Aboitiz extends aid to quake-hit families
MANILA, Philippines – The Aboitiz Group, through its corporate social development arm Aboitiz Foundation, has extended aid to around 11,000 families in barangays in Bohol and Cebu who were affected by the 7.2 magnitude earthquake on October 15.
The group is now on its second phase of its relief operations, reaching out to 7,000 more families who were left isolated because of damaged roads and bridges.
Among the areas reached were the towns of Loon, Tubigon, Sagbayan, Calape, Clarin, and nearby island barangays.
“The immeasurable bravery and passion to serve of our team members and volunteers are very commendable. No aftershock or far too isolated barangay would keep them from reaching out to the quake victims,” Aboitiz Foundation executive vice president and chief operating officer Sonny Carpio said in a statement.
The packing and distribution of relief packs will continue in the coming days with the help of volunteers, including Cebu-based Aboitiz business units such as CitySavings Bank, Pilmico Foods, construction group Metaphil, shipbuilder Tsuneishi Heavy Industries, Visayan Electric Company and other distribution units.
Several organizations, students, and the Philippine Navy are also helping in the relief efforts.
Nearly 4,000 families received food and water a day after the quake as part of the first phase of the relief operations.