The Aboitiz Group, together with a coalition of public-private sector partners under the Taskforce T3 (Test, Trace, Treat), pledged support to the government’s vaccination program for economic frontliners or A4 priority group.
In a hybrid event held simultaneously on June 7, 2021 at the SM Mall of Asia in Pasay City and via virtual platform, the National Task Force Against Covid-19 led by Health Secretary Francisco Duque III and Vaccine Czar Secretary Carlito Galvez Jr. formalized the partnership with Taskforce T3.
The A4 group includes frontline personnel in essential sectors and, according to Covid-19 Deputy Chief Implementer Vince Dizon, all who need to be outside of their residence for livelihood reasons, including informal sector workers.
“This marks a turning point in our efforts to bring Covid-19 under control. Expanding vaccination coverage to include workers from across all industries is our single most crucial step towards reopening a more inclusive economy. The Aboitiz Group will continue to support our fellow Filipinos in taking full advantage of this long-awaited opportunity to restore their livelihood,” said Sabin M. Aboitiz, president and CEO of the Aboitiz Group in a news statement.
He said the conglomerate believes close collaboration between the private and public sector is vital in managing the current health crisis.
Its latest efforts include partnering with the National Economic and Development Authority through the Aboitiz Foundation and its pioneer data school, the Asian Institute of Management-Aboitiz School of Innovation, Technology, and Entrepreneurship (AIM-ASITE) in the development of an automated contact tracing system to consolidate and fortify the national contact-tracing database.