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San Miguel, Emperador Making Alcohol That Philippines Needs

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The Philippines’ biggest liquor makers are gearing to produce a different kind of alcohol - the disinfecting agent that hospitals are in dire need of and has vanished from most grocery shelves.

San Miguel Corp.’s Ginebra San Miguel Inc. will produce 100,000 liters per day of 70% ethyl alcohol in all its six facilities amid a shortage in disinfectants and hand sanitizers, President Ramon Ang said. The Philippines’ largest company is fermenting molasses used at its gin distillery to make rubbing alcohol that will be donated to hospitals and villages across the country, Ang said.