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Brand & Business: Jollibee Foods Corporation Creates P1-B Employee Support Fund Amid COVID-19, Donates P100-M Worth of Food to Health Workers

MANILA, PHILIPPINES – In light of recent events following the COVID-19 global pandemic and the enhanced community quarantine measures deployed across the country, Filipino fast food giant Jollibee Foods Corporation has decided to take action and help alleviate the issue for their employees as well as people working in the frontlines.

JFC Chairman and Founder Tony Tan Caktiong shared that in these trying times, they have decided to create a support fund for its employees amounting to a billion pesos to help provide financial assistance to their employees. The support fund will be used to continue paying for their employees’ salaries during the duration of the lockdown from March 15 to April 15, 2020. The fund will also be used to enable employees to receive their thirteenth month pay by April, as well as convert and advance leave credits should they need to do so.

Also under the directive of its Chairman and Founder Tony Tan Caktiong, JFC has decided to serve various food products from restaurants under their wing to health workers and checkpoint personnel to help them as they ensure enhanced community quarantine protocols are followed and patients are tested and treated.


JFC through the Jollibee Group Foundation’s FoodAID Program has decided to allocate a hundred million pesos’ worth of food items from brands including Jollibee, Chowking, Mang Inasal, Red Ribbon, Greenwich, Burger King, Panda Express, and PHO24.

“Our frontliners are our real modern-day heroes during this time of a pandemic, and it is unfortunate that many of them have little time to rest. The Jollibee Group is one with them in this fight and we hope that through our food, we can fuel their heroic efforts. We are more than grateful for what they are doing for our countrymen. We thank them from the bottom of our hearts,” said JFC CEO Ernesto Tanmantiong in a statement published on the foundation’s Facebook page.

See their full statement here:

The fast food giant also reassures customers that although operations and delivery are currently limited, they have raised their own safety and cleanliness measures adopting a contactless delivery and strict sanitation procedures to help curb the spread of the virus.

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  1. Good day, I would like to ask a question regarding the JFC announcement, it mention that they allocate 1Billion Pesos for the affected employees due to enhance community Quarantine because lots of employees are confused, they were asking if how about those crew that is working under agency and cooperative that is affected of enhance community Quarantine, are they belong with this?

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