Given the unprecedented and unexpected impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the entire globe, developing economies such as the Philippines are especially at risk of long-term and more devastating consequences of this ongoing public health crisis.
As the government continues to perform its mandate to provide healthcare services and rehabilitation efforts for citizens, the private sector has also stepped in to do its share in ensuring far-reaching recovery and continuing sustainable progress for the entire nation.
The Gokongwei Group commits to this role through a deliberate corporate social responsibility (CSR) program that seeks to ensure the country’s resiliency against the physical, economic and societal effects of COVID-19 through the Gokongwei Brothers Foundation’s (GBF) Juan Communities program.
Juan Communities paves the way in bringing to life the Group’s commitment to the sustainable development of the nation. From its flagship educational and scholarship programs, it has now expanded to include the rehabilitation and recovery of Filipinos particularly in the area of healthcare in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as disaster relief operations.
As the program name suggests, the core strategy of Juan Communities is to extend assistance to communities in the Gokongwei Group’s sites of operation, which span almost all regions across the country.
Grace Colet, GBF Executive Dir