MANILA - Jollibee Foods Corp said it set aside P1 billion to continue paying employees during the COVID-19 lockdown in the Philippines most populous island group.
The emergency response fund “covers all work teams of Jollibee Group’s offices, stores, commissaries, and logistics centers, including the senior citizens and PWDs assigned to stores under the joint employment program with local government units.”
Employees will continue to get their full month’s salary, and will receive their 13th month pay by April 30, the country's largest fastfood operator said.
Jollibee said it would extend the same assistance to its partner employers to provide financial support to their employees during the lockdown of Luzon, which will end on April 12.
“In these times we know how people are worrying about their safety and how to take care of their families. We want to lessen their worries and we are setting up this fund to help them through this difficult time,” said Jollibee chairman and founder Tony Tan Caktiong in the statement.
Jollibee earlier said it would donate P100 million worth of food packs from its different brands to healthcare workers and on-ground checkpoint personnel.