MVP Group steps up COVID-19 response

The MVP Group has ramped up support to provide relief in response to the growing coronavirus pandemic.

Through its various subsidiaries, the group has committed to provide electricity and water supply for the 300-bed mega-treatment facility at Philippine Arena.

The “We Heal As One Center,” the large-scale health and safety initiative made available by the Iglesia Ni Cristo in Ciudad de Victoria, Bocaue, Bulacan, will also be available for returning OFWs who will be required to undergo mandatory quarantine.

“This is another testament to the effective collaboration among the public and private sectors. Our group will continue to support the government’s COVID-19 emergency response programs and help the country recover from this pandemic. During this health crisis, everyone must pitch in,” said Manuel V. Pangilinan, MVP group head chairman said.

MPTC through NLEX Corp. will provide special and exclusive access along the North Luzon Expressway to the Philippine Arena quarantine center for the IATF quarantine teams and medical support groups.

Toll-free passage will also be given to all medical frontliners, ambulances, medical service vans and the support team buses of the Department of Health.

Meralcowill install eight concrete poles and nine distribution transformers to energize the three mega tents. It will also waive the installation and dismantling costs and ensure the continuous flow of electricity to these temporary structures.

For its part, Maynilad Water and subsidiary Philippine Hydro Inc. will provide free metering works for the water supply requirements of the quarantine sites.

PLDT unitnSmart Communications, on the other hand, will equip the center with free Wi-Fi services and enable medical frontliners and patients alike to be online.

The Quarantine Center will be run by the Philippine government, with personnel from the Department of Health, the Armed Forces of the Philippines and Philippine National Police.

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Converge backs infrastructure sharing to lower costs

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