Additional relief goods for Iloilo oil spill victims

More relief goods arrived at the airport recently for distribution to residents affected by the oil spill in Lapuz, Iloilo City.

These boxes of food packs and face masks are from AC Energy Philippines, Ayala Foundation, Ayala Cooperative, Ayala Business Club and Rise Against Hunger, a hunger relief non-profit organization that coordinates the packaging and distribution of food and other aid to vulnerable communities.

The boxes were thoroughly sanitized to ensure that no virus will be spread during the handling and distribution. Members of the Philippine Air Force, 52nd Air Force Group Reserve and TOG-6 provided assistance at the airport.

Also recently, AC Energy Philippines donated 1,500 Fortified Meal Packs. Each pack can feed a family of 8 to 12 members, and contains rice, soy, dried vegetables and fruits enriched with vitamins and minerals.

The goods were flown in by the Philippine Air Force, while the other Ayala business units, namely, Ayala Business Club, Globe Telecom, Seda Hotels, and AC Motors, provided logistical support.

This is part of AC Energy Philippines’s ongoing oil spill cleanup and community support program. The company owns the power barge that exploded last July 3, causing the oil spill. AC Energy Philippines and its consultant, AECOM Philippines, developed a comprehensive action plan to address the environmental disaster.

They have also organized a multi-stakeholder task force that will oversee the implementation of the environmental management plan. Members of the task force include the cleanup contractor, Harbor Star Shipping Services, Inc., and representatives from the Iloilo City government, affected barangays, Philippine Coast Guard, DENR, and other local government agencies.