San Miguel producing 70% ethyl alcohol for free government use

San Miguel Corporation (SMC) is producing 70% ethyl alcohol at one of its facilities to provide free sanitizers to government hospitals and local government units.

“We have the means and capability to produce this, and make it available for free to LGUs and public hospitals. We are working on getting the necessary clearances from the relevant government agencies, to produce this for public use. We ask that they help expedite clearances,” SMC’s Ramon Ang said in a statement.

“While hand-washing is still the best defense, hand sanitizers with 70 percent alcohol can be your next best option where soap and water are not available,” Ang explained.

Ang noted that production started over the weekend initially for use of SMC’s employees.

“This is so our facilities and our own employees will not be taking away from the already limited supply that’s available to the public. Our main intention is to get this to our government and healthcare providers at the soonest possible time,” he said.