SMC readies food relief effort for Bicol, other hard-hit areas in Southern Luzon

Published November 2, 2020, 4:00 PM

by MB Business

San Miguel Corporation (SMC) is mobilizing its resources to quickly deliver much-needed food relief to the Bicol region and other provinces hit by super typhoon Rolly.

SMC president and chief operating officer Ramon S. Ang

SMC president and chief operating officer Ramon S. Ang said that the company is channeling, initially, food products for Albay, Catanduanes, Sorsogon, Camarines Norte, Camarines Sur, Quezon Province, Romblon, Marinduque, Laguna, and Batangas.

The company, according to Ang, expects the amount of food donations to go higher as it looks to deliver aid to more affected provinces in the coming days.

“Right now, through our own people on the ground and upon coordination with various officials, we are trying to move as fast as we can to get food aid to hard-hit provinces,” Ang said Monday morning, just a day after super typhoon Rolly battered Bicol region.

The super typhoon also affected many other areas in Luzon, including Cavite, Metro Manila, and parts of Pampanga, Zambales, Bulacan, Rizal, Mindoro among others. 

”As we get a better hold of the situation in many areas—especially in terms of whether roads are already passable, and as to where aid can be brought—we will work to bring more food supplies to our affected kababayans through whatever means necessary,” Ang said.

“Our people are already moving, and we will continue to reach out to more officials and provinces to extend help. At this time of great need, every effort goes a long way for our countrymen,” he added.