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John L. Gokongwei, Jr., 93
We mourn the peaceful passing of our Founder and Chairman Emeritus John L. Gokongwei Jr., on November 9, 2019. He was 93. We, the 75,000-strong employees of JG Summit Holdings and Robinsons Retail Holdings, join the nation in paying tribute to the founder of the first Philippine multinational conglomerate, a philanthropist with a passion for education.
Mr. John, as we fondly called him, was a visionary. He was an inspiration to entrepreneurs and businessmen around the nation, with his pioneering ideas, his strong work ethic, his passion, and perseverance. Today, the Gokongwei Group is one of the country’s largest and most diversified conglomerates with interests in air transportation, telecommunications, banking, food, power, property, hospitality, retail, and petrochemicals.
He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Elizabeth, and his children Robina, Lance, Lisa, Faith, Hope and Marcia; his in-laws and grandchildren; brothers Eddie and James Go, sister Lily; and his nieces and nephews. The wake will take place from Monday, November 11 to Thursday, November 14 at Heritage Park, Taguig, from 12 p.m. to 10 p.m. Daily masses will be celebrated at 7 p.m. Funeral mass will be on Friday, November 15 at 8 a.m. at Heritage Park.In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to your favorite charity.
Southstar Drug remains committed to providing you with your health and wellness needs.
Our stores will remain open in Metro Manila and other areas under community quarantine. However, operating hours will vary to comply with government directives. We shall update you on our store hours after.
Rest assured that your health and safety are our utmost concern. We continue to implement the necessary measures prescribed by the Department of Health to keep our customers and the whole community safe.
We request your cooperation and understanding. Let’s work together to overcome this global health crisis.
The novel coronavirus is shutting the world down. Businesses are closing, roads are empty, hospitals are getting crowded, and people are panicking.
The question in everybody’s mind now is, when will all of this end? What can we do to end this outbreak?
There is currently no vaccine or treatment available to prevent coronavirus from spreading, but we are taking all the precautionary measures that we can to at least help flatten the curve and contain the people infected with it.
As resources become more limited, we’ve come up with a list of ways that can help you protect yourself and your family amid the pandemic.
• Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
• Put hand sanitizers with at least 60% alcohol all around the house.
• Avoid touching your face especially your eyes, nose, and mouth.
• Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
• If your community has a Covid-19 case, distance yourself from other people especially those who are showing symptoms.
PROTECT THE COMMUNITY
• Isolate yourself if you are sick, and seek medical care immediately by calling the DOH COVID-19 HOTLINE - 894-COVID, or dial 1555 for PLDT, Smart, Sun, and TNT subscribers.
• Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or the inside of your elbow when coughing.
• Throw used tissues right away.
• Wear a facemask only if you are sick.
• Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces.
As scary as it is, the outbreak isn’t ending anytime soon. So, it is best that we do everything that we can, even in isolation, to help stop spreading it for everyone to finally be able to get back on track.
To know more about the COVID-19, visit www.who.int.