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RP Energy organizes relief efforts for Zambales flood and landslide victims

Assists 4,000 families affected by Odette
Posted on: October 1st, 2013 by jtorres

At least 4,000 families across Zambales province received much-needed assistance during relief operations led by Redondo Peninsula Energy (RP Energy) to help those affected by the heavy monsoon rains exacerbated by typhoon Odette. Dubbed “Operation Habagat”, the relief drive was part of RP Energy’s Katuwang Natin sa Buhay Corporate Social Responsibility program.

Volunteers from RP Energy, Meralco and the One Meralco Foundation distributed relief goods in ravaged communities and evacuation centers in the towns of Subic, Castillejos, San Marcelino, San Antonio and Olongapo City. Most of the areas were put under a state of calamity following the torrential rains.

In Subic town alone, 7,000 families were affected by landslides and floodwaters that reached two meters deep and considered the worst in the municipality’s history. Subic Mayor Jay Khonghun explained that four rivers that pass through his town were heavily silted and had overflowed, causing the floods.

RP Energy host community Brgy. Cawag was the area hardest hit in the province. Almost 2,000 relief bags were distributed to the community alone.

Each bag contained food supplies to help affected residents and evacuees weather the lack of available food resources. According to RP Energy authorized representative Angelito Lantin, “RP Energy is committed to the welfare of its host and surrounding communities and we will make every effort to assist in times of calamity”.

RP Energy CSR officer Victor Chan said other MVP-led companies like Maynilad and TV5 were also instrumental in making sure that potable water and food reached the evacuation centers. “We are grateful that several companies heeded the call and responded to the needs of flood victims.”

In Castillejos town’s Brgy. Balaybay, volunteers from the Alagang Kapatid Foundation and the Philippine Army set up a food kitchen that served cooked meals to more than 200 families. Aside from sending aid to its own affected employees, Maynilad-affiliate Subic Water also deployed water tankers to at least two communities in Olongapo City to provide much-needed drinking water.

Officials from the local government led by Gov. Hermogenes Ebdane, Zambales 1st district Rep. Jeff Khonghun and Subic Mayor Jay Khonghun were present during the relief operations.

“I am confident that with the cooperation of the local government and the various stakeholders, we will surely rehabilitate our province and improve the lives of the victims of the typhoon,” Rep. Khonghun said.

An evacuee accepts a bag of relief goods from an RP Energy representative.