Aboitiz Group donates relief goods, water to Mindanao quake victims
MANILA, Philippines — Over 35,000 victims affected by the series of earthquakes that struck Mindanao were given donations provided by the Aboitiz Group.
In a statement released Wednesday, the group said that its subsidiaries, namely AboitizPower, Pilmico and Aboitiz Foundation donated 28,958 packs of relief goods in affected Mindanao areas, namely Magsaysay and Binugao Toril in Davao Del Sur; and Magpet, Makilala, Tulunan, and Kidapawan City in North Cotabato.
“We in the Aboitiz Group work hard to live our core value of responsibility. This inspires us to extend help to our host communities and others in need,” Aboitiz Foundation first vice president and chief operating officer Maribeth Marasigan said.
“We hope that our assistance, in the form of relief packs, will help our brothers and sisters in Mindanao in this time of need,” she added.
Meanwhile, the group’s Apo Agua distributed drinking water to 34 barangays in Kidapawan City and the municipality of Makilala.
Mindanao island was previously rattled by a 6.6-magnitude earthquake last Oct. 29. This was followed by an equally 6.5-magnitude aftershock that struck two days later.
Based on the data from the National Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) on Tuesday, 21 have died and at least 37,716 families were affected by the twin quakes.
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