“I have no such ambition,” said Ang on the sidelines of the inauguration of San Miguel Corp’s game-changing 18-kilometer Skyway 3 amid endless chatter he was interested in running for political office.
Ang, president and COO of SMC, is among the big names being floated as potential presidential candidates in the 2022 elections.
“Perhaps because of our company’s efforts to help our country, many are thinking I’m planning to enter politics.
All these projects we have completed and all the new ones we’re about to start are part of our long-term vision we first articulated more than a decade ago when we said we wanted to be a true partner in nation-building,” said Ang as he tried to eliminate any doubt about his intentions.
The rumors even gained even more traction after SMC emerged as most generous ally of the Duterte government in fighting the unprecedented Covid-19 pandemic.
As of July last year, SMC spent over P13 billion for COVID-19 response efforts, including advance tax and concession payments to the government, continuous compensation to employees and third party providers as well as aid in the form of medical equipment, supplies and food.