In line with the national campaign to help protect the people and restore economic activity in the provinces, the Tan Yan Kee Foundation, Inc. (TYKFI) became one of the hosts of a COVID-19 vaccination drive for employees, partners, adopted communities and service providers of companies under the Lucio Tan Group of Companies
As chairman and president of TYKFI, Dr. Lucio C. Tan said: “We believe that safeguarding the health and livelihood of the employees and our partners is essential to achieving sustainability in community development.”
According to Philip Sing, TYKFI General Manager, among those who received the vaccine were TYKFI’s flagship project Dr. Lucio C. Tan Legacy Forest’s farmers, staff, and service providers such as drivers and security personnel, along with residents of adopted communities from Regions II and III.
A recipient of the Asian Sustainability Leadership Award, TYKFI believes that the vaccination of the employees under a Public-Private Partnership initiative speeds up vaccine access and the healing process of communities in the provincial areas.
Since the onset of the pandemic, the Foundation has been on the move to combat COVID-19 by donating various medical and health supplies to local government units nationwide and hospitals like the Philippine General Hospital, Sta. Ana Hospital, and Ospital ng Maynila.
Earlier this year, the Foundation likewise forged a partnership with MacroAsia Catering Services, Inc. (MACS) in providing the healthcare worker community with around 38,000 food packs and 13,000 liters of juice drinks. Health workers, other essential frontliners, patients and their family members from private and public hospitals and a community parish were grateful for the care and concern that they are remembered in these trying times of pandemic.
The Foundation, in partnership with volunteers from the Philippine National Bank’s Marikina branches, also distributed food packs and water to 4,000 marginalized family-beneficiaries in several barangays in Marikina City who were victims alike of both the pandemic and typhoons early this year.
Through these various anti-COVID-19 and calamity assistance drives, TYKFI continues to help ensure much-needed safety and welfare of the Filipino people whilst promoting sustainability in marginalized communities.