NGCP donates P1B to national gov’t for COVID-19 response efforts

VIGAN CITY — The National Grid Corporation of the Philippines, a privately owned company in charge of operating, maintaining, and developing the country’s power grid, has donated P1 billion to aid medical frontliners.

According to a press release from the corporation, NGCP is giving P500 million donation in the form of goods and medical equipment and another P500 million for the procurement of other COVID-19 response measures, as may be determined by the Office of the President of the Philippines.

“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,” stated the company.

The donation is in addition to an earlier 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.

“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,” the company said.

NGCP is led by majority shareholders Henry Sy, Jr. and Robert Coyiuto, Jr.