Ilonggos receive donations from private businesses and groups amid COVID-19 outbreak

Faith in humanity restored!

In the spirit of goodwill and kabayanihan, Ilonggo business owners and many small groups have come together to donate food, money, COVID-19 test kits and protective gear. These will be given to health workers and citizens of Iloilo whose lives have been affected by the community quarantine imposed on March 20.

According to Iloilo City Mayor Jerry Treñas, these donations allowed the government to distribute rice, canned goods, and other food items to 50 villages. These areas have the most number of residents and public transport drivers.

Donations for Iloilo

LOOK: The following have pledged donations to Iloilo City (this is an evolving post)As of March 22, 2020• USWAG…

Posted by Iloilo City Government on Saturday, March 21, 2020

As of March 21, at least 1,100 sacks of rice, valued at around P1.7 million, have been donated. In addition, P3.5 million was donated to buy testing kits. This donation by businessman Henry Chusey of the Hennan Group of Resorts is one of the biggest they’ve received. On the other hand, the Iloilo Society Commercial and the Roberto Chua Che Wai Foundation will also be buying COID-19 test kits worth P1 million.

Food donations include 500 sacks of rice and P1 million cash by Mang Inasal founder Edgar “Injap” Sia II. Even the Filipino Chinese Chamber of Commerce of Iloilo, Inc. and Hua Siong College of Iloilo Board of Trustees donated rice, canned goods, and noodles worth P1 million. Vikings also donated food for 300 people in hospitals, while Jollibee and Luis Go sent 1,500 meal sets. Usawag Ilonggo gave 15,000 hamburgers from Mc Donald’s.

Other non-food donations are as follows: 800 drums of chlorine for sanitizing barangays from the Iloilo Bankers Association. Oscar Go gave 154,000 plastic bags, which will be used for repacking rice, while Phoenix gas station donated 1,500 liters of diesel fuel.

And there are much, much more donations where that came from!

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