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Bayanihan spirit in action: SMC deploys food donations to hospitals, LGUs

SMC San Miguel Corp.

The spirit of bayanihan is alive.

The spirit of bayanihan is alive.

Conglerate San Miguel Corp. (SMC) has deployed a team that will distribute food to healthcare facilities and local government units as the nation fights the coronavirus pandemic.

to help support communities and front-liners in the fight against the fast-growing coronavirus (COVID-2019).

“Today, we started delivering on our commitment to extend help to our local government units, as we collectively fight the spread of the virus. We will continue to do is in the next coming days,” said SMC president and COO Ramon S. Ang on the first day of implementation of the enhanced community quarantine in Luzon.

“Many people are unable to work and perhaps provide for their families. We want to help our LGUs make sure that the needs of the most vulnerable in their areas, are addressed,” he added.

Ang said they started providing food to the city of Manila. Next in line are the cities of Caloocan, Las Pinas, Malabon, Pateros, Mandaluyong, Navotas, Marikina, Paranaque, Makati, Pasay, Muntinlupa, Pasig, Quezon City, San Juan, Taguig, and Valenzuela.

The food donation consists mostly of assorted San Miguel food products, including canned food, biscuits, spreads, dairy milk drinks, coffee, and water.

SMC also started delivering food donations to several hospitals, including the Philippine General Hospital, Medical City, Quirino Memorial Medical Center, Philippine Children’s Medical Center, Las Pinas General Hospital, and the Jose Reyes Memorial Medical Center.

It is also donating 13,000 units of its own Protect Plus Gold powdered disinfectant, which can be used to clean and sanitize hospitals and government and public facilities.

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