Aboitiz Foundation sends aid to communities affected by Abra Earthquake
(Top photo) Aboitiz Foundation, through AboitizPower’s subsidiary Hedcor, provides over 1100 liters of fuel to the host communities in Northern Luzon to complete clearing landslides in the main thoroughfares caused by the 7.0-magnitude Abra earthquake. (Below Photo) Representatives from the Municipality of Manabo, Abra received water filters from Aboitiz Foundation and PDRF. Photo courtesy of Aboitiz Foundation, Inc.
Aboitiz Foundation, the corporate social responsibility arm of the Aboitiz Group, and AboitizPower’s subsidiary Hedcor, Inc. donated fuel and water filters in areas affected by the 7.0–magnitude earthquake that hit Northern Luzon last July 27, 2022.
A total of 1,150 liters of fuel were distributed to the municipalities of Bauko and Sabangan, Mountain Province, and the municipalities of Bakun, Sablan, and Tuba in Benguet, areas heavily affected by landslides. The fuel donation will help in clearing the landslides caused by the earthquake.
“The Aboitiz Foundation has been advocating disaster resilience for the past years. We’ve developed strategic systems and partnerships so we can immediately respond to disasters like this. We are glad that our friends from the Philippine Disaster Resilience Foundation (PDRF) were able to help us extend immediate help to affected areas in Abra. We also commend Hedcor for their immediate response in providing needed assistance in Benguet and the Mt. Province,” said Maribeth L. Marasigan, Aboitiz Foundation, President and COO.
Meanwhile, in coordination with the Philippine Disaster Resilience Foundation (PDRF), water filters were distributed in 175 affected barangays and 5 different municipalities in Abra, Manabo, Langangilang, Sal-apadan, Tayum, and Dolores.
The portable water filtration system is the easiest way to get pure potable water to communities in need. These filters can process all kinds of freshwater such as rainwater, spring water, water from deep wells, and even floodwater. With a lifespan of five to ten years, the filters can provide clean water for five to ten households, saving each family thousands of pesos a year on mineral water.
“Aboitiz Foundation has always been a leader when it comes to helping the Filipino people. They’ve channeled their resources for good in so many emergencies. The Philippines is a better place because of their efforts” said PDRF President Rene S. Meily.
Through its disaster resilience program, Aboitiz Foundation has extended immediate assistance amounting to over Php 600,000 to earthquake-affected areas in Benguet, Mt Province, and Abra. ###
About Aboitiz Foundation
The Aboitiz Foundation is the corporate foundation of the Aboitiz Group that was established in 1988. Its purpose is to drive change for a better world by advancing business and communities through programs on education, enterprise development, and the environment. Since its inception in 1988, the Foundation’s CSR interventions have evolved from one-time donations to carefully designed programs that empower its beneficiaries to pursue their aspirations.
Today, the Aboitiz Foundation, through the Aboitiz Business Units, develops and implements corporate social responsibility (CSR) programs or CSR 2.0 projects that aim to co-create safe, empowered, and sustainable communities. These CSR 2.0 projects are aligned to the Group’s core competencies, are scalable nationwide, and create a deeper social impact on the communities and beneficiaries it serves.