McDonald’s Philippines extends ₱500M aid for employees, partner communities

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Metro Manila (CNN Philippines) — McDonald’s Philippines has announced it will be releasing ₱500 million-worth of assistance fund to provide for its employees and help the communities it serves amid the coronavirus pandemic.

The company said it will provide special benefits for its employees, and donate part of the funds to help communities.

The salaries of restaurant crews, managers, and head office employees will be released for the period of the quarantine whether they are able to come to work or not, a McDonald's Philippines statement said.

It also said that a "special premium package" will be given to store managers and crews who are able to come to work in select stores that remain open in order to serve the communities in areas under enhanced quarantine.

Special benefits will also be provided like face masks, alcohol, and vitamins to ensure the safety of its employees in the workplace, the company said.

The company will also donate food to frontliners, healthcare workers, local government workers, non-government organization volunteers, and those who are most affected with food security during this crisis.

“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,” said McDonald’s Philippines chairman and founder George Yang.