The ICTSI Foundation, in partnership with Bloomberry Resorts Corp (BRC), has donated 68,300 doses of the AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine to 12 Philippine local government units (LGU) across Luzon, the Visayas, and Mindanao.
“We remain firmly committed to the country’s battle against the pandemic. The only way for the economy to recover is to have as many people vaccinated as soon as possible. Now that we are also dealing with the Delta variant, we need to further expedite the country’s vaccination efforts, and for our part, we are helping wherever and however we can,” said Christian R. Gonzalez, ICTSI executive vice president, and BRC director.
Both ICTSI and BRC are controlled by billionaire businessman Enrique Razon Jr. and is also chairman of the ICTSI Foundation.
Last year ICTSI led a private sector initiative to procure 3m doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine and donated half of its own allocation of 300,000 doses to the Philippines government. The latest donations were part of the company’s own allocation.
ICTSI also assisted the Philippine Government in the procurement of more than 20m doses of the Moderna vaccine, the first batch of which arrived in the country on 27 June. The company has committed to fund and oversee the international logistics for the order.
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