NGCP donates ₱1 billion assistance to frontline health workers

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Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, March 30) - The National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP), the operator of the country’s electricity transmission system, will donate ₱1 billion assistance to frontline healthcare workers.

The donation will be coursed through the Office of the President, according to NGCP.

In his letter to President Rodrigo Duterte, NGCP president and CEO Anthony Almeda said the grid corporation willdonate ₱500,000,000 worth of goods and medical equipment, and another ₱500,000,000  cash to be allocated for other coronavirus disease response purposes, which will be determined by the Office of the President.

Other companies have already pledged and sent donations and test kits, among other things, as the government is waging war against COVID-19 pandemic. Even billionaire Jack Ma also pitched in more than 500,000 face masks to the country.

The government’s economic team has prepared a ₱27.1-billion spending plan for everyone affected by the pandemic.