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By: Mylen Manto | Published Wednesday, May 27, 2020
Gov. Gwen Garcia disclosed on Tuesday, May 26 that the Capitol received a total of P3 million in cash donated by different private individuals and firms for its anti-Covid operations. (Junjie Mendoza)

Aside from receiving goods as donations, the Cebu Provincial Government also got a total of P3 million in cash from various individuals and private firms for its anti-Covid operations.

Governor Gwendolyn Garcia disclosed last Tuesday, May 26, that the Provincial Treasurer’s Office has accumulated over P3 million cash donations for Covid-19, including the P1 million received that day from a leading independent power producer. 

Since the Province has enough supplies of personal protective equipment (PPEs), face masks, and alcohol, among others, the donated money will be used in the Capitol’s advocacy to boost the immune system of the Cebuanos. 

“Karun naka disider ko nga ato ning gamiton pagpalit og kadtong maka boost sa immune system. Ato naning gamiton pro-actively to prevent Covid -19 from affecting our people. So mag-focus tag pamalit niining grafted nga kalamansi nga atong i-distribute for free, mamalit ta og vitamin C, og cuttings sa duwaw para matanom sad,” Garcia explained. 

Boosting the immune system of the Cebuanos is the goal of the Province to fight the Covid-19 pandemic. 

The cash donations were from Azzela Properties Development (P100,000), Central Visayas Pork Producers Cooperative (P500,000), Welissa Farm (P100,000), Nora Sol-Muntuerto (P200,000), Bogo-Medellin Milling Co., Inc. (P100,000), Bogo-Medellin Planters Association (P100,000), Cebu Energy Development Corporation (P600,000), Toledo Power Corporation (P400,000), couple Jocelyn Cariaga and Gianni Garagnani ($4,000) and Global Business Power Corporation (P1 million). 
Ymard Joseph Tocmo, a private citizen who was stranded in Cebu and has since returned to his hometown in Southern Leyte, donated P8,000.

“Na-stranded diri kay iyang mama nasakit bato. Nagpa-treatment sa Chong Hua, karon nakauli na siya sa Southern Leyte. Ni donate siya out of his own pocket, si Ymard Joseph Tocmo,” Garcia shared.

Moreover, Garcia expressed her appreciation to the Garagnani couple. She was touched of their act of coming into her office to donate $4,000.

Garcia said she will be giving accounting of all the donations received by the Province. (Mylen P. Manto)