PH Receives More Test Kits, PPEs Donation from Temasek Foundation for COVID-19 Response

Singapore Temasek Donation 

Philippine Ambassador to Singapore Joseph del Mar Yap (third from right) and PAL Country Manager in Singapore Jemma Saranillo (second from right), together with Temasek Foundation Chief Executive Officer Benedict Cheong (third from left) during the official turnover of Temasek Foundation’s latest donations to the Philippines for its COVID-19 response. Joining them are Octava Foundation Representative Ms. Elvira Tan, (leftmost), Temasek Foundation Senior Director Mr. Gerald Yeo (second from left), and Schroders Director Mr. Jeffrey Choa (rightmost). (Photo by Wilford Will Wong)

SINGAPORE 15 July 2020 – In the spirit of the strong bilateral cooperation between the Philippines and Singapore, Temasek Foundation recently donated 100 test kits (equivalent to 20,000 tests), 12 MGIEasy DNA/RNA kits (equivalent to 20,736 preps) and 90,805 PPEs comprised of goggles, gloves, facial shields, masks, surgical gowns, caps, and shoe covers in support of the Philippines’ COVID-19 response.

The donations were sent to the Philippines via flight PR 8508 which departed Singapore on 14 July 2020 at 2:30 PM and arrived in Manila at 6:30 PM on the same day. The Department of Health officially received Temasek Foundation’s donations upon its arrival in Manila.

Philippine Ambassador to Singapore Joseph del Mar Yap officially received the donations on 13 July 2020 and thanked Temasek Foundation CEO Benedict Cheong for Singapore’s generosity and solidarity.

This is Temasek Foundation’s second batch of donations to the Philippines. Temasek Foundation previously donated 100 oxygen concentrators, 200 units of COVID-19 diagnostic kits (equivalent to 40,000 tests) and two ventilators to the Philippine Department of Health.

Temasek Foundation is the non-profit organization under the philanthropic arm of Temasek Holdings, Singapore’s state sovereign fund. END

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