As part of its continuing efforts to support families that experienced significant damage from natural calamities, the Ayala group, under the banner of #BrigadangAyala, came together to deliver 1,500 food packs in three locations in the province of Cagayan.
Cagayan was one of the provinces in the country that experienced massive agricultural, infrastructure, and other losses following the onslaught of Typhoon Paeng in early November. Even before Paeng, the province declared itself under a state of calamity, after suffering from a string of destructive tropical storms: Florita in August, and Maymay, Neneng, and Obet in October.
With Ayala Foundation as the lead, #BrigadangAyala worked with the Cagayan Provincial Social Welfare and Development Office to deliver food packs for families in Tuguegarao City, as well as the municipalities of Lal-lo and Buguey. Representatives from ACEN, the Ayala group’s listed energy platform, were also present to assist the delivery and distribution of food packs.
As part of the foundation’s #MagingMagiting program which promotes Love of Country, 50 Philippine flags were also turned over to the province, for the use of different government offices and public schools. Fifty emergency go-bags were also turned over to the province, as part of the foundation’s Disaster Risk Reduction and Management (DRRM) initiatives.
“I would like to thank the Ayala Foundation for this very big help that they’ve been giving the municipality of Lal-lo. This is not the first time,” said Lal-lo Vice Mayor Maria Olivia Pascual. “Let us be partners in the development of the municipality of Lal-lo.”
“Kami po ay taos-pusong nagpapasalamat sa Ayala, sa tulong at ayuda,” said Helen Donato of Cagayan PSWDO. “On behalf of the Governor (Manuel Mamba Sr.), mabbalo.”
For the whole month of November #BrigadangAyala is delivering at least 6,000 food packs for communities widely affected by Typhoon Paeng. To date, food packs have been distributed to at least 3,000 families in Oriental Mindoro, Antique, and Cagayan.
If you wish to support Ayala Foundation’s #PaengPH efforts, visit https://donate.ayalafoundation.org/