Gaming firm FBM has donated food and health supplies to Jeepney drivers in the Philippines amid the pandemic crisis.
Philippines.- Global gaming firm FBM has announced the donation of 5,000 essential kits containing food and health supplies to struggling Jeepney drivers in Manila, Pasay, Paranaque and Quezon City.
The donation was coordinated together with PAGCOR in a bid to assist one of the Philippines’ most iconic cultural industries. Only a small percentage of Jeepney drivers are currently allowed to operate due to Covid-19 restrictions.
The 5,000 kits were prepared by PAGCOR members and distributed by a team of PAGCOR volunteers and FBM team members.
Each bag contains food items and health materials, including face masks and a sanitizer, to assist families with some basic daily needs.
FBM founder Rui Francisco said in a statement: “The Jeepneys are one of the symbols of the Philippines’ culture and economy. After understanding the dimension of this social problem, we decided to help the drivers’ families with a gesture that can have a real impact on the daily lives”.
He added: “The Philippines played a major role in our growth and is one of the main markets responsible for our assertion as a leading global gaming brand, so this is our gesture of gratitude to give back to the people that is deeply connected with FBM.”