PHP 100,000.00

Fund Name

COVID-19 Economic Response Fund


Velez Nurses Alumni Association (VNAA)

Project Director

Anne Caroline Mendez-Castillo RN, MN, DM

Phone: 09176558822

Email: veleznursesalumni@gmial.com

Address: 41 F. Ramos Street, Cebu City, Philippines 6000


5 Hospitals in Cebu City

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The Velez Nurses Alumni Association (VNAA) is an organization which was founded by the pioneer class of Velez College of Nursing (then, Cebu Velez General Hospital School of Nursing), the oldest existing nursing school in Cebu, Philippines. For over 60 years, the institution has produced more than 6,000 alumni members and has actively partnered the Velez College in carrying out various missions of academic excellence and services. Believing that every person has a role in holistic transformation, the VNAA focuses on various advocacies on scholarship, skills advancement, charity and healthcare, infrastructure & facilities, research & development, human resource and values intensification.


Frontline Staff and Medical Workers from these 5 Hospitals in Cebu City:

  • Cebu Velez General Hospital (CVGH)
  • St Anthony Mother and Child Hospital (SAMCH)
  • Vicente Sotto Memorial Medical Center (VSMMC)
  • Southwestern University Medical Center Hospital (SWU)
  • Cebu City Medical Center (CCMC)

Program Implementation

COVID-19 has greatly affected the whole world. This pandemic has caused a multitude of difficulties and setbacks amongst our medical frontliners. Even though they are called heroes and warriors against this invisible enemy, yet they are also facing discrimination and stigma because of their direct exposure to this deadly virus.

Thus, the Velez Nurses Alumni Association has heeded to the call to provide them with packed meals, proper PPEs, face shields to protect themselves, their co-workers and their beloved families when they return to their homes.