Tulong Kapatid reaches out to Mabini
Provides relief support to victims of Typhoons Quinta and Rolly
Makati, Philippines, 6th November 2020 – Tulong Kapatid, the corporate social responsibility alliance of foundations and companies under the MVP Group of Companies, reached out to over a hundred families affected by the typhoons in Mabini, Batangas.
Spearheaded by Metro Pacific Investments Foundation (MPIF), members of the CSR alliance from One Meralco Foundation (OMF), Alagang Kapatid Foundation Inc (AKFI), and Maynilad, donated food and other necessities to boatmen, boatcrew, and their families who fell victim to both Typhoon Quinta and Typhoon Rolly. With the coordination of the Resort Owners Association of Mabini (ROAM) and its president Mr. Jake Calangi, MPIF donated 100 pails, each filled with over 5kgs of fresh vegetables, Maynilad provided 500 bottles of water, and OMF distributed 200 grocery packs.
With the onslaught of both typhoons, several of their dive boats have either been severely damaged or completely wrecked, jeopardizing their means of providing for their families. Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, where their livelihoods have already been detrimentally affected, these boatmen have depended on aid and assistance from outside sectors.
“Mabini is one of the first homes of our environmental flagship program, Shore It Up!. The work that these boatmen and their crew do continuously help further our cause to rescue, restore, and revive the marine biodiversity in the Philippines,” says MPIF President Melody del Rosario. “Now that they are faced with these challenges, Tulong Kapatid extends a helping hand and ensures them that we will provide as much support as we can to help them recover.”
“The pandemic has not been easy for all of us, particularly those whose livelihoods have been affected by the quarantine,” says Mabini Boat Crew Association President Jun Ilagan. “With the help provided by Tulong Kapatid, we are hopeful that we will get through these difficult times together.”
Tulong Kapatid is constantly spurring up its relief efforts to reach out to Filipinos affected by natural calamities during the lockdown. The group enjoins all that are capable to embody the value of bayanihan and encourage the Filipino spirit of resilience.
For further information, please contact:
Melody del Rosario
VP – Public Relations and Corporate Communications, MPIC
9th Floor, Tower 1
Rockwell Business Center
Brgy. Ugong, Pasig City 1604
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