Ayala officially turns over donations to Pampanga
Porac, Pampanga -- In ceremonial turnover rites held last June 29, 2019 followed by outreach activities in an evacuation center in Porac, Pampanga, the Ayala group and its partners completed a series of relief activities as part of its commitment to helping families severely affected by the 6.1-magnitude earthquake that struck the province on April 22.
To officially close out its two-month assistance efforts in the province, Ayala officials, led by Ayala Foundation President Ruel Maranan, ceremonially turned over donations consisting of construction materials to House Speaker Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo and outgoing Pampanga Governor Lilia Pineda at the Laus Group Event Centre in San Fernando, Pampanga.
Tasked to supervise the distribution of the construction materials for qualified families, the Provincial Engineers’ Office (PEO) had received the donations in the Pampanga’s Sindalan warehouse in full last May.
“On behalf of the Province of Pampanga, I extend my heartfelt gratitude for the construction materials (plywood, corrugated GI sheets, deformed bars) and other in-kind assistance you have selflessly extended in aid to the recovery of our people displaced because of the incident,” said Governor Lilia Pineda.
Aside from helping build and rebuild homes destroyed by the earthquake, Ayala has also conducted at least three outreach activities from April to June for affected communities. The first activity was held on April 26 in Floridablanca, in partnership with Manila Water Foundation, Clark Water, and the Apl.de.Ap Foundation, and reached 800 Aeta families. The second relief activity was held on May 4 in the Katutubo Village in Porac and served 300 Aeta families.
Another outreach activity reached affected families who are still in an evacuation center in Sitio Pangaranan, Bgy. Babo Pangulo in Porac, Pampanga. The June 29 outreach program was conducted by Ayala Foundation together with Manila Water Foundation, Apl.de.Ap Foundation, with additional donations of medicines from Generika.
“Ayala believes in sustained efforts to help improve lives,” says Maranan. “Our initiatives in earthquake-affected areas in Pampanga reflect our commitment to building resilient communities.”
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