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Ramon Ang gives families of Bulacan rescuers killed during Typhoon Karding P2 million each

San Miguel Corporation (SMC) president and CEO Ramon Ang has given P10 million in total to the families of the five men who were killed while conducting rescue operations in Bulacan during the onslaught of Typhoon Karding (international name: Noru) last month.

According to SMC, Ang provided P2 million each to the families of Troy Agustin, George Agustin, Marby Bartolome, Jerson Resurreccion, and Narciso Calayag Jr., and offered them business start-up packages as well.

The rescuers were killed in a flash flood in Barangay Camias in San Miguel, Bulacan. Bulacan Governor Daniel Fernando said they were hit by a wall that collapsed.

“I join fellow Filipinos in thanking our brave rescuers for their heroism. My hope is that their families will get to see how much we all appreciate them,” Ang said in an emailed statement.

“They inspire us to do selfless deeds in our everyday lives. Their ultimate sacrifice in the line of duty will not be forgotten,” he added.

SMC’s infrastructure unit San Miguel Holdings Corporation in August 2019 bagged the contract to build and operate the Bulacan airport project, with the concession deal signed in September 2019.

The project involves the construction, operation, and maintenance of the airport in a 2,500-hectare property in Bulakan, Bulacan. The airport development will cover the passenger terminal building with airside and landside facilities, and an airport toll road.

SMC has businesses involved in beverage, food and packaging, fuel and oil, energy, infrastructure, and real estate. Its product portfolio covers beers, spirits, non-alcoholic beverages, poultry, animal feeds, flour, fresh and processed meats, dairy products, coffee, various packaging products, and refined petroleum products.

Its subsidiaries include Ginebra San Miguel Inc., San Miguel Food and Beverage Inc., SMC Global Power Holdings Corp., SEA Refinery Corporation, San Miguel Holdings Corp., and San Miguel Properties Inc. — BM, GMA News