P265 million Filipino Chinese Calamity Fund (FCCCF) raised by 11 Filipino Chinese organizations led by FFCCCII to help fight Covid-19

Statement of the Filipino Chinese Community Calamity Fund (FCCCF) Chairman Dr. Henry Lim Bon Liong representing 11 major Filipino Chinese organizations of the Philippines.

Dr. Lim is president of the lead organization, the Federation of Filipino Chinese Chambers of Commerce and Industry, Inc. (FFCCCII).

The FCCCF started raising donations from Filipino Chinese civic and cultural groups, entrepreneurs and professionals on March 12, 2020. The FCCCF is an on-going community-wide philanthropic campaign of fund-raising and anti-Covid-19 relief assistance project.

In solidarity with our Filipino brothers and sisters in this unprecedented global pandemic crisis of Covid-19, the Filipino Chinese community—through the Filipino Chinese Community Calamity Fund (FCCCF) comprised of 11 major Filipino Chinese business, civic and cultural organizations—has already raised P265 million pesos in donations as of April 14, 2020 in order to undertake on-going charities and civic projects to help alleviate the difficulties of our marginalized peoples whose livelihoods have been disrupted and to give strong support to our front-liners in the medical field, our police, soldiers and others.
Among the on-going continuing distributions of relief assistance by the FCCCF, we have already distributed these relief aid as of April 14, 2020:

• Medical supplies such as N95 masks, surgical masks, Personal Protection Equipments (PPEs), gloves, safety goggles, sanitizing alcohol, thermos scanners and others have been donated to medical, police and military front-liners nationwide, including to public and private hospitals;
• Donations of food packs of five (5) kilos rice and donations of rice sacks for the urban poor families of Metro Manila and to the rural poor in the provinces.

The Filipino Chinese Community Calamity Fund (FCCCF)is led by Chairman Dr. Henry Lim Bon Liong, who is president of the business and civic organization FFCCCII. The two vice-chairmen of the FCCCF are Mr. Yang Hua hong of the Federation of Filipino Chinese Associations of the Philippines and Mr. Lugene Ang of the Philippine Chinese Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Inc. (PCCCII).

The 11 major Filipino Chinese organizations behind the FCCCF are the following:

• Federation of Filipino Chinese Chambers of Commerce and Industry, Inc. (FFCCCII) and its philanthropic arm FFCCCII Foundation Inc.,
• Federation of Filipino Chinese Associations of the Philippines,
• Philippine Chinese Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Inc. (PCCCII),
• Overseas Chinese Alumni Association of the Philippines,
• World News Daily,
• Filipino Chinese Amity Club,
• Filipino Chinese Shin Lian Association,
• Overseas Chinese Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Philippines,
• Philippine Soong Ching Ling Foundation,
• Philippine Jin Jiang Shen Fu Zhen Association,
• World Fujian Youth Association & Business Club

Thank you to medical support of our traditional ally China
Our Filipino Chinese community, especially the FFCCCII, has been actively coordinating with the Chinese Embassy through Ambassador Huang Xilian for the Philippines’ traditional friend and ancient trade partner China to send us their humanitarian assistance of medical supplies donations whether from the Chinese government, companies like Huawei or TikTok, philanthropists like Jack Ma.

On April 5, the Filipino Chinese community joined Philippine officials in welcoming a high-level volunteer medical team from Fujian province, China which came here to support the Department of Health (DOH) as consultants in fighting Covid-19.

Support for Enhance Community Quarantine
The Filipino Chinese community reaffirms strong support for the “enhanced community quarantine”, social distancing and all positive efforts to fight Covid-19 in the Philippines.

Let us unite and work hard, share kindness and hope, let us help each other!

(Note: Most members of the ethnic Chinese minority have already become legally Filipino citizens and even natural-born Filipino citizens in recent decades, but there are also sizeable numbers of members of the 11 organizations who hold passports of China, Hong Kong, Taiwan and others, thus we use the more inclusive phrase “Filipino Chinese” as a geographic and cultural term).

For inquiries, Pls. text or call 09178481818 or 09188077777 FFCCCII Public Information & Media Committee Chairman Wilson Lee Flores

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