MANILA City’s elected officials will be donating their April salaries to the Philippine General Hospital (PGH), Mayor Francisco M. Domagoso announced Sunday.

PGH, located in the city, has been designated as one of the referral hospitals in the National Capital Region for coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases.

Mr. Domagoso, in a social media post, said those donating their one-month salary are himself, Vice Mayor Maria Sheilah Lacuna-Pangan, and all the councilors.

Earlier, Cabinet Secretary Karlo Alexei B. Nograles, spokesperson of the Inter-Agency Task Force on Emerging Infectious Diseases, said he will donate 75% of his monthly salary to the government’s COVID-19 program.

Mr. Nograles said other executive officials will do the same, with some pledging part of their wages until December.

At the House of Representatives, lawmakers have also committed to donate their May salaries to raise P50 million for the COVID-19 response. — Gillian M. Cortez