BACOLOD

Megaworld reaches out to laborers

PROPERTY giant Megaworld Corporation performed the extra mile to help lighten the burden of the 800 construction workers at the Upper East in Barangay Villamonte, Bacolod City and Northill Gateway, particularly the Forbes Hill project along Bacolod-Silay Airport Access Road with the temporary disruption of their work due to the threat of the Coronavirus disease.

Megaworld Corporation senior assistant vice president and head of Public Relations and Media Affairs Harold Geronimo confirmed their company has distributed grocery packs to almost 800 construction workers who were affected by the work reduction scheme which was implemented by their respective contractor companies.

He said these 800 construction workers have reduced their work force in the previous weeks due to Covid-19 and on Monday, they will have to cease working in compliance with the government regulations, placing the city and the province under an Enhanced Community Quarantine.

The grocery bags contain rice, canned meat, and noodles, he said.

He further said that they will also donate 1,000 liters of disinfectant alcohol to the Local Government of Bacolod City.

“We are also giving 600 liters to Covid warriors of Negros. And another 600 liters to Silay City through Councilor Ryan Gamboa who personally requested for it,” he said.

This is part of its ongoing efforts to support local government units in their efforts to curb the spread of Covid-19 in their respective localities.

The donation of 1,000 liters of disinfectant alcohol to the Bacolod City Government will be for the use of its healthcare and medical personnel in various hospitals and public health centers around the city.

Kevin Andrew Tan, chief strategy officer, said Megaworld approved the donation of the 5,000 surgical face masks to the city government, in response to the reported shortage of face masks in the city.

“We would like to extend our help to the people of Bacolod during this challenging time, especially to our healthcare frontliners working in hospitals and local health centers there,” Tan said.


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