CITY OF MALOLOS – The ROTARY CLUB OF MALOLOS HIYAS turned over personal protective equipment (PPEs), antigen swab tests, and COVID-19 testing booths to the City of Malolos last 28 January 2021.
The donation was made possible through a global grant awarded by The Rotary Foundation in the amount of USD32,205.00 (more than PHP1.5M) to the Rotary Club of Malolos Hiyas, together with its international partner, the Rotary Club of Hsinchu Northwest of District 3501 (Taiwan), and supported by District 3770 and District 3830.
Rotary Club of Malolos Hiyas donates to City of Malolos
The turnover was led by District 3770 Governor Gil Dindo O. Berino, District Rotary Foundation Committee Chair Benigno Emilio “Pichoy” Ramirez, Past District Governor Corina Tengco-Bautista, and Rotary Club of Malolos Hiyas President, Atty. Raquel R. Tantoco Pineda-Dolores. The donation was accepted by the Hon. Mayor Gilbert “Bebong” T. Gatchalian, together with Drs. Victor Batanes and Frederick Villano of the Malolos City Health Office.
In response, Mayor Gatchalian assured Rotary that the donation will be put to good use, and promised that the city will continue with its commitment to eradicate COVID-19 cases in the city. He thanked Rotary for the organization’s help and support to the city throughout the years.
The project was made possible through the efforts of Rotarians here and abroad, with the aim of making antigen tests accessible to the public to aid city officials monitor and contain COVID-19 cases. It also aims to protect city health personnel and other frontliner heroes by providing them with much needed PPEs.
The donation was the biggest service project of the Rotary Club of Malolos Hiyas for Rotary Year 2020-2021. In the past months, as part of its COVID-19-related projects, the Club donated face masks, face shields, disinfectants, alcohol, gloves, and health equipment, as well as conducted disinfection and sanitation projects in schools, welfare facilities for the young and old, the Bureau of Fire Protection, Philippine National Police, tricycle associations, barangays, and others.
It also donated printers, inks and bond papers to many schools; adopted children for its year-long Feed-A-Child Program; donated vegetable seedlings to marginalized communities for backyard gardening; planted cacao seedlings in support of local cacao farmers; participated in vaccination efforts for the Sabayang Patak Kontra Polio project of the Department of Health and as part of Rotary’s End Polio Now worldwide campaign; and, many others.
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