Published 10:00 PM, March 23, 2020
Updated 4:00 PM, April 02, 2020
Some companies donate medical supplies and various products, while others pledge financial assistance to employees affected by the lockdown
MANILA, Philippines – Amid the rising number of novel coronavirus cases in the country, some of the biggest businesses have provided aid to frontline workers and employees affected by the pandemic.
Some donated personal protective equipment (PPEs) and medical supplies to health workers and hospitals, while others pledged financial assistance to employees affected by the Luzon lockdown being enforced by the government from March 17 to April 12. The lockdown for Metro Manila is from March 15 to April 14.
Here are some of the firms that have provided help.
Aboitiz Group of Companies
The Aboitiz Group donated P100 million to Project Ugnayan, a collaboration of local companies, to purchase gift certificates worth P1,000 for poor families in Greater Manila.
Binalot Fiesta Foods
Binalot is delivering ready-to-eat meals for doctors, nurses, and other medical practitioners. It has maintained a skeleton workforce to "churn out hundreds of Binalot meals per day to be delivered to hospitals."
Binalot also said it has partnered with various institutions and individuals who sponsor food packages for the frontliners. Those interested to become a sponsor may call Vida Malapajo at 09328761352.
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