Multilingual support from the Global MediXchange of Combating COVID-19 (GMCC) programme to further enable sharing among medical personnel worldwide

More than 440 medical institutions from 104 countries and regions have applied to learn and share experiences in battling COVID-19 through the International Medical Expert Communication Platform.

The platform, a centerpiece of the Global MediXchange for Combating COVID-19 (GMCC) program, was jointly established by the Jack Ma Foundation and Alibaba Foundation. It is designed for medical experts around the world to communicate seamlessly with each other to share their invaluable experience of fighting coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) and to ask and answer each other’s questions. To date, the most applications have come in thus far from medical institutions in the U.S, Turkey, the U.K., Pakistan, Spain and Germany.

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OYO Philippines opens its doors to healthcare practitioners at the frontline of COVID-19

To support medical and health COVID-19 frontliners in Mindanao, OYO is offering discounts to practitioners from hospitals within a 5-kilometer radius of its partner properties. The company is also closely coordinating with BPOs and other businesses for accommodation for their employees, and with stranded foreign tourists affected by the lockdown.

In response to the need for more accommodations raised on social media and by LGUs and NGOs, 24 OYO properties in Mindanao were reopened. OYO has 500 rooms available for occupancy in the region, and the company is currently working on the possibility of opening more should the need arise.

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Chevron supports COVID-19 frontliners and health workers

Chevron companies in the country recently teamed up to donate cash and fuels amounting to almost P1 million to provide safe transportation and personal protective equipment to frontliners and health workers.

Chevron Philippines Inc. (Caltex), marketer of the Caltex brand of fuels and lubricants, together with Chevron Holdings Inc. (CHI), donated P500,000 to the Philippine General Hospital Medical Foundation Inc. (PGHMFI) to address the shortage in medical supplies and personal protective equipment frontline healthcare professionals need for proper patient management. The country’s largest public tertiary hospital, PGH is one of the designated referral hospitals in Metro Manila for COVID-19 patients.

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Real companion at home: realme Philippines rolls out online content series

realme Philippines, the top 4 smartphone brand in the country, expresses its solidarity with the Filipinos in the fight against COVID-19. To provide its realme Facebook community with avenues to keep themselves occupied during the enhanced community quarantine implemented across Luzon, the fastest-growing smartphone brand rolls out different content series and online competitions.

To make the most of staying indoors and to help its squad avoid cabin fever, realme Philippines is launching three online programs: realme Squadcast, realme MasterShot Series and realme Mobile Legends Cup Season 3.

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Zebra Technologies appoints Jason Low as new Philippines Country Advisor

Zebra Technologies Corporation (NASDAQ: ZBRA), an innovator at the edge of the enterprise with solutions and partners that enable businesses to gain a performance edge, has appointed Jason Low as its Philippines Country Advisor. Based in Singapore, Low is responsible for developing business strategies to be implemented for Zebra Technologies Asia Pacific Pte Ltd (Philippine Representative Office). He reports directly to the Singapore-based Regional Director of South East Asia.

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