The Filipino-Chinese Community of Cagayan de Oro continues to extend its support with nearly a million pesos worth of rice and face masks donated to key law enforcement agencies policing the community quarantine mandated by the city government.
The Road and Traffic Administration (RTA), Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) and Cagayan de Oro Police Office (COCPO) were the beneficiaries of the extended support turned over in separate occasions on Saturday, April 25, in Cagayan de Oro City.
The RTA represented by Engr. Nonito Oclarit received 50 sacks of rice and 5,000 pieces of face masks together worth P225, 000.00 while 25 sacks of rice and 2,500 pieces of face masks worth P112, 500 were received by Col. Allan Cabot in behalf of the BFP.
Some 120 sacks of rice and 12,000 pieces of face masks worth P480,000.00 were turned over to the COCPO headed by City Police Director Col. Henry Dampal.
The donations were turned over by community representative including Jeffrey Ang, Tomas Sia, Benjamin Chan, Jr., Steven Tan and others.
The P817,500.00 is on top of the P4.3-million earlier extended by the community to the Northern Mindanao Medical Center (NMMC).
On April 7, the group headed by President Sonny Choi and COVID-19 Response Committee Chairman Efren Uy turned over to NMMC Chief Dr. Jose Chan 1,980 sets of PPEs each worth P1,500 with a total value of P 2,970,000.00 and 500 pieces of N95 face masks each worth P130.00 valued at P65,000.00 for a total donation of P3,035,000.00.
With this, the community’s collective donations to NMMC now totals P4,304,000.00, excluding donations also made to the city owned and operated J.R. Borja General Hospital (JRBGH).
The NMMC is the only hospital in Region X with the capability to test and treat CONVID-19 Patients Under Investigation (PUI).
Under the strategy adopted by the Regional and City Health offices, COVID-19 patients are exclusively referred to NMMC, while JRBGH and other private hospitals take in as many non-COVID cases as they can accommodate to give NMMC’s personnel and facilities as much slack as possible to deal with the outbreak.
From March 23 to April 6, the CDO Filipino-Chinese Community had previously donated to NMMC on four separate occasions urgently needed PPEs and medical supplies collectively valued at P1, 269,000.00.
The Filipino-Chinese Community of Cagayan de Oro includes 21 community organizations, including family associations, chambers of commerce, schools, martial arts, civic and religious fraternities.
These including the following: Misamis Oriental Filipino-Chinese Chamber of Commerce & Industry, Inc.; Mindanao Council for the Promotion of Peaceful Reunification of China in the Philippines; Cagayan de Oro Filipino-Chinese Chamber of Commerce & Industry, Inc.; Cagayan de Oro You We Tong Civic & Religious Fraternity, Inc.; Oro Christian Grace School; Misamis Oriental Liong Tek Fraternity Association, Inc.; Sejo-Lim Family Association-Northern Mindanao Chapter; Cagayan de Oro Bell Church Foundation, Inc.; Kong Hua School; Cagayan de Oro Volunteer Fire Brigade, Inc.; Phil. Wushu Federation-Cagayan de Oro Chapter; Phil. Kim Mun Association-Misamis Oriental Chapter ; Cagayan Gospel Church ; Cagayan de Oro Filipino-Chinese Amity Club; Cagayan de Oro San Lorenzo Filipino-Chinese Catholic Community; Philippine Chinese Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Inc.-Misamis Oriental Chapter; Philippine Chinese High School Alumni Association-Cagayan de Oro Chapter; Misamis Oriental Progressive Mason Temple, Inc.; Kong Hua School, Inc.; and the Chee Kung Tong Chinese Free Mason Misamis Oriental Branch. (RMB)