Sunday, October 20, 2013

Aboitiz Group mobilizes business units to help out Visayas

Help is on the way... Aboitiz Group extends their hand

The Aboitiz Group, through its corporate social development arm Aboitiz Foundation,  has pooled  its manpower and monetary resources to help get Visayas back on its feet.

 The 100 year old company traces its roots in the Visayas and continues to have several businesses in the region such as AboitizLand, Inc., construction firm Metaphil, CitySavings Bank, Pilmico Foods Corp., shipbuilder Tsuneishi Heavy Industries, Inc., and Visayan Electric Company (VECO).

 “The Aboitiz Group is fully committed in seeing the Visayas rise from this calamity.  This is after all home to us and majority of our team members hail from the Visayas. It is where our roots and our heart lies,” said Aboitiz Foundation Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Sonny Carpio.

The conglomerate has dispatched teams to attend to the needs of thousands of evacuees and has established a command post in Tubigon , with Mater Dei College. Relief goods will be distributed to four major focus areas around Loon, Maribojoc, Tubigon, and Carmen, where the epicenter of the earthquake was located.

The Foundation has earmarked an initial Php2 million, which includes a Php1 million donation from actress Sharon Cuneta, for the mobilization of the relief operations in Bohol.

AboitizLand, CitySavings, and Pilmico. are pooling donations and sending volunteers to support the relief operations. The foundation is also closely coordinating with various local government units, the Philippine Navy, and the Philippine National Police.

Meanwhile, in Cebu, VECO has expanded efforts to speedily restore power in affected areas. Team members also volunteered to set up an auxiliary call center to handle emergency calls round the clock.

“Our priority is always the continuity of service to the customers,” said VECO Chief Executive Officer Sebastian Lacson.

How you can help:

Please send cash donations to the Aboitiz Foundation through the following:

·        Aboitiz Foundation’s UShare portal
·        Union Bank of the Philippines Account No. 10026-1070944
·        City Savings Bank Account No. 200-20031301

Or visit and click the “Donate” button.

For other concerns, you may contact the following Aboitiz Foundation representatives:
·        Danny Cerence (Coordination) – 09176308172
·        Rowena Astillo (Donations) – 09176304484

For updates on the relief operations, visit the Aboitiz Foundation’s Facebook page. ( or follow on @AboitizFDN on Twitter. Show your support by using #BangonVisayas in your social media posts.

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