A health worker administers a COVID-19 vaccine shot during a vaccination activity inside FPIPThree Lopez Group companies have reallocated 10,000 doses of their COVID-19 vaccines to the cities of Santo Tomas and Tanauan in Batangas in support of government’s overall aim of controlling the spread of the dreaded virus.
The local government units (LGUs) of Santo Tomas and Tanauan used the reallocated vaccines from First Philippine Industrial Park (FPIP), FIRST College and First Balfour to conduct the vaccination of their respective LGU constituents between Sept. 30 and Oct. 4, 2021.
FPIP helped in coordinating the vaccination, which also benefited over 3,000 workers of companies located inside FPIP’s ecozone in Santo Tomas and Tanauan.
The vaccines for the two LGUs come on top of, and separate from, the COVID19 shots that Lopez Group companies are administering for their own employees. Other Lopez Group companies, like First Gen Corporation, are also reallocating thousands of COVID-19 vaccines to various LGUs.
FPIP was established by the Lopez Group through First Philippine Holdings Corporation together with Sumitomo Corporation of Japan. Over 140 companies with more than 64,000 workers have so far located to its 520-hectare, worldclass industrial park, bringing in close to P200 billion in investments.
FIRST College inside FPIP is a senior high school offering mechatronics and electronics programs. Its innovative curriculum, developed in partnership with industry locators, equips and prepares students with the needed skills and knowledge to be job-ready upon graduation.
First Balfour has played a crucial role in completing hundreds of landmark buildings and vital infrastructure. It is one of the three partners behind Cebu Link Joint Venture, the company contracted by the Metro Pacific Group to build the Cebu-Cordova Link Expressway. (Story/Photos by: Joel Gaborni)