Jollibee, Aboitiz extend help to flood victims
MANILA, Philippines - Some of the country's top companies are doing their share in helping flood-affected families of tropical storm "Maring" and the southwest monsoon.
Fast food giant Jollibee Foods Corp. on Wednesday said its foundation is donating P2 million to the Department of Social Welfare and Development to help the agency assist families affected by the recent floods in Metro Manila and parts of Luzon.
JFC and Jollibee foundation have also donated sacks of rice in evacuation centers in Cavite, Pampanga and Bataan.
The Aboitiz Group's foundation also began relief operations in Taguig City, where its head office is located, and Bay in Laguna, which hosts AboitizPower’s geothermal facility.
Aboitiz Foundation pledged to donate nearly one million worth of relief packs for distribution among affected families in Taguig evacuation centers. As of Wednesday afternoon, some 2,500 relief packs, which contain soap, shampoo, toothpaste among others, were distributed in Taguig.
The Aboitiz Foundation also delivered P27,000 worth of relief packs to the municipality of Bay in Laguna, while P100,000 worth of relief packs were delivered to the Laguna provincial government.
Free airlift of goods
Zest Air is offering free airlift of relief goods to Metro Manila to help flood victims in the National Capital Region and its nearby provinces.
Interested charitable organization, non-profit, socio-civic or religious groups may avail of this service by sending an e-mail to Zest Air head of cargo team Ernest Bernal at [email protected].
Zest Air provincial cargo stations in Cebu, Davao, Cagayan de Oro, Kalibo, Iloilo, Bacolod, Tagbilaran, Puerto Princesa and Tacloban will start accepting relief goods and donations for free airlift to Metro Manila starting today (August 21).
Globe Telecom said Globe Bridging Communities is leading the distribution of hot meals in Paranaque City and food packs in Noveleta, Cavite; Binan, Laguna; Malolos, Bulacan; and Dinalupihan, Bataan until Saturday.
Globe is adding more Libreng Tawag stations in Dinalupihan, Bataan; Muntinlupa City; Paranaque City; Pateros City; and Taytay, Rizal to allow flood victims to make free calls. This is in addition to existing Libreng Tawag stations in San Mateo, Rizal; Binan, Laguna; and Concepcion Uno and Nangka in Marikina City.
For GCASH donations to DSWD, Globe subscribers can simply dial *143# on their mobile phone, choose GCASH, Others, Donate, Amount, PIN, DSWD.