SM Foundation donates first tranche of allocated P100m to PGH

PGH director Dr. Gerardo Legazpi (heart) expressing their gratitude to the SM Group and Sy household in a video

To assist battle the unfold of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) within the Philippines, SM Foundation (SMFI), the social good arm of the SM Group of firms, turned over at the moment the primary tranche of its allotted Php 100M donation to the Philippine General Hospital (PGH).

Dr. Gerardo Legazpi, director of PGH, collectively together with his staff, expressed their gratitude to the SM Group and Sy household in a video, as they obtained the money donation. The donation will probably be used towards buying urgently-neededprivate protecting tools (PPEs), check kits, alcohol, and different medical provides.

Aside from the PGH, the Research Institute for Tropical Medicine (RITM) and different authorities hospitals nationwide are additionally set to obtain assist from the SM Group, via SM Foundation, to combat this ongoing disaster of COVID-19 within the nation.

In a press release, SM Prime’s Hans Sy stated, “To ensure the safety of medical frontliners, SM is bringing in personal protective equipment (PPE) – face masks, gowns, visors, hoods, gloves, and shoe covers, as well as urgent medical supplies to help government hospitals who badly need them.”

The entire SM Group enjoins the general public to proceed supporting the courageous entrance line volunteers of their collective efforts to comprise the COVID-19.

SM Foundation, Goldilocks bring bread & pastry products to frontliners

 SM Foundation (SMFI), in partnership with Goldilocks, introduced bread, truffles, and different pastry merchandise to 30 hospitals and medical amenities across the National Capital Region (NCR) in hopes of bringing smiles to the courageous and hardworking COVID-19 frontliners.

COVID-19 frontliners acquired candy treats from SM Foundation and Goldilocks.

SMFI and Goldilocks acknowledge the very important and tedious roles of all COVID-19 frontliners and intend to supply them with brief reduction with its merchandise through the COVID 19 battle. Through the social good partnership, a complete of two,900 buns, 6,200 truffles, and lots of different pastry merchandise had been distributed from March 18 – 20, 2020.

This effort enhances the opposite initiatives of the SM Group in response to the COVID-19 disaster–which embody the waiving of mall tenant leases nationwide and the Php100 million donation to authorities hospitals which will likely be utilized in buying private protecting tools (PPEs), testing kits, and different medical provides.

“There are no exemptions for any person on these health protocols”

Malacañang Palace reacted to public officers who reportedly violated quarantine procedures and nonetheless went outdoors of their properties regardless of being individuals beneath investigations (PUI).

According to Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo, they’re going to attend for the results of the investigation of the Inter-Agency Task Force on Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF) as soon as the accused have been already face fees from their complainants.

They additionally assured the people who they’re not going to present particular therapy to the general public officers confirmed violating well being protocols.

Here’s the assertion from the Presidential Spokesperson:

“The Palace has obtained reviews that sure officers who’re thought-about individuals beneath both investigation or monitoring, pursuant to issued tips, have allegedly breached protocols set by the federal government by the Department of Health.

The reviews being aired within the open are, nevertheless, conflicting; therefore, the Office of the President deems it acceptable that the identical be formally evaluated by the involved companies upon a grievance or in any other case to determine the true details behind the incidents.

The protocols set by the federal government for individuals beneath investigation or monitoring, should be strictly and completely noticed by all folks falling beneath the stated classes, no matter their socio-political standing. They will not be meant to discomfort or burden anybody. They have been established to make sure that public well being and security are secured always. There are not any exemptions for any particular person on these well being protocols. Those holding excessive positions within the authorities are enjoined to set an instance to their constituents by strictly observing them.

The equal safety clause of the Constitution imposes equal therapy to all. Any transgressor, subsequently, should be handled in accordance with the legislation.”

Yesterday, two public officers, Senator Koko Pimentel and House Committee on Appropriations chairperson Eric Yap are going through potential fees for nonetheless going outdoors their properties whereas ready for his or her take a look at outcomes.

Both of them apologized already for his or her errors and requested for understanding.

“Humihingi ako ng patawad at pag-unawa mula sa mga taong nakasalamuha ko. I was paranoid dahil may kaunting ubo akong naramdaman but I felt it was normal for me,” stated Yap in an announcement.

“I’d like to extend my apologies to the Makati Medical Center. Please tell me how I can make it up to you,” Pimentel stated on a separate assertion, “just allow me in the meantime to recover and of course please give focus on my wife and the two lives which are involved here, which are at stake,” 

According to the Department of Health (DOH) PUIs ought to quarantine themselves whereas ready for the results of their take a look at.