Aboitiz sends relief to 7,000 Glenda-affected families
Aboitiz BU team members and other volunteers prepare the relief bags for distribution
The Aboitiz Foundation, the corporate development arm of the Aboitiz Group, extended relief to around 7,000 families in Laguna, Batangas, Albay, and Quezon, which were some of the areas heavily affected by typhoon Glenda.
The Foundation, in coordination with business units AP Renewables Inc. (APRI) and Therma Luzon, Inc. (TLI), which are both wholly-owned subsidiaries of the group’s power business AboitizPower, and Aseagas Corporation mobilized team members and partnered with local government units to conduct the relief operations.
The BUs were able to distribute relief packs containing canned goods, biscuits, rice, coffee, sugar, drinking water, instant viand, bath soap, shampoo, alcohol, candles, and detergent soap to these communities.
“Compassion is deeply rooted in the heart of our organization that is why in times of disasters, our host communities can always count on our help,” said Aboitiz Foundation Managing Trustee and Chief Operating Officer Sonny I. Carpio.
APRI MakBan Geothermal Power Plant was able to pack 1,420 relief goods for families of seven barangays and six evacuation centers in Laguna and Batangas.
A total of 45 volunteers from APRI, Batangas Provincial and local offices, and partner non-governmental organizations joined hands in preparing the goods last July 23 at the Cleanergy Center in the Admin Compound of the APRI MakBan Geothermal Power Plant.
Relief operations are ongoing at the APRI Tiwi Geothermal Power Plant to be able to distribute 4,148 relief bags to 16 affected barangays in Albay.
TLI turned over 1,000 relief bags to the Quezon Province last July 26. The donations were received by Gov. Jayjay Suarez’ Chief of Staff Webster Letargo, Provincial General Services Officer Rowell Radovan, Provincial Accountant Vangie Ong, and Provincial Social Welfare Development Officer Sonia Leyson.
26 volunteers from TLI and the Provincial General Services Office worked together to complete the target number of relief bags to be distributed to host communities.
A van loaded with relief bags for the affected families at Barangay San Vicente, Sto. Tomas, Batangas.
Aseagas, the first liquid bio-methane business in the Philippines which is a joint venture between the group’s holding company Aboitiz Equity Ventures and Gazasia Ltd., reached out to around 400 families in Barangay Malaruhatan, Lian, Batangas where its biomethane plant is currently being constructed.
Aboitiz Foundation, Inc. is the corporate foundation of the Aboitiz Group. Established in 1988, it addresses the social and economic development needs of marginalized members of society. It implements corporate social responsibility interventions especially in areas where Aboitiz companies are located. The foundation focuses on three program components, namely education, enterprise development, and environment.