Businessman donates P4 million for COVID-19 response in cities of Cebu, Lapu-Lapu

The fight against the Covid-19 pandemic in the cities of Cebu and Lapu-Lapu received a much-needed boost from businessman Michael Gleissner.

Gleissner donated P2 million each to Cebu and Lapu-Lapu to help in the Covid-19 response of both cities, taking note of the active measures being undertaken by both local government units to control the disease and ease the burden on their constituents.

LAPU-LAPU CITY Mayor Junard “Ahong” Chan (right) receives a check for P2 million from businessman Michael Gleissner, represented by Joe Mercado (left), to aid in the city’s efforts to contain the Covid-19 virus.
LAPU-LAPU CITY Mayor Junard “Ahong” Chan (right) receives a check for P2 million from businessman Michael Gleissner, represented by Joe Mercado (left), to aid in the city’s efforts to contain the Covid-19 virus.

Joe Mercado, Gleissner’s representative in Cebu, turned over the donation of P2 million to Cebu City Mayor Edgardo Labella on May 6, 2020.

Mayor Junard “Ahong” Chan received the P2 million for Lapu-Lapu City from Mercado in a separate turnover activity on May 7.

Assistance to Covid-19 response

In the case of Cebu City, Gleissner also gave his approval for the use of the Bigfoot property in the South Road Properties (SRP) as a quarantine facility.

The Cebu City Health Department reported a total of 1,660 Covid-19 cases as of May 12, with Barangay Mambaling having the highest number of residents suffering from the illness.

CEBU CITY officials led by Mayor Edgardo Labella (3rd from left) accept businessman Michael Gleissner’s P2 million donation from his representative in Cebu, Joe Mercado. The amount will be used in the city’s Covid-19 response, particularly in helping ease the burden on residents affected by strict quarantine measures. Also in the photo are (from left) Atty. Mary Rose S. Lubino, Labella’s chief of staff; Atty. Jerome Castillo of the City Treasurer’s Office and City Treasurer Juanita Monina Paires.
CEBU CITY officials led by Mayor Edgardo Labella (3rd from left) accept businessman Michael Gleissner’s P2 million donation from his representative in Cebu, Joe Mercado. The amount will be used in the city’s Covid-19 response, particularly in helping ease the burden on residents affected by strict quarantine measures. Also in the photo are (from left) Atty. Mary Rose S. Lubino, Labella’s chief of staff; Atty. Jerome Castillo of the City Treasurer’s Office and City Treasurer Juanita Monina Paires.

Lapu-Lapu City reported 42 Covid-19 positive cases as of May 11, with 15 recoveries and one death from the disease.

Gleissner’s companies are located in the cities of Cebu and Lapu-Lapu.

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