Good Samaritans, How You Can Help From Home in this Time of COVID-19


Our doctors, nurses, and medical professionals in the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic have been working 24/7 at hospitals around the country. However, there is an urgent need to augment the supply of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for them.

PPE refers to N95 masks, surgical gloves, 3-ply mouth masks, disinfectants, face shields, disposable eye shields, disposable non-woven gowns, disposable hoods, and disposable shoe covers that our medical workers need to protect themselves from contamination on a daily basis. Here are ways you can help support and protect our our medical workers:

TOWNS and UP Medical Foundation

The Outstanding Women in the Nation's Service (TOWNS) is working with the UP Medical Foundation to launch a fund drive for PPEs.

Deposit your cash donation to:

The U.P. Medical Foundation, Inc. Bank: BDO Bocobo-Pedro Gil Branch

Account Number: 00-353-0094-018

Swift Code: BNORPHMM

TOWNS is reachable through 0977-240-1211; U.P. Medical Foundation can be contacted at [email protected]

U.P. Philippine General Hospital

Meanwhile, U.P. Philippine General Hospital (UP-PGH) is requesting for donations for the following items:

  • surgical masks
  • face shields
  • N95 masks
  • surgical gowns

You may direct your donations to Dr. Mia Tabuñar, Coordinator for Resource Generation at UP-PGH. Her contact number is 0919 350 6917.

Office of the Vice President

The Office of the Vice President (OVP) has also put out a call for PPE such as goggles, medical gowns, head covers, shoe covers, and N95 masks. It is also requesting for hot meals , vitamins, alcohol, hand sanitizer, and cleaning materials.


While the OVP cannot accept cash donations, its Angat Buhay partner, Kaya Natin! is collecting funds through this TicketMe! link. A P378.37 donation covers one PPE per health worker daily. P500 covers daily meals for one frontliner. 

You may contact Kaya Natin at 0998 596 8820 and [email protected] for more details.

Vice President Leni Robredo says that as of 3 p.m. on March 15, donations to Kaya Natin! have hit the P5.8 million mark. 

“With our bayanihan spirit, we will be able to overcome this,” said Robredo.


Dr. Steve Lim, a consultant at St. Luke's Medical Center, and founder of Art Rocks, an online art auction group, is raising funds to purchase COVID-19 testing kits from South Korea. He hopes to raise at least P7.5 million for 10,000 kits that he plans to distribute to hospitals free of charge.

If you wish to donate, you may do so via:

Steve Lim
BPI - Savings Account

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