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, 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.
Using Iloilo and Cebu as its base of operations, Ayala Land is reaching out to communities in Central and Eastern Visayas. An ALI team was joined by medical doctors from University Physicians Medical Center to provide first aid in Iloilo.
Ayala Malls continue to accept donations and the first batch of relief goods has been delivered to Red Cross . Meanwhile, FamilyMart pledged P10 million worth of relief goods and has set up donation boxes in all stores in Japan.
El Nido Resorts is transporting relief goods through Island Transvoyager planes to Northern Palawan.
Ayala Land has postponed the opening of the light and sound show at Ayala Triangle Gardens to November 20. All Christmas concerts and events at Ayala Malls are now fundraising events.
Said ALI President and CEO Antonino Aquino: “We are concentrating assistance efforts in the northern part of Iloilo where the devastation is just as severe as in other areas, but has not received national attention. We will focus on rehabilitating the coastal towns of Carles and Estancia so that families in the dangerous elevations will be relocated to a safe area. We will also be engaged in helping fishermen resume their livelihood by providing fishing gear that was lost.”
Globe has restored close to 70% of affected cell sites in the Visayas. Tacloban now has 2 working cellsites. It has also restored cellular service in most of Southern Leyte, Bohol, Cebu, Guimaras, Negros Oriental, and Negros Occidental. Coverage has improved in Western Samar, Aklan, Capiz, and Antique.
Relief goods and hot meals are being distributed by Globe in Panay, Northern Cebu, and Leyte. It also made donations of prepaid load to LGUs, DepEd, and Red Cross.
Subscribers may convert Globe Rewards points as peso donations. Libreng Tawag, Libreng Charging, and Libreng Internet centers continue to serve the public, including evacuees arriving at Villamor Air Base.
The public may drop off relief goods at Globe’s iPhone 5S and 5C launch tomorrow at the NBC Tent in Bonifacio Global City. Subscribers who will claim their new phones may donate money through GCash.
Integrated Micro-Electronics, Inc.
IMI customers have also donated to Ayala Foundation. Employees are participating in donation drives and repacking of relief goods.
Manila Water is deploying its Mobile Treatment Plant to Bantayan Island; it arrives in Cebu today or early morning tomorrow. It produced 6,500 cups of Baso Water today, bringing its total to more than 25,000 since Tuesday. After the initial shipment to Leyte, Baso Water will now be coursed through DSWD/Red Cross.
Ayala Foundation / Ayala Business Club Cebu
Ayala Foundation has released P200,000 to Ayala Business Club Cebu to provide meals for evacuees from Tacloban who continue to arrive in Cebu City. The evacuees are now sheltered at the Mactan Air Base, Cebu City Coliseum, and Barangay Tinago Sports Complex.