Aid is increasingly pouring in from the companies and foundations led by Manny V Pangilinan, to assist #EgayPH-hit communities. 

Today, through Tulong Kapatid, representatives of Alagang Kapatid Foundation, Cignal, Maynilad, Metro Pacific Investments Foundation (MPIF), MMC Foundation, mWell, NLEX, One Meralco Foundation (OMF), PLDT, Smart, and PLDT-Smart Foundation (PSF) brought much-needed assistance in the form of medical and e-consultation services, medicines, hot meals, relief packs, sleeping kits, water and water purifiers to Guiguinto, Bulacan, one of the areas badly hit by the typhoon.

Mayor Agay Cruz has expressed her gratitude to Tulong Kapatid. 

“On behalf of the Municipality of Guiguinto, we we would like to express our gratitude for the help and assistance extended by the companies and foundations led by MVP. We salute your culture of working together to help those in need.” 

Liza del Pilar, an expectant mom of her sixth child, also thanked Tulong Kapatid for the assistance extended. A resident of Northville Bulacan, her family home was one of those badly hit by the rain and floods brought by typhoon ‘Egay’. Her family has taken temporary residence at the evacuation center at Brgy. Malis, Guiguinto Bulacan.

“Umabot po hanggang leeg ang tubig baha. Nasira ang aming bahay at inanod ang lahat ng aming damit. Laking pasasalamat ko pa din sa aming LGU at sa MVP group sa pagtulong sa aming nasalanta ng bagyo.”

Father and daughter, Leopoldo and Christalyn Rodriguez, residents of GK Village, Brgy. Malis, had to evacuate for the first time in their 16 years of residence in Guiguinto, because of the typhoon. A stroke survivor, Mang Leopoldo is thankful for the free consultation and medicines provided by Tulong Kapatid. “Ngayon na humupa ang bagyo, patuloy ang pag-asa. Kami’y nanangarap makabalik sa aming tahanan. Maraming, maraming salamat sa inyong tulong sa aming pamilya,” he said.

Representatives from Tulong Kapatid have signified the commitment of the whole MVP-led consortium to extend help in the best way the group can. 

“MPIF and the rest of Tulong Kapatid are grateful for the opportunity to assist communities in need. Part of our core advocacy in the MVP Group is our readiness to help and extend malasakit in the best way we can,” said Melody del Rosario, MPIF President. 

PLDT and Smart have likewise expanded their assistance, from communications as aid to distribution of relief goods, and now, free medical services. 

“PLDT and Smart have initially set up Libreng Tawag (free calls) and Libreng Charging (free charging) stations to serve the communication needs of affected residents. We have followed through with sending our own company doctors, nurses, and volunteers, conducting medical services onsite in Bulacan and Pampanga, to reinforce the work mWell doctors are doing online and onsite in the Ilocos province. Additionally, internet connection has been provided to power up online medical consultations extended by mWell doctors,” said Cathy Yang, FVP and Head of Group Corporate Communications at PLDT and Smart. 

“Helping Filipinos in need is part of our lifelong mission. We would like to assure Guiguinto, Bulacan of our full support. We will remain as your reliable partners, especially during challenging times,” said Hoyle Disuanco, PLDT and Smart FVP and Group Head of Luzon Regional Customer Development.

Guiguinto Mayor Agay added, “Tunay ay sinasabi nila na walang tulong at pagmamahal na hihigit pa sa tulong ng kapatid. Kahit na sa mga nakaraan araw ay walang tigil ang ulan, ay bumabaha naman ang blessings ngayong araw. Maraming salamat po.” 

The combined group is also set to visit Pampanga tomorrow, to assist more typhoon-hit communities. 

Anchored on the core value of malasakit, Tulong Kapatid continues to find ways to aid Filipinos in need. 


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