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THE Malaysia Chamber of Commerce and Industries Philippines Inc. (MCCI) handed over various medical supplies to the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) in support of the latter’s coronavirus disease (Covid-19) containment efforts.

The supplies consisted of 200 personal protective equipment sets, 4,000 surgical masks, 1,000 KN95 masks, 200 goggles, 14 foot-bath disinfectants and 50 isolation gowns. The PPE will be distributed to various hospitals in the country.

Defense Secretary Delfin N. Lorenzana, chairman of the NDRRMC, with Executive Director and Undersecretary Ricardo B. Jalad, as well as the Office of Civil Defense’s Assistant Secretary Casiano C. Monilla and Director Bernardo Rafaelito R. Alejandro IV, received in early July the donation from MCCI through its patron, Ambassador of Malaysia to the Philippines Norman Muhamad, President and Cofounder Edward Ling, Special Envoy of the President to Malaysia Atty. Wencelito Tan Andanar, as well as Malaysian Embassy Deputy Head of Mission Rizany Irwan Muhamad Mazlan and Minister-Counselor Sharifah Ezneeda Wafa.

The chamber’s Vice President and Cofounder Eric Yam, Corporate Secretary and Cofounder Alimatar Garangan II, its Executive Committee’s How Han Hui, Secretariat Lead Hazel Parial and MCCI business partner Dolly Maiztegui Cater of Polymer Link Philippines Inc. joined the ceremony.

“The NDRRMC [extends] its utmost gratitude to the donors,” the agency said in a statement. “The continuous efforts of various sectors to assist the country in its fight against Covid-19 is undeniably a tremendous support to the overall response.”

The MCCI is the first foreign-business chamber in the Philippines from an Asean-member country. It aims to achieve a successful and harmonious diversity of trade and culture with Malays