The Vivant Group has been helping several local government units in Cebu, Luzon and Mindanao manage the effects of COVID-19 by donating food, personal protective equipment (PPE) suits and masks, medicines, medical supplies, and hygiene kits. The company also helped set-up the COVID-19 response centers of Cebu City and Bantayan, Cebu by providing beds and mattresses.
Publicly listed firm Vivant Corporation and its subsidiaries have joined the business community in helping local government units address the needs of communities affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Vivant assistance to several local government units (LGUs) in Cebu, Luzon and Mindanao included rice, canned goods, personal protective equipment (PPE) suits and masks, medicines, medical supplies, and hygiene kits. The company helped set-up the COVID-19 response centers of Cebu City and Bantayan, Cebu by providing beds and mattresses.
“Local governments need all the help they can get to alleviate the effects of the pandemic in our communities. As a responsible business organization, it is our duty to help even as we face challenges of our own,” Vivant Corporation President Arlo A. G. Sarmiento said.
Sarmiento said that the donation of food, medical supplies and beds is part of Vivant’s commitment to assist the National Government in dealing with the crisis.
Most, if not all LGUs, faced the challenge of not just managing the spread of the pandemic in their areas, but also providing food to their constituents who were without jobs during the quarantine period.
Vivant also made donations to other local governments and government hospitals in Metro Cebu and Palawan. Vivant’s subsidiaries in La Union, Palawan, and Misamis Oriental have also been assisting host local government units to address the needs of their community.
“The Vivant Group will continue to help our local government partners find solutions that will enable our communities to adapt to the new normal,” Sarmiento said. Vivant is one of the few Cebu-based companies that is listed on the Philippine Stock Exchange. It is a management and holding company with investments in the energy sector and a growing interest in infrastructure development.
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(Published in Business Mirror, 20 June 2020)