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Early response to ‘Nina’-affected communities

Typhoon Nina, which made landfall on Christmas day 2016, brought damage to homes and agriculture while knocking down power lines in Southern Luzon. The Aboitiz Group has earmarked PHP1.8 million for disaster relief operations to provide assistance to its host communities and help re-energize various affected areas.

From December 30 to January 3, team member volunteers from Aboitiz Foundation, APRI, and AboitizPower’s Distribution Units assembled and distributed relief packs to 4,700 families from a dozen barangays in Tiwi, Albay.

AP DU also brought in equipment and teams of linemen from Davao Light, VECO, and SEZ, working closely with Albay Power and Energy Corporation amid continuous rains to accelerate power restoration efforts.

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HELPING HAND TO ENERGIZE. VECO linemen have been working through the December holidays to restore power in Tiwi.

 

Back in Manila, AEV, Pilmico, and Aboitiz Foundation turned over 205 boxes containing 14,285 packets or PHP500,000 worth of The Care Package high-energy biscuits to the Kaya Natin! Movement. These will be part of Typhoon Nina relief efforts in Verde Island, Batangas, Oriental Mindoro, and Marinduque.

 

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BISCUITS FOR EMERGENCY. Harvey Keh, Kaya Natin! Movement Lead Convener, and DJ Sta. Ana, AEV FVP Government Relations, signed the MOA and deed of donation that formalizes the turnover of The Care Package biscuits to be distributed through relief efforts led by the Office of the Vice President.

 

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