Wilcon Depot supports Go Negosyo’s Project ARK

In response to the ongoing fight against the viral disease, the company partnered with Go Negosyo’s Project ARK and has started the rapid antibody testing of all its employees for everyone’s safety and protection.

Wilcon Depot, the Philippines’ leading home improvement and construction supply retailer, supported Go Negosyo’s Project Antibody Rapid Test Kits (ARK), which aims to help the government hospitals in expanding the COVID-19 testing nationwide.

The Bayanihan initiative program has already raised over 1.2 million rapid test kits through the combined efforts of hundreds of companies. Wilcon continuously supports initiatives undertaken by private-sector organizations that are helping to combat the coronavirus.

With the acquired test kits from Project ARK, Wilcon conducts rapid tests among its employees.

The mass testing is part of the company’s efforts to ensure the health and safety of all its employees and their families, and reassure its valued customers that Wilcon has a safe working environment.

“Wilcon has been steadfast in providing support to our frontline workers, the Filipino community, as well as our valued employees. Wilcon is supporting Project Ark and through this rapid community testing initiative, we can abate the spread of the virus and will be able to continuously protect our employees, our customers, and the community that we are in.” Wilcon Depot Founder and Chairman William T. Belo stated.

As a priority, Wilcon upholds the safety and well-being of its employees and valued customers. Wilcon continuously rolls out the rapid mass testing and allocates 10,000 test kits to assess its employees nationwide and ensure safety at work. Wilcon conducts the initial batch of testing on May 27 to 29 and June 4 to 8.

Wilcon Depot distributed another 10,000 test kits as donations to various communities where they operate including Brgy. Almanza Uno, Las Piñas; Brgy. Apolonio Samson 6th District, Quezon City; Brgy. Ugong Norte, Libis Q.C.; Brgy. Talipapa, Quirino; Brgy. Pasong Tamo, Q.C.; Brgy. San Jose, Montalban; Brgy. Lagundi, Mexico Pampanga; Brgy. San Dionisio, Sucat, Parañaque; Brgy. Commonwealth, Quezon City; Brgy. San Rafael, Tarlac; Brgy. Halang, Calamba, Laguna; Brgy. Alangilan, Batangas; Brgy. San Juan, Taytay Rizal; Brgy. Mayamot, Antipolo; Brgy. Tarcan, Baliuag; Brgy. Paliparan 1, Dasmariñas, Cavite; Brgy. 50 Airport Rd. Buttong, Laoag; Brgy. Magdalo Potol, Kawit Cavite; Brgy. Bacag Villasis, Pangasinan; Brgy. Sumacab Este, Cabanatuan; Brgy. Dona Josefa, Quezon Ave., Quezon City.

Apart from donating test kits to barangays, Wilcon recently donated polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test kits and Natch Machines to the Philippine Children’s Medical Center through the Project ARK. The turnover ceremony held on June 4, 2020 was led by Wilcon Depot President and CEO Lorraine Cincochan; Wilcon Depot SEVP-Chief Operating Officer Rosemarie Ong; Project Ark Lead Josephine Romero. Quezon City Mayor Joy Belmonte was also present together with Executive Director of Philippine Children’s Medical Center Dr. Julius A. Lecciones, and other doctors and medical staff of PCMC.

Photo shows PCR ceremonial turnover of PCR and Natch machines to the Quezon City Government for Philippine Children’s Medical Center donated by Wilcon Depot, Inc. Among the attendees are QC Mayor Joy Belmonte, Wilcon Depot President Lorraine Cincochan, Wilcon Depot Senior Executive, Vice President and COO, Ms. Rosemarie Bosch-Ong, Executive Director of PCMC Dr. Julius A. Lecciones, ARK Project Lead Josephine Romero, and Go Negosyo Deputy Exec. Director Aeron Morado.

Wilcon is supporting the Project ARK initiative to help increase the mass testing capacity and advance the country’s fight against the current health risk. Wilcon believes that everyone has a part to play.

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