MORE than 700,000 face masks donated from South Korea were recently distributed to frontline workers who take charge of the people infected by the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) as the entire nation fights against this dreaded pandemic.
These protective gear were given by two South Korean companies, KP Trading and C-SO Funding, to the Philippine National Police, Armed Forces of the Philippines, Metro Manila Development Authority, Department of Health, and Research Institute for Tropical Medicine.
This was made possible through an international public-private collaboration project that was spearheaded by the Senate represented by Senator Emmanuel D. Pacquiao.
“It’s at times like this that we realize there are no borders; we are all humans fighting a common enemy, as such, we must support each other to achieve a united victory,” said Diana Ji Hye Kwon, representative of KP Trading and C-So Funding.
“In the world health crisis that we are in, we need to work together to fight Covid-19,” added Pacquiao.
HMR Trading Haus, the local partner retailer of both South Korean firms, imported and handled the donated items.
The Department of Social Welfare and Development assisted Pacquiao during the distribution of the face masks to healthcare professionals who tirelessly work amid the Luzon-wide enhanced community quarantine period.