Iloilo City proves to have the nicest residents as business owners donate millions of pesos in cash. They dedicated this for coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) test kits, protective gear, and food for health workers. They also set to pledge the money to the people whose livelihood fell victim to the massive community quarantine measures.
Businessmen donate testing kits and other necessities to Iloilo City residents
As of March 21, the donations included at least 1,100 sacks of rice valued at Php 1.7-million. Of course, their donations allowed the city government to distribute rice, canned goods, and other food to people living in the city. According to Iloilo City Mayor Jerry Treñas, this includes fifty (50) villages, residents, drivers of public jeepneys, tricycles, and pedicabs.
“We are very grateful for their help. We can get through this if we help each other and all those who can spare (money or in kind) must help those who are in dire need.”
Here are only some of Iloilo City’s business owners who residents should think:
Businessman Henry Chusuey of the Henann Group of Resorts gave the biggest donation of Php 3.5-million dedicated to buy testing kits.
Iloilo City Commercial and Roberto Chua Che Wai Foundation have also decided to buy COVID-19 test kits worth Php 1-million to test Ilonggos.
Ilonggo-owned Mang Inasal also donated Php 1-million cash. They also gave 500 sacks of rice, thanks to founder and property developer Edgar “Injap” Sia II.
Filipino Chinese Chamber of Commerce of Iloilo, Inc, and Hua Siong College of Iloilo Board of Trustees donated Php 1-million worth of rice, canned goods, and noodles.
Owners of Iloilo Supermart chain, the Que family, donated Php 1-million. They dedicated this to be used for the isolation center of the city and community kitchens. Aside from that, they also hoped to provide it for Iloilo City’s other needs to the pandemic.
JTS Group of Companies’ Tony Jon also donated Php 1-million while La Filipina Uy Gongco Group of Companies donated Php 1-million worth of bread.
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