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Vice President Leni Robredo’s office on Monday (May 25) reported that it had saved and further maximized the biggest portion of its donation drive to provide more personal protective equipment (PPE) for frontliners.

This as her office issued a financial report, detailing how funds raised from the Kaya Natin online donation drive were spent in helping frontliners in hospitals and other institutions through PPE daily sets and other modes of support.

Robredo’s office said it rendered the expenditure report as part of its “commitment to transparency and accountability.”

According to the Office of the Vice President, the P53.8 million it had originally allotted for PPE daily sets have also been used to deliver other forms of support for a total of 21,432 frontliners—more than double of its initial target of 9,278 frontliners.

The Kaya Natin’s fund drive, in cooperation with the OVP, raised a total of P61.86 million in less than two months. The remaining P7.99 million was spent to distribute food and care packages for other frontliners.

Under the P53.8 million, the OVP was also able to provide locally-produced PPE suits and gowns, medical supplies for various institutions such as rural health units and funeral parlors, and PPE sets for different sectors.

This was made possible by the outpouring of in-kind donations to the OVP, as well as the savings it made due to lower cost of supplies.

“Naniniwala ang ating Tanggapan sa masinop at maingat na paggamit ng tulong na inyong ipinagkatiwala. Ito ang nagsisilbing gabay sa amin sa patuloy na pag-agapay sa ating frontliners sa gitna ng krisis na ito,” Robredo’s office said.

“Nais po naming magpasalamat sa ating mga kababayan na walang sawang nagpapamalas ng kabutihang-loob upang suportahan ang magigiting nating frontliners na nangunguna sa ating laban sa pandemyang ito,” it added.

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