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Philippines fast tracks medical-grade face mask manufacturing operations

LAGUNA, Philippines—Leading consumer goods manufacturing firm Procter & Gamble (P&G) Philippines continues to accelerate its local production of medical-grade face masks in its plant in Cabuyao City, Laguna to address the heightened demand from Filipino frontline workers and citizens as the country battles against the COVID-19 pandemic.

The company’s newest manufacturing line, which commenced operations earlier this month, is set to manufacture face masks that will be donated to government and health authorities, partner local government units (LGUs), and used to help protect P&G employees as they work to produce critically important cleaning, health and hygiene products for the nation.

P&G’s medical grade face masks have been examined by a third-party testing laboratory to comply with local and international standards and have passed requirements on bacterial filtration efficacy, splash resistance, and breathability parameters.

During a recent visit by Cabuyao, Laguna Mayor Mel Gecolea, the company reaffirmed its commitment to supporting COVID-19 efforts of the local government of its host city by donating face masks for its frontliners and residents.

Apart from this, P&G had earlier supported the Cabuyao government’s local efforts through donations of products to Barangay Marinig and Barangay Diezmo, Ospital ng Cabuyao, Global Medical Center and Medical City South Luzon in the past two months of enhanced community quarantine (ECQ). It has also donated 1000 medical-grade PPE overalls to Ospital ng Cabuyao. P&G plans to continue collaborating closely with the local government of Cabuyao in order to address the needs of its residents during this unprecedented time.