- Senator Manny Pacquiao announced on Tuesday that his foundation has partnered with Chinese billionaire Jack Ma’s foundation
- They decided to team up to help the Philippines combat the coronavirus disease (COVID-19)
- Pacquiao said that both of their foundations will be donating a total of 50,000 coronavirus test kits
- Earlier, the Philippines also received 2,000 coronavirus test kits donated by a Chinese foundation and Chinese embassy
Boxing icon Senator Manny Pacquiao’s foundation made a partnership with the foundation of Chinese billionaire Jack Ma to help the Philippines combat the coronavirus disease (COVID-19).
KAMI learned that their foundations will be donating about 50,000 COVID-19 test kits.
Through an Instagram post, Pacquiao announced their partnership to help the Philippines amid the increasing cases of coronavirus disease in the country.
“We’re excited to announce the Jack Ma Foundation, in partnership with @PacquiaoFoundation is pledging 50,000 test kits to combat COVID-19 in the Philippines,” it read in the post.
“With everything that’s happening around the world today, there is no better time to unite and do whatever we can to help each other. Thank you @JackMaFoundation for this generous donation!” it added.
Earlier, the Department of Health (DOH) revealed that it only had 2,000 test kits. The test kits developed by the University of the Philippines medical experts are still up for evaluation.
As previously reported by KAMI, the Chinese embassy and China Mammoth Foundation donated about 2,000 coronavirus kits to the Philippines.
Jack Ma is the richest man in China as of March 2020. He is a prominent business tycoon and co-founder of the Alibaba Group.
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