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SMC DONATIONS REACH P877-M

Ramon Ang donates P100-M to COVID-19 effort


San Miguel Corp. President and Chief Operating Officer Ramon Ang personally donated P100 million to the effort against the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), bringing total donations from the company to nearly P900 million.

In a statement on Monday, the diversified conglomerate said its total donations for COVID-19 relief efforts have now totaled P877.8 million.

"We are reporting on our progress so that people will be assured that help is on the way, that many organizations are mobilizing and working together to support the government and our fellow Filipinos. Together, we will win this battle," said Ang.

Just last week, SMC said its food donations had reached P181 million since an enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) was placed over Luzon.

The San Miguel Group earlier said its food business, which carries brands such as Magnolia, Monterey, and Purefoods, would operate 24/7 amid the ECQ.

SMC also earlier allocated P500 million for the purchase of personal protective equipment (PPE) for local frontline workers.

Other donations of the company included P38-million worth of rice, P38.9-million worth of alcohol, and P1.1 million in the free use of tollways.

"We are working with a broad and diverse base of partners -- from the national government, to the LGUs; our hospitals and doctors, the non-profit groups and charitable institutions; church groups, the PNP and AFP -- because we want to make sure that help gets to as many Filipinos as possible," said Ang. — DVM, GMA News

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