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LA TRINIDAD, Benguet – Even with the threat of the pandemic, Hedcor and AboitizPower extend immediate relief through food packs distribution and road clearing to northern Luzon communities affected by Typhoon Maring.
Hedcor is quick to respond to the call for help from the different municipalities with relief packs and ready-to-eat food handed to some 1,800 families, which come with essentials such as rice, canned goods, and noodles, to name a few.
Relatedly, Hedcor team members took part in road clearing to ensure vehicle mobility in delivering aid to affected communities, in addition to Hedcor’s donation of over 200 liters of gasoline used in heavy equipment to clear off debris.
These said assistance was distributed to the municipalities of Sablan, Itogon, La Trinidad and Bakun in Benguet; Sabangan in Mt. Province, Alilem in Ilocos Sur.
“In this trying times of uncertainty, we acknowledge that Hedcor and its communities are stronger together,” says Rolando Pacquiao, Hedcor’s President and COO. “Together, we will get through this; and that our collaborative efforts will surely help our affected communities recover.”
In Barangay Poblacion in Bakun, Benguet, the typhoon destroyed the health center and a portion of its barangay hall, together with some other houses. “It is unfortunate, but we are working as one to rebuild and bring back the normalcy of our barangay,” says Barangay Chair Mateo Osias.
In response to the assistance, Bakun Mayor Bill Raymundo acknowledged the partnership the municipality has with Hedcor in addressing the immediate needs of the locals. “Agyaman kami iti tulong nga inted yo, Hedcor!” (Thank you for the help you have extended to us, Hedcor)
Sabangan Mayor Marcial Lawilao Jr. mentioned that Hedcor’s relief assistance is a big contribution in augmenting what is being provided by the municipality.
In more than 30 years of business, Hedcor weathered with its host communities storms, earthquakes, landslides and now this pandemic. It only shows that Hedcor’s commitment to its host community will not waver as it speaks highly of the Filipinos’ spirit of camaraderie and resiliency.