Much-needed aid continues to be delivered to severely hit communities following the onslaught of typhoon ‘Egay’.

PLDT and its wireless unit Smart Communications, Inc. (Smart) have provided Laoag City in Ilocos Norte more batches of sleeping kits for residents still staying in evacuation centers. Additional 400 relief packs have been delivered to La Union, while communities in Cagayan received 500 more relief bags.

“In addition to food packs, hygiene kits, sleeping mats, and blankets, PLDT, Smart and PLDT-Smart Foundation, will be joined by the mWell team in conducting medical missions to more typhoon-impacted areas. Our group of doctors will be traveling to Bulacan and Pampanga to serve flooded communities and provide medical assistance,” said Cathy Yang, FVP & Group Head for PLDT & Smart. 

The Group’s social outreach arm PSF has finished distributing another 1,500 relief packs to Ilocos Norte. PSF also delivered relief assistance to Malolos City in Bulacan, received by the City Mayor’s Office and the Rotary Club of Malolos Hiyas. 

PLDT and Smart will continue to provide connectivity in these areas to help residents reconnect with their family and friends. Libreng Tawag (free calls) and Libreng Charging (free charging) sites will operate in sites where the medical missions will be stationed.

Residents may still avail Libreng Tawag (free calls), Libreng Charging (free charging), and Libreng WiFi (free WiFi) from the PLDT Sales Service Center in Laoag City. 

Extending malasakit to Filipinos in need, Tulong Kapatid, the corporate social responsibility consortium of companies and foundations led by Manual V Pangilinan, are working hand in hand to bring aid faster to more residents and areas affected by the typhoon. 

The PLDT Group and the response teams of Alagang Kapatid Foundation, Makati Medical Center Foundation, Maynilad, Metro Pacific Investments Foundation and One Meralco Foundation will continue to deploy assistance in North and Central Luzon and will continue to extend help where kapatids need it the most.

These efforts also underscore the PLDT Group’s #SafeandSmart advocacy and commitment to support the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals #1 Good Health and Well-Being and #11 Sustainable Cities and Communities.


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