The Philippine unit of Procter & Gamble (P&G) on Tuesday announced it will be producing face masks in its Cabuyao, Laguna manufacturing plant to help medical staff in the frontline of fighting the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic.
This came following the order from the Inter-agency Task Force on Emerging Infectious Diseases which requires citizens to wear face masks when going out of their houses.
The face masks, however, will not be for sale, the consumer goods company said. It will be donating them to the Department of Health, as well as to their employees.
“We will be investing in additional equipment for the plant to manufacture face masks for donations which will be routed through the DoH and used to help protect our employees as they work to produce critically important cleaning, health and hygiene products for the nation,” P&G Philippines President and General Manager Raffy Fajardo said in a statement.
Recently, P&G Philippines has spent P100 million-worth of product donations, employee assistance and aid to partner businesses affected by the pandemic. — Adam J. Ang