Manila City officials to donate their one month salary for PGH

Manila City officials to donate their one month salary for PGH

Manila is leading the way as the nation’s capital as it should be.

City of Manila’s top officials has agreed and will donate their month’s salary to raise P4.7 million for Philippine General Hospital (PGH).

The Philippine General Hospital (PGH) is one of the general hospital that has been designated for the novel coronavirus 2019 disease or COVID-19 cases.

Manila Mayor Isko Moreno
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Led by their Mayor Isko Moreno, Vice Mayor Honey Lacuna-Panganall, and the city councilors will donate their salaries for April.

Moreno explains that the donation will be used for the improvement of the services of health workers in the hospital during the coronavirus disease pandemic.

“In our own little way, we hope that this would help strengthen the capability of our frontliners, particularly those in the health care sector,” Moreno said, speaking partly in Filipino.

According to the latest figures from Manila City government, 156 residents of Manila were infected with the coronavirus disease, or COVID-19, while 14 have recovered from the ailment. Meanwhile, the death toll due to COVID-19 in Manila was at 25.

The city government also recorded 395 persons under investigation for possible infection of the disease.

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