Eastern Communications, one of the premier telecommunications companies in the Philippines, has supported various sectors in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic by pledging its ICT solutions, PPEs, and funds.
A total of 500 Office 365 licenses were provided to 34 government offices such as the Department of Health (DOH), Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE), Philippine National Police (PNP), Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO), and several city government offices, among others. Office 365 is a collaborative cloud-based platform that brings together the best-in-class Microsoft Office applications. The platform can help the beneficiaries to collaborate efficiently and securely across many devices within the organization.
“Our office is very grateful for Eastern Communications’ assistance. The quarantine period has made most of our staff to work from home and the use of Office 365 will certainly ease our remote work process while collaborating with one another,” said DOH.
Eastern Communications also pledged their internet services to other facilities and offices to ensure fast and reliable connectivity for the government employees. An Internet Direct Service (IDS) is installed at the World Trade Center in Pasay which has been converted to a COVID-19 facility. They also upgraded the IDS for Pag-IBIG Fund and the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines, while Advanced Science and Technology Institute was provided with a Domestic Leased Line (DLL) which is a point-to-point private connectivity service.
“This is a challenging time that we are currently facing, and we wanted to help the government by pledging our services especially now that they need to do extra work to serve the public and immediately eliminate COVID-19,” said Eastern Communications co-coordinator Atty. Aileen Regio.
|Frontliners in Baguio General Hospital and Medical Center as they received the donated PPEs and face masks|
The telco also lent a hand to frontliners and Filipino families by providing a total of 700 personal protective equipment (PPEs) and 5,000 pieces face masks to the Veteran’s Memorial Medical Center in Quezon City, Dr. Jose Fabella Memorial Hospital in Manila, Jose B. Lingad Regional Hospital in Pampanga, Baguio General Hospital and Medical Center, Meycauayan Doctors Hospital in Bulacan, and Chong Hua Hospital in Cebu.
Meanwhile, in celebration of their 142nd founding anniversary, Eastern Communications also launched their internal fundraising for the frontliners. Telco employees were encouraged to donate, raising PHP 142,000 to help regional hospitals treat COVID-19 patients.
The telco also participated in its partner associations’ pandemic-related causes, donating PHP 200,000 to support the Contact Center Association of the Philippines (CCAP) in helping poor families and the American Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines (AMCHAM) in providing medical essentials for frontliners.
“Eastern Communications has been a trusted telecommunications partner of many Filipino companies for years, and it’s our humble way of paying back to our community by helping to combat the health crisis. Together, we can overcome this,” said Eastern Communications co-coordinator Hermi Hizon.
To learn more about Eastern Communications, visit eastern.com.ph.