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Jollibee Allots P1 Billion For Their Employees During COVD-19 Outbreak

JOLLIBEE – The largest fast-food operator in the Philippines, Jollibee, allotted P1 billion for its employees.

Philippine President Rodrigo Roa Duterte has placed the country under a state of calamity for six months due to the increasing number of victims of the novel coronavirus or COVID-19. He has ordered an “enhanced community quarantine” in Metro Manila to stop the virus from spreading.

Companies, celebrities, and civilians have offered a helping hand to the people who are affected by the quarantine period. Kapamilya stars Pokwang and Bela Padilla are among those who have stepped up to offer some help to their countrymen.

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Bela Padilla successfully raised P3.3 million for the street vendors in Metro Manila. She gained a lot of praise form the online community.

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Based on a report from ABS-CBN News, Jollibee Food Corporation has allotted P1 billion to continue paying their employees during the novel coronavirus lockdown in Luzon. The salaries and benefits of their workers are assured so they can comply with the governments’ mandatory home quarantine.

 The fast-food company’s fund “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.”

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According to the report, Jollibee said their employees will continue to receive their salaries and 13th-month pay on April 30. The country’s largest fast-food operator said they will also extend the same assistance to their partners.

“In these times we know how people are worrying about their safety and how to take care of their families. We want to lessen their worries and we are setting up this fund to help them through this difficult time,” said Jollibee chairman and founder Tony Tan Caktiong.

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