Clark locators provide protective gears for frontliners

CLARK FREEPORT – Various locators in this Freeport are stepping up to answer the call for more donations of personal protective equipment (PPEs) for frontliners responding to COVID-19 threat.

With the launching of its “Help Us Help our Frontliners” campaign, the Clark Investors and Locators Association (CILA) was able to source out protective suits and other essential supplies that will help ensure the safety of healthcare providers in Pampanga.

The donated materials which include N95 masks, face shields, gloves, protective suits, goggles, shoe covers, alcohol and disinfectants, among others are being distributed initially to Jose B. Lingad Memorial Regional Hospital (JBLMRH) and Ospital ning Angeles (ONA).

Some of the locators which extended help and efforts are Yokohama Tires Philippines, Inc., Aderans, Amertron Inc., SMK Electronics, and Midori Hotel and Casino.

CILA Chairman Dr. Irineo “Bong” Alvaro said that apart from the initial donations, more locators are pitching in to help in the said initiative.

“This campaign is meant to address the need of our frontliners who continuously provide services to combat the COVID-19 disease. More of our members are extending efforts and we look forward in helping other hospitals too by providing them protective gears and materials,” Alvaro said.

Alvaro also shared that aside from CILA, the Michigan-based World Medical Relief Inc. (WMRI) headed by Kapampangan George Samson is also facilitating donations for PPEs and other medical supplies for frontliners and health centers. Additional materials are likewise expected to be distributed in the coming weeks. Alvaro is the head of WMR Asia.

Relatedly, the Philippine Science High School (PSHS) in Clark had donated 60 bottles of alcohol and spray disinfectants and 55 pieces of face shields, all of which were made in their laboratories inside Clark.

Meanwhile, semiconductor industry giants SFA Semicon Philippines and Texas Instruments have also provided PPEs like bunny suits and face masks to various local hospitals through the Clark Development Corporation (CDC) Health and Sanitation Division (HSD)

CDC, on the other hand, has started to donate thermal scanners and PPEs like face masks and gloves   to various hospitals in Pampanga and Tarlac.

The list of Clark locator-donors also include ETS Products, LSG Industrial Supplies,  Clark Trading Corp., NKD International,  Synergy Polymer Corp., Women of Aleitheia,  SGV & Co. – Clark,  Mirej Hotel  and Cargohaus.

To extend more help for our frontliners, CILA is accepting donations in (cash or in kind) and they can be reached through 0917-325-2452 or email atclarkinvestors@gmail.com.