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VP: P4M in public donations to help healthcare workers
Published March 16, 2020, 11:03 AM
By Raymund Antonio

https://news.mb.com.ph/2020/03/16/vp-p4m-in-public-donations-to-help-healthcare-workers/

About P4 million in public donations has been received by the Office of the Vice President (OVP) to help healthcare workers and other personnel in the frontlines of the fight against the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), Vice President Leni Robredo said on Sunday.

Robredo, who is the leader of the opposition, said the money raised will be used for the purchase of 6,143 sets of personal protective equipment (PPE) for COVID-19 frontliners.

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Re: Public donations to help healthcare workers
« Reply #1 on: March 17, 2020, 09:09:34 AM »
   There was another issue that was brought up with regards to house healthcare front liners (nurses, residents, "manongs & manangs" near their workplace (PGH as an example) since a plan to curtail public transportation will be initiated. Empty rooms on nearby hotels, hostels? How about lone breadwinners with child/ children? Lot of issues to be tackled.

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Re: Public donations to help gov't personnel responding to COVID-19
« Reply #2 on: March 18, 2020, 12:03:56 AM »
Nagdonate si Sen. Manny Pacquiao ng 700,000 pirasong face masks para sa PNP, AFP, MMDA, DOH at RITM para protektahan ang frontlines kontra #COVID19. | via Pat Mangune

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Re: Public donations to help gov't personnel responding to COVID-19
« Reply #3 on: March 18, 2020, 12:12:37 AM »
Vice President Robredo's office distributed personal protective equipment (PPE) sets to 1,000 frontliners of San Lazaro Hospital, PGH and UP-National Institutes of Health worth P5.9 million and good for 15 days as part of its assistance in fighting COVID-19. #ReliefPH #COVID19PH | Photos from OVP via Llanesca Panti, GMA News Online

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Re: Public donations to help gov't personnel responding to COVID-19
« Reply #4 on: March 20, 2020, 09:01:48 AM »
Private sector’s Covid-19 response overwhelms Palace
By Ruth Abbey Gita-Carlos March 19, 2020, 5:18 pm

https://www.pna.gov.ph/articles/1097133

MANILA – Malacañang on Thursday thanked private firms for helping the government in bolstering its fight against the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19).

In a press statement, Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo said the Palace was elated by the private sector’s significant contributions to the ongoing efforts to stop the further spread of Covid-19.

“Given that the Palace considers this current situation as a time for solidarity, it also appreciates most of these companies for stepping up to the challenge through their significant donations to various entities which are at the front of this battle,” Panelo said.

The Philippines now has 202 Covid-19 cases, with 17 deaths and seven recoveries.

To prevent further transmission, President Rodrigo Duterte imposed an enhanced quarantine community in Luzon until April 12. This means people from Luzon are required to stay at home and limit movements to accessing basic necessities.

Panelo noted that Metrobank and GT Capital Holdings Group pledged to give the government around PHP200 million for the production of more coronavirus test kits, while Dennis Uy's Udenna Corp. vowed to deliver 1,000 diagnostic kits to the Department of Health (DOH).

He added that Andrew Tan and the Alliance Global Group promised to give 1 million liters of ethyl alcohol to the DOH and other government enforcement agencies, while the Belo Medical Group pledged to donate the remaining stocks of its clinic’s personal protective equipment to hospitals and health centers.

Panelo also acknowledged that Ceres, HM Transit, San Agustin, MetroExpress, RRCG, Precious Grace, Jac Liner, St. Rose, and automotive company Foton, as well as Avis Philippines, Westcapboa, West Cavite Philippine Bus Operators Association, and Jasper Jean for offering free shuttle services for health workers and other exempted persons.

He likewise thanked some big business firms that heeded the government’s appeal to provide their workers and employees their respective salaries and benefits during the month-long enhanced community quarantine in Luzon without charging them against their leave credits.

