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March 29, 2022

San Juan City honors Tzu Chi Foundation as pandemic partner

A plaque was given during the City's 115th Foundation Day

 

By Joy Rojas

 

 

The City Government of San Juan recognized the Tzu Chi Foundation and other notable partners for their valuable contributions to its COVID-19 efforts in San Juan City’s 115th annual Foundation Day on March 27. Held at the FilOil Flying V Centre, the formal event was called “Araw ng San Juan: Pagpaparangal at Pagkilala para sa mga Natatanging Institusyon at Mamamayan ng San Juan.”

 

Tzu Chi volunteers Alvin Acero and Carmen Sy accepted the plaque of appreciation on behalf of Tzu Chi Philippines CEO Henry Yuňez. “In grateful appreciation and recognition of its outstanding efforts in providing support to the City of San Juan and its constituents since the start of the pandemic,” read the plaque. “Its contribution as a relentless partner of the City Government of San Juan has been of great impact on its efficient and notable COVID-19 responses.”

 

At the start of the pandemic in March 2020, the Alumni Association of Xavier Schools, Inc. (AAXS), Xavier School, and the City Government of San Juan helped prevent the spread of COVID-19 through their initiative “KKK: Kalinga Kontra Korona.” This initiative turned the 4-storey, 15-room San Juan City Science High School building into a venue to house COVID-positive patients with mild symptoms as well as persons under investigation (PUI).  The Tzu Chi Foundation, which conducted rice relief distributions for tricycle drivers, blind massage therapists, and other sectors affected by the pandemic, donated 100 beds through the AAXS.

From left: Atty. Bel Zamora, Tzu Chi volunteers Alvin Acero and Carmen Sy, San Juan City Mayor Francis Zamora, and San Juan City Vice Mayor Warren Villa【Photo by Matt Serrano】 From left: Atty. Bel Zamora, Tzu Chi volunteers Alvin Acero and Carmen Sy, San Juan City Mayor Francis Zamora, and San Juan City Vice Mayor Warren Villa【Photo by Matt Serrano】
Guests rise for the singing of the Philippine National Anthem. 【Photo by Matt Serrano】 Guests rise for the singing of the Philippine National Anthem. 【Photo by Matt Serrano】
San Juan City Vice Mayor Warren Villa 【Photo by Matt Serrano】 San Juan City Vice Mayor Warren Villa 【Photo by Matt Serrano】
The plaque of appreciation recognizes Tzu Chi Foundation as a valuable partner in helping San Juan City curb the spread of COVID-19. 【Photo by Matt Serrano】 The plaque of appreciation recognizes Tzu Chi Foundation as a valuable partner in helping San Juan City curb the spread of COVID-19. 【Photo by Matt Serrano】
San Juan City Mayor Francis Zamora  【Photo by Matt Serrano】 San Juan City Mayor Francis Zamora 【Photo by Matt Serrano】
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