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

The long and arduous fight against the dreaded Covid-19 pandemic in Cebu City and Lapu-Lapu City received a much-needed boost recently in the form of monetary support from businessman Michael Gleissner.

The businessman donated Php2 million each to Cebu City and Lapu-Lapu City to help strengthen the Covid-19 response of both cities. The donation is Gleissner’s way of commending the two local government units for the active measures they have undertaken to prevent the spread of the disease and 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, who personally 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.

In addition to the cash donation, Gleissner also approved the use of the Bigfoot property in the South Road Properties (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, with Barangay Mambaling having 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 from Mercado the Php2 million donation for the city of Lapu-Lapu on May 7, 2020.

The city of Lapu-Lapu, as of May 11, 2020, has reported 42 Covid-19 cases, 15 recoveries, and one death.

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

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