In the wake of COVID-19, health, safety, social, and economic support were provided to help essential workers, remote employees, and displaced staff transition into the new normal.
JGSHI employees and dependents consulted for COVID-19
Access to hospitals through the Gokongwei Group's hospital partnerships and well-being networks
JGSHI Crisis Communications Committee (2020)
COVID-19 Care Facilities at the Crowne Plaza Hotel for executives
As nationwide lockdowns shuttered Filipinos inside their homes, we worked to ensure the continued flow of essential JGS products and services to customers. In circumstances when face-to-face transactions are unavoidable, we made sure every interaction is safe for customers. Additionally, special financial considerations were extended to clients in light of the uncertain economic conditions of the pandemic.
Part of the JGS corporate culture is to extend support to the local communities in and around our areas of operations. Over the course of the pandemic, the business units joined relief efforts with the distribution of food, PPE, and health kits to frontline workers and economically displaced communities. For instance, in partnership with Medical City, RLC provided safe and comfortable accommodations for patients awaiting COVID-19 test results.
In collaboration with the Philippine Disaster Resilience Foundation (PDRF) and other business groups, the Gokongwei Brothers Foundation (GBF) donated Php 30 million to Project Ugnayan.
The program provided grocery vouchers to over one million underprivileged households in Metro Manila to cope with the pandemic. The foundation also established a Php150 million relief fund that was mobilized by our Strategic Business Units (SBUs) to target beneficiaries including hospitals, local government, and communities.
Aside from collaborative relief efforts, GBF established Juan Communities to extend social aid to affected communities across the country. The program reached a total of 54 Local Government Units, barangay health centers, hospitals, and public schools across the country. Overall, we distributed more than 270,000 PPEs, medications, and medical equipment, and around 2,300 assorted school supplies and equipment worth over Php23 million as of Q1 2021.
As the nation recovers from the health crisis, the Gokongwei Group remains steadfast in our commitment to support communities across the country. Together, we will all move past the pandemic, into a safer and more sustainable new normal.