These Big Companies Send Help to Combat COVID-19
We got to give it to Ramon Ang of San Miguel Corporation for being one of the first tycoon to send help in combating the spread of corona virus.
As of this writing, these companies pledge to help:
San Miguel Corporation said it is looking to produce and give away rubbing alcohol for free to aid efforts to combat the novel coronavirus pandemic.
The listed conglomerate said it is eyeing to use the facilities of Ginebra San Miguel Inc., its liquor production unit, to produce 70 percent ethyl alcohol which it wants to distribute to public hospitals and local government units.
The country’s largest conglomerate SM Investments Corp. (SM) has earmarked P100 million to help public hospitals acquire coronavirus (COVID-19) testing kits and equipment for healthcare workers, the front-liners in the battle against this new pandemic.
The Gokongwei group said it allotted P100 million to support health workers fighting the COVID-19 pandemic.
The money will be allocated to hospitals fighting the disease and communities where the conglomerate’s businesses operate, the Gokongwei Brothers Foundation said in a statement.
Businessman Manny Pangilinan, who is behind brands like PLDT, Smart and Meralco, announced that its unit Metro Pacific Hospitals has started sending frontline workers to needed areas and have been importing additional protective gear for their use. Some 4,000 liters of alcohol have also been donated for government hospitals, while a fundraising drive is ongoing gp more help.
The Araneta Group likewise announced that the company is donating the UP-made COVID-19 test kits to the Quezon City Government through the J. Amado Araneta Foundation.
Cosmetic surgery firm Belo Medical Group also announced that it is donating its remaining stocks of PPE in its clinics for the use of hospitals and health centers in need, and will continue to donate once additional supplies arrive. The company led by founder and CEO Vicki Belo added that it will give full salary and benefits to its employees despite the work suspension, and will release the workers’ 13th month pay early.
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