Press Releases


November 2013


ONE BIG AYALA VOLUNTEER NIGHT. More than 1,900 Ayala group employees, friends, and family, participated in One Big Ayala Volunteer Night, held on Friday, November 22, at Villamor Air Base, DSWD NROC, and Air21 Cargohaus.

The number of volunteers from AC, ALI, BPI, Globe, IMI, LiveIt (including HRMall, Stream, Integreon, Affinity, LGSMI, and APEC), Ayala Auto, Ayala Aviation, AGLegal, AFI, and Ayala Coop, far exceeded expectations. Manila Water provided tents and water services at the three sites and will also help repack on Nov 27.

Cellular service is now up in Guiuan, Eastern Samar and 20 other areas. With this restoration, Globe is now essentially present in all areas severely affected by the supertyphoon.

BPI Tacloban (Main) Branch resumed serving the public on Friday, Nov 22. Banking hours are from 9AM to 1PM. An ATM is back online to service the withdrawal requirements of clients. Following a directive from the Philippine Clearing House Corp, there are no check-clearing operations until further notice.

Globe held medical missions in Estancia, Iloilo, and Poblacion, Roxas City. These included free consultation and medicine, activities for children, and distribution of relief goods.

A total of 199,200 liters of potable water were produced by Manila Water’s Mobile Treatment Plant from Nov 16 to 23 in Bantayan Island, Cebu.

Tower One tenants and employees responded to the call for donations to Bulig Bisaya. The relief goods will be turned over to Caritas Manila or transported directly to affected sites within the week.

Ayala Land has collected 4,000 packs of relief goods from Ayala Malls and other drop-off points.

Ayala Land President and CEO Tony Aquino and other officers visited Sicogon and met with residents to determine how to best help rebuild their communities.

Responding to the request of DOH, Manila Water is sending two laboratory analysts to assist in checking water quality in Tacloban and Eastern Samar.

BULIG BISAYA | The Ayala group is responding to the crisis in the aftermath of Typhoon Yolanda through the immediate restoration of vital services such as telecommunications and banking, provision of potable water, as well as relief and rebuilding operations carried out by its companies and employees in cooperation with government agencies and partner organizations.