Since the COVID-19 pandemic hit the world a few months back, hundreds of seafarers have found themselves stranded at the Manila North Harbor as they await their chance to return to their provinces. Thankfully, companies like San Miguel Corporation have been helping them out with food donations and financial assistance.
Through its Better World center in Tondo, volunteers have prepared meals for the said sea workers three times a day, every day for the past three months. To date, it has prepared some 1,500 meals. It has likewise given financial aid, even to those who have been able to return home, if only to help them restart their lives.
Photos: Maritime workers who are camping out at North Harbor in Manila and bound for their respective provinces receive regular meals and cash assistance from San Miguel Corporation after company president and chief operating officer Ramon S. Ang learned about their plight recently. As of Wednesday, over 1,500 meals were prepared for them at Better World Tondo.
Better World Tondo is a project of SMC President and Chief Operating Officer Ramon S. Ang, himself a son of Tondo. It is his way of giving back to this community by opening up a facility that will serve as a feeding and learning hub for its children.
Since its opening last September 2019, it has spun off with a new counterpart, Better World EDSA. This one has served as a testing center for COVID-19 patients and SMC employees. Both centers are just one part of SMC’s continuing efforts to help Filipinos through this trying time in our history.