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LT Group opens vax facility

ABOVE PHOTO: LT Group (LTG) president Michael G. Tan (2nd from left) leads the formal opening of the Lucio Tan Group’s vaccination center with a daily capacity of 1,500 jabs. Joining the simple opening rites are (L-R): Dr. Alberto Rivera (LT Group of Companies COVID Czar); Michael Tan; Office of Civil Defense ASec Hernando Caraig, Jr.; Labor secretary Silvestre Bello III; PNB president and CEO Wick Veloso; Jopin Romero, Project Lead Adviser-A Dose of Hope Initiative, Go Negosyo; Pasay City Health Officer III Dr. Malou San Juan; and Eva Melea Pasagui from Go Negosyo

LT Group, Inc. (LTG), the holding company of taipan Lucio Tan, formally opened its vaccination center on July 3 at the PNB Financial Center in Pasay City.

With a daily capacity of 1,500 jabs, the vaccine facility seeks to inoculate over 55,000 executives, employees and third party service providers of the Lucio Tan Group.  This is the first of the 25 vaccination facilities that the group plans to open nationwide.

LTG President Michael G. Tan and PNB President Wick Veloso led the ceremonial opening of the vaccination facility with Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello and Civil Defense Assistant Secretary Hernando Macaraig, Jr.

In simple remarks, Tan said over 90% of the conglomerate’s employees signed up for vaccination. “We plan to continue our campaign to achieve 100% by yearend,” he said.

LTG purchased 100,000 doses of Moderna and 160,000 doses of Astra Zeneca— 80,000 of which will be donated to government. Tan said that through its private vaccination centers, LTG is creating another line to help ease the queue for government’s free vaccines.

To formally kick off the vaccination drive, PNB’s Wick Veloso took the first jab, followed by other company executives and employees.

Tan said the opening of LTG’s vaccination site is a testament to the firm’s efforts to support government in its fight against the pandemic.

“By next month, we will launch a nationwide campaign to encourage the general population to get vaccinated,” he added.

As part of LTG’s Corporate Social Responsibility, the group donated a molecular lab to Red Cross in Batangas, over a million liters of sanitizing alcohol to the Department of Health, ambulances to the Armed Forces of the Philippines, a digital X-ray machine to Veterans Hospital, Bipap ventilator equipment to many hospitals and many more.

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