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Ayala Foundation conducts relief operations for Aeta families in Pampanga

As part of the Ayala group’s commitment to serving families severely affected by the April 22 earthquake, Ayala Foundation partnered with various organizations to provide some of the immediate needs of Aeta families living in barangay Nabuclod, Floridablanca, Pampanga.

Ayala Foundation conducts relief operations for Aeta families in Pampanga
Ayala Foundation President Ruel Maranan and internationally renowned performer Apl.de.Ap lead representatives from Ayala Foundation, Apl.de.Ap Foundation, Manila Water Foundation, Clark Water, the Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office of Pampanga, and the Philippine Disaster Resilience Foundation during the relief distribution in Floridablanca, Pampanga.
At least 800 Aeta families in the Nabuclod Upland Resettlement Site and adjoining areas received sleeping mats and drinking water during the visit held on April 26. Among them are the Apangs, two extended families living in one makeshift shelter who said losing their homes in the uplands also meant losing their livelihood in fear of aftershocks. Most of the Aetas in Nabuclod plant root crops and vegetables just around their mountain abodes.

Ayala Foundation conducts relief operations for Aeta families in Pampanga
Some of the Aeta homes destroyed by the earthquake
Ayala Foundation was joined at the relief operations by Manila Water Foundation and Clark Water, the internationally renowned performer Apl.de.Ap and the Apl.de.Ap Foundation, the Philippine Disaster Resilience Foundation, the Provincial Government of Pampanga, the Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office of Pampanga, and the Philippine Air Force stationed at the Cesar Basa Air Base.

“Immediately after the earthquake, the Ayala group mobilized its resources to provide relief for affected families, including the initial delivery of construction materials to help rebuild the homes of at least 1,000 families from Porac and surrounding communities,” said Ayala Corporation Chairman and Ayala Foundation Co-Chairman Jaime Augusto Zobel de Ayala.

Ayala Foundation conducts relief operations for Aeta families in Pampanga
Members of the Apang family, who live in the Aeta resettlement site in Nabuclod, Floridanblanca, Pampanga, show the sleeping mat they received during the relief operations.
Aside from helping rebuild shelters, Ayala is also working closely with Pampanga communities and officials in identifying other needs, particularly in the area of reconstruction and rehabilitation.

Topics: Nabuclod Upland Resettlement Site , Ayala Foundation , Manila Water Foundation , Clark Water
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