Shopee, the leading e-commerce platform in Southeast Asia and Taiwan, continues its efforts to help contain the COVID-19 outbreak in the Philippines with its donation initiative called Shopee Bayanihan.
Through the guidance of the Office of Senator Bong Go, Shopee found the beneficiaries for its donation of 100,000 surgical masks and 3,000 FDA-approved COVID-19 test kits which are badly needed by public hospitals and frontliners in their battle against the deadly disease.
The Shopee Bayanihan saw 100,000 masks distributed to more than 40 public and private hospitals across Luzon, including in Quezon City, Makati, Pasig City, Rizal, and Batangas.
“We laud Shopee for their generous donation and for stepping up their social responsibility efforts to help fight COVID-19,” said Go.
“Shopee, as an e-commerce platform, helps support our government’s efforts to promote social distancing by ensuring that consumers can get their goods safely and conveniently straight to their own homes. Both the government and the private sector must work together and do what we can to address and respond to the growing threats of COVID-19. Magbayanihan po tayo. Tulungan nating bumangon ang bawat Pilipino bilang isang nagkakaisang bansa. Together, we can heal as one,” Go added.
“It is important for us to tide through this fight against the COVID-19 outbreak as one community. Our medical frontliners and hospitals in the Philippines are working around the clock to contain the outbreak and we applaud them for their hard work and dedication. We are committed to doing what we can to support these medical frontliners, the government, and the wider community during this period,” Martin Yu, Associate Director of Shopee Philippines, said.
“I commend Shopee in their efforts to support the Filipino community during this Enhanced Community Quarantine period in the country. Their donation will help medical front liners battle the crisis caused by COVID-19. This is a great example of a private enterprise contributing to the community,” said Gerard Ho, Singapore Ambassador to the Philippines.
Through Shopee Bayanihan, Shopee will continue to work closely with the government and step up its efforts to support them to prevent, detect and manage COVID-19.