Sana all! Bilyonaryos Sy, Ayalas, Ang, Razon, commit to pay salaries in full, no forced leave, advanced bonuses during lockdown

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President Rodrigo Duterte declared on Monday night the enhanced community quarantine in Luzon to stop the further spread of COVID-19.

He ordered work suspension in all government offices and private firms to totally implement the enhanced community quarantine which means a total lockdown of the entire Luzon.

The chief executive was calling out the owners of companies to release in advance their salaries, compensations, and even their bonuses to help alleviate the condition of their employees who are under home quarantine and could not go to work because of the COVID-19 outbreak.

“Kindly cooperate. Mas mabuti pa tumulong muna kayo. I will repay you with a good heart in the coming days. To the private sector, I have this appeal, magbayahinan kayo,” Duterte said.

“The problem really is the economy. Maybe you can consider paying the 13th-month pay or just paying them maski kalahati sa sweldo nila kung talagang walang trabaho, as a way of showing your solidarity to the Filipino at this critical time,” he said.

And in response to the President’s appeal, The Department of Labor and Employment 0DOLE) reported that at least nine of the country’s biggest companies have followed President Rodrigo Duterte’s request to take care of their employees during the Luzon-wide lockdown.

DOLE shared the report from the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Disease, these compliant big corporations are:

1)The Aboitiz Group of Companies of the Aboitiz family
2) International Container Terminal and Services Inc. and Solaire Hotel and Casino of Ricky Razon
3) Ayala Group of Companies
4) JG Summit, Cebu Pacific, Robinsons Land of the Gokongwei family
5) Jollibee Group of Tony Tan Caktiong
6) Lucio Tan Group of Companies
7) Manuel V. Pangilinan-Salim Group
8) San Miguel Corp. led by Ramon S. Ang
9) SM Group of the Sy family
Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III said: “In response to his (Duterte’s) appeal to big businesses, the following group of companies will continue to provide their employees with full payment of their salary for the duration of the enhanced community quarantine without using up their available leaves, advance payment of 13th and 14th-month pay, and other financial relief.”

Bello added, “The Department trusts that other big business in the country will follow suit,”
President Duterte declared Metro Manila and the rest of Luzon under lockdown from March 17 to April 13, 2020.

The enhance quarantine closed down all malls and restaurants (except take-out, delivery), forced workers to work from home, imposed checkpoints to restrict movement, and suspended all public transportation.

As of the moment, the Department of Health (DOH) reported that there are 202 confirmed cases and 17 deaths so far from COVID-19 in the country.

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