The Aboitiz Group, via its corporate social responsibility arm Aboitiz Foundation, and on-demand logistics company Lalamove are working together to quickly and safely deliver medical supplies to different areas around Metro Manila as the country continues to battle the threat of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic.
“In handling our COVID-19 response, the Aboitiz Foundation team recognized the need for efficient logistics and timely movement of medical supplies to the hospitals and partner agencies that need them the most. With the enhanced community quarantine and with most teams working on a skeletal crew, this was a challenge,” said Aboitiz Foundation’s President and Chief Operating Officer Maribeth L. Marasigan.
The donations include nitrile gloves, goggles, personal protective equipment gowns, 70% alcohol, and surgical masks.
These are among the much-needed supplies by medical frontliners who continue to face the threat of COVID-19. Over 2,000 cases have been registered all over the Philippines, with the highest percentage of confirmed cases located in Metro Manila.
“Lalamove’s partnership with the Aboitiz Foundation to deliver medical supplies to various hospitals will help protect our healthcare and security frontliners who are our heroes in battling COVID-19. We are proud of our team members and partner drivers for helping support the movement of essential goods during this challenging time,” said Dannah Majarocon, Managing Director of Lalamove Philippines.
“Despite the challenge, we are grateful to Lalamove for being one of our partners. We look forward to serving more hospitals and areas around Metro Manila through this partnership,” added Marasigan.
As of March 31, the Aboitiz Group has allotted more than PhP 24.8 million in donations for its COVID-19 assistance to different hospitals and communities nationwide.
This is on top of the PhP 100 million donation for the benefit of urban poor communities in Greater Manila through Project Ugnayan led by the Philippine Disaster Resilience Foundation.
Through its different Business Units nationwide, the Aboitiz Group has distributed more than 300,000 medical supplies and over 107,000 food packs to benefit more than 300,000 individuals nationwide.