By Minka Klaudia Tiangco
Manila City Mayor Francisco “Isko Moreno” Domagoso took to social media to give thanks to individuals and organizations sending donations to the Philippine capital amid the COVID-19 crisis.
“Buong loob po akong nag-papasalamat sa inyong lahat sa pagtulong sa Lungsod ng Maynila, lalo na po sa ating mga frontliners (I am wholeheartedly thanking everyone who has helped the city of Manila, especially our frontliners),” he said in a tweet on Wednesday.
Manila has received thousands of food donations from individuals, private companies, and government officials.
The city mayor said the food was distributed to health workers in the hospitals, Manila Health Department, Manila Department of Social Welfare, the police, and other frontline workers.
Thousands of medical equipment, particularly personal protective gear and disinfection devices, were also received by the city government.
As of Tuesday, a total of 1,482 rooms in various hotels and motels are available as accommodation for health workers, the city mayor said.
Private companies have also donated scooters, cars, and buses that health workers can use to get to their workplaces amid the ban on mass transportation.
The local chief executive also reported that they have received about P5 million.
Domagoso enumerates the donations that the city receives in his daily city address broadcasted live on Facebook.
Those who wish to donate can deposit their donations at the Landbank of the Philippines Trust Fund with account number 1982-1003-36. Any currency is accepted.