He said among those business entities are Aboitiz Group of Companies, Asian/Terminal Hotel, Ayala Group of Companies, JG Summit/Gokongwei Group of Companies, Jollibee Group of Companies, Lucio Tan Group of Companies, Manuel V. Pangilinan Group of Companies, SMC Group of Companies and SM Group of Companies.

“There are also those companies which would do their share in alleviating and responding to the needs of the daily wage earners and regular employees but would not want to identify themselves and will do it discreetly. To them our commendation,” Panelo said.

Panelo said Filipinos’ “indomitable” spirit has prevailed over national calamities and adversities.

He expressed hope that other businesses will follow suit within their means.

“The Palace is aware that there are more companies and persons offering their resources and services to help contain the spread of Covid-19 and they too deserve kudos for such selfless acts,” Panelo said.

Panelo also reiterated that the government was thankful for the health care and service providers, law enforcement agents, and other people on the frontline of the country's battle against Covid-19.

“Their sacrifices during this period are invaluable, and the services they are tirelessly rendering for the nation will forever be remembered. The Office of the President will continue rallying behind – and giving the necessary support in favor of – these heroic men and women until we defeat this pandemic,” he said.

Panelo also called for unity during the coronavirus crisis, stressing that it is the only way to stop the further spread of Covid-19.

Amid the country’s fight against Covid-19, Panelo told Filipinos anew to follow the government’s precautionary measures to ensure the successful prevention of the infectious disease.

“As for our countrymen who remain at home and faithfully follow the protocols set by the government, your patience and obedience are equally appreciated as the same are the keys to the successful containment and eradication of Covid-19 in the Philippines,” Panelo said. (PNA)

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Re: Public donations to help gov't personnel responding to COVID-19
« Reply #5 on: March 22, 2020, 07:29:23 AM »
https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=2965757846833258

As the country continues to combat the spread of the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19), a local Filipino-Chinese company and an anonymous Filipino-Chinese businessman donate boxes of medical supplies and equipment at the Villamor Air Base in Pasay City on March 21, 2020.

The donation includes the following -- 15,000 pieces of medical protective suits; 40,000 pieces of medical gloves; 5,184 pieces of disposable goggles; 1,000 pieces of infrared thermometers; 368,600 pieces of protective masks; 5,000 pieces of disposable shoe covers; 10,050 pieces of diagnostic kits; one (1) set of full-automated nucleic acid extraction system; and one (1) piece of slan 96p time PCR. These shall be used by the medical personnel who are at the forefront in treating the COVID-19 patients.

Present during the turnover ceremony are Senator Christopher Lawrence ‘Bong’ Go, Department of National Defense (DND) Secretary Delfin Lorenzana, Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) Secretary Eduardo Año, Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) Chief-of-Staff General Felimon Santos, Jr., and Philippine Air Force (PAF) Commanding General Lieutenant General Allen Paredes.

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Re: Public donations to help gov't personnel responding to COVID-19
« Reply #6 on: April 11, 2020, 03:24:00 PM »
Fil-Chinese biz group donates face masks, rice to CDO
By Jigger Jerusalem  April 9, 2020, 6:28 pm

https://www.pna.gov.ph/articles/1099296

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY – A group of Filipino-Chinese businessmen donated 20,000 surgical face masks and 50 sacks of rice to the city government here on Wednesday afternoon.

Mayor Oscar Moreno said the sacks of rice donated by the Philippine Chinese Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PCCCI) would be repacked and be given to the city’s residents.

The face masks, Moreno said, will be distributed to medical personnel and other workers who are on the front line in the fight against the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19).

“We will turn over the face masks to Dr. William Bernardo of (the City Health Office],” he said.

Moreno said the donated face masks will be distributed to local health workers, personnel of the city government-run JR Borja General Hospital, police officers, city disaster response teams, and barangay health volunteers.

He noted that aside from the business sector, various entities and institutions have also donated personal protective equipment and thermal scanners to the local government.

“The most important thing is (that) the community is taking part in this war against the coronavirus,” Moreno said. (PNA)