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    P&G PH provides 100K face masks to  Manila

    Mayor Francisco “Isko Moreno” Domagoso (middle) and Vice-Mayor Dr. Maria Sheilah “Honey” Lacuna-Pangan (right) receive over 100,000 medical-grade face mask from P&G Philippines, represented by its president and general manager Raffy Fajardo (left).

    P&G Philippines donated 100,000 medical-grade face masks to the City of Manila.

    Among the first companies to respond to the new coronavirus disease 2019, P&G repurposed its manufacturing operations to locally produce and donate medical-grade face masks by applying its expertise in non-woven feminine and baby care products. Since its initial commitment to donate one million face masks, P&G has firmed up its manufacturing capacity, now doubling their initial commitment and donating to more partner health institutions, government agencies, non-profit organizations, and local government units including the City of Manila.

    On top of the face masks, the City of Manila also received 5,000 health and hygiene kits or “BIDA Home Kits” containing P&G’s  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. The program was attended by 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.

    As part of safeguarding the frontliners, P&G had earlier donated millions of pesos worth of its trusted hygiene products and PPEs to 9 public hospitals within the City of Manila, including Philippine General Hospital which has been designated as a priority COVID-19 referral hospital and the Delpan Quarantine Facility. P&G has been a trusted partner of the government and continues to contribute its networks and expertise in manufacturing, sales and marketing to help keep Filipino families safe and healthy.

    Cargill invests P20M for relief efforts

    Cargill distributes eggs to its employees and community partners as part of their COVID-19 relief efforts.

    Cargill Philippines has invested almost P20 million (US$ 400,000) in COVID-relief efforts, with majority of the fund allocated to Food Security Intervention.

    Cargill Philippines has reached over 370,000 direct beneficiaries through its own monetary and food donations and by partnering with organizations such as Rise Against Hunger and ABS-CBN’s Lingkod Kapamilya Foundation. Aside from Food Security Intervention, a portion of this fund was allocated for Health and Medicine, and Education.

    Cargill Oil Mills Philippines Inc.  provided 1,700 kilograms of rice to communities in Laguna and General Santos City.

    C-JOY, the company’s poultry meat production business, donated over 630,000 pieces of eggs and 60,000 live birds as a means of both livelihood and nutrition for its recipients.

    The company partnered with Rise Against Hunger to purchase 300 food packs for the front-line health workers, and donated 1,800 kilograms of frozen chicken products through ABS-CBN’s Lingkod Kapamilya Foundation.

    The company also donated relief goods consisting of various food and hygiene products to over 500 beneficiaries, as well as WiFi broadband kits for students at Food For Hungry Minds School, an educational charity that creates schools for disadvantaged children.

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