More companies donate to PH quake victims
|DENR Secretary Ramon J. P. Paje (3rd from left), SCG Trading Philippines, Inc. President Saran Wongratana, SCG Country Director for Philippine Operations Anukul Kongrit, Thai Ambassador H.E. Prasas Prasasvinitchai, Rangsiyopash, SCG Building Materials International Business Director Surasak Kraiwitchaicharoen, and United Pulp and Paper President Wichan Jitpukdee are seen at SCG's recent 100th year anniversary gala.|
MANILA, Philippines - More companies are donating cash to help Filipinos affected by the recent spate of calamities, such as the earthquake in the Visayas and typhoon "Santi" in Luzon.
Thai conglomerate SCG donated P5 million to Philippine Red Cross (PRC) for relief assistance to quake-stricken areas in Bohol and Cebu, where there are more than 600,000 affected families.
"SCG is committed to contributing to the development of countries where it operates, and we hope that this donation will greatly help in rebuilding communities and in uplifting the lives of those affected by the calamity,” said SCG Paper President Roongrote Rangsiyopash.
The check was turned over to the Department of Environment and Natural Resources, who accepted the donation in behalf of PRC during SCG’s recent 100th Year Anniversary gala.
Meanwhile, Asian Carmakers Corporation (ACC), the official importer and distributor of BMW cars in the Philippines, donated P500,000 to the Philippine Red Cross to help Filipinos affected by the recent calamities.
ACC raised the funds from the recent BMW Xpo 2013. ACC president Maricar Parco formally handed over the check to PRC chairman Richard Gordon last October 22.
"We are confident that the funds raised from the BMW Xpo 2013 will be efficiently used to aid our fellow countrymen struck by recent calamities through the capacity of the Philippine Red Cross," she said.