February 9, 2023

As cases of the coronavirus disease-2019 (Covid-19) continue to increase, more groups and individuals are heeding the calls of the frontliners, particularly health workers and medical personnel, for personal protective equipment donations.
On weekend, the Association of Cordillera Contractors Organized for Regional Development (Accord) has responded to the call of the Philippine College of Physicians Covid-19 Task Force for more PPEs in a form of cash donation.
Accord officers Ericson Felipe alias Tagel and Arnel Peil and member, Dr. Jun Galasgas, handed over P250,000 check to Dr. Ruel Revilla, president of the Philippine College of Physicians Northern Luzon chapter.
Revilla said the donation will be used to purchase PPEs for frontliners and supplies of hospitals within the localities in line with their bid to mitigate the spread of Covid-19.
Accord officials said they hope to donate to other concerned groups, as they expressed hope that other individuals or groups may also extend whatever form of assistance to the frontliners.
Earlier, the PCP Covid-19 Task Force also sought the help of the media such as the Baguio Midland Courier in its request for PPE and other items for health care workers and patients.
The PPEs needed are N95 masks respirator, face or surgical masks, laboratory or surgical gowns, goggles, gloves in various sizes, face shields, protective foot covers, and polyvinyl fabric.
Other items useful for health care personnel and patients are drinking water, multivitamins, and hydroxychloroquine tablets.
PCP Covid Task Force is requesting that donations be coursed through Baguio Midland Courier office located at 16 Kisad Road, Baguio City.
Meanwhile, other groups such as the Filipino-Chinese community has donated 2,500 pieces of masks making their total donation run up to 15,000 which were all given to hospitals. 
The Bishop Cenzon Foundation likewise donated P250,000 to the city government for its Covid-19 health crisis operation while other groups likewise donated assorted food items for city residents.
Other private groups also initiated feeding program for frontliners such as the “Community Kitchen” of Elmer Macalingay and his group of volunteers. 
Through the group, several establishments and individuals are donating food items which are being distributed to the frontliners through the Community Kitchen project. – Harley F. Palangchao