San Miguel says food facilities to continue operations amid quarantine

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Mar 16 2020 09:03 PM

MANILA - San Miguel Corp. on Monday said it has enough inventory of food products “to feed Filipinos for the next several months” amid concerns over the availability of food products in markets because of the quarantine measures for COVID-19. 

San Miguel president and COO Ramon Ang also said the company’s supply chain is stable and that its food processing facilities will continue to operate 24/7.

“As far as food supply is concerned, we have the capability to produce enough for everybody and deliver to supermarkets,” Ang said in a statement posted on SMC’s Facebook page. 

Ang added that he was assured by the government that the military and the Department of the Interior and Local Government will help the company secure its facilities to allow for continuous operation. 

The SMC chief was mentioned by President Rodrigo Duterte during his address Monday evening, wherein the chief executive formally announced he was placing Luzon under “enhanced community quarantine.”