Residents avail of the free potable water provided by Adtel in Cagayan de OroSevere tropical storm Sendong (international name: Washi) hit Mindanao and parts of the Visayas in December. Mindanao, particularly the cities of Cagayan de Oro and Iligan, were the hardest hit, receiving 10 hours of rains that resulted in flash floods.
Various Lopez Group companies temporarily set aside their preparations for Christmas in order to come to the aid of the victims.
First Philippine Holdings Corporation (FPH) and its subsidiary companies and employees donated P1,250,451.25 in cash, in addition to goods worth P50,000.
From December 21-23, 2011, Lopez Group Foundation Inc. received P800,000 in cash donations for Sendong victims. The amount includes contributions from FPH, FGP Corp., Asian Eye Institute and First Philippine Realty Corp. (FPRC) which gave P100,000 each, and First Gas Power and First Philec Electricals Group which gave P200,000 each. These were turned over to Sagip Kapamilya by Lorenne Alejandrino and Suzanne Davies of FPH Corporate Communications and HR Group, respectively.
FPH also raised P155,000 in cash donations from its employees. The amount was channeled through Sagip Kapamilya on December 22 along with additional donations from FPRC amounting to P16,196.25 and donations of tissue rolls, instant noodles, assorted footwear, bed linen, canned goods, rice, toiletries and pails.
Another FPH subsidiary, First Philippine Industrial Park (FPIP), donated P253,000 and 33 boxes of clothes, seven sacks of rice and 11 boxes of food items coursed through the Association of FPIP Locators Inc.
On January 30, 2012, First Philec Solar Corporation is set to donate P26,255 in cash, two sacks of rice and five boxes of clothes to Sagip Kapamilya.
Energy Development Corporation (EDC) mobilized assistance to Valencia, Negros Oriental in the form of emergency response teams and relief goods; displaced residents were also offered temporary shelter at the Southern Negros Geothermal Production Field.
A senior citizen is all smiles as she receives a Noche Buena package from EDC VP Dwight Maxino (back to camera)From the P2-million pledge of donation it made to the local government of Valencia, EDC has given goods worth P1.45M; these consisted of rice, noodles, canned goods, clothes, drinking water, coffee, sugar and blankets. The company also donated goods worth P 1.46M to 4,637 families from 10 affected partnerbarangays. A total of 145 employees from EDC-Green Core Geothermal Inc. and 26 barangay emergency response team members took part in the relief operations.
Adtel Inc., in cooperation with the Department of Interior and Local Government, the Bureau of Fire Protection, and its local partner Sethmed Marketing, provided free potable water to Sendong victims in Cagayan de Oro City from December 20-24, 2011. Using the Aquasol water filtration system, Adtel supplied about 37,000 liters of potable water to 1,850 families in 11 barangays and one evacuation center.
For the whole month of January, the main office of Sagip Kapamilya had focused on the repacking and shipment of goods, while volunteers assisted in repacking and shipment through air, sea and land transport to the affected areas.
In addition, as of January 5, 2012, Sagip Kapamilya had gathered P122,538,169.05 in direct bank deposits, P15, 310,106.45 in in-kind donations and pledges amounting to P691,100.
Together with the ABSCBN Regional Network Group (RNG), Sagip Kapamilya also continuously provides relief to affected communities as needed. The team led by Tina Monzon Palma, with DZMM’s Ted Failon and RNG-CDO’s Mylene Sison, brought Kapamilya, Shower Na! to 480 CDO families on January 21, 2012.
Cash and check donations are still accepted daily at the ABS-CBN Foundation Inc.-Sagip Kapamilya headquarters on Mother Ignacia St. cor. E. Lopez Drive.
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