SMC Ramon Ang will use Ginebra plant to produce disinfectant alcohol for donation amid COVID-19 spread

SMC President and COO Ramon Ang / photo from Asian Policy

San Miguel Corporation announced on Monday that it will use one of its facilities to make disinfectant alcohol for donation to public to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.

The company President and COO Ramon Ang said that SMC is currently seeking for clearance from the government to produce 70 percent ethyl alcohol, says a report from ABS CBN.

Ang also said that they already started producing the disinfectant alcohol in a Ginebra San Miguel facility last weekend.

“We have the means and the capability to produce this and make it available for free to LGUs and public hospitals,” Ang said. 

SMC needs to get the permission of the government to be able to distribute it to public for humanitarian reasons.

Ang said SMC will also donate its own brand of disinfectant powder to local government units amid the shortage of alcohol sanitizers.

The business tycoon also assured that all SMC food facilities will operate 24/7 as the government placed the entire island of Luzon on an enhanced community quarantine.

“As far as food supply is concerned, we have the capability to produce enough for everybody and deliver to supermarkets,” SMC president and chief operating officer in a statement.

“We will operate our food facilities 24/7. This isn’t about making profits. We have a responsibility to make sure that food is made available to as many people as possible,” he added.

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