AFP gets food, med supplies donation from Chinese biz group

AFP gets food, med supplies donation from Chinese biz group

MANILA – The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) on Monday received food items and medical supplies from Chinese business group Philippine Fujian General Business Association (PFGBA).

“The donated items will certainly be of benefit to our troops who work tirelessly on the frontlines and are constantly exposed to a myriad of health hazards. I am truly grateful that our stakeholders in the private sector recognize the hard work and dedication of the AFP during this pandemic,” AFP chief Gen. Jose Faustino Jr. said in a statement.

The donated items consist of 6,000 packs of KF-94 face masks, 1,000 pieces of face shields, 10 units of air purifiers, 20 cases of distilled bottled water, and 1,200 packs of bihon (Chinese rice noodles).

Faustino led the handover ceremony at the AFP general headquarters Canopy Area in Camp Aguinaldo, Quezon City.

The AFP chief received the donation from PFGBA president Qing Quan Wu, vice president Allan Sio, and secretary general Vincent Chan.

Chan commended the AFP, especially its frontline workers, for their hard work in mitigating the effects of the pandemic and assisting people in these challenging times.

The PFGBA is one of the oldest Chinese business associations in the Philippines located in Binondo, Manila.

The association is composed of groups of micro, small and medium enterprises of Chinese businessmen in the Philippines with more than 4,000 members.

“Acts of generosity truly motivate us in the AFP to persevere in the fight and uphold our sworn mandate to the best of our abilities, especially during this trying time. Rest assured that all the donations will immediately be distributed to our units most in need of these valuable resources,” Faustino said. (PNA)

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