A HELPING HAND. AboitizPower subsidiary Therma South, Inc. (TSI) turns over donations to Mindanao Development Authority (MinDA). In photo (L-R): Lou Jason Deligencia, TSI Corporate Social Responsibility Specialist; Dir. Romeo M. Montenegro, MinDA Deputy Executive Director; Datu Abul Khayr Alonto II, MinDA Chief of Staff; Valentin Saludes III, TSI Vice President and Plant Manager; Jason Magnaye, Manager for Reputation and Stakeholder Management; and Rhowena Panizales, Human Resources and Quality Manager. photo supplied
The need to provide sufficient evacuation provisions continues to grow as cities open their doors to more Muslim and Christian evacuees following the ongoing armed-conflict in Marawi. In a bid to help alleviate the living conditions of the evacuees, team members from AboitizPower subsidiary Therma South, Inc. (TSI) gathered donations in an employee-initiated relief drive since July this year.
The pooled donations, comprised mostly of ready-to-eat Halal food, clothing, sanitary kits, toys were turned over to the Mindanao Development Authority (MinDA) last 17 August 2017.
“TSI’s donation is very timely with the development of the situation in Marawi. Donor fatigue has started to set in, so we are grateful for this donation that we can send to the evacuees,” said MinDA Deputy Executive Director Romeo M. Montenegro.
“With a lot of evacuees still displaced, there remains a need to continuously support our Muslim and Christian fellows. We hope that more people will be spurred to extend help,” said TSI Vice President and Plant Manager Valentin S. Saludes III.
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