Keeping Ayala Land properties running amid the lockdown
Behind every Filipino’s ability to stay home during the Luzon-wide lockdown are several others who have to keep guard and make sure society continues to function amid these challenging times.
We see them in the health workers trying to save lives while risking their own; in the local government officials devising creative ways to extend aid to their constituents; or in supermarket workers who continue to report to work so people can buy groceries.
At Ayala Land Inc. (ALI), we see them in the security guards, cleaners, technical staff, and property managers from Ayala Property Management Corp. (APMC), who chose to stay and perform their work duties despite the enhanced community quarantine (ECQ).
The company’s skeleton force is run by a total of 7,390 workers across its residential and commercial properties. Some of these workers have yet to come home to their families since the start of the ECQ, as they continue to serve residents and tenants in their designated properties.
ALI’s property managers in Bonifacio Global City (BGC) say they are proud to still report for work during the lockdown, notwithstanding the suspension of all mass transportation in Metro Manila. By doing so, they know they have done their part in providing relief to their fellow Filipinos.
“Let’s think of how our health workers are sacrificing and putting their lives on the line. After this, we would come out stronger and better. You would feel proud you did your part,” according to the BGC team composed of Roland dela Cruz, Bevs Almoza, Romeo Bigay, Chris Aquino, Joe Martinez, Jay Carino, and Diego Gonzales.
While the end of this health crisis still seems uncertain and neighborhoods at times experience tensions due to frustrating circumstances, our property management teams in the residential and estate groups continue to help preserve a sense of normalcy in our communities. Without their commitment and strength of will, the way of life in these developments would grind to a halt. A resident in Senta expressed her appreciation through her message which read, “Thank you Team Senta for your commitment and service, in making sure that we continue live in a safe and clean environment in these challenging times of COVID-19”.
Such efforts seldom go unnoticed by residents and tenants. Employees from Reed Elsevier Philippines, a BPO tenant at UP-AyalaLand Technohub, recognized APMC’s efforts after they assisted in the release of their employees’ equipment on such short notice. APMC’s flexibility helped speed up the process for Reed Elsevier employees in sorting out their work from home arrangements.
“On behalf of Reed Elsevier Philippines, we would like to thank UP-AyalaLand Technohub management from admin to security team, HKs, and techs for being flexible since the declaration of the ECQ last March 16.”
This is the kind of bayanihan spirit that can be seen across all ALI units during these trying times. The sense of camaraderie remains, with everyone doing their part to keep the wheels turning in every property.
With more local governments imposing ECQs, ALI has likewise started to deploy a skeleton workforce in areas where they have managed properties. This includes Iloilo, Cebu, Davao, and Bacolod.
As the country navigates through a new normal during the COVID-19 outbreak, ALI will continue doing its part to strengthen this sense of community. Together, we hope to get through this crisis stronger and more connected than ever, so that once the country recovers, we will be able to look back and be proud of what we were able to do despite the adversity.