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OVP drive to help COVID-19 frontliners now raised over P50.9M

/ 07:45 PM April 12, 2020
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Vice President Leni Robredo has personally been in charge of the OVP’s assistance drive for frontliners in the fight against COVID-19, which has since raised more than P50.9 million, from her office’s funds and a donation drive spearheaded by its Angat Buhay partner, Kaya Natin! Movement. PHOTO FROM OVP

MANILA, Philippines — The Office of the Vice President (OVP) has now raised more than P50.9 million in its campaign to help COVID-19 frontliners.

In a Facebook post, Vice President Leni Robredo said the amount is composed of funds from the OVP as well as the donation drive conducted by the Kaya Natin Movement.

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According to Robredo, the 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. 

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

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“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.)

[A] UPDATE | Assistance Drive for Frontliners (as of April 11, 6PM)Dahil sa bayanihan, mas maraming frontliners ang…

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Posted by VP Leni Robredo on Saturday, April 11, 2020

As of Sunday, the Department of Health said there are 4,648 confirmed COVID-19 cases in the country, with the death toll reaching 297.

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