Gokongwei Brothers Foundation (GBF) donated 720 RT-PCR test kits worth two million pesos to the City Government of Manila. The donation seeks to support the city as it ensures its testing centers' sustained achievement of full Covid-19 testing capacity.
GBF also pledged to continuously support the city's response to Covid-19.
GBF Executive Director Grace Colet together with Robinsons Land Corporation (RLC) President and CEO Frederick D. Go formally turned over the donation to Manila Mayor Isko Moreno on December 4, 2020 at the Manila City Hall. The test kits were delivered to Sta. Ana Hospital in November.
RLC President and CEO Frederick D. Go, GBF Executive Director Grace Colet, Manila Mayor Isko Moreno, and Manila Vice Mayor Honey Lacuna at the turnover ceremony. IMAGE Gokongwei Brothers Foundation
At the onset of the pandemic, GBF also extended immediate assistance to various Manila hospitals by providing medical supplies, PPEs, and meals for frontliners.
The donation forms part of GBF's Juan Communities program, an initiative that seeks to provide responsive support to hospitals, healthcare centers, and publics schools in LGUs where Gokongwei Group companies operate.
RLC, the real estate arm of the Gokongwei Group, helped facilitate the donation to the City of Manila.
During the last quarter of 2020, GBF also donated computer sets to Pasig City and Quezon City to boost their respective health systems digitization program.
In 2020, GBF allocated Php156 million towards Covid-19 relief initiatives in support of medical healthcare workers and frontliners, hospitals, communities, and schools.