Hotel Sogo provides immediate help after Taal Volcano eruption​

Hotel Sogo provides immediate help after Taal Volcano eruption

Sogo Cares, the Corporate Social Responsibility Program of Hotel Sogo, headed immediately to the south last January 15 to provide aid such as blankets, pillows, bath towels, new clothes, and mineral waters to more than 1,200 displaced families of Taal Volcano in Batangas.

Sogo face masks were also distributed to protect affected residents from harmful emissions of the Taal Volcano, which is now on alert level 4.

In coordination with the AFP Malasakit in Humanity, Philippine Army, Philippine Navy, and Philippine Air Force, Hotel Sogo’s Sogo Cares program conducted a one whole day caravan to bring all the needed assistance in seven evacuation sites in Lipa City and Municipality of Rosario in Batangas.

“Aside from its 24/7 hotel services, Hotel Sogo is also working around the clock in this time of crisis. We immediately deployed our very own Sogo medical bus in coordination with the AFP to bring our relief goods for our fellow kababayans in Batangas,” said Ms. Sue Geminiano, Marketing Manager of Hotel Sogo.

After 40 years of dormancy, the Taal Volcano has started spewing magma and hot ash last January 12, forcing thousands of people in Batangas province to evacuate.

Since the calamity arises, Sogo Cares already helped different private groups and NGOs to augment the needed supply of relief goods. Another 1,000 blankets, bath towels, and new clothes were also donated to the Philippine Red Cross Batangas Chapter.

Apart from the 1-day activity with the AFP, Navy, and Air Force, Sogo Cares continues to assist and help the people affected by the calamity. To date, there are already 20 barangays and 10,000 families that benefitted from the Sogo Cares program.

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Hotel Sogo: A hotel like no other

Hotel Sogo: A hotel like no other

 For almost four months that the Philippines has been hit by a dreaded disease, the country has witnessed various events from the rising numbers of COVID-19 confirmed cases, death tolls, recovered patients, the heroism of frontliners, lockdown implementations, different situations of every Filipino family, and many more. 

We have recognized the full meaning of solidarity from the smallest act of staying at home up to saving and sacrificing the lives of our frontliners, and the act of sharing by ordinary citizens and biggest companies in the country.

Many big companies have taken the extra mile not only for the welfare of their employees but as well as for sharing a timely and efficient contribution to the community. Hotel Sogo, one of the leading lodging chains in the country is working around the clock to shelter our healthcare frontliners amidst the crisis.

Hotel Sogo continuously protecting the ones who are protecting us.

More than just a slogan

Donation of relief goods to stranded Indigenous People (IP) in the metro in coordination with National Commission on Indigenous Peoples (NCIP) due of the pandemic.

“So Clean, So Good!” The famous slogan that Hotel Sogo has been upholding over the years of providing top-notched services and amenities to its guests. 

Not known to many, alongside this tagline is their commitment and compassion to give back to the community through its “Sogo Cares” under their corporate social responsibility program. Hotel Sogo never fails to deliver timely services to help the indigent communities and fellow Filipinos who are in need.

Since week one of the community quarantine, Hotel Sogo has donated P80-million worth of room accommodations to our medical frontliners. In coordination with 25 hospitals and mayors from different key cities, more than 800 rooms were provided, for free, to the doctors, nurses, medical technicians, and other healthcare providers in the country. To date, Hotel Sogo served as the home of the frontliners as it now accommodates also our fellow overseas Filipino workers and seafarer repatriates.

 

Series of donation activities in collaboration with other NGOs and local barangays have been conducted amidst the ECQ.

The game-changer

Hotel Sogo unveiled new measures to re-establish confidence in the hotel industry as they adapt to the “new normal” state.

 

As part of their “So Clean, So Good, So Safe” campaign under its Sogo So Safe Program, Hotel Sogo continuously achieving meaningful action plans by optimizing hotel protocols across its branches nationwide. This immediate response was established to fully secure the safety of its employees especially all the frontliners, OFWs, and seafarer repatriates who are currently sheltering in their hotels.

 

Health Check

Mandatory screening by thermal scanners to all employees and guests is required before entering the hotel premises.

“So Clean, So Good!” The famous slogan that Hotel Sogo has been upholding over the years of providing top-notched services and amenities to its guests. 

Not known to many, alongside this tagline is their commitment and compassion to give back to the community through its “Sogo Cares” under their corporate social responsibility program. Hotel Sogo never fails to deliver timely services to help the indigent communities and fellow Filipinos who are in need.

Since week one of the community quarantine, Hotel Sogo has donated P80-million worth of room accommodations to our medical frontliners. In coordination with 25 hospitals and mayors from different key cities, more than 800 rooms were provided, for free, to the doctors, nurses, medical technicians, and other healthcare providers in the country. To date, Hotel Sogo served as the home of the frontliners as it now accommodates also our fellow overseas Filipino workers and seafarer repatriates.

 

Series of donation activities in collaboration with other NGOs and local barangays have been conducted amidst the ECQ.

Contactless hotel features

Less physical contact and manual frisking are being modified at doors and elevator buttons through the use of key chains.

Foot door opener as well as automatic faucets and urinals are also installed.

UV-light disinfection 

It is also used to disinfect the room from bedsheets, cabinets, mirrors, tables, and chairs, and even in bathrooms. According to studies, this UV light disinfection is a rapid and effective process of eliminating bacteria and viruses, and also less harmful to human skin since they are particularly installed in features like door handles, which are not handled for a long time.

Plastic barriers in front desk stations are being installed and there are markers on the floors to ensure physical distancing is observed at all times.

Sanitation

All facilities will be constantly sanitized and hand sanitizers are situated in common areas. Foot disinfectant mats are being set up in hotel entrances, as well.

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

PPEs are being incorporated in uniforms of hotel employees by wearing face masks, face shields, gloves, and boots during their duties and cleaning activities. All guests are also required to wear a face mask upon entering the hotel.