MVP group maintains assistance to frontliners

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COMPANIES led by Manuel V. Pangilinan have sustained their support and assistance to hospitals, frontline workers, communities, and families through the corporate social responsibility (CSR) campaign “Tulong Kapatid.”

“When the world found itself in such unprecedented situations, of cities in lockdown and countries under quarantine, the lifeline that kept communities functioning was communications such as digital capabilities and opportunities,” the businessman said in a statement on Tuesday.

“School children could keep studying and have more access to e-learning essential tools. Under these very constrained circumstances, it became clear which basic services are truly essential — the various relief assistance to communities in both the metro and far-flung areas,” he added.

Mr. Pangilinan, or MVP, said the group is committed to support the government and the frontline workers in the fight against the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic.

His group said that in line with Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of providing quality education, Tulong Kapatid continues to ramp up its digital education efforts to help schools and communities ensure that no learner is left behind. 

For instance, PLDT Inc. recently launched a webinar series to the women of three upland communities in Arakan, North Cotabato.

The initiative by the Philippines’ largest and only integrated telecommunications provider aims to promote gender equality and equip the Arakan women with skills to access and use digital technology.

The seminars, held in cooperation with the Philippine Eagle Foundation, serve to launch the telco’s new digital campaign. The project will run for five months. It will also assist women with children in home-based, modular learning during the pandemic.