MANILA, Philippines—Committed to safeguarding the health of frontliners, P&G Philippines donated 100,000 medical-grade face masks to the City of Manila together with Mayor Francisco “Isko Moreno” Domagoso.
Since the ECQ, P&G has stepped up as a Force for Good in helping the nation fight COVID-19. Among the first companies to respond, P&G immediately repurposed its manufacturing operations to locally produce and donate medical-grade face masks by applying its expertise in non-woven feminine and baby care products. Since its initial commitment to donate 1 million face masks, P&G has firmed up its manufacturing capacity, now doubling their initial commitment and donating to more partner health institutions, government agencies, non-profit organizations, and local government units including the City of Manila.
On top of the face masks, the City of Manila also received 5,000 health and hygiene kits or “BIDA Home Kits” containing P&G’s trusted sanitation products such as Safeguard soap, Joy dishwashing liquid, Ariel detergent and Head & Shoulders shampoo through the help of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the US Embassy and the Department of Health. The program was attended by the U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of the Philippines, Ambassador Sung Kim, USAID Philippines Mission Director Lawrence Hardy II, DOH Center for Health Development Metro Manila Regional Director Corazon Flores, and P&G Philippines President and General Manager, Raffy Fajardo.
The donation of BIDA Home Kits is part of the DOH and P&G partnership for the mass-education campaign “BIDA Solusyon sa COVID-19,” which promotes awareness on the key hygiene and sanitation habits against COVID-19 that every Filipino can do to keep their families and homes safe. Together, DOH, USAID and P&G identified vulnerable families nationwide and are empowering them to fight COVID-19 with the help of BIDA Home Kits that contain half a month’s supply of sanitation and hygiene products.
As part of safeguarding the frontliners, P&G had earlier donated millions of pesos worth of its trusted hygiene products and PPEs to 9 public hospitals within the City of Manila, including Philippine General Hospital which has been designated as a priority COVID-19 referral hospital and the Delpan Quarantine Facility. P&G has been a trusted partner of the government and continues to contribute its networks and expertise in manufacturing, sales and marketing to help keep Filipino families safe and healthy.