Lopez companies reallocate vaccines for 2 Batangas LGUs

Published October 8, 2021, 2:49 PM

by Bernie Cahiles-Magkilat

Three Lopez Group companies have reallocated 10,000 doses of their COVID-19 vaccines to the cities of Santo Tomas and Tanauan in Batangas province in support of government’s overall aim of controlling the spread of the dreaded virus.

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The local government units (LGUs) of Santo Tomas and Tanauan used the reallocated vaccines from First Philippine Industrial Park (FPIP), FirstCollege and First Balfour to conduct the vaccination of their respective LGU constituents between Sept. 30 and Oct. 4, 2021.

FPIP helped in coordinating the vaccination, which also benefited over 3,000 workers of companies located inside FPIP’s ecozone in Santo Tomas and Tanauan.

The vaccines for the two LGUs come on top of, and separate from, the Covid-19 shots that Lopez Group companies are administering for their own employees. Other Lopez Group companies, like First Gen Corporation, are also reallocating thousands of COVID-19 vaccines to various LGUs.

FPIP was established by the Lopez Group through First Philippine Holdings Corporation (FPH), together with Sumitomo Corporation of Japan, as a way of helping create jobs for Filipinos by developing and operating a world-class location for manufacturers and traders from around the world. Over 140 companies with more than 64,000 workers have so far located to FPIP’s 520-hectare, world-class industrial park, bringing in close to P200 billion in investments.

FirstCollege, which keeps its campus inside FPIP, is a senior high school offering mechatronics and electronics programs. First College’s innovative curriculum, developed in partnership with industry locators, equips and prepares students with the needed skills and knowledge to be job-ready upon graduation.

First Balfour, one of the country’s leading engineering and construction companies, has played a crucial role in completing hundreds of landmark buildings and vital infrastructures. It is one of the three partners behind Cebu Link Joint Venture, the company contracted by the Metro Pacific Group to build the Cebu-Cordova Link Expressway (CCLEX).

Now nearing completion, the CCLEX’s 8.5-kilometer bridge project, linking the main island of Cebu with MactanIsland, will be the country’s longest bridge atop a body of water.