Aboitiz Power Corporation (AboitizPower), through its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) arm, Aboitiz Foundation, has provided families in Albay affected by the Mayon Volcano eruption, with 10,000 bags of five-kilogram rice which were distributed in evacuation centers.
Photo Insert: Official turnover of 10,000 bags of 5kgs of rice was led by representatives from AboitizPower, Aboitiz Foundation, and Albay 2nd District Office of Congressman Joey Sarte Salceda. Also present were deans from Ago Medical and Educational Center - Bicol Christian College of Medicine (AMEC BCCM), a partner institution in disaster response.
The relief efforts followed calls from the local government units for help to the affected residents who were temporarily housed in public schools, and repurposed buildings in Ligao, Tabaco, Sto. Domingo, Malilipot, Guinobatan, Camalig, and Daraga.
To ensure a convenient and efficient distribution process, AboitizPower provided pre-packed 5-kilogram bags of rice, with a total of 10,000 bags ready for each evacuated family.
This approach will expedite the delivery of much-needed sustenance to those affected by the eruption.
During the official turnover ceremony, representatives from AboitizPower, Aboitiz Foundation, and the Albay 2nd District Office of Congressman Joey Sarte Salceda led the event.
Notably, deans from the Ago Medical and Educational Center - Bicol Christian College of Medicine (AMEC BCCM), a valued partner in disaster response, were also present.
By collaborating and extending assistance to the affected communities, AboitizPower and its social development arm, Aboitiz Foundation, are playing a crucial role in helping alleviate the challenges faced by the families affected by the eruption of the Mayon Volcano.
The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) reported that due to the heightened unrest of Mayon, nearly 5,600 families (equivalent to around 20,000 individuals) from six municipalities and two component cities in Albay have been forcibly evacuated.
This evacuation was prompted by the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS) raising Alert Level 3.