Like most of us, Jonie Junior Chua (張聲豪) of CKS high school batch 2006 knows that the best contribution he can make as a law-abiding citizen during the enhanced community quarantine is to follow what is mandated by government and that is, to stay home and not go out, unless really necessary.
But then even while sheltered at home, Jonie knows he can still help those at the forefront of this battle against the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as those in need of some support.
So how was he able to do it?
As President and franchise owner of Meatsumo Corporation, a growing chain of Korean BBQ restaurants, Jonie personally led his kitchen personnel in cooking and providing nearly 800 packed meals to frontliners in Mary Chiles General Hospital, UST Hospital, Mother & Child Hospital, Gat Andres Bonifacio Memorial Medical Center, San Lazaro Hospital, Jose R. Reyes Memorial Medical Center, and Pasig Doctors Medical Center, duty policemen in San Nicolas, Gandara, Juan Luna precincts and in different checkpoints, all done during the first week of the ECQ. The food were either picked up by the beneficiary institutions, delivered by Jonie's staff, or sent via Lalamove.
Jonie also turned over 600 pieces of face shields to different hospitals from inventory stocks of his company, Ingco Philippines, where he is Chairman and concurrent Chief Executive Officer. As additional information, Ingco Philippines was main sponsor of PhilConstruct, the biggest annual construction exposition and show in the Philippines, last November 2019.
On the first two days of the community quarantine, Jonie also mobilized his Ingco pickup vans to disinfect roads and buildings in Manila; his personnel equipped with Kawasaki backpack sprayers, supported by pump and misting machines, and powered by generators. In an interview, Jonie stated that he will continue doing this service on schedule basis, while the preparation and distribution of packed meals will be done every other day.
Prior to the pandemic, Jonie founded United Brothers Association, Inc., which he and his friends organized in 2009 with the objective of doing outreach programs for orphanages, home for the aged, and other institutions serving less fortunate people, at least on a quarterly basis every year. Quoting him: "That's the least I could do, share my blessings to others."
Jonie is also President of the Philippine Chinese Golden Wild Dragon Lion Dance Group, Inc.
Thank you, Jonie. Your CKS College family takes pride in your many good deeds.