Hedcor empowers emergency response of Bukidnon, Davsur IPs

July 17, 2023

Hedcor empowers emergency response of Bukidnon, Davsur IPs
BUILDING RESILIENCE. (Left) Impasug-ong Local Disaster Risk Reduction officers showcase their new search and rescue operations equipment given by Hedcor. (Right) With their newly acquired rescue vehicle, Barangay Sibulan is fully prepared to provide assistance during emergencies.

In support of the National Disaster Resilience Month this July, Hedcor donated various resources for the enhancement of emergency response capabilities to the indigenous peoples (IP) communities in the Municipalities of Impasug-ong, Bukidnon and Santa Cruz, Davao del Sur.

The disaster risk reduction office in Impasug-ong received stretchers for outpatient transport vehicles, to be used for the secure and effective transfer of injured individuals, as well as emergency lights, which can improve visibility when needed during emergency operations.

Hedcor also provided essential tools for search and rescue operations, such as kernmantle ropes, trauma bags/jump kits, valve masks, rain boots, shovels, vests, hard hats, raincoats and chest rigs.

Municipal Mayor Anthony Uy said that the collaboration between the LGU and Hedcor has resulted in the identification of these essential items, which play a vital role in ensuring the safety and effectiveness of emergency responders.

"By providing these tools and equipment to the responders, Hedcor has strengthened the emergency response capabilities of the Municipality and safeguarded the well- being of both the responders and the community,” he said.

Meanwhile, in light of the urgency to provide timely aid in crucial situations, Hedcor also extended support to Barangay Sibulan in the Municipality of Santa Cruz, Davao del Sur by granting a multipurpose/rescue vehicle to aid the community.

"Hedcor helps us in creating a safer and more resilient community," Barangay Captain Danilo Abe shared. "The rescue vehicle will enhance our ability to carry out rescue operations efficiently and effectively, empowering our responders and authorities to promptly address emergencies."

"Hedcor believes that building disaster resilience is not just about preparedness, but also about empowering communities with the right tools and equipment to withstand the storms that life throws at them,” said Hedcor President and COO Rolando G. Pacquiao. “Our assistance goes beyond a mere contribution; it represents our willingness to help protect lives, foster optimism and cultivate resilience."

Hedcor continues to carry out sustainable development initiatives to create a positive impact in its host communities.

Hedcor is the renewable energy subsidiary of AboitizPower, celebrating 45 years of Transforming Energy for a Better World.

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