THREE months after it was launched, the Cebu City Government’s fund-raising campaign called “Piso Mo, Hospital Ko” raised almost P10 million for the building of the new Cebu City Medical Center (CCMC).

Records from the City Treasurer’s Office (CTO) shows that as of Jan. 22 this year, some P9,651,532.55 worth of funds has been raised.

The City’s campaign was launched in October, and the donations came from an official, private sectors and other local government units and other countries.

The bulk of the amount totaling to P5 million came from SM Prime Holdings Inc., one of the investors at the City-owned South Road Properties.

The fund raised also covers among others the P100,000 from Sen. Alan Peter Cayetano, P500,000 that the Davao City Government donated, P500,000 from the Iligan City Government, P200,000 from Mati City Government in Davao Oriental and P500,000 from Xiamen in China.

Other funds raised include the P65,998.24 from the Piso-Piso campaign that City Hall conducted during the All Soul’s and All Saint’s Day in five cemeteries such as Carreta Cemetery (P20,626.50), Pardo Cemetery (P18,828.70), Queen City Memorial Garden (P14,282.15), Calamba Cemetery (P7,823.50) and Cebu Memorial Park (P4,437.60).

It also includes P67,207.25 from the Piso-Piso campaign in Carbon Markets I, II, III, Ramos Market, Pardo Market and T. Padilla Market (P11,256.25), P10,000 from Cebu Vendors Credit Cooperative, P25,951.40 from City Hall employees and P20,000 from the Cebu City Transportation Office Employees Multipurpose Cooperative.

The City also collected P50,000 from an organization in Dallas, Texas and P25,000 from former Cebu City mayor Alvin Garcia among many others.

Asked until when the City will hold the fund-raising campaign for the rebuilding of the city hospital, Mayor Michael Rama in his news conference yesterday said “until people still have one peso.”

The City held a fund-raising campaign for the construction of a new city hospital after the current CCMC building sustained heavy damages during the 7.2-magnitude earthquake that hit Cebu and Bohol last Oct. 15.

The City needs at least P1 billion for the project.