San Miguel Corporation, through its corporate social responsibility arm—San Miguel Foundation Incorporated, is dedicated to proactively reach out to Filipinos to bring forth change that will enable communities to live better lives, committed to inspire them how each one of them can make the vision of a better Philippines, a reality.
Post Marawi Conflict
SMC’s way of giving honor to the lives of 166 soldiers who died defending Marawi is by giving a P2 million business start-up package to all 166 families affected.
The grant for the fallen soldiers makes up but a portion of the SMC’s total 1.5 billion donation to Marawi-related efforts such as building new homes for families displaced by the conflict.
Dakula Ya Tadeng: Enriching Young Minds Through Literacy Project
SMC has been generous through the years by giving scholarship programs with opportunities to work in their business in the future, and other educational initiatives such as the building of classrooms to help improve students’ literacy, supplemental feeding, and book donation.
Last April 2018, San Miguel Foundation, together with San Miguel Consolidated Power Corporation, and Department of Education Division of Davao Occidental were present at the launching and turnover ceremony of this pilot project in literacy called Dakula Ya Tadeng: Enriching Young Minds Through Literacy Project that aims to support the learners in five schools in Malita, Davao Occidental who have difficulty in reading through the donation of speech laboratories, computer laboratories, and the improvement of reading centers.
Trees Brew Life Program
Over the last nine years, SMC, through San Miguel Brewery Incorporated’s Tree Brew Life Program, continues to do its part in protecting the environment by planting trees. Over 600,000 seedlings nationwide has been planted.
Last 2018, volunteers of the aforementioned program planted trees in the hearts of Pampanga, Quezon City, Makati, Laguna, Cebu, Negros Occidental, and Davao del Sur, and more are in the pipeline.
This program is part of the flagship environmental project of San Miguel Brewery, Inc. called “Buhayin Ang Kalikasan” that aims to provide water in communities, protect forest covers, and regenerate mangrove areas.
Last 2012, typhoon Sendong destroyed tens of thousands of lives, causing billions in economic damage in Cagayan de Oro, Iligan, and Negros Oriental.
Without a doubt, the single-largest corporate social responsibility in the country was made by SMC through helping more than 75,000 families affected by calamities, spending 550 million towards constructing 5,000 new homes, giving relief goods and soup kitchens.
Through decades of quality and integrity, SMC, up to this day, continues to invest on important social causes that are closely tied to the Philippines’ betterment and development such as education, health and nutrition, environmental preservation, community-building, and disaster management.”‹