio Hernandez, Executive Director for the Philippines in ADB