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Liwayway Group donates P35M worth of medical supplies to Tsinoy NGO to combat Covid-19

The Liwayway Group, the firm behind the Oishi brand, is helping the Philippines in its fight against the Covid-19 pandemic by donating P35 million worth of medical supplies to Tsinoy non-government organization Kaisa Para Sa Kaunlaran, Inc. (Kaisa).
Since March, Kaisa has been delivering much-needed medical supplies to hospitals across the Philippines through its Kaisa Kontra Korona project. As calls for help and assistance from different hospitals are increasing exponentially while local medical supplies are dwindling, Liwayway Group’s donation will greatly bolster the capacity to help more hospitals in need.
“We thank the generosity of Mr. Carlos Chan, chairman of the Liwayway Group of Companies, for his assistance to our gallant frontliners. Together, we can fight this pandemic,” said Teresita Ang See, founding president of Kaisa.
Chan served as chairman of the Kaisa Heritage Foundation from 2016 to 2019.
The first batch of donated medical supplies, including 2,800 hazmat suits, arrived in Manila on April 17 from Shanghai through the help of Philippine Airlines, the Department of Trade and Industry and the Philippine Chamber of Business & Professionals in Shanghai. These will be distributed to 42 Tier-1 public hospitals across the Philippines through the joint efforts of Kaisa, TOWNS Foundation, UP Medical Foundation and the Philippine Navy.
The number of Covid-19 cases in the country continues to rise with 5,878 confirmed cases so far, including 387 deaths. At least 766 healthcare workers have been infected, including 339 doctors and 242 nurses.

Kaisa Para Sa Kaunlaran board of director Andrew Tuason puts labels on the boxes of medical supplies donated by the Liwayway Group of Companies.
From left: Andrew Tuason, director of Kaisa Para Sa Kaunlaran; Angelica Isabel Isnani, administrative officer V/Head, Property & Records Section of the Department of Trade and Industry; Reynard Hing, executive vice president of Kaisa; and officers of the Bureau of Customs.