Alliance Global Group Inc. (AGI), which operates Emperador Inc., will donate one million liters of disinfectant alcohol to the government, amid the spread of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).
In an emailed statement, AGI said around 850,000 liters of 96% ethyl alcohol will be denatured in order to convert them into sanitizing and disinfectant alcohol.
This will then be donated to hospitals and other frontline institutions such as the Philippine National Police (PNP) and the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP).
"Through the Department of Health, we hope to distribute disinfectant alcohol to as many, if not, all the hospitals and clinics that are treating COVID-19 patients all over the country," said AGI chief executive officer Kevin Andrew Tan.
"We need to protect our frontliners—the doctors, nurses, and other healthcare and medical personnel—whose lives are at risk in protecting and treating people from this virus," he elaborated.
AGI is the holding company for Andrew Tan's businesses engaged in property development, food and beverage manufacture and distribution, quick service restaurants, and integrated tourism development.
It counts as subsidiaries Emperador Inc., Megaworld Corp., Travellers International Hotel Group Inc., Gloden Arches Development Corp., and Infracorp Development Inc.
"We are one with the nation in this fight to heal our country from COVID-19. We salute all the frontliners who are our real heroes during this challenging time. We join the nation in prayer and unity as we hope to rise together from this crisis as one Philippines," said Tan. — Jon Viktor D. Cabuenas/BM, GMA News