OVP has raised more than P50.9 million for COVID-19 frontliners

OVP has raised more than P50.9 million for COVID-19 frontliners

P50.9 million and counting…

That is the amount the Office of the Vice President has raised since it started accepting help for the novel coronavirus or COVID-19 frontliners.

In VP Leni Robredo’s Facebook post, she said the said amount is compose of  funds from the OVP as well as the donation drive conducted by the Kaya Natin Movement.

Vice President Leni Robredo
(photo credit to OVP FB page)

More than P50.9 million can purchase 116,200 PPE sets for 15-days work of 7,750 frontliners as well as 13,241 food and care packages for other frontliners such as janitors, security guards, and midwives, among others, according to VP Leni.

As of April 11, the Vice President said OVP has already distributed 69,075 PPE sets to 327 hospitals and communities in the country.  

“May mga parating rin pong tulong sa iba pang bahagi ng bansa, kabilang na ang Zamboanga Peninsula, Basilan, Sulu, Tawi-Tawi, at iba pang mga probinsya sa Luzon at Visayas,” Robredo said. 

(Help will also reach other parts of our country such as Zamboanga Peninsula, Basilan, Sulu, Tawi-Tawi and other provinces in Luzon and Visayas.)

Likewise, Robredo said they have already distributed 6,607 food packs to 29 hospitals in Metro Manila. 

“Nagpapasalamat po kami sa inyong pag-unawa habang patuloy ang pagpasok ng mga requests, mula Batanes hanggang Tawi-Tawi,” Robredo said. 

(We thank you for your understanding as requests continue to come from Batanes all the way to Tawi-Tawi.)

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