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PLDT-Smart Foundation spearheads relief efforts in Pampanga

Underserved communities in far-flung areas in Pampanga received much-needed support from the PLDT-Smart Foundation (PSF) which recently turned over grocery packs and PPE donations in Angeles City and San Fernando, Pampanga.


The turnover of donations in Pulung Maragul, Angeles City is attended by key executives and members of the MVP Group front left to right: NLEX Road Warriors Coach Joseller “Yeng” Guiao, MPIF President Melody del Rosario, Angeles City Vice Mayor Vicenta L. Vega-Catigbing, PSF President Esther O. Santos, CSWDO Staff Chrysalene Cunanan, NLEX Sr. CSR Manager Cherry Dela Rea. Back left to right: NLEX Road Warriors, PLDT Pampanga Zone Head Ernest "MERDoc" Mendoza and AKFI Executive Director Menchie Silvestre.

The corporate social responsibility arm of PLDT and Smart, PSF turned over 1000 grocery packs, 250 PPE sets and 10 tents. In Angeles City, 500 grocery packs and 250 PPE sets were turned over to their local government unit (LGU) through Vice Mayor Maria Vicenta L. Vega-Cabigting.

The turnover of donations in San Fernando, Pampanga is attended by members of the Tulong Kapatid including, front left to right: Michelle Gumabao, PSF President Esther Santos, PNP Regional Head PBGen Rhodel O. Sermonia, MPIF President Melody M. Del Rosario, NLEX Sr. CSR Manager Cherry Dela Rea and AKFI Executive Director Menchie Silvestre. 
“We continue to try our best in addressing the needs of our brothers and sisters in some indigent communities across the country, especially during these trying times,” said PLDT-Smart Foundation President Esther Santos.

NLEX Road Warriors Coach Joseller “Yeng” Guiao and players Mike Miranda, William McAloney and Kris Porter also joined the turnovers in Angeles and in the Safe Haven Quarantine.

Meanwhile, in San Fernando, Pampanga, 500 grocery packs and 10 tents were turned over to the PNP Region 3 for distribution to poor families living in far-flung areas. These families include those who are living along the river, indigenous communities and poverty-stricken villages in the region.


PLDT-Smart Foundation President turns over the grocery pack donations to Apalit Vice Mayor Pedro Nucom. 
Moreover, the Metro Pacific Investments Foundation (MPIF) distributed 200 PPE sets to the Task Force Safe Haven Quarantine Facility through Dr. Maria Clemencita D. Dobles, who is the Manager of the Health and Sanitation Division National Government Administrative Center in New Clark City, Brgy. Aranguren Capas, Tarlac.

The MPIF also distributed 300 grocery packs for some families in Apalit, Pampanga. This was turned over to Apalit Vice Mayor Pedro Nucom.

In photo are, from left: PLDT-Smart Foundation President Esther Santos, Angeles Vice Mayor Maria Vicenta L. Vega-Cabigting and PLDT Pampanga Customer Service Operations Zone Head Ernest “Merdoc” Mendoza. 
“We realize that helping provide aid distribution will enable the province to stretch its help for all its 505 Barangays,” says MPIF President Melody del Rosario. “It is a daunting task for all provinces and we in the private sector are always ready to extend our support.”

The Pampanga relief effort was conducted together with PLDT and Smart, Metro Pacific Investments Foundation, North Luzon Expressway (NLEX) Corporation and Alagang Kapatid Foundation.

To know more about the efforts of the PLDT Group in beating the COVID-19 pandemic, please visit https://beta.pldt.com/covid19/.


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