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Huawei donates $200,000 for PLDT’s CSR

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Chinese tech giant Huawei has donated $200,000, or about P10.11 million, to PLDT Smart Foundation (PSF) to help fund the corporate social responsibility (CSR) programs of PLDT Inc. and Smart Communications Inc.

The CSR initiatives for funding to be determined by both PSF and Huawei will include disaster response, rehabilitation and recovery, promotion and enhancement of education in the country, environmental conservation, and the use of technology in health services.

“I would like to thank Huawei for the $200,000 donation to PSF, which will go a long way in supporting our CSR programs like education, disaster relief, environment, telehealth, and many more,” PSF chairman Manuel V. Pangilinan said.

PLDT and Smart have been longtime partners with Huawei.

PSF and Huawei’s partnership started years ago when Chinese tech giant donated disaster relief equipment, such as tents, rechargeable lights, and other tools, for PSF’s disaster response program.

It has also contributed 13 sets of school-in-a-bag with Huawei laptops for Smart’s education program, and the recent telehealth equipment for Makati Medical Center and Cardinal Santos hospitals.

Huawei vice president Daniel Guo said the company intends to contribute more to the country through its support to the programs and initiatives of PSF.

Huawei is a leading global provider of ICT infrastructure and smart devices.

It operates in over 170 countries and regions, serving more than three billion people around the world.

“The initiatives were chosen to align with the program sectors of PSF, as well as to highlight the technology solutions of Huawei. These programs are also aligned with Huawei’s overall CSR strategy,” PSF president Ma. Esther Santos said.

“Moving forward, PSF projects will try to inject technology solutions enabled by technology companies Huawei and PLDT-Smart. This is also aligned with PSF’s vision-mission of a connected, empowered, progressive Philippines,” she said.

PSF, which serves as the social outreach arm of PLDT and Smart, has created programs focused on education, livelihood and social enterprise, disaster response and recovery, youth, arts, and sports development.

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5 Comments

  • Reply Owen Ponce August 24, 2021 at 10:07 am

    What a great news! This is huge amount of money! How generous and blessed . Heart warming scenario between big companies who really we admire. Kudos

  • Reply Lizel Tejares Purcia August 24, 2021 at 10:13 am

    Wow This is great initiative from the Tech Giant Huawei who donated about P10.11 million, to PLDT Smart Foundation (PSF) to help fund the corporate social responsibility (CSR) programs of PLDT Inc. and Smart Communications Inc.
    The best in technology innovations and also the best in being generous to all beneficiaries of this donations. Thank you very much Huawei.

  • Reply Edgardo Roxas August 24, 2021 at 3:51 pm

    KUDOS Huawei really this is So much Helpul for PLDT SMART FOUNDATION, Sobrang laking tulong po talaga nito specially for those children/Student na hindi sapat ang kinikita ng knilang magulang para mkabili ng gadget na mkakatulong sa knilang pagAaral .. that was really amazing and so Generous Indeed, worth to share and Support

  • Reply Jenny Labutap August 24, 2021 at 3:56 pm

    kudos to huawei dahil they donate about 10.11 million to pldt smart foundation sure na very helpful ito lalo na sa mga mag aaral napaka generous talaga nila and maganda pa ang quality ng huawei kaya worth it to buy kudos to them thanks huawei for sharing your blessings

  • Reply Chriss Tabamo August 24, 2021 at 5:03 pm

    Napakagenerous naman po ni huawei dahil nag bigay ito halos 10.11 milyon sa pldt smart foundation . Napakalaking tulong talaga nito lalo nat maraming mga bata at mag-aaral ang kulang sa mga gadget. Hindi din talaga nila kayang suportahan ang kanilang sarili. Kudos Huawei sa ganitong pag tulong para sa kanila.

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