Keeping clean in the time of COVID-19


    With the continuous rise of COVID-19 cases in the Philippines, Filipinos need to stay vigilant when it comes to sanitation and germ protection. Defensil has partnered with PSM to form the Defensil Health Defense Council as they aim to be Filipino’s ally in germ protection. They are launching the campaign “Create Your Daily Defense”, arming Filipinos with science-backed knowledge on proper sanitation and hygiene.

    One way to prevent the spread of germs is regular disinfection of hands and high touch surfaces using a rubbing alcohol. To provide a higher level of defense against germs in the new normal, the Philippine Society for Microbiology is recommending Defensil 70% Solution Isopropyl Alcohol.

    “With the expert knowledge of PSM and with protection that’s real from Defensil Isopropyl Alcohol, the Defensil Health Defense Council hopes to provide Filipinos with the information they need to stay protected in their homes, workplaces and as they go about their daily activities“ said John Paolo Calona, Senior Brand Manager of Defensil Isopropyl Alcohol.

    “PSM is honored to have a partnership with Defensil,” said Joel Cornista, President of the Philippine Society for Microbiology. “Defensil Isopropyl Alcohol contains the concentration of isopropyl alcohol known to kill germs on the skin and on different surfaces. Regular disinfection of the hands and high-contact surfaces are known measures to prevent the transmission and spread of germs.”

    Defensil 70% Solution Isopropyl Alcohol is a pharmaceutical grade alcohol, which means that it has passed the strictest quality standards of the Philippine Food & Drug Administration (FDA). To know if an alcohol is pharmaceutical grade, people can check the label.

    Isopropyl Alcohols are registered under the Philippine FDA as either Pharmaceutical or Cosmetic Grade. To know the difference, the front label of a pharmaceutical grade alcohol shows the product’s generic name enclosed in a box. Meanwhile, the back label should show a DRHR number, which is the FDA Production Registration Number, proving that the product has passed the highest FDA Standards for isopropyl alcohol.