In the early hours of May 16, 2021, the government-run Philippine General Hospital was hit by a major fire that engulfed the hospital’s third floor. Heavily damaged in the blaze were the sterilization area for operating room instruments and the storage facilities for medical supplies and equipment. Hundreds of patients, including newly born infants and COVID-19 patients, had to be evacuated from the hospital as fire-fighting operations ensued.
Responding to the hospital’s plea for donations in the fire’s aftermath, Robinsons Land Foundation, Inc. donated 16,800 bottles of water — coursed through its RLove Program and Robinsons Place Manila — to supply the immediate needs of affected PGH patients. The first tranche of donations was delivered on May 18, quickly followed by the second batch on May 20.
Clean water is one of the most critical needs of the hospital, apart from milk and diapers. Huey Silo, Robinsons Land Corporation’s CSR Manager, said “They have an average of 300 patients, each consuming approximately two liters of water per day. Hence, we provided two weeks’ supply of water for them.”
Established in 2016, RLove is the official corporate social responsibility program of Robinsons Land. It supports different social welfare and advocacy projects through philanthropy, promoting employee volunteerism, and building strategic partnerships.
Through Robinsons Land Foundation, Inc., the real estate development company’s philanthropic arm, RLC has embarked on several initiatives that address an array of societal issues, including disaster response operations, child welfare and education, public health and nutrition, community development and social involvement, as well as environment sustainability programs that focus on renewable energy, wastewater conservation and recovery, and promoting cleaner forms of public transportation.
For more information on Robinsons Land’s RLove program, visit robinsonsland.com/rlove