Bloomberry Foundation donates over PHP800M to COVID-19 Response
Bloomberry Cultural Foundation, Inc. (BCFI), the corporate social responsibility arm of Bloomberry Resort & Hotel, Inc. (BRHI), operator of Solaire Resort & Casino, has been actively providing assistance to government efforts to fight the COVID-19 pandemic. It has procured medical supplies and personal protective equipment (PPE), constructed treatment facilities, and distributed relief goods and supplies. Up to 30 September 2020, BCFI has donated over P800 million for these efforts.
Medical supplies and PPEs
BCFI has procured medical supplies and PPEs and is distributing these to various government hospitals in the National Capital Region and nearby provinces, including Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) and Philippine National Police (PNP) hospitals. These include:
BCFI also purchased medical equipment to specifically address the needs of hospitals:
These medical supplies and equipment are being distributed to: Philippine General Hospital, Philippine Lung Center, Ospital ng Maynila Medical Center, National Center for Mental Health, Cardinal Santos Medical Center, Quirino Memorial Medical Center, Dr. Fe del Mundo Medical Center, Philippine Heart Center, East Avenue Medical Center, Jose R. Reyes Memorial Medical Center, San Lazaro Hospital, Pasig Hospital, Dr. Jose Rodriguez Hospital, Caloocan City North Medical Center, Caloocan City South Medical Center and Dasmariñas City Hospital.
Some supplies were also delivered to other frontliners like the members of the Philippine National Police (SAF/Pasay City Police) and the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP Health Service Command) and retrofitted facilities including the Ninoy Aquino Stadium and Rizal Memorial Stadium.
Construction of Treatment Facilities
Retrofitting of facilities
In coordination with the Inter-Agency-Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF) and the Department of Health, BCFI converted common areas in the Ninoy Aquino Stadium within the Rizal Memorial Sports Complex into a COVID-19 treatment facility. The facility includes 224 beds with partition walls for patients, two nurses’ stations, and furniture.
BCFI, in cooperation with DMCI, also retrofitted a unit of the Philippine General Hospital into a treatment facility.
Solaire-PAGCOR Mega Quarantine Facility
More recently, BFCI funded the construction of the 600-bed Solaire-PAGCOR Mega Quarantine Facility in Paranaque city which was turned over to the IATF in September. The facility was completed in cooperation with the Razon Group through Prime Metro BMD Corporation.
BCFI also procured and donated P100 million worth of relief goods for the feeding program of the Office of the President.
Prepared to fully reopen
Our team has rolled out various health and sanitation initiatives to ensure the safety of our guests and employees. All our team members have undergone a screening process that involves an interview and COVID-19 testing. The same employees are tested regularly. We are doing this to ensure that all the employees we allow to return to work are healthy and in the best shape to provide our outstanding signature service. Click here for more information on the "Solaire is Safe" campaign.