A slots and bingo firm based in Luxembourg; FBM, has today announced that it has donated more than a quarter of a million dollars to hospitals in the Philippines, including the Philippine General Hospital, to help combat the coronavirus pandemic.
FBM is a worldwide gaming brand since 2001 and is the number one bingo gaming brand in Asia. The company provides a selection of mobile optimized games, running in the latest HTML5 technologies and aims to bring an innovative approach to the variable universe of remote gaming.
Andrea Domingo, chief executive officer of Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation commented on the donation:
“We are very thankful that many of our licensed gaming entities are expressing eagerness to help. Because of this shared bayanihan spirit, we are reminded that we are not alone in our battles. With the help of every willing organization, we have all been doing our share to flatten the curve.”
Rui Francisco of FBM stated that the firm was assisting financial ‘because we know that their professionals are some of the heroes in this daily battle against the virus and they must be properly equipped to take care of us.’
The new comes less than 24 hours after Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte ordered police to kill anyone who defied the coronavirus lockdown measures:
“I will not hesitate. My orders are to the police and military, as well as village officials, if there is any trouble, or occasions where there’s violence and your lives are in danger, shoot them dead,” he said in a mix of Filipino and English in the televised address. “Do not intimidate the government. Do not challenge the government. You will lose.”