AYALA GROUP'S RESPONSE TO COVID-19
The Ayala Group's commitment to nation-building became the focus, as COVID-19 brought the Company's years of history, diversity, and experience to the fore.
"It has been truly inspiring to see how everyone has come together to offer help and find solutions to our daily challenges," said Fernando Zobel de Ayala, Ayala Corporation President and COO. "A crisis of this magnitude needs all sectors to step up and pitch in. As a member of the private sector, Ayala has a key role to play in recovery and nation-building. You can count on us," added JaimeA ugusto Zobel de Ayala, Ayala Corporation Chairman and CEO.
The initiatives we led as a group were guided by our drive to protect our employees, serve the larger community, and pivot our businesses toward a new normal resilient to the impact of the pandemic.
AC Health opens COVID-19 referral centers
AC Health converted two QualiMed hospitals in Sta. Rosa and San Jose Del Monte into COVID-19 referral centers. To date, these hospita Is have performed over 80,000 tests
Manila and Quezon cities get a boost in COVID-19 testing from Ayala
Donated by the Ayala Group, the City of Manila opened a new molecular laboratory inside Sta. Ana Hospital, with serology testing being offered in various barangays for free. Ayala also donated two GeneXpert PCR machines.
Likewise, Quezon City received a Bio Rad PCR machine for its newly constructed Quezon City Bio-Molecular Laboratory. An additional P4.5million worth of supplies for PCR pooled testing were also donated by Ayala and the LGU's partners.
Ayala donates testing facilities for Davao
Ayala donated an automated RNA Extraction machine and two RT-PCR machines to Davao City's Southern Philippines Medical Center, allowing the hospital to test as many as 1,000 more patients a day
Swabbing booths are donated
Ayala donated booths for the govern main swabbing centers: Palacio de May along Roxas Boulevard, the Mall of Asia A Pasay City, Enderun Colleges in Taguig City, an Philippine Arena in Bulacan.
Photo by: KrizJohn Rosales of Philippine Star
Ayala group donates to Red Cross
With Bank of the Philippine Islands and Globe Telecom, Ayala helped the Philippine Red Cross address critical needs in public health protection.
A 502-bed mega isolation facility is created in seven days
The World Trade Center (WTC) We Heal as One Center was made possible through the collective efforts of Ayala, Ayala Land, Globe Telecom, Manila Water, Integrated Micro- Electronics, and AC Energy, with the ICCP Group and Manila Exhibition Center Inc. (MEC) and in partnership with the Bases Conversion Development Authority (BCDA) and the National Government. The Ayala Group of Companies pooled P46.4 million for this project.
Project Ugnayan reaches out to Metro Manila's most vulnerable
With the Philippine Disaster Relief Foundation and Caritas Manila, Ayala convened 270 private corporations and raised PhPl.7 billion for food vouchers and donations, benefitting around 14 million individuals in the Greater Manila Area. Visit www.projectugnayan.org
Photo by: Xyza Bacani
"A crisis of this magnitude needs all sectors to step up and pitch in. As a member of the private sector, Ayala has a key role to play in recovery and nation-building. You can count on us."
Jaime Augusto Zobel de Ayala Ayala Corporation
Chairman and CEO
"It has been truly inspiring to see how everyone has come together to offer help and find solutions to our daily challenges."
Fernando Zobel de Ayala
President and COO
IMI creates an affordable alternative for ventilator
The University College London's (UCL) Ventura Flow Generator is the first breathing aid to be manufactured in the Philippines, localized by Integrated Micro-Electronics lnc.'s (IMI) UK subsidiary's technology. It received FDA approval in July 2020.
MWF pushes for hygiene awareness and creates facilities
Manila Water Foundation (MWF) continues to build new and rehabilitate existing handwashing facilities and distribute hygiene packages under MWF's banner program, "WASH in Pandemic."
Ayala looks after employees through testing
AyThe Ayala Group's immediate response to COVID-19 was to protect its employees, both financially and physically. Visit https://chronicle2020.ayala.com
Ayala Land (ALI) converts Red Cross Laboratory COVID testing
ALi's Makati Development Corporation (MDC) converted an area inside the Philippine Red Cross headquarters in Mandaluyong City into a biosafety laboratory class 2 facility. MDC has since built six other COVID-19 facilities nationwide.
High-speed Internet access for Pasig
Globe Telecom and the local government of Pasig City partner up to deliver high-speed and affordable Internet access through GoWiFi and KonekTayo WiFi.
Internet access for students of Manila
Globe Telecom's KonekTayo School Bus WiFi was launched in Manila, helping students avail of the KonekTayo WiFi service for as low as PhP15 a day.
Photo Credit: Marianne Bermudez of Philippine Daily Inquirer
AC Health and Qualimed launch a vaccination drive
Dr. Edwin Mercado, Vice-Chairman of QualiMed's founding group Mercado General Hospital, Inc. (MGHI), was the first healthcare worker outside of Metro Manila to be vaccinated with the AstraZeneca vaccine.