FOOD SECURITY AMIDST COVID-19 — Aboitiz Foundation, Inc. (AFI), through the AboitizPower subsidiaries AP Renewables Inc. (APRI) and San Carlos Sun Power, Inc. (SacaSun), continued to assist its host communities in its fight against COVID-19 pandemic. A total of 6,350 kilos of rice was turned over to APRI and SacaSun’s host communities in Laguna, Batangas, Albay, and Negros Occidental before the Holy Week public holidays.
Residents of Bitin, Bay and Limao, Calauan were the beneficiaries of food supplies in Laguna. In Batangas, the provisions of rice were received by the residents of Sta. Elena, San Felix, San Jose, San Pedro, and San Vicente in Sto. Tomas City. Meanwhile 150 frontliners in the Local Government Unit of Tiwi, Albay were the recipients of the premium-grade rice. In Negros Occidental, the rice donation augmented the relief efforts of San Carlos City.
Overall, it was estimated that roughly 1,965 families or 9,875 individuals in Laguna, Batangas, Albay, and Negros Occidental benefitted from this initiative.
In the first wave of APRI’s relief operations during the Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ) period, the company also provided financial assistance and medical supplies to its host communities and the PNP. The medical supplies and PPEs from AFI consist of alcohol, IR thermometers, nitrile gloves, surgical and N95 masks, and folding beds.
APRI Vice President for Corporate Services Noemi Sebastian said, “This ongoing crisis has not only threatened us healthwise but has also affected all of us economically. And though we too have challenges to face, we cannot ignore that our very neighbors may be having difficulty sourcing food because of the lockdown. And in the spirit of ‘Bayanihan’, we would like to do our share in helping them.”
APRI, a wholly owned subsidiary of AboitizPower, is one of the leading geothermal energy producers in the country. It delivers clean and renewable baseload power uninterruptedly even with the Luzon-wide ECQ strictly being imposed. SacaSun, on the other hand, is AboitizPower’s first foray into solar power generation and operates a 59MW peak solar power facility. |