Michael Gleissner Donates Php4M for Covid-19 Response in Cebu and Lapu-Lapu

The long and difficult fight against the dreaded Covid-19 pandemic is far from over. However, Cebu City and Lapu-Lapu City received a much-needed boost recently in the form of a donation from businessman Michael Gleissner.

Donation from Michael Gleissner

Michael Gleissner donated Php2 million each to Cebu City and Lapu-Lapu City. This is to help strengthen the Covid-19 response of both cities. The donation is Gleissner’s way of commending the two local government units for their efforts. Currently, both cities have undertaken active measures to prevent the spread of the dreaded disease. Also, the donation was made to lessen the anxiety and burden of their constituents during this difficult time.

The donation was done through Gleissner’s official representative in Cebu Mr. Joe Mercado. Mr. Mercado turned over the donation to Cebu City Mayor Edgardo Labella on May 6, 2020.

Cebu City officials (from left) Atty. Mary Rose S. Lubino (Labella’s Chief of Staff), Atty. Jerone Castillo of the City Treasurer’s Office , Mayor Edgardo Labella, and City Treasurer Juanita Monina Paires accept Michael Gleissner’s Php2M donation from his representative Mr. Joe Mercado

Fight Against Covid-19

In addition, Gleissner expressed his desire to help with the city’s need for more space for Covid-19 patients. In fact, Gleissner has approved the use of the Bigfoot property in the SRP as a quarantine facility for Cebu City.

According to the Cebu City Health Department, as of May 12, 2020, Cebu City has a total of 1,660 Covid-19 cases. Meanwhile, Barangay Mambaling has the most number of residents suffering from the illness.

Mayor Junard “Ahong” Chan (right) receives a check for Php2M from Michael Gleissner’s representative Mr. Joe Mercado.

Lapu-Lapu City Mayor Junard “Ahong” Chan, on the other hand, received the Php2 million donation for the city of Lapu-Lapu on May 7, 2020.

Currently, the city of Lapu-Lapu has reported 42 Covid-19 cases. Also, the city has 15 recoveries and one death.

Michael Gleissner has companies which are located in Cebu City and Lapu-Lapu City.

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