U.S. Military donates P10 Million in medical supplies to PH frontliners

U.S. Military donates P10 Million in medical supplies to PH frontliners





Good news no matter how big or small is still big news as we face the COVID-19 pandemic.

The country has just received much needed medical supplies as we continue to face this pandemic which has affected the way we live far from the way we are used to.


Service members from the U.S. Army, Marines, and Air Force delivered over Php10 million ($203,000) in personal protective equipment (PPE) and medical supplies to hospitals in ten provinces across the Philippines, working in partnership with the Philippine Coast Guard, Army, Marines, and Air Force.

U.S. and Philippine service members pose with donated PPE.
(photo credit to US Embassy)


All in all including this new donation brings the tota of the US government COVID-19 assistance to the Philippines to more than Php780 million (nearly $15.5 million).

The medical supplies, delivered in conjunction with the U.S. Embassy and Philippine Department of Health, will provide medical clinics from Luzon to Mindanao with much-needed PPE and other essential equipment to support frontline workers battling COVID-19.  This joint U.S.-Philippine operation builds on decades of bilateral military cooperation in counterterrorism, humanitarian relief, maritime security, and many other fields.


“Indeed, there is strength in unity.  We would like to express our gratitude for the aid given by the U.S. Embassy.  These items will greatly benefit the Bataan General Hospital and Medical Center in Bataan and Talon General Hospital in Tarlac City for a better COVID-19 response.  With the world in unison, we truly will heal as one,” according to Lt. General Ramiro Manuel Rey, AFP Northern Luzon Commander.

In the coming weeks the said donated medical supplies will be distributed to fourteen medical clinics and hospitals and local Departments of Health in Palawan, Isabela, Tarlac, Laguna, Bataan, Bulacan, Sulu, Zamboanga del Sur, Maguindanao, and Basilan.  The supplies include disposable gloves, masks, medical clothing, various types of face protection, and tools such as infrared thermometers.
“With this effort, we are trying to do our part to provide the heroes of this fight, the medical professionals, with the necessary tools that they need to protect their fellow workers and citizens.  Times like these show the strength of our friendship, partnership, and alliance as we work together to combat this virus,” said Captain Tim Johnson, Team Leader, Civil Military Support Element – Philippines.




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