GROUPS that require medical goods and personal protective equipment may reach out to the Federation of Filipino Chinese Chambers of Commerce and Industry Inc (FFCCCII) after it had helped raise P267 million to address the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic.
“Wala po kaming pinipili. Lahat ng hospital will be given. Lahat ng humihingi ng tulong … if you need any you could always write to either (FFCCII) or to any Chinese association,” FFCCCII Honorary President Francis Chua said in a briefing on Thursday.
(We’re not picking and choosing. All hospitals will be given. All who are asking for help, if you need any you could always write to either FFCCII or to any Chinese association).
He said FFCCII had imported from China 100,000 testing kits, 80,000 of which are rapid tests. The group also procured medicines, 50,000 personal protective equipment, and a million face masks.
“We just donate it to the different hospitals, the different members of the Chinese community, and also to Filipinos who believe that they will need support from us,” he said.
He said the chamber is in partnership with the government in finding any needed supplies.
The chamber has been working with other groups in the Filipino-Chinese community, including the Overseas Chinese Alumni Association of the Philippines and the Philippine Chinese Chamber of Commerce and Industry, to pool funds. — Jenina P. Ibañez