January 14 is San Miguel Corp. (SMC) president and chief operating officer Ramon S. Ang’s birthday. Even President Duterte sang “Happy Birthday” during the inauguration of Metro Manila Skyway Stage 3, which is also one of the projects of SMC.
To extend his greetings, Jason Abalos, a former supporter of Pres. Duterte greeted the business tycoon through Twitter. He also expressed his eagerness that Ang would run for public office.
Happy birthday to us #RSA Ramon S. Ang. Ikaw na lang tumakbo presidente ng pilipinas! -mga pilipinong nangangarap ng gumanda kinabukasan ng mga susunod na henerasyon
— jason abalos (@thejasonabalos) January 14, 2021
However, the businessman, in a letter which was sent to Daily Inquirer, made his intention known—no such ambition.
This was in line when many have been speculating that he will be running for an office this coming 2022 elections. He dismissed such presumption by emphasizing that the only goal of his company is to be a “true partner in nation building”.
Ramon S. Ang was very active in providing support to the government during the COVID-19 response. Through his company’s massive outreach program, they amassed a total of P13.180 billion in aid. They were also committed to numerous projects that would help the disadvantaged communities, medical front liners, and even government sectors.
SMC also answered the call as one of the COVID-19 responders. They contributed hundreds of millions in food and medical equipment donations. They also funded the government’s Libre Sakay program. They also led blood donation drives and the construction of temporary quarantine facilities.
In spite of the major economic downpour due to the pandemic, Ramon Ang with his company continued to support all major investments.
The businessman continued to build infrastructure projects such as Skyway Extension, Skyway 3, and MRT-7. SMC didn’t stop making proposals to build more expressways in Quezon province.
Moreover, they also have environmental programs that aims to rehabilitate Tullahan-Tinajeros River system, as well as mangroves around Bulacan and Central Luzon.