Isko receives medical-grade masks from P&G
As a way of showing its commitment to safeguarding the health of front liners, P&G Philippines recently donated 100,000 medical-grade masks to the City of Manila which were personally received by Mayor Francisco “Isko Moreno” Domagoso.
Since the declaration of enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) last March, P&G has stepped up as a Force for Good in helping the nation in its fight against the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic. Among the first companies to respond to the call of bayanihan, P&G immediately repurposed its manufacturing operations to locally produce and donate medical-grade masks by applying its expertise in non-woven feminine and baby care products.
As a follow through on its initial donation of 1 million masks, P&G has firmed up its manufacturing capacity, and has doubled their initial commitment and is now donating to more partner health institutions, government agencies, non-profit organizations, and local government units including the City of Manila.
On top of the masks, the City of Manila also received 5,000 health and hygiene kits or “BIDA Home Kits” containing P&G’s trusted sanitation products such as Safeguard soap, Joy dishwashing liquid, Ariel detergent and Head & Shoulders shampoo through the help of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the US Embassy and the Department of Health (DoH).
Present during the turnover of donations were the US Ambassador to the Republic of the Philippines, Ambassador Sung Kim, USAID Philippines Mission Director Lawrence Hardy II, DoH Center for Health Development Metro Manila Regional Director Corazon Flores, and P&G Philippines President and General Manager, Raffy Fajardo.
The donation of BIDA Home Kits is part of the DoH and P&G partnership for the mass-education campaign “BIDA Solusyon sa COVID-19,” which promotes awareness on the key hygiene and sanitation habits against COVID-19 that every Filipino can do to keep their families and homes safe. Together, DoH, USAID and P&G identified vulnerable families nationwide and are empowering them to fight COVID-19 with the help of BIDA Home Kits that contain half a month’s supply of sanitation and hygiene products.
P&G Philippines, represented by its president and general manager, Raffy Fajardo (left), turned over 100,000 medical-grade masks to Mayor Francisco “Isko Moreno” Domagoso (middle) and Vice- Mayor Dr. Maria Sheilah “Honey” Lacuna-Pangan for the city’s front liners.