MANILA — Amidst the holiday rush, #BrigadangAyala conducts relief operations in areas severely affected by Typhoon Odette.
According to the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council, Typhoon Odette has caused approximately P22 billion in agriculture and infrastructure damage.
With Ayala Foundation at the helm, #BrigadangAyala rallied business units across the Ayala Group of Companies to deliver food packs in affected areas. On Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, Ayala Foundation distributed much needed aid to at least 2,000 affected families in different towns in Cebu province as well as Siargao Island in Surigao del Norte. In addition, sacks of rice were delivered and distributed to families living in Dinagat Islands and El Nido, Palawan.
While restoring its services in the affected areas, Globe set up libreng tawag, text, and Wi-Fi stations. ACEN also set up charging stations powered by its solar plates in Islasol in Negros Occidental and conducted relief operations in Montesol in Negros Oriental. Ayala Land distributed grocery items to its essential workers as well as affected residents in communities near their Ayala Malls.
Meanwhile, AC Health’s Generika P1 million worth of medicines and potable water are in transit for Siargao LGU’s distribution. Patsy Zobel donated canvas materials and tents for temporary shelter as well as water filters for families who lost their homes to the typhoon.
#BrigadangAyala will continue its relief distribution in Cebu, Negros Oriental, Surigao del Norte, Siargao, Dinagat Islands, and Palawan. More than 13,000 food packs are expected to be distributed under this collective effort.
Ayala Foundation’s disaster response efforts fall under #BrigadangAyala, the Ayala group’s unified initiatives in support of communities in need all over the country. #BrigadangAyala, serves as the umbrella campaign for various social development and corporate social responsibility initiatives across the Ayala group of companies—ranging from disaster relief and response, assistance for public education, championing of social enterprises, and public health advocacy, among others. #BrigadangAyala serves as an expression the Ayala group’s commitment for the greater good.
To help move essential goods, Ayala Foundation coordinates with various Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Offices, and works closely with the Ayala group, as well as various donors and partners. Among those who have partnered with the foundation’s relief efforts are BPI Foundation, Base Bahay Foundation, Globe Telecom, IE Medica/MedEthix, and Kickstart, while the Ayala Business Clubs, Entrego, and Makati Development Corporation are providing support for operations and logistics.
Ayala Foundation has also opened its donation channels for those who wish to contribute to its relief efforts. To access the donation page, visit https://afi.ph/DisasterResilience.
Donations are also accepted through Lazada and GCash, and by donating Globe Rewards Points through the new Globe One App.
Meanwhile in Metro Manila, #BrigadangAyala has been implementing “Kaakay,” a supplemental food distribution program serving 10,000 families since November 2021. Heads of these families have lost their jobs due to extended lockdowns to arrest the Covid-19 pandemic. Each #BrigadangAyalaKaakay beneficiary family receives a 12-week supply of rice, fresh vegetables, canned goods, and bread that will cover four square meals for a family of five. The food distribution program will last until February 2022.
About Ayala Foundation
As the social development arm of the Ayala group of companies, Ayala Foundation envisions communities where people are creative, productive, self-reliant, and proud to be Filipino. Ayala Foundation is committed to community development, working closely with communities in identifying compelling developmental needs and providing suitable solutions with measurable outcomes. It implements programs under the following themes: Education, Sustainable Livelihood, and Love of Country.
In 2021, Ayala Foundation celebrates its 60th year, affirming its Faith in the Filipino through partnerships and programs for community development.