outbrain
Close  

DENR Bicol workers donate P1.1-M worth of PPEs, relief goods to frontliners

LEGAZPI CITY, Albay, Philippines — The employees union of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) in Bicol has donated P1.1 million worth of relief goods and personal protective equipment (PPE) to frontliners and selected beneficiaries amid the implementation of an enhanced community quarantine.

Gil Aromin, regional executive director of DENR, said 233 PPE sets, 486 food packs, more than 600 bags of relief goods, and cash were distributed to health workers in several hospitals, and task force officials stationed at the local government units and barangays in the six provinces in the region — all of whom are fighting against the spread of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).

ADVERTISEMENT

The PPE sets are composed of washable hospital suits, shoe covers, N95 masks, disposable head caps, face masks, sterile gloves, medical goggles, and disinfectant alcohol.

Aromin said the fund was raised through the salary donations and personal contributions of the DENR Employees’ Union, including the employees of the Environmental Management Bureau and the Mines and Geosciences Bureau in the region.

FEATURED STORIES

“The donation paved way for the department to express its support and gratitude to the frontliners who are continually fighting against the COVID-19. We hope for the security and safety of the frontliners and communities who are at high risk from the virus,” Aromin said.

The Society of Filipino Foresters, Inc. Bicol and the DENR Bicol Multi-purpose Cooperative were also able to distribute 500 bags of relief goods to poor families in Barangay Mabinit, Legazpi City.

The security guards, utility staff and drivers of the DENR offices were also given relief goods and cash.

/atm

For more news about the novel coronavirus click here.
What you need to know about Coronavirus.
For more information on COVID-19, call the DOH Hotline: (02) 86517800 local 1149/1150.

The Inquirer Foundation supports our healthcare frontliners and is still accepting cash donations to be deposited at Banco de Oro (BDO) current account #007960018860 or donate through PayMaya using this link .

Read Next
EDITORS' PICK
MOST READ
Don't miss out on the latest news and information.
View comments

Subscribe to INQUIRER PLUS to get access to The Philippine Daily Inquirer & other 70+ titles, share up to 5 gadgets, listen to the news, download as early as 4am & share articles on social media. Call 896 6000.

TAGS: coronavirus pandemic, coronavirus Philippines, COVID-19, donations for Bicol frontliners
For feedback, complaints, or inquiries, contact us.


© Copyright 1997-2020 INQUIRER.net | All Rights Reserved

We use cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. By continuing, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. To find out more, please click this link.