Filinvest Development Corp. (FDC), one of the leading, most stable, and diversified conglomerates in the Philippines open its Mega Vaccine Center with a ribbon-cutting ceremony today, Wednesday, August 4 at the Festival Mall, Filinvest City, Muntinlupa. The event was led by Filinvest Land, Inc. (FLI) Director Francis Gotianun and EastWest Banking Corporation (EWB) Director Isabelle Gotianun Yap, with Muntinlupa City Mayor Jaime Fresnedi as the guest of honor.
FilVax aims to fully vaccinate 100% of its 15,000 employees, drivers, messengers, utility workers, and security guards assigned to Filinvest properties and workspaces all over the country before the 4Q this year.
“FilVax is Filinvest Group’s effort to support the government’s vaccination program, as we continue to work hand-in-hand towards a COVID-free Philippines. We want to keep our employees, partners, workplaces, and properties safe and healthy for all. This is Filinvest’s top priority,” said Francis Gotianun.
The Filinvest Mega Vaccine Center at the Festival Mall is the venue for employees and partners of the Filinvest Group coming from Metro Manila, Laguna, Cavite, Rizal, Bulacan, and Pampanga. Similar vaccination centers will be set up in other locations to accommodate vaccinees from other parts of the country.
In partnership with the government, Filinvest Group has procured 100,000 doses of AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine. Filinvest will use the allocated doses for FilVax and for donation to local government units where Filinvest operates.
“FilVax’s message is to #FILSafe and #FILFree. We believe in the importance of vaccination because it gives us an added layer of protection against the virus. We encourage everybody to get vaccinated and, together, let us help keep our home and our workspaces safe and protected,” said Isabelle Gotianun-Yap.
The Filinvest Group of Companies includes FDC, FLI, EWB, Filinvest REIT Corp., FDC Utilities, Inc., FDCUI – Misamis Power, Filinvest Alabang, Inc., and Filinvest Supermall Inc., among others. The Filinvest Group also owns Crimson Resorts in Boracay, Mactan, and Alabang, and The Quest Hotels in Cebu, Clark, and Tagaytay.
The group is also collaborating with various local government units in Visayas and Mindanao to expand its vaccination efforts. To date, almost 6,000 employees of the Filinvest group have been vaccinated through local government partnerships.
‘FilVax’ is the company’s latest addition to its FIlFreeFilSafe program which covers a slew of initiatives, notably its digitization of processes and transactions, internal Safe At Work information campaign, regular employee COVID screening, and strict implementation of protocols across business touchpoints — all intended to promote health and safety among its employees, customers, and stakeholders.
Since the start of the pandemic, the Gotianun family-led FDC and its various foundations and subsidiaries have donated P100 million worth of COVID-19 test kits, PCR machines, ventilators, and personal protective equipment (PPE) for the frontliners and hospital workers. It also helped create the DOH/DOST National COVID-19 Tracker Dashboard that equipped key decision-makers with reliable case data.