TikTok to provide US$1M aide to PGH

Last updated on April 15th, 2020 at 10:27 am

We are still in the middle of the crisis and the Philippines is fighting versus COVID-19, a company that makes the majority of getting entertained by creating short videos pledged 1M US Dollars to the Philippine General Hospital Medical Foundation, Inc. (PGHMFI).

[Left to right] Mr. Victor Zoleta, PGH Medical Foundation Inc. Administrative Officer; Dr. Jonas Del Rosario, PGH Spokesperson; Dr. Gerardo Legaspi, PGH Director; Dr. Dennis Serrano, Head of Logistics for COVID-19; and Dr. Anthony Perez, Head of Donation Arm of UP-PGH COVID-19 Bayanihan Na! Operation Center

TikTok to provide US$1M aide to PH Medical Frontliners

Through PGHMFI, a non-profit organization that is a major partner of the Philippine General Hospital, the donated fund can enable health care professionals to gain access to essential protective gear and equipment and will also go towards providing hardship relief for health care workers. The foundation stands as a conduit of donations from individuals, corporations, and other foundations, helping the Philippine General Hospital achieve its mission of providing excellent health care for its patients, particularly the indigent.

“Nothing’s as priceless as a community that comes together in times of crisis and does their part to battle against it. PGHMFI greatly appreciates the enormous support from TikTok, which will help us secure PPEs and essential supplies to the front line health care professionals of PGH. This is truly a big help as the PGH continues to fulfill its role as a government-designated COVID-19 hospital. With coordinated efforts, we believe we can prevent a greater outbreak, save more lives and start healing,” said PGHMFI President Dr. Telesforo Gana.

This is part of TikTok’s efforts across the globe to help the health care community in the fight against COVID-19. TikTok hopes that the donation will benefit doctors and medical workers in the Philippines who are working around the clock and under incredibly challenging circumstances to save lives.

“TikTok could attest to the Filipino resilience. We have witnessed how the Filipino community managed to look out for each other and bring a smile or deliver a message of hope despite the gravity of the situation. We are grateful that TikTok has been part of Filipinos’ everyday lives. We hope that this donation will give our medical frontliners the best equipment and supplies that will lead to the healing of the Philippines. From the bottom of our hearts, maraming salamat Pinoy community, and salamat, frontliners!,” shared Helena Lersch, Global Public Policy Director, TikTok.

The TikTok community has also come out in full force to show their support for local doctors and health care workers through the #salamatfrontliners campaign.

As of April 8, the campaign has received 29,742 videos and 56,209,777 video views.


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♬ fight song – DJ Loonyo


Our virtual applause for all the #frontliners in the world! Special mention to our G-Force doctor who’s working tirelessly at Veteran’sHsptl #foryou#salamatfrontliners

♬ Clap for frontliners – Teacher Georcelle

As Health Care Professionals continue to fight against the virus, TikTok is committed to doing its part by ensuring its community receives guidance from trusted local authorities and encouraging its users to stay safe and enjoy at home.


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