The Covid-19 crisis has turned into a global pandemic. During this time, we have seen leaders crumble while regular citizens rise up to the challenge. One such company that has shown leadership by example is Megaworld Corporation.
Leaders are not necessarily those who only bark orders. Most of the time, they are the ones who lead the way. My father would illustrate that organizations are like a rope. When the leader pushes people around, the rope would curl and become tangled.
On the other hand, good leaders are those who pull. When good leaders pull by leading the way and by being good examples, the rope becomes a straight line.
Dr. Andrew L. Tan: Leadership by Example
There are many big companies in the Philippines that are not only leaders in different industries. They are also leaders in times of problems, like the Covid-19 crisis. Some of them stand out and stand taller by lifting the spirits of the Filipinos through their generosity.
One such good example is Dr. Andrew L. Tan of Alliance Global Group, Inc.
Such acts of kindness serve as inspiration to us all. We may not be as affluent like Dr. Tan but we can also do our share. Wherever we are, let’s pass around acts of kinds to everyone.
Alliance Global Group Inc. Donates 1 Million Liters of Alcohol to DOH, PNP, AFP, LGUs
Alliance Global Group, Inc. (AGI), the holding firm of Dr. Tan, is donating 1 million liters of 70% disinfectant ethyl alcohol to the government. These will be allocated between the DOH, PNP, AFP, and the LGUs to help stop the Covid-19 crisis.
Around 850,000 liters of 96% ethyl alcohol will be denatured to become sanitizing and disinfectant alcohol. These can be used by hospitals, clinics, and government agencies all over the country.
1000 Liters of Alcohol, 5000 Face Mask for Bacolod
Meanwhile, Megaworld announced that it is donating 1,000 liters of disinfectant alcohol to the Bacolod City government. This is intended for the use of its healthcare and medical personnel in various hospitals and public health centers around the city.
Additionally, the company will also donate 5,000 surgical face masks in response to the reported shortage in the city. No wonder he was chosen as honorary mayor of Bacolod City during the Bacolaodiat Festival last February 2020!
Food Assistance for Construction Workers
Due to the Covid-19 crisis, work has stopped for 800 construction workers that are building the two Megaworld townships in Bacolod. The company will also provide food assistance to all of its construction workers at The Upper East in Villamonte and the Northill Gateway.
This will particularly cover the workers of Forbes Hill project along Bacolod-Silay Airport Access Road.
Megaworld Waives Mall Rental Fees
In a huge move, Megaworld announced that it is waiving the rental charges of its tenants and retail partners in its commercial centers in Luzon. This will cover the period from March 16 to April 12, 2020. They will prioritize those businesses that are unable to operate due to the Luzon-wide quarantine for Covid-19.
“We understand the impact of our mall closures to our retail partners and merchants. This will provide them with a reprieve to help them recover,” says Graham Coates, first VP and head of Megaworld Lifestyle Malls.
The Megaworld Lifestyle Malls in Luzon
Megaworld Lifestyle Malls has shopping malls and commercial centers in its various townships and communities in Luzon, namely:
- Eastwood City – Quezon City
- Uptown Bonifacio
- Forbes Town
- McKinley Hill and McKinley West – Taguig City
- Newport City – Pasay City
- Arcovia City – Pasig City
- Alabang West – Las Piñas City
- Twin Lakes near Tagaytay
- Southwoods City – Laguna
- Lucky Chinatown – Binondo, Manila
Additionally, Megaworld Lifestyle Malls will also assist mall merchants in terms of in-store sanitation and disinfecting efforts. They will cover supermarkets, pharmacies, clinics, and banks that have been allowed to open during the quarantine period.
Megaworld Extends Food Assistance to Healthcare, Police, and Military Frontliners
To further their efforts, Megaworld extended food assistance to healthcare and medical personnel in Metro Manila hospitals. They have also included border security personnel from the PNP, AFP, and BFP deployed.
“We still have distribution of McDonald’s food boxes and bottled water to other hospitals and security outposts. We are also extending food assistance to the LGU who are assisting people and ensuring community order,” says Francis Canuto, president, Megaworld Foundation.
Thank you for all you do Alliance Global and Megaworld under the leadership of Dr. Andrew L. Tan!
Stay safe everyone. We shall get through the Covid-19 crisis sooner than later. God bless us all!
Other stories about Megaworld in this blog
Meanwhile, here are other stories about Megaworld in this blog that might interest you:
- Appreciating Family Time and Great Food at Megaworld Hotels
- Have Megaworld Hotels Club Access Card Will Family Travel
- Bacolod Welcomes Two Regis Condominiums by Megaworld
- Megaworld Launches New Bacolod Hotel
- It’s Official! Megaworld Bacolod Breaks Ground for Forbes Hill