Robredo's COVID-19 donation drive tops ₱55 million

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Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, April 23) — Vice President Leni Robredo has raised over ₱55-million worth of donations — boosting her efforts to support frontliners and Filipino families amid the deadly COVID-19 pandemic.

In a Facebook post, Robredo announced that the Office of the Vice President has so far received more than ₱55.8 million from various firms in the private sector through its fund drive for COVID-19 fight.

Meanwhile, sets of personal protective equipment (PPE) have been distributed to different provinces and municipalities on Thursday, the OVP said. Among the beneficiaries are Aklan, Bohol, Iloilo, Surigao, Bacolod City, Butuan City, Dumaguete City, Pagadian City, Tacloban City, Hilongos (Southern Leyte), and some areas in Northern Mindanao.

It has also received ten new units of Raider J Crossover motorcycles and 20 helmets from Suzuki Philippines — which may be used by frontliners who are temporarily residing in dormitories provided by the OVP and its Angat Buhay partners — it added.

The Vice President is celebrating her 55th birthday today, Thursday.