In a country that is prone to typhoons and earthquakes it is not enough to rely on assistance from the government. The private companies should extend humanitarian assistance most especially because their employees, stake holders and communities may have been affected.
Whenever there is a disaster or a catastrophe, the Lopez Group of companies combines it resources to provide relief, support and assistance to the people affected by natural calamities and disasters. This is a practice which has been handed down from generation to generation and has become a part of the DNA of the Lopez Group of Companies.
Humanitarian & Disaster Relief Assistance, The Lopez Way.
New Classrooms and Boats for Yolanda Survivors in Leyte and Samar
Students in some areas devastated by typhoon Yolanda will go back to school this June with new classrooms, as ABS-CBN’s Sagip Kapamilya has begun building seven new classrooms in Dulag National High School in Dulag, Leyte, and three classrooms in Basiao Elementary School in Basey, Samar.
Through the combined efforts of the local communities, barangay officers, Armed Forces of the Philippines, and Philippine Navy along with Sagip Kapamilya, the classrooms are expected to be finished by the end of May, or before the new school year starts. The classrooms were designed by Energy Development Corporation to be typhoon-resistant and will be furnished with arm chairs, electric fans, and toilet facilities. Sagip Kapamilya also continues to rebuild the livelihood of the typhoon victims.
Following the distribution of fishing nets and more than 100 boats to some families in Basey and Dulag, Sagip Kapamilya will also put fish processing facilities in Dulag so that fishermen can further support their children's education.
There are 4,000 boats more to be distributed to the residents of Dulag, Basey, and to Sta. Rita in Leyte and Marabut in Samar.
Sagip Kapamilya also eyes other livelihood projects for different barangays of Basey and Dulag, including crab cultivation, agriculture, weaving, and ecotourism.
As mandated by President Noynoy Aquino through his appointed Presidential Assistant for Rehabilitation and Recovery (PARR) Panfilo Lacson, ABS-CBN will implement long-term rebuilding projects in the towns of Dulag and Basey. Sagip Kapamilya has also widened its efforts by sending help to neighboring towns Sta. Rita and Marabut. Other typhoon-hit towns or areas were also assigned to various development partners of the government.
For updates on ABS-CBN's Sagip Kapamilya rehabilitation projects for the typhoon Yolanda survivors and donation details, log-on to www.abs-cbnnews.com/tulongph.