P100 million worth of medical supplies to be donated to DOH

In response to the current COVID-19 pandemic, a group of Filipino-Chinese associations donated additional emergency supplies and personnel in response to the threat.

The Federation of Filipino Chinese Chambers of Commerce and Industry, Inc. (FFCCCII) along with other Chinese community associations will be donating P100 million worth of medical supplies to the Department of Health (DOH) to fight the spread of COVID-19 in the Philippines. President of FFCCCII, Dr. Henry Lim Bon Liong, announced the donation in a press conference at the Kamuning Bakeshop in Quezon City last March 13, 2020.

With the pandemic state of the COVID-19 and the declaration of “State of Public Health Emergency” in the Philippines, these donations would come in handy as the rate of COVID-19 cases in the Philippines is expected to remain at a sharp upward trajectory.

Fil-Chi Associations in Action

The involved group of Filipino-Chinese associations believes that the current situation of this pandemic demands greater cooperation between governmental and non-governmental agencies in response to the threat. “To support the Philippine government’s prevention and control efforts against COVID-19, we are today donating P100 million worth of medical supplies to help the Department of Health with testing kits and other paraphernalia. Through this, we hope to help our hardworking and noble health authorities and health personnel ensure that our people in the Philippines will get access to fast screening and good health care,” Dr. Lim expressed.

Adding to the million worth of medical supplies, the FFCCCII will also coordinate with the Chinese Embassy to provide additional emergency supplies as well as outsource additional health personnel experts in combating COVID-19.

Meanwhile, the Vice President of FFCCCII, Cecilio Pedro, encouraged the business sector to follow and implement President Rodrigo Duterte’s instructions to curb the spread of the virus. For his part, he said that his company is already doing its share of sacrifice by implementing social distancing in its factories to ensure the well-being of employees.

FFCCCII also encouraged its members to advance the grant of the 13th month pay to their employees to cope with the pandemic and crisis.

The donors are FFCCCII, Federation of Filipino Chinese Associations of the Philippines, World News Daily, Filipino Chinese Amity Club, Overseas Chinese Alumni Association of the Philippines, Filipino Chinese Shin Lian Association, Philippine Chinese Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PCCCII), Overseas Chinese Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Philippines, Philippine Soong Ching Ling Foundation, Philippine Jin Jiang Shen Fu Zhen Association, and World Fujian Youth Association & Business Club.

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