Taiwan business groups donate medical supplies to PH frontliners

By Roy Mabasa

Another group of Taiwanese businessmen has responded to the call of various communities in the country in providing the much-needed medical supplies for frontliners in the fight against the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).

(Bayan ng Carmona / Atty. Roy Loyola / MANILA BULLETIN) (Bayan ng Carmona / Atty. Roy Loyola / MANILA BULLETIN)

On Monday, the Taiwanese Chamber of the South Philippines donated medical supplies to the City of Carmona in Cavite including 100 units of disposable medical isolation coveralls, 130 pieces of anti-dust face shields, 800 sets of surgical gloves, and 3,000 pieces of surgical masks.

Carmona City Mayor Roy Loyola accepted the donations from Taiwanese Chamber President Yen Chen in a ceremony also attended by Taipei Economic and Cultural Office (TECO) directors Jeffrey Yu and Hank Liu.

Loyola said the medical supplies will be distributed to the city’s various hospitals and health facilities to help protect the frontliners and assist them in mitigating the spread of the pandemic.

Last week, the Taiwan Association in Cebu and the Taiwanese Compatriot Association in the Philippines jointly donated 10,000 medical masks to Vicente Sotto Memorial Medical Center in Cebu City.

The Taiwan Association Philippines, Inc. also donated 1,500 units of Personal Protective Gowns to the Philippine National Police, Chinese General Hospital and Medical Center (CGHMC), and National Kidney and Transplant Institute (NKTI).

In April, the Taiwanese government gave the Philippines 300,000 medical masks to help protect frontline medical and health workers in combating the coronavirus pandemic.

TECO Representative Peiyung Hsu said the donation “demonstrates true friendship between the two countries.”