SMC: NCR will have enough food and fuel during ECQ


Conglomerate San Miguel Corp. (SMC) has assured that the company is prepared to supply much-needed food, fuel and power throughout the two-week lockdown in Metro Manila which will start on Friday.

Company President Ramon S. Ang said the company is also prepared to continue providing assistance to disadvantaged communities spanning its businesses around Metro Manila. San Miguel has already spent over P14 billion to support the fight against the pandemic, mounting the biggest food donation drive in history.

“I would like to personally assure everyone that we have enough food inventory to last even many months. We’ve had a lot of learning from last year and we adjusted the way we operate. We are better prepared for sudden disruptions,” Ang said.

“As we did during the previous ECQs, we have business continuity plans in place that will allow for essential, critical operations to continue under the strictest safety protocols. This assures our government and the public that for our part, we can continuously provide food, power, and fuel during this critical time.”

The company expects minimal disruption to the supply of essential food, electricity and fuel during the lockdown period.

“There is nothing to worry as far as supply is concerned. For now, please prepare to stay at home, protect yourselves and your loved ones. Even if you are all vaccinated, please exercise greater caution as the delta variant is more transmissible,” Ang said.

“Our food donation drive for poor communities continues through our Better World Tondo food bank and feeding center, as well as various efforts in other cities. We will coordinate with the LGUs and our own non-profit partners to make sure we can help bring food and protect our less-privileged countrymen from hunger.”

The company recently implemented the nationwide rollout of its vaccination program for 70,000 employees and workers across its nationwide network.

The company said it had taken delivery of 150,000 doses of AstraZeneca vaccines, enough for all its employees, and has accelerated vaccination at its facilities across major cities and provinces all over the country.

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