San Miguel Corporation (SMC) President and Chief Operating Officer Ramon Ang has assured the public that the company will continue its regular operations and go beyond to fulfill its social responsibility.
Ang first guaranteed that the company’s supply chain will remain stable for the next several months. “As far as food supply is concerned, we have the capability to produce enough for everybody and deliver to supermarkets,” he said.
“We will operate our food facilities 24/7. This isn’t about making profits. We have a responsibility to make sure that food is made available to as many people as possible.”
The conglomerate also promised to donate food to those in need. As of now, the company is already distributing food donations to poor communities where daily paid workers have been hit especially hard. Public hospitals, health care workers, and government centers will also be the beneficiaries of food donations by SMC.
Ang added that SMC’s fuel, power, and infrastructure subsidiaries will also continue its operations. Meanwhile, its offices in Metro Manila have already adopted work-from-home schemes and all employees will continue to enjoy full compensation despite any form of work interruption from the quarantine.
“It is our sense of duty and obligation, pagkakaisa and malasakit that will see us through these difficult times,” Ang underscored. “Panic has no purpose at this time. Follow the directives of our government, cooperate in every way. This is the best way we can all help in fighting the COVID-19 virus, while the quarantine is in effect.”
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