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San Miguel Corp. reaches P1.147 billion total donation in fight against COVID-19 pandemic

Being true to its mission to provide goods and vital services to Filipinos, San Miguel Corporation (SMC) has now reached a total donation of P1.147 billion as of April 22, given to medical frontliners and communities severely affected by the coronavirus pandemic.

With the giant conglomerate's efforts to protect medical frontliners, P500 million of the said total donation was spent for the ongoing supply of the badly needed personal protective equipment (PPE). On the other hand, P390.7 million was alloted for the occuring distribution of food products such as canned goods, meat, biscuits, coffee, milk, and flour.

The company also marked a  P83.3 million and P38.4 million donation respectively for the ongoing deliveries of over 1 million liters of 70% ethyl alcohol and 1.1 million kilos of rice. It has also designated P15.37 million worth of its own Protect Plus Gold disinfectant powder as part of the contribution.

Project Ugnayan, a collaborative effort of top business groups in the country, has also received P100 million from Ramon Ang, the Vice Chairman of SMC, and his family. Meanwhile, to support the government's "Libreng Sakay" program for COVID-19 frontliners, the company donated P5.3 million worth of fuel from Petron and SMC Infrastructure.

Part of the total donation's breakdown also includes P5.1 million that has provided  free toll for 5,191 medical frontliners and P5 million pesos used for the emergency quarantine facilities for AFP. The remaining P3.8 million, on the other hand was worth of assistance from Petron.

As the health crisis continues to give burden to the country, SMC is determined on expanding its capabilities and resources to give tangible assistance to frontliners, most affected communities, and even businesses.

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