Jollibee Group Allocates P1 Billion Emergency Fund for Employees
Jollibee Foods Corporation (JFC) Chairman and Founder Tony Tan Caktiong announced today that the company, amid the challenging business environment due to COVID 19, has allocated an emergency response fund amounting to Php 1 Billion to provide its employees with the needed financial support to cope through the Enhanced Community Quarantine period implemented due to the COVID 19 pandemic.
This employee package 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. The same assistance will also be extended to JFC’s partner employers in the stores and other sites to provide financial support to their respective employees during this time.
“This public health crisis challenges us as a company and as a nation in ways, we’ve never seen before,” said
Tan Caktiong. “In these times, we know how people are worried about their safety and how to take care of their families. We want to help lessen their worries and we are setting up this fund to help them through this difficult time. We are moved by how different individuals and sectors are taking action to help one another and we are one with them in supporting the government as we fight COVID together. We will overcome these challenges together.”
With this emergency fund, employees will continue to receive their full month’s salary within the duration of the
ECQ of March 15 to April 15. They will also receive their 13th-month pay by April 30. Affected employees can also convert their leave credits in advance and may file for personal leaves when necessary until the situation normalizes.
In a letter to employees, JFC CEO Ernesto Tanmantiong said: “We know that this is a very unsettling time for
everyone, but let me assure you that we are doing all we can in JFC to help you and your families and our
customers during this period.”
“To all our frontliners in the stores, to our teams in supply chain, and to all our support center members, thank you. You continue to bring pride and joy to JFC as you help give access to our quality food to the public,” Tanmantiong continued.
Earlier, Tan Caktiong announced that JFC is donating Php100 Million worth of food from its brands to healthcare workers and on-ground checkpoint personnel who are at the frontlines in the fight against COVID-19.
“When people do their own part and even go beyond what is needed, we truly see the resilient Filipino spirit that lifts us especially in times of crises,” remarked Tan Caktiong. “We in Jollibee Foods Corporation Group stand with the Filipino people as we fight COVID-19 together.”