Aboitiz Foundation aids fire-stricken PGH

Aboitiz Foundation, the corporate social responsibility arm of the Aboitiz Group has turned over cash donations and N95 masks to the Philippine General Hospital (PGH) Medical Foundation after a fire ravaged the hospital last May 16.

“On behalf of the PGH Medical Foundation, we are extending our sincerest gratitude to the Aboitiz Foundation for their generosity and kind assistance. This is a huge help as we go  back to operations,” Vic Zoleta, PGH Medical Foundation Administrative Officer said.

Aboitiz Foundation President and COO Maribeth Marasigan said the heroic acts of the medical front liners who ensured the safety of dozens who evacuated the facility are an inspiration.

“We commend the heroic acts of the PGH personnel who saved the 35 babies amidst the ongoing fire. These inspired us to deliver an immediate response to PGH Medical Foundation’s call for donation.  In these trying times we need each other to surpass the challenges brought by pandemic, calamities and other incidents.,” she said.

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About Aboitiz Foundation

The Aboitiz Foundation is the corporate foundation of the Aboitiz Group that was established in 1988. Its purpose is to drive change for a better world by advancing business and communities through programs on education, enterprise development, and environment. Since its inception in 1988, the Foundation’s CSR interventions have evolved from one-time donations to carefully designed programs that empower its beneficiaries to pursue their aspirations.

Today, the Aboitiz Foundation, through the Aboitiz Business Units, develops and implements corporate social responsibility (CSR) programs or CSR 2.0 projects that aim to co-create safe, empowered, and sustainable communities. These CSR 2.0 projects are aligned to the Group’s core competencies, are scalable nationwide, and create deeper social impact on the communities and beneficiaries it serves.

To date, the Aboitiz Group’s total contribution to the national COVID-19 response effort has reached over P2.2 billion (excluding various payments waived, reduced, extended, or restructured to help customers cope with the impact of COVID-19), underscoring the group’s sustained campaign to help address the urgent needs of frontliners and affected communities nationwide.