“After San Miguel, here comes McDonald’s. Sana marami pang ibang kumpanya na magpa-bakuna ng mga sarili nilang empleyado. Sana all.”
This according to Quezon City 6th District Councilor Bobby Castelo who earlier lauded San Miguel Corporation for allocating PhP 1 billion pesos to buy Covid-19 vaccines for its 70,000 employees and extended workforce.
Golden Arches Development Corporation, the operator of McDonald’s Philippines, followed suit and announced that it has purchased almost 100,000 Covid-19 vaccines.
“Vaccination is the country’s best bet in winning the battle against Covid-19,“ said McDonald’s Philippines president and CEO Kenneth Yang.
“With the health and safety of people being our top priority, we will be providing the Covid-19 vaccine for free for our frontliners–crew and managers, in all company-owned restaurants nationwide. It is our responsibility to keep our people safe so that our customers will be too,” added Yang.
About 50,000 doses will be used to provide free vaccines for the food chain’s managers and crew in all company-owned stores, and the remaining half will be donated to the government.
“This (providing free vaccines for employees) is exactly the kind of corporate social responsibility we need at this time of a health crisis,” said Castelo, who is on his third and last term as Councilor.
“We need more companies to follow suit and sponsor free vaccines for their own personnel.”
“We need more companies to follow suit and sponsor free vaccines for their own personnel. The more people get inoculated, the safer the public will be. Indeed, safer employees means safer customers,” stressed Castelo.
“The more people get inoculated, the safer the public will be.”
“Lalo na ngayon na may surge, mapipigilan lamang natin ang patuloy na pagkalat ng virus kapag ang bawat kumpanya, ang bawat komunidad, ang bawat pamilya, at ang bawat isa ay magtulungan, mapa-bakuna man o sa simpleng pagsunod sa lahat ng health protocols,” reminded Castelo.