(Manila, Philippines) – The group of companies under the helm of businessman and industrialist Manuel V. Pangilinan recently donated hospital beds and equipment for the newly-inaugurated East Avenue Medical Center – Center for Emerging Infectious Diseases (EAMC-CEID) in Quezon City. The donation was coursed through PLDT-Smart Foundation (PSF) and One Meralco Foundation (OMF). According to Atty. Mike Toledo, Managing Director, Public Affairs, MVP Group of Companies, the donation was part of the commitment made with the Department of Health (DOH) in its fight against COVID-19. EAMC-CEID is under the auspices of the DOH. Atty. Pilar Nenuca Almira, President and CEO of Cardinal Santos Medical Center and Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital, as well as head of the COVID-19 crisis team of Metro Pacific Hospitals Holdings Inc., attended the inauguration of the new EAMC wing on Pangilinan’s behalf. Others present were National Task Force against COVID-19 Chief Implementer Secretary Carlito Galvez Jr.; Quezon City Mayor Joy Belmonte; DOH Undersecretary Leopoldo Vega, M.D., for Secretary Francisco Duque; and DPWH Undersecretary Emil Sadain for Secretary Mark Villar. The new facility has a maximum capacity of 250 beds and will be dedicated to treating COVID-19 patients.