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November 2013

AYALA GROUP PUBLIC SERVICE ADVISORY #6 (#YOLANDAPH)

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.

“At this stage, our company and myself personally… we’re focused mostly on restoration, we’re focused on relief, we’re focused on evacuating our own Globe corporate people.” – Ernest Cu, Globe President and CEO, in an interview with CNBC Asia on November 14

Ayala Foundation has received P2.1M in actual donations and P21.8M in pledges. Of these funds, P200,000 has been used by ABC Cebu for food packs for Tacloban evacuees and P60,000 was given to support DSWD’s logistical needs. In partnership with the World Food Programme, P2.15M will be deployed to provide assistance to about 4,000 families.

Ayala Land’s Alay 25 sa Visayas aims to raise P25 million or more to provide relief and temporary shelter to the homeless. On November 20, donation boxes will be available at the Ayala Triangle Gardens during the start of the lights and sound show. Ayala Malls will also present 8 Christmas concerts for the benefit of typhoon victims.

Globe has restored 70% of the network in the Visayas. Libreng Tawag and Libreng Charging are available in 54 sites. Libreng Internet is also available in San Jose, Antique, and Villamor Air Base.

Manila Water is producing an additional 15,000 to 20,000 Baso Water until Saturday. Its Mobile Treatment Plant (MTP) is now in Cebu City awaiting deployment to Bantayan Island. The company is also providing trucking services to transport relief goods from the repacking center at Ateneo de Manila University to Villamor Air Base or the Manila pier.

For updates on social media:
Facebook, Flicker – Ayala Corporation
Twitter – @Ayala_1834
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