Isko re­ceives med­i­cal-grade masks from P&G

Daily Tribune (Philippines) - - WAR ON COVID -

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.

PHO­TO­GRAPH COUR­TESY OF P&G

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.

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