Ginebra San Miguel produces disinfectant alcohol for Philippine hospitals and communities under quarantine

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San Miguel Corporation disinfectant alcohol
San Miguel Corporation subsidiary Ginebra San Miguel spirits factory produced 70% ethyl alcohol over the weekend to donate to communities in need. Photos from CNN Philippines.

San Miguel Corporation (SMC) subsidiary Ginebra San Miguel (GSM) has just delivered its donation of the first batch of disinfectant alcohol to Quirino Memorial Medical Center in Quezon City.

Ginebra San Miguel social media announced the delivery on March 19, 2020, days after SMC President and COO Ramon Ang announced its intent to distribute the 70% ethyl alcohol produced in a GSM plant over the weekend for donation to the Philippine hospitals and communities under quarantine.

“Good news, mga Kabarangay: Ang mga ethyl alcohol na mula sa isang planta ng Ginebra San Miguel, dumating na. At ang unang stop ay sa Quirino Memorial Medical Center sa Quezon City,” GSM posted on Facebook as it shared the CNN Philippines report.

The SMC initiative is another example of Filipino Bayanihan spirit shining through in the midst of the coronavirus disease pandemic. San Miguel Corporation, a homegrown multinational company, is the biggest and most diversified conglomerate in the country. SMC first announced on March 16 their desire to pitch in and help ease the ongoing shortage of disinfectant alcohol.

Ramon Ang said he wanted to use one of their facility to produce disinfectant 70% ethyl alcohol and plan to distribute them for free to communities through LGUs in their effort to help fight the spread of COVID 19, saying, “We have the means and capability to produce this, and make it available for free to LGUs and public hospitals. We are working on getting the necessary clearance from the relevant government agencies, to produce this for public use.”

San Miguel Corporation planned to donate the disinfectant alcohol in bulk, in 20-liter containers and 1,000-liter tanks.

Ang added that aside from the ethyl alcohol, the company is also donating to local government units its own brand of disinfectant powder, which is safe for humans and can easily be deployed as extra protection against the virus.

San Miguel Corporation had earlier enhanced its COVID-19 safety measures for all its employees.

San Miguel Corporation also mobilized resources for relief efforts after Taal Volcano erupted in January 2020.

SEND CHEERS in the comments below to San Miguel Corporation and Ginebra San Miguel for joining the Bayanihan by producing disinfectant alcohol for the communities under quarantine!

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