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    NGCP donates ambulances to 4 more hospitals

      

    NGCP turned over four  brand new ambulances to government hospitals around the country, recently, as part of its COVID-19 relief and response efforts. 

    The Rizal Medical Center, San Lazaro Hospital, Ospital ng Sampaloc, and Siargao District Hospital each received one ambulance unit from NGCP as part of the company’s PhP 1 Billion donation to the Filipino people. This is in addition to the ambulances donated to the Philippine General Hospital, Philippine Orthopedic Center, Philippine Heart Center, Quirino Memorial Medical Center, and Binan Doctors Hospital last July 05.

    NGCP’s earlier donations include medical equipment and supplies such as mechanical ventilators, ultrasound machines, x-ray machines, RT-PCR machines, SteraMist systems, hazmat suits, face masks, face shields, and other personal protective equipment (PPEs), sanitizers, disinfectants, and non-contact thermometers to more than 300 hospitals around the country. Quezon City and Mandaluyong City also received assistance through the turnover of 50 testing booths and the conduct of 10,000 COVID-19 testing to the city’s residents, while Navotas City received a donation of 500 test kits.

    NGCP also donated P10 million to Project ARK, a pooled COVID testing initiative in partnership with local government units in Metro Manila.

    Other NGCP COVID-19 response and relief projects currently in the works include the donation of four donning and doffing chambers and five isolation rooms to several government hospitals.

    “NGCP’s service to the country does not end with quality transmission services. In the spirit of bayanihan, we are continuously looking for ways to help our nation fight and overcome this unprecedented global health crisis,” NGCP said.

    NGCP also engaged in grocery distribution to 1,028 LGUs across the country and other initiatives such as Meals on Wheels, a hot meals feeding program for indigent communities; and a PhP5 million donation to Project Ugnayan, which distributes supermarket vouchers to economically displaced families in Metro Manila.

    Bayad Center rolls out donation drive across Luzon

    Quezon City officials, together with Bayad Center and Meralco employees, preparing for the distribution of vegetables for various communities in the Quezon City local government.

     Inspired by the Filipino bayanihan spirit, CIS Bayad Center, Inc. spearheaded a corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiative called “BAYADnihan, Tulong-tulong para sa Bayan”, to benefit hundreds of vulnerable individuals and families who continue to experience hardships amid on-going quarantine restrictions in this time of COVID-19.

    With the initiative, the simple act of settling bills was turned into an opportunity to help Filipinos in need as a portion of customer payments made at any Bayad Center branch or using the mobile app from March 1 to April 30, 2020 were donated to its CSR partner, One Meralco Foundation. Bayad Center employees also pledged a part of their salaries to further the cause.

    Having raised the funds for the donation drive, Bayad Center and One Meralco Foundation coordinated with Cordillera farmers, whose livelihoods were also burdened by the pandemic, to buy their produce and include them in the care packages for distribution. Local government units were also contacted to assist in identifying barangays that need assistance.

    To date, the “BAYADnihan, Tulong-tulong para sa Bayan” initiative has reached out to various communities in Quezon City, Manila, Marikina, Pasig, as well as the provinces of Bulacan and Batangas, distributing care packages including vegetables sourced from Cordillera farmers and other essential goods.

    “Together with our stakeholders, we will carry on with our efforts to reach out to as many communities as we can. We thank our customers and all our partners, whose concerted efforts show us that in the face of threats and challenges spurred by the COVID-19 crisis, the bayanihan spirit of Filipinos will shine through,” Lawrence Ferrer, Bayad Center president and chief and executive officer.  

    Kneading in a time of need for frontliners

    Evimei Reyes is one of the first to join in Pilmico’s bread donation drive which started in March 2020. By the end of the campaign, Pilmico was able to produce and distribute 665,000 pieces of bread as food assistance to frontliners.

    Along with the praise and support given to frontliners, Pilmico Flour has been able to help ease the burden of these heroes through their breads and pastries.

    Evimei Reyes, proprietor of Rovi and Rev Bakeshop in Negros Oriental, is one of Pilimico’s PanadHeros–bakers who answered the call to help make bread and pastries to feed our hungry frontliners.

    “I saw a Facebook post [from Pilmico] calling for bakeries to support frontliners,” Evimei shared. “So, I immediately contacted [Pilmico’s] Mark Daruca without hesitation,” she continued.

    Evimei, who has had her own charity project called “Just Share a Little” since 2014, is just one of the many bakery operators under Pilimico’s PanadHero program. The nationwide effort distributed a total of 665,000 pieces of bread as food relief to communities in need and frontliners nationwide.

    The PanadHero program provides the participating bakeries with flour and other materials that they need to bake bread, which will be donated to frontliners and other people in need of nourishment.

    “Being a food company, we knew from the start that it’s critical for Pilmico to be at the forefront of relief and feeding efforts… we immediately mobilized our teams and provided  assistance to these communities, especially the ones we operate in,” said Joeben Gamatero, II, Pilmico’s VP for Brand and Marketing, and head of the company’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) group.

    For more information regarding Pilmico’s PanadHeroes you may visit https://www.facebook.com/PilmicoFlour.

    Keeping a clean and sanitized home with Clearex

    The quarantine has given us time to transform our house into a wonderful place to stay and appreciate as a safe haven during this pandemic. And while at home, we all learned the “new normal” together — basically distancing ourselves to the rest of the world and becoming healthy, fit and hygienic — by eating nutritious home-made meals, hydrating, getting the right sleep and having some exercise routine, keeping ourselves clean by washing hands  and of course, taking a bath more often.

    That’s why having a new ally to keep our home the safest is most welcomed.

    Now comes CLEAREX products: dishwashing liquid soaps, fabric softener solutions, detergents and toilet bowl cleaners —  the homemaker’s partner in ensuring that every part of the home is clean and sanitized.

    Clearex comes from a wholly-owned Filipino company committed to providing top-quality cleaning products at a price that is affordable for every Filipino home.

    A spotless and germ-free home is the commitment of CLEAREX. Its product solutions also provide for the cleaning needs of other establishments like restaurants, laundry, food service and other  businesses.

    CLEAREX provides a safer and cleaner environment for the public through products that are developed, manufactured and delivered directly to end-users to ensure quality and cost-saving feature.

    Products are affordable and easily accessible through Clearex distributors nationwide.

    For more information, contact: sales@clearexchemicals.com or 09985416881. Visit www.clearexchemicals.com.

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