BULIG BISAYA | The Ayala group is responding to the crisis in the aftermath of Typhoon Yolanda through the restoration of vital services such as telecommunications and banking, as well as relief operations carried out by its companies and employees in cooperation with government agencies and partner organizations.
- The Ayala group has made an initial donation of P10 million to DSWD and various organizations.
- Business partners of Ayala companies have also pledged to donate in cash and in kind, including Mitsubishi Corporation (JPY 20,000,000, or approximately US$200,000 through Ayala Foundation); SingTel (S$50,000 for Globe’s relief operations); Optus (150 satellite phones); Amdocs (water purifying equipment); and Milestone Group (AU$5,000). Pledges are also coming in from employees of these partner companies including those of CII in Vietnam and Milestone.
- Ayala Aviation continues to transport personnel and relief goods from Manila/Cebu to Tacloban in support of the Ayala group’s relief efforts led by BPI and Globe, in coordination with Ayala Business Club (ABC) Cebu.
- Close to 60% of base stations in affected areas have been restored as of 6AM today. In the Visayas alone, 53% of 3G-enabled sites and 40% of 2G sites are now operational.
- In addition to Libreng Tawag, Libreng Charging, and Libreng Internet services already provided by Globe, the company has also deployed Cellsite on Wheels (COW) to Tacloban and Borongan.
- Addressing other areas, Ayala Land sent medical doctors to Iloilo. Manila Water shipped 150 boxes (8,560 cups) of Baso Water to Leyte to benefit the towns of Tanauan, Tolosa, Dulag, and Palo. Included in the shipment are 20 boxes of food, 20 boxes of bottled water, 30 boxes of clothes, and a sack of rice from its employees. ABC Cebu will send a generator set to Northern Cebu.
- For customers in Leyte, Samar, Cebu, Aklan, Antique, and Capiz, Globe is offering 25 free SMS per day that may be used for local and international messages, starting today until November 17. The initiative is in coordination with other telcos.
- In the Central Eastern Visayas area, 5 BPI branches remain closed, all in Leyte (3 in Tacloban, 1 in Ormoc, 1 in Baybay); all other BPI branches in Cebu, Batangas/Palawan, and Panay, and BPI Family Savings Bank branches in the VisMin area are operational with a few on offline mode.
- Ayala Foundation is taking the lead in mobilizing employees and the public for donations in cash and in kind.
DROP OFF POINTS FOR IN-KIND DONATIONS
- Tower One and Exchange Plaza, Ayala Avenue, Makati City – Suite E2, Ground Floor
- Ayala Malls (Glorietta, Greenbelt, TrinoMa) – Concierge
- Manila Water – Headquarters in Quezon City, and 8 business area offices (Balara, Cubao, Marikina, Pasig, Mandaluyong, Makati, Taguig, and Rizal)
- BPI Building, Ayala Avenue, Makati City – BPI Head Office Canteen c/o BPI Foundation between 7 AM and 4:30 PM (Wednesday) and until 2 PM, November 14 (Thursday)
- Ayala Center Cebu – Concierge
DONATE CASH FOR RELIEF EFFORTS
- Ayala Foundation’s Laging Handa and other channels – www.ayalafoundation.org
- BPI – Log on to www.bpiexpressonline.com > Payments & Reloading > eDonations
- Globe GCash – Dial *143#, select GCASH > Others > Donate. Or use the GCash mobile app on Android and Blackberry or go to www.globe.com.ph/gcashonline
- ADeals.ph – Purchase “donation vouchers” to be coursed through Ayala Foundation
For donations from outside the Philippines:
Wire transfer to: Ayala Foundation, Inc
Account Number: 0014-0463-48
SWIFT Code: BOPIPHMM
Bank of the Philippine Islands
6768 Ayala Avenue cor. Paseo de Roxas Makati City 1226 Philippines
Or donate online at:
Waived remittance fee until November 30, 2013 for donations sent through BPI Remittance Centers or BPI Europe Plc to:
BPI Foundation CA 0011-1530-89
Reference Number: YOLANDA-[Indicate Donor Name]
SWIFT Code: BOPIPHMM
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