The Aboitiz Group conducted relief operations in Oriental Mindoro last December, an area severely damaged by Typhoon Nona, which struck the. Team member volunteers from Aboitiz Foundation, Pilmico, LiMA Land, and CitySavings teamed up with local nonprofit GMAC Foundation (Give More for Action and Charity) to sort and pack 1,000 bags of relief goods for the affected families.
The Office of Congressman Reynaldo Umali, barangay officials, and women’s associations helped distribute the relief bags in the hard-hit barangays of Anoling, Sta. Rita, Calingag, Bangbang, Del Razon, and Pili in Pinamalayan and barangays Malubay and Tambang in Gloria.
Typhoon Nona made its fifth landfall in Panamalayan and downed electrical posts of Oriental Mindoro Electric Cooperative (ORMECO), leaving parts of the province without power. For Phase 2 of relief operations, Visayan Electric Company (VECO) joined a task force consisting of different electric cooperatives and companies all over the country to assist in the restoration of electricity in Mindoro.
The crew of 45 highly experienced VECO linemen arrived with boom trucks and other gear, working fast and diligently through the Christmas holidays. Soon after, they were already able to restore power in two of the five barangays they have reached.