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
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.
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.
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.
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.