“We are fully supportive of the latest pronouncement by President Duterte on extending the enhanced community quarantine to April 30. This is consistent with the research data on past pandemics, evaluation of initiatives in other countries and various statistical analyses that we have been studying to help break the COVID-19 pandemic. While we await for new guidelines from the national government, the Ayala group will continue to take care of its employees as a priority and extend support as much as we could to our partners and communities through collaborative efforts. In partnership with over 30 private conglomerates, the Philippine Disaster Resilience Foundation and Caritas Manila, we are heavily involved in Project Ugnayan, an initiative that seeks to feed 1.5 million urban poor families or 7.5 million individual residents greatly affected by the ECQ in Greater Metro Manila. We are also completing the conversion of some 8,000 sqm of the World Trade Center in Pasay into a 500-bed quarantine facility for COVID positive patients with the ICCP group. This will be turned over to the AFP, as the medical operator next week, “ said Ayala chairman and CEO Jaime Augusto Zobel de Ayala.