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Outpouring of donations from PEZA enterprises continue for frontliners, needy

Outpouring of donations from PEZA enterprises continue for frontliners, needy
April 28, 2020
Outpouring of donations from PEZA enterprises continue for frontliners, needy

28 April 2020 (Tuesday)
 

Taguig City – Philippine Economic Zone Authority (PEZA) Director General Charito “Ching” Plaza has lauded the efforts of PEZA registered enterprises as they continue to extend help and support to Filipinos. This comes as Luzon enter the eighth week of the enhanced community quarantine (ECQ).
 

“As we continue to fight the effects of COVID-19 in our country, we sincerely thank our registered companies for their outpouring help and support to those in need,” said Plaza.

As of April 27, a total of 137 companies from 45 PEZA-registered economic zones nationwide, with majority coming from 20 zones in Region IV-A (CALABARZON), have donated various personal protective equipment (PPEs), medical supplies and equipment, food, cash amounting to ₱56,429,926.17, and other items like technological equipment and education campaign materials.

While some have not included the total worth of their donation (except those who donated cash), the overall worth of the donations reached ₱110, 639, 879.69. Below is the breakdown:

 

(as of April 27, 2020)

Total Donations with Declared Monetary Value

Total Donation (Food)

 ₱           39, 275, 696.43

Total Donation (PPEs)

 ₱           12, 545, 756.34

Total Donation (Monetary)

 ₱           56, 429, 926.17

Total Donation (Medical Supplies)

 ₱             2, 084, 420.75

Total Donation (Medical Equipment)

 ₱                 304, 080.00

TOTAL

 ₱        110, 639, 879.69

The donations have been distributed to various hospitals and agencies including the Philippine General Hospital (PGH), the Research Institute of Tropical Medicine (RITM), and the Philippine Red Cross Laguna, LGUs and areas with families from poorest of the poor, senior citizens, solo parents, and PWDs, the Philippine National Police (PNP) and volunteer-frontline checkpoints, and non-for-profit organizations like the Project Pearls, SOS Children Village Alabang, and VP Leni Robredo’s Angat Buhay.

Some donations were also given to various beneficiaries with the help of the Semiconductor and Electronics Industries in the Philippines Foundation, Inc. (SEIPI), the North Luzon Tollways Corp., the Philippines Science High School - Batch 76, and the Philippine Navy.

According to Plaza, “Truly, bayanihan shines especially in times like this. PEZA is also doing its best to perform its mandate to the country and our fellowmen. Let us help carry the burden of others especially the frontliners and those in need.”

In April 24, President Rodrigo Duterte has accepted the recommendations of the Inter-Agency Task Force on Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-EID) to extend the ECQ in Luzon and various areas with many COVID-19 positive cases in hopes to combat the effects of the said pandemic