San Miguel Corporation (SMC) is increasing its production of 70 percent ethyl alcohol, used as a disinfectant and sanitizer, to 100,000 liters daily to serve the needs of frontliners nationwide in the fight against the coronavirus disease (Covid-19), its press release said.
SMC president and chief operating officer, Ramon Ang, said the company has activated all the facilities of its liquor arm Ginebra San Miguel Inc. to produce alcohol round-the-clock, even as the company continues to find even more ways to reach out and support the government and private sector with response efforts.
These include Ginebra plants in Mandaue, Cebu, Sta. Barbara, Pangasinan, Destileria Bago in Negros Occidental, Cauayan, Isabela, and Ligao, Albay.
“So far, we have donated 29,300 liters of 70 percent ethyl alcohol to 77 hospitals throughout Metro Manila, as well as the Department of Health, crisis centers, local government units, law enforcement agencies, and other vital institutions. This is just the start. As we navigate through the challenges, we will continue to provide help where it’s needed,” Ang said.
“This is our way of thanking and supporting all our brave doctors, nurses, policemen, military, security personnel, delivery workers, employees of vital industries and so many others who are on the frontlines of this battle, saving lives and making sure the system is in order,” he added in the press release.*
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