Businessman Ian Lo of the Negros Grace Pharmacy personally turned over to Mayor Evelio Leonardia assorted canned goods worth P1million at the Bacolod City National High School yesterday, September 14.
The donation according to Lo is for Bacolod residents who are hard hit by the COVID-19 pandemic. Leonardia echoed anew his gratitude to the generosity of Ian Lo and the business community as the city battles the COVID-19 pandemic.
Leonardia commended the corporate social responsibility (CSR) programs of Negros Grace Pharmacy, citing that Ian Lo’s firm had been consistent in helping less-privileged Bacolodnons even before the health crisis.
“Mr. Ian Lo, time and again, has shown deep concern for the less fortunate by complementing our efforts,” he pointed out.
He further gave credit to the CSR advocacy of Ian Lo and the Negros Grace Pharmacy targetting to help barangay folk.
“This is a big help. We will distribute these goods to those badly- affected by this pandemic,” Leonardia added.
The P1million goods include 50,000 canned goods include of Spanish sardines, corned beef, baked beans and meat loaf.
“The deep concern of Ian Lo for Bacolodnons is admirable. This is a classic example of how strong public-private partnership could produce great results,” the city’s top executive, said.
This is one example worth emulating, he said, adding that “may your tribe increase,” apparently referring to Ian Lo’s gesture of support.
Ian Lo and the Negros Grace Pharmacy, Arceo said, had been helping the anti-COVID campaign by extending help to the health frontliners, barangay captains and their communities.
His company also distributed medicines and food packs last year, Ian Lo added.
This is part of Negros Grace Pharmacy’s CSR projects to continually support the initiatives of Leonardia.