The Philippine Navy (PN) received assorted personal protective equipment (PPE) sets from the PLDT-Smart Foundation Inc. on Wednesday.
The donation is part of the company’s corporate social responsibility efforts, Navy public affairs office chief Lt. Commander Maria Christina Roxas said in a media statement on Friday.
PLDT-Smart Foundation Inc. is headed by businessman Manuel V. Pangilinan.
The donation consists of 520 pieces of cover-all; 1,000 N95 face masks; 1,000 shoe covers; 1,000 gloves; and 1,000 goggles.
Roxas said the items were formally received by PN naval operations center director, Capt. Romel Marcos.
The PPE sets will be transported and distributed to different PN units and hospitals such as Manila Naval Hospital and Cavite Naval Hospital, she said.
PN flag-officer-in-command Vice Admiral Giovanni Carlo Bacordo acknowledged the group’s generosity.
“The PN is thankful to our private stakeholders for providing us much-needed support, as we continue to mitigate the effects of this coronavirus disease. This shows how true Bayanihan spirit works once again, as different sectors contribute to the national government’s fight against the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) pandemic,” he added. (PNA/Priam Nepomuceno)