Metro Manila, Philippines, 5th April 2023 – Metro Pacific Investments Corporation through its corporate social responsibility arm Metro Pacific Investments Foundation Inc. (MPIF) provided various vitamins, medicines, medical supplies, and 2 mWell On-The-Go bags to Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) Response Teams assigned in Naujan, Oriental Mindoro.
Through MPIF’s donation, over 378 PCG personnel and volunteers deployed to clean up the oil spill would be protected from adverse effects that they may incur from conducting the operation.
“Cleaning up the ocean is everybody’s business,” said MPIF President Melody del Rosario. “The oil spill will pose possible harmful effects to volunteers and families in the affected coastal areas and, protecting and preserving the lives of these young men and women is just as important as rescuing, restoring, and reviving our seas.”
Among the medicines and medical supplies turned over to the PCG were boxes of multivitamins, tramadol, paracetamol, azithromycin, povidone iodine, and face masks.
In addition to the aid provided to the PCG, MPIF also reached out to over 500 families from towns in Oriental Mindoro who were affected by the oil spill. With the assistance of Alagang Kapatid Foundation, Inc. (AKFI), MPIF distributed groceries and vitamins to various barangays in Pola, Naujan, Oriental Mindoro such as Brgy. Puting Cacao and Brgy. San Jose.
MPIF also mobilized its Marine Protection, Inspection, and Conservation Guardians (deputized fish wardens) in Puerto Galera to help with the distribution of relief packs and to support the local government’s efforts in continuously monitoring the water quality in the surrounding area as the cleanup operations continue.
MPIF’s recent efforts are aligned with Gabay Kalikasan, Gabay Kalusugan, and Gabay Komunidad, three of the MVP Group’s Gabay Advocacies for a Sustainable Philippines. It is also in line with MPIC’s efforts to contribute to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDG), particularly SDG 3 Good Health and Well-Being, 13 Climate Action, 14 Life Below Water, 15 Life on Land, and 17 Partnerships for the Goals.
MPIC is a leading investment company with holdings in Manila Electric Company, Maynilad Water Services, Inc., MetroPac Water Investments Corporation, Metro Pacific Tollways Corporation, Metro Pacific Hospital Holdings Inc., Light Rail Manila Corporation and mWell PH. The Company seeks to create long-term value for all its stakeholders through responsible and sustainable investments that contribute to national progress and improve the quality of life in the communities it serves.
MPIC and its group of companies are making a difference in the lives of millions of Filipinos, powering commerce and households, connecting people and places, delivering clean and safe water, and making world-class healthcare available to all.
Metro Pacific Investments Foundation (“MPIF”) is a constituent of the Corporate Social Responsibility Council of the Manuel V. Pangilinan (“MVP”) group of companies, known as “Tulong Kapatid”. It has a Board of Trustees and is collectively managed by MVP group representatives with the objective of complementing MPIC’s investment and management strategy in physical infrastructure and public services by helping to alleviate poverty, provide high-quality educational opportunities for children and promote conservation of our natural environment.