Manuel V. Pangilinan and his group of business partners has mobilized over P190-M worth of resources with the aim of helping the front-liners and all those vulnerable communities against the unseen enemy that is covid-19
Pangilinan said Metro Pacific Investments Corp (MPIC), in support and cooperation with foundations and operating companies donated virus specimen collection kits, medicine, personal protective equipment, relief goods (food and school), face masks, water supplies, and transportation services for medical front-liners.
According to a disclosure to the Philippine Stock Exchange Tuesday, The MPIC is able to consolidate the efforts made by different units, including Manila Electric Co. (MERALCO); Maynilad Water Services; Light Rail Manila Corporation; Global Business Power (GBP); MPIC Hospital group; Metro Pacific Investments Foundation (MPIF, and One Meralco Foundation to provide back up support to municipalities, medical institutions and government agencies all over the country.
There is also a nationwide international program being mobilized by MPIC purposely taking care of its thousands of employees doing infra projects nationwide. The group is also paying their employees' salary continuesly and benefits amid the lockdown period. Their employees are also provided with health kits and hygiene supplies such as masks and also vitamins to ensure a healthy atmosphere in their workplaces. Employees are also ensured with their advance payments of mid-year bonuses during lockdown period.
Employees who were given work from home were being supported with allowance for electricity, vitamins and internet needs, while managers also received their cash equivalent.
Workers who work 24/7 such as Meralco and Maynilad were also given medical assistance, hygiene kits, and PPE for the lockdown period and especially for mission critical operations. There were also shuttle bus service provided for skeleton workforce, meal allowances including roving company doctors on call.
MPIC and MPIF donated virus specimen collection tubes, vitamins and PPEs to the Research Institute for Tropical Medicine (RITM), the Lung Center of the Philippines, the Philippine Genome Center and the hospitals within the group.
Some 220 barangays along SCTEX, NLEX and Cavitex network was also coordinated by MPTC and donated P4.5 million worth of relief goods, while face masks were also distributed by Meralco Foundation to the Department of Transportation, Rizal and Philippine Heart Centers.
Hundreds of checkpoints of the Philippine National Police, Makati Medical Center, Rizal Medical, San Juan Medical, Cardinal Santos, V. Luna and Pasig Gen hospitals, Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA), Philippine Navy, UP-PGH and the Malabon, Parañaque, and Putatan local government units were also supported with water supply by Maynilad.
“For now, the mandate from our Chairman Manuel V. Pangilinan is to provide and prioritize the well-being and protection of our employees for the continued and efficient services from our utility business including health care workers from the Metro Pacific Hospital Group. We are also trying to help various public hospitals including the Philippine National Police and LGU volunteers,” said MPIF president Melody del Rosario.
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