MANILA, PHILIPPINES – Two weeks into the Enhanced Community Quarantine has had the entire city paralyzed, with businesses temporarily closing shop until lockdown and safety measures have been lifted. Concerned about the welfare of not just their employees but those who are also working in the frontlines, Filipino fashion giant BENCH/ has opened up its coffers to provide aid and assistance.
The Suyen Corp. brand first addressed their employees, comforting them with the news that while the couple of weeks have been tough on everyone, they will still be paid their full salaries without any deductions, and their leave balances will remain intact. This will be covering the ECQ period announced so far until April 12, 2020.
In the same statement, BENCH/ also acknowledged their skeletal staff who maintains the keep, as well as those who oversee their donations.
BENCH/ has also pooled supplies and products that those in the frontlines need. Among their donations are boxes of BENCH/Alcogel and Alcohol given to the Armed Forces of the Philippines. Medical frontliners at the Philippine General Hospital were also given similar donations.
Meanwhile, health workers at St. Luke’s BGC, Makati Medical Center, and the Bacoor District Hospital were delivered food care of their partners Paul Philippines and Muragame Udon.
With each step the fashion giant shares, they send a message of hope: That #BENCHCares, that they will remain by everyone’s side and get through this endeavor together, and that they hope everyone will #BSafeBHomeBHealthy.