Saturday, October 19, 2013

Aboitiz, Sharon donate P2M for quake victims

MANILA, Philippines -- The Aboitiz group's corporate social development arm Aboitiz Foundation has earmarked an initial P2 million for its relief efforts in Bohol, including a P1-million donation from actress Sharon Cuneta. "The Aboitiz Group is fully committed in seeing the Visayas rise from this calamity. This is after all home to us and majority of our team members hail from the Visayas. It is where our roots and our heart lies,” said Aboitiz Foundation executive vice president and chief operating officer Sonny Carpio. Aboitiz Group has several businesses in the region such as AboitizLand, Inc., construction firm Metaphil, CitySavings Bank, Pilmico Foods Corp., shipbuilder Tsuneishi Heavy Industries, Inc., and Visayan Electric Company (VECO). The conglomerate has dispatched teams to attend to the needs of thousands of evacuees and has established a command post in Tubigon , with Mater Dei College. Relief goods will be distributed to four major focus areas around Loon, Maribojoc, Tubigon and Carmen, where the epicenter of the earthquake was located. AboitizLand, CitySavings and Pilmico are pooling donations and sending volunteers to support the relief operations. The foundation is also closely coordinating with various local government units, the Philippine Navy, and the Philippine National Police. In Cebu, VECO is expanding efforts to restore power in affected areas, while an auxiliary call center handles emergency calls round the clock. “Our priority is always the continuity of service to the customers,” said VECO chief executive officer Sebastian Lacson. To help, you can send cash donations to the Aboitiz Foundation through the following: Aboitiz Foundation’s UShare portal Union Bank of the Philippines Account No. 10026-1070944 City Savings Bank Account No. 200-20031301 Or visit and click the “Donate” button.

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