IN support of the country’s fight against the COVID-19 outbreak, the Villar family turned over three buildings that the family built and donated for the temporary use of the Las Piñas General Hospital (LPGH) to be used as extension of the hospital's facilities, temporary housing for healthcare workers and/or quarantine facility.
The said buildings include the Las Piñas Drug Abuse Treatment and Rehabilitation Center, Vice Mayors’ League of the Philippines (VMLP) and the Provincial Board Members’ League (PBML) buildings - all located in Barangay Ilaya, Las Pinas City.
The rooms and facilities of the said buildings will provide healthcare workers with a convenient temporary accommodation, so they don’t have to commute daily.
The hospital can also use it to complement their existing facilities to better cope with the demand for beds and rooms.
On top of that, the Villar family will also take care of the daily food needs of the LPGH staff.
"The number of Covid-19 patients is increasing as testing becomes readily available and hospitals are running out of space. The three buildings combined can help LPGH handle more patients and provide accommodation for their healthcare staff too,” said Sen. Cynthia Villar.
According to Villar, the present crisis calls for unity and “bayanihan” among Filipinos. She said, “The end of this coronavirus crisis could be longer than everyone expected. We have to remain calm, follow the orders of the authorities for everyone’s sake, help in whatever way we can and set aside personal or political differences. We just have to remember that we are all in this together and we will overcome this as one."
Earlier, the Villar family also donated disinfecting apparatus, face masks, and drinking water to government hospitals. The first batch of disinfecting apparatus was donated to nine government hospitals and some 200,000 face masks and a supply of bottled drinking water through the Department of Health (DOH).