Online registry to record all local, foreign donations given to PH in COVID fight -- IATF

A new online registry will record all local and foreign donations given to the government in the fight against the coronavirus outbreak, according to the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Infectious Diseases (IATF).

In IATF Resolution No. 64, government agencies are encouraged to use the Philippine Humanitarian Assistance Registry that will keep an inventory of the humanitarian aid extended to the country.

"The IATF enjoins agencies and entities of the Philippine Government to adopt, utilize, and promote the Philippine Humanitarian Assistance Registry as the primary government website for information, inquiries, and procedures on all local and foreign humanitarian assistance to the Philippine Government," the latest IATF resolution read.

The donations include in-kind and financial donations and deployment of humanitarian workers, according to the government task force on pandemic response.

Last month, the Office of Civil Defense launched the "COVID-19 Donations Dashboard" online to list down the donations received and reported to the agency.

The OCD was assigned by President Duterte back in April to keep an inventory of medicines and medical supplies and equipment donated to the national government for efficient distribution to hospitals, beneficiary groups, or establishments in need. Under Administrative Order No. 2, all medical donations to the national government must be coordinated with and transmitted to the OCD for consolidation.

As of August 15, the OCD reported P34 million in total cash donations. It has also monitored 426 international donations and 7,132 domestic donations.

The OCD dashboard also includes the inventory of donations at the OCD warehouse, daily deliveries, donations per region, donors, and beneficiaries.