Launched in partnership with Zuellig Pharma, ABS-CBN, and Metro Drug, Kaagapay is a fundraising initiative that aims to provide much needed medical equipment such as personal protective equipment (PPE) and ventilators for hospitals in the Philippines.
Due to the rising number of COVID-19 cases, the Philippines is facing a medical equipment shortage, which puts the lives of frontliners at risk and interferes with the provision of care for those that are seriously ill. Kaagapay seeks to address this need by utilizing pooled procurement mechanisms and supply chain processes in providing ventilators and PPEs for the healthcare sector. The initiative, which began its initial run last 31 March, also includes test kits and other life-saving medical equipment.
As of 22 May 2020, Project Kaagapay has raised almost Php 92 million in cash donations and received in-kind donations worth almost Php 27 million, reaching 70 hospitals and medical centers in Metro Manila and other provinces and distributing over 200,000 personal protective equipment (PPE) sets for beneficiaries.
Among the companies and organizations that have supported the initiative are Zuellig Family Foundation, Ayala Corporation, Ayala Foundation, Coca-Cola Beverages Philippines, PLDT, Pilipinas Shell, PMA Alumni Association, Alaska Milk Corporation, Peace and Equity Foundation, Alagad ng Batas Foundation, and Normany Group. Individual donations also reached almost Php 4.5 million through joint fundraising with Paymaya, Gcash, and Ayala Malls.
In-kind donations also poured in from Apple Inc., which gave 105,000 KN95 masks amounting to more than Php 15.7 million; UPS, which provided transport support equivalent to Php 5 million; Airbnb, which allotted almost Php 3.5 million for free accommodation; Unilever, which donated 10 ventilators and 15,000 surgical face masks amounting to over Php 1.7 million; Cebuana Lhuillier Foundation Inc., which gave 750 test kits; US Philippines Society, which contributed N95 masks; and Huawei, which provided surgical masks.
Kaagapay continues to call for support in providing aid for the country’s healthcare workers and other frontliners, providing not just personal protective equipment (PPE) but also test kits and ventilators for beneficiaries.
For inquiries, email COVID19Response@pdrf.ph