Typhoon Luis victims receive aid from BDO volunteers

As tropical storms continued to hit the country, BDO volunteers also continued to provide much needed aid in calamity-stricken communities. In the province of Ilocos Sur, BDO employees conducted relief operations for thousands of people affected by monsoon rains enhanced by Tropical Depression Luis.

BDO officers and staff, led by BDO Ilocos Sur-Narvacan branch head Malou Pineda, BDO Ilocos Sur-Candon branch head Cris Andrion and BDO Ilocos Sur-Cabugao branch head Mich Acena, distributed more than 7,000 relief packs containing food, rice and water to residents affected by inclement weather. Beneficiaries in Cabugao, Candon, Narvacan and Sta. Maria included senior citizens, children and persons with disabilities.

This corporate citizenship initiative is in line with the disaster response advocacy of BDO Foundation, the corporate social responsibility arm of BDO Unibank. The foundation mobilizes volunteers from BDO branches and satellite offices across the country for relief operations and humanitarian work in communities hit by natural or man-made disasters.

Tropical Depression Luis enhanced the southwest monsoon and brought heavy rainfall in the Ilocos Region, prompting government officials to raise storm signals.

The relief operations in Ilocos Sur were some of the latest mounted by BDO volunteers. In the previous weeks, employees of BDO branches in Bataan, Cavite, Cotabato, Marikina, Pangasinan, Rizal and Tarlac conducted relief operations in their respective provinces for victims of tropical storms.

BDO volunteers in Ilocos Sur handed out relief goods to families affected by the southwest monsoon enhanced by Typhoon Luis.