- San Miguel Corporation (SMC) offered a bicycle program for its workers
- SMC Preside Ramon Ang said they want to provide their workers an alternative form of transportation as travel restrictions continue
- The high-quality bikes are at a price range of P2,000-P3,000 and even payable for 12 months at no interest
San Miguel Corporation (SMC) has launched a bicycle program to its employee to offer them a an alternative mode of transportation.
As travel restrictions continue amid the COVID-19 pandemic, San Miguel recognized the need to better equip their employees with options on how to travel to and from work.
Under SMC’s bicycle program, employees, and its extended workforce can avail of bikes and helmets at affordable prices. Since the company shoulders the bulk of the cost of the bicycles, workers can avail of high-quality bikes at an affordable price of P2,000-P3,000. They can even loan it and make it payable for 12 months at no interest.
SMC said the commuter bikes they offer with basket, light and drum breaks are available for P2,080 while the compact, hardtail mountain bikes with front suspension, front and rear disc breaks and gearing are sold to workers for P3,000. SMC initially bought 1,500 unit but more will be purchased.
SMC president and chief operating Ramon Ang said, “We understand there’s also a need to provide convenience and additional safety to many of our workers, when they go to work. Right now, our transportation system is still limited, and we see that more of our employees are biking to work. So we thought to provide them new bicycles.”
“Right now, our transportation system is still limited, and we see that more of our employees are biking to work. So we thought to provide them new bicycles. We bought an initial 1,500 units for our facilities in different locations. Almost as soon as we offered them, all were taken. We are now waiting for more units to make available to more employees in more areas,” Ang added.