NGCP donates PhP1B to nat’l gov’t for COVID-19 response efforts

In support of President Rodrigo Duterte and the national government’s efforts to combat the outbreak of COVID-19 in the Philippines, grid operator and transmission service provider NGCP will be donating PhP 1 BILLION to aid medical frontliners.

In a letter to the President, NGCP declared its support to the ongoing battle against the pandemic with a PhP 500,000,000 donation in the form of goods and medical equipment and another PhP 500,000,000 for the procurement of other COVID-19 response measures, as may be determined by the Office of the President.

“Through our initial coordination with their Office, we were instructed to donate entirely in the form of medical equipment, with specific items such as video laryngoscopes, ventilators, and total face masks,” the company said.

The PhP 1 Billion donation is over and above earlier NGCP assistance, including a donation of personal protective equipment (PPE), face masks, meals, and other supplies for the frontline workers in the health industry and the Meals on Wheels program conducted to distribute hot meals to indigent members of the community.

NGCP’s technical partner, the State Grid Corporation of China (SGCC), also donated 500,000 face masks through the Philippine Red Cross.

“Our stakeholders, particularly the public, can be assured that NGCP will continue to look for opportunities to support the government in battling this pandemic. We recognize that the only way to defeat this global health threat is through our collective efforts,” stated the company.

NGCP is a Filipino-led, privately owned company in charge of operating, maintaining, and developing the country’s power grid, led by majority shareholders Henry Sy, Jr. and Robert Coyiuto Jr.