Metrobank and GT Capital Holdings, in partnership with GoNegosyo’s (Philippine Center for Entrepreneurship Foundation) Project ARK, turned over PhP 414,000 worth of antibody rapid test kits to the City Government of San Juan through Mayor Francisco Zamora on June 23. Through the Ty family’s GT Foundation, Inc. (GTFI) and Metrobank Foundation, Inc. (MBFI), 920 sets of antibody rapid testing for possible identification of active COVID-19 cases were sponsored to benefit the city.
Photo above shows, Mayor Zamora receives the donation from (L-R) GoNegosyo administrative manager Sophia Ramos, GoNegosyo executive director Aeron Morado, MBFI executive director Nicanor Torres, Jr. and GTFI senior program officer Lilac Lazaro.
The donation is part of over a P220 million contribution by Metrobank and GT Capital Holdings Group to fund and support efforts to combat the pandemic and help those in need. The amount was allocated for the purchase of personal protective equipment (PPEs) to benefit healthcare and security frontliners; support for the production of RT-PRC testing kits through the UP National Institutes of Health; “Project Ugnayan” led by the Philippine Disaster Resilience Foundation; distribution of meals and food packs to underprivileged families; and construction and equipping of molecular laboratories for the testing of cases in partnership with the Department of Health (DOH), Philippine Red Cross, and Ayala Group. Just recently, Toyota Motor Philippines Corporation donated 30 units of Toyota Vios to DOH for the mobility of healthcare frontliners and local government hospitals.
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