To support initiatives that will directly aid the fight against COVID-19, the Ty Family-led companies Metrobank and GT Capital Holdings Inc., through the Metrobank Foundation, Inc. (MBFI) and GT Foundation, Inc. (GTFI) released PhP 8 million to fund purchase of Personal Protective Equipment (PPEs) to benefit healthcare frontliners.
PhP 5 million worth of PPEs, which include hazardous material suits, face shields, N95 masks, gloves, and shoecovers, were donated to two (2) COVID-19 Referral Centers namely University of the Philippines-Philippine General Hospital (UP-PGH) and Lung Center of the Philippines, each receiving 1000 sets.
Another 2000 sets were donated to the City Government of Manila, through the Office of Manila Mayor Francisco “Isko Moreno” Domagoso, to cater to six (6) District Hospitals in the city namely Justice Abad Santos Medical Center, Ospital ng Sampaloc, Ospital ng Tondo, Sta. Ana Hospital, Gat Andres Bonifacio Medical Center and Ospital ng Maynila.
Through the efforts of the Xavier School Alumni Association, another PhP 3 million was given to support the operations of the San Juan Covid Kalinga Center which is the extension facility of the San Juan Medical Center.
The donation is part of the P200 million pledge by Metrobank and GT Capital Holdings Group in support of the efforts to combat COVID-19.