THE Philippine National Police leadership thanked the Federation of Filipino-Chinese Chambers of Commerce and Industry, Inc. (FFCCCII) for their generous donation to the public and front-liners in the fight against the deadly COVID-19 virus.
The FFCCCII led by Henry Lim Bon Liong has allocated more than P150 million to procure food packs, masks, testing kits and Personnel Protective Equipment for use of those in the frontline in the campaign to help prevent the spread of the highly-communicable disease.
So far, the group has donated 50 sacks of rice each to the National Capital Region Police Office, the Manila Police District, the Philippine Coast Guard and the PNP Highway Patrol Group-NCR Unit.
It has also procured 250,000 bags, each containing 5 kilos of rice for distribution to 2,000 barangays in the country.
“We are also giving surgical masks, gloves and other PPEs to local government units, the Bureau of Customs, PNP, different hospitals in Luzon and some barangays in the metropolis,” said FFCCCII official Nelson Guevarra.
Both PNP chief General Archie Francisco F. Gamboa and PNP Deputy Chief for Operations and Joint Task Force COVID-19 Shield task force commander, Lieutenant Gen. Guillermo Lorenzo T. Eleazar thanked the group for their continuing support to the nation in time of need.
National Capital Region Police Office director Major Gen. Debold M. Sinas also thanked the group and their other stakeholders and other Good Samaritans who continue to provide NCRPO front-liners with donations in kind.
“As the chief of the National Capital Region Police Office, I would like to express my earnest gratitude to the individuals and stakeholders who extend their help to the frontliners in the fight against COVID 19,” Sinas said.
“We are overwhelmed with the support that we are receiving. However, we would like to encourage private individuals to direct their donations to their communities through their respective DSWDs for the marginalized, most vulnerable or those severely affected by the Enhanced Community Quarantine. We have observed that there are many families who need our help in the midst of the implementation of the ECQ,” the NCRPO director added.
Good Samaritans may also continue to donate food, water, protective equipment and other essentials needed by NCRPO front-liners as they continue to man Community Control Points in the metropolis as well as thousands of daily wage-earners who have been greatly affected by the ECQ as they were forced to stay home.
“Nonetheless, the public can be assured that the NCRPO, with the help of other government agencies and private companies, are working together to fully equip and sustain the protection and necessities of our Metro Cop frontliners. With the continuous camaraderie of all sectors of our society, we can win the battle against COVID-19,” Sinas said.