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APRI provides relief goods to 4,700 Typhoon Nina-stricken families in Tiwi, Albay
January 17, 2017
Aboitiz Foundation, Inc., through the AboitizPower geothermal unit AP Renewables, Inc. (APRI), has allotted P1.8 million to supply much-needed relief items to families in Tiwi, Albay affected by Typhoon Nina over the holiday season.
This amount was used to provide canned goods, rice, water, and Pilmico's Care Packages (high energy biscuits) for 4,700 families who represent 60% of Tiwi barangays whose homes were either partially or totally damaged, as identified by Tiwi Municipal Mayor Ami Villanueva and the Municipal Disaster and Risk Reduction Management Office.
Some 108 volunteers from APRI team members, security and utility support, barangay council, and LGU representatives shared hands and efforts right after Typhoon Nina struck the Bicol Region to mobilize the relief operations.
“Helping our host communities has always been one of APRI’s commitments, most especially in times of calamities like this. APRI is sharing with the people of Tiwi, Albay the hopes of a better and brighter tomorrow,” said APRI President and COO Felino M. Bernardo.
Meanwhile, AboitizPower Distribution Utilities Group also organized five groups (two each from Visayan Electric Co., Inc. and Davao Power & Light Co., Inc., respectively and one from Subic EnerZone Corporation, including a boom truck) to undertake priority power restoration to APRI Tiwi and the surrounding communities.
“Despite the devastation caused by Typhoon Nina, the Aboitiz Group has committed to provide a bit of holiday cheer and goodwill for our partner communities in Tiwi, Albay. We hope this assistance will allow them to welcome the New Year with optimism and joy,” said Maribeth L. Marasigan, First Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Aboitiz Foundation.