Davao City and Sto. Tomas affected by flooding received support

April 29, 2022

Davao City and Sto. Tomas affected by flooding received support

A low pressure area hit Davao City on April 8, 2022 and set off heavy rains which flooded several barangays such as Tigatto, Waan, Maa, Brgy. 9, and Brgy. 5-A. Additionally, a portion of Talomo and Matina Gravahan were also affected. Separately, a landslide occurred at Marilog due to the heavy rains. Overall, 7,262 families were displaced by the recent flooding in Davao City.

Similarly, a localized thunderstorm hit the municipality of Sto. Tomas, Davao del Norte on April 16, 2022 which flooded 11 barangays and affected 8, 776 families.

In response to the displacement of families due to flooding in the above-mentioned areas, Davao Light and Power Co. Inc., Aboitiz Foundation, Inc., together with other Davao-based Aboitiz business units, turned over sacks of rice to the Davao City Social Welfare and Development Office (CSWDO) at their warehouse in Maa, Davao City on April 13, 2022.

Atty. Marlisa Gallo, the Department Head II of CSWDO Davao City received the 72 sacks of rice from the President and COO of Davao Light, Rodger Velasco, Reputation Enhancement Department Head, Fermin Edillon, and the head of the Panabo office of Davao Light, Paul Michael Cazar.

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Meanwhile, on April 20, 2022, the Municipal Administrator of Sto. Tomas, Atty. Elisa Evangelista-Lapiña received 47 sacks of rice for the families affected by the local thunderstorm in the municipality.

Last March, Davao Light also donated hygiene materials to families displaced by the swelling of the Davao River, which also caused flooding in multiple low-lying areas in Davao City. In the same month, the company also donated hygiene materials to Davao del Norte municipalities such as Dujali and Sto. Tomas. Davao Light, an AboitizPower subsidiary, aims to support local governments in building disaster resilient communities through its corporate social responsibility (CSR) programs.