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Frequently Asked Questions – FAQ
There are two (2) private organizations behind the “Save Lives, Donate Vaccines for the Philippines”. First, the Filipino American Chamber of Commerce Foundation, Inc, a 501c3 non-profit organization that serves as the funding arm of COFACC and the Coalition of Filipino American Chambers of Commerce, Inc. (COFACC), a 501c6 non-profit organization that serves as the umbrella national organization of various Filipino American Chambers of Commerce in the United States.
FACC Foundation, Inc. was established in June 2019 to provide support to COFACC in obtaining funds to carry out the latter’s charitable/humanitarian and education objectives. Part of the charitable and humanitarian goals of COFACC and the FACCC Foundation is to provide, during crisis, monetary support and/or goods to the needy local Filipino American communities as well as to the Filipino communities in the homeland.
The Coalition of Filipino American Chambers of Commerce or COFACC was established in May 2018 to serve as an umbrella national organization of various Filipino American Chambers of Commerce in the US by providing them with the necessary support platform, access to business resources, access to international and trade opportunities, and sharing of best practices with the end goal of helping their small Filipino American business communities grow and prosper in their respective communities. The charitable and humanitarian objectives of COFACC are carried out thru the activities and projects of its sister organization – FACC Foundation, Inc.
The “Save Lives, Donate Vaccines for the Philippines” is a crowd funding project undertaken by the FACC Foundation, Inc. nationwide to raise funds that will be used for the purchase of necessary vaccines and/or COVID19 testing kits that are essentially needed in the Philippines. AS of the writing of this FAQs, almost 89% of the Filipinos back home are still unvaccinated and there is a continuous progressive curve of infections and deaths affecting families, friends and loved ones in the Philippines.
FACC Foundation will handle the fiduciary custodianship of all funds collected from on-line donations and from direct remittances/wire transfers to the designated FACC Foundation bank account and COFACC will handle all the logistics and information dissemination about the mechanics of the project thru its various affiliate chambers and community organizations.
Total net funds generated after termination of the project will be remitted by the FACC Foundation, Inc. to the beneficiary organizations in the Philippines who will handle the purchase of vaccines and/or COVID 19 testing kits. For full transparency, financial records related to the project will be made available for audit requirements.
There are three (3) big private non-profit organizations in the Philippines who will receive the cash donations from the FACC Foundation, Inc. – the Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PCCI), the Philippine Exporters Confederation of the Philippines (PHILEXPORT), and the Employers Confederation of the Philippines (ECOP). PCCI, being the biggest among the 3, was designated by its two (2) affiliate organizations to be the representative of the three (3) organizations in receiving the funds from FACC Foundation, Inc.
Even during the start of the fundraising project in the US, PCCI will already do due diligence in sourcing and negotiating for the right vaccines and/or testing kit facilities with the accredited COVID19 vendors in the Philippines.
Top brands on the list of PCCI are AstraZeneca, Pfizer, Moderna and J & J vaccines. PCCI, in collaboration with COFACC and the FACC Foundation, Inc,, will explore the possibility of purchasing from COVAX Facility for the Save Lives vaccines.
The Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) virtually signed last Aug. 10, 2021 (PST) by the signing officers and witnesses of the five (5) organizations in the US and Philippines stipulates that the final beneficiaries of these vaccines and/or COVID19 testing kits will be the marginalized workers and the families of the three (3) organizations in the Philippines.
PCCI will determine the right agency to administer the vaccination process for their marginalized workers.
In the distribution and prioritization of who gets vaccinated first, PCCI will follow the framework used by the Philippine National Deployment and Vaccination Plan as adopted from the universal framework formulated by the World Health Organization (WHO) Strategic Advisory Group of Experts (SAGE) on immunization policies and procedures.
No, the 50% requirement by the Philippine government was already removed from all purchases of the private sector on the AztraZeneca, Moderna, and Novavax vaccines. These are the vaccines that PCCI is considering to purchase.
We set up the donation tab option based on quantity of vaccines rather than an dollar value amount. One dosage of vaccine is equivalent to an average cost of $25/pc. You can donate as many vaccines you want and as frequent as you wish to donate within the 4-1/2 months duration of the campaign.
You can donate to the “Save Lives, Donate Vaccines for the Philippines” project by clicking the link https://cofacc.org/save-lives.
The crowdfunding project has commenced starting Aug. 10, 2021 and will terminate on December 15, 2021.