McDonald’s Philippines releases Php500M Response Fund amid COVID-19

Dr. George T. Yang, founder and chairman of Golden Arches Development Corporation (McDonald’s Philippines) has announced the release of a response fund of P500 million pesos amid COVID-19 pandemic.

With the uncertainty that comes with the novel corona virus spread throughout the globe, the flood of generous assistance from industry giants to their employees and the public goes with it too.

McDonald’s Philippines sought to provide aid to its employees and the community in general in these trying times.

“Amidst any crisis, people must come first; we do what we can to ensure their welfare. We also have a responsibility to our partners to ensure that they can continue doing business and be able to care for their own people. Finally, as a Filipino company, we have a duty to be a partner of the government in serving the public in whatever way we can.”

– Dr. George Yang, McDonald’s Philippines Chairman and Founder

The funds that are to be distributed to their employees and community covers the following:

For company employees:

  • Restaurant crew and managers whether they are unable to come to work or not, and head office employees’ salaries to be released for the period of the quarantine.
  • A special premium pay package will be provided for crew and managers who are able to come to work in selected stores that remain open to serve the community in enhanced quarantine areas.
  • Special benefits like provision of care kits (face masks, alcohol, and vitamins) to ensure employee safety in the workplace as well as provisions for premium pay.

For communities:

The fund covers food to be donated by the company to front-liners like medical health workers, LGU workers, NGO volunteers, and the marginalized sector who are challenged to have access to food during this time.

COVID-19 Cebu

As the threat of the Coronavirus 2019 or COVID-19 rises every day, the Cebu province has taken a proactive approach and is pulling all stops in protecting the island. Here’s everything you need to know about COVID-19 and its symptoms:

With this, an Executive Order was issued for the implementation of the drastic but necessary measures to avoid the spread of the virus. For more information, head on to:

If you are sick and think you have symptoms of COVID-19, seek medical attention, call the local Coronavirus Health Information Line for advice: 0922-397-2334 / 0943-568-3298 / (032) 402-3091 / (032) 402-1269.

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Marel Baluyos
Marel Baluyos
"Cebu is my always."

Chemical Engineer / Associate Editor | Bantayan Island, Cebu

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