BDO Foundation aids communities through RHUs

As part of joint efforts to support underserved sectors of society in the second year of the pandemic, BDO Foundation, Beiersdorf Philippines and U.S.-Philippines Society provided aid for economically disadvantaged and disaster-affected communities.

The corporate social responsibility arm of BDO Unibank facilitated the distribution of food packs donated by Beiersdorf and U.S.-Philippines Society to more than 1,600 families in seven provinces namely Aklan, Capiz, Cebu, Iloilo, Leyte, Pangasinan and Western Samar.

The initiative was conducted through the partners’ beneficiary-rural health units or RHUs namely Alangalang Municipal Health Center, Leyte; Bogo City Main Health Center, Northern Cebu; Basey Municipal Health Center, Western Samar; Cabatuan Main Health Center, Iloilo; Carigara Municipal Health Center, Leyte; Catbalogan Main Health Center, Western Samar; New Washington Municipal Health Center, Aklan; Pastrana Rural Health Unit, Leyte; Roxas City Main Health Center, Capiz; and Sta. Barbara Rural Health Unit and Birthing Center, Pangasinan.

The rural health unit in Pastrana was rehabilitated by BDO Foundation and U.S.-Philippines Society. The rest of the health centers, on the other hand, were rehabilitated by the foundation and Beiersdorf, the global skincare company behind the NIVEA brand.

Last year, BDO Foundation and Beiersdorf Philippines also distributed thousands of NIVEA products to the aforementioned health facilities as well as communities in Batangas City, Sto. Tomas City, Tagaytay City and Tanauan City that were affected by the eruption of Taal Volcano.

About BDO Foundation

BDO Foundation is the corporate social responsibility arm of BDO Unibank. Founded in 2008, the foundation aims to contribute to nation-building by addressing the needs of underserved sectors of society through its disaster response and financial inclusion advocacies. Supported by the BDO Unibank community and in partnership with local government units and non-governmental organizations, BDO Foundation mounts relief operations, rehabilitates rural health units, constructs school buildings, implements financial education programs and undertakes COVID-19 response programs across the country. Its corporate citizenship initiatives have been recognized at the Retail Banking Awards of Asian Banking & Finance magazine and Asia Responsible Enterprise Awards of Enterprise Asia. For more information, visit www.bdo.com.ph/foundation/home, e-mail bdo.foundation@bdo.com.ph or call 8840-7000 local 36046.

BDO Foundation, Inc.

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[Article submitted by Lawrence Kasman, BDO Foundation, Inc.